James Robin, Chair

Patrick French


James has been frequenting the community centre over the last 3 year with his two boys; taking advantage of the superb Under 5's activities provided during term time. During this period, James has seen at first hand the tireless work the staff and volunteers put in to maintain this valuable community resource; and at the end of 2014 felt he could lend a hand, and joined the trustees. James is a Chartered Surveyor and lives locally, with his oldest child now terrorising Brookfield School Nursery staff rather than Amanda.


Dr Patrick French was brought up and lives in Dartmouth Park. He, his wife and all three of his children have used or currently use Highgate Newtown Community Centre and value it as an essential part of the local community. He is a consultant physician working in Camden and has a particular interest in public health. He would like to help HNCC enhance and further develop its already important role in improving the health of local people.

Fran Nixon

Fr. Andrew Meldrum


Fran has been a community centre user for the last 29 years, initially with her children taking full advantage of the many facilities on offer and more recently teaching a regular Iyengar yoga class. New to the role of trustee she is delighted to be in a position where she can contribute to the future success of our valued community resource.


Fr. Andrew has lived in the area for fifteen years and is the Vicar of St Anne’s Church on Highgate West Hill.  He is a trustee of several other charities and is involved in community action, development projects and inter-faith work across the whole borough of Camden. He is keen to see HNCC, working with St Anne’s Church, local schools and other community groups, developing the broadest possible range of social provision, improving opportunities for young people and the quality of life of all in the area.

Treasurer: Stephen Hodge

Other Trustees: Oliver Lewis, Anita Broome, John Carrier