14 May 2021
Written By hncp

Independent Age grant funding

We are delighted to announce that the HNCC has been awarded a grant of £13,000 from the Independent Age Grants Fund to support us in re-establishing our face-to-face services for older people.

Independent Age are making a fantastic contribution to our work with senior citizens which will benefit many people in our community through the range of services available to this age group.

Check out our activities page to see the full range of our offerings.

8 May 2021
Written By hncp

Channing partnership

As our community partnership with Channing School flourishes a range of new ideas and projects are being developed. 

HNCC is delighted to have the support of the school in educational initiatives, Meals-on-Wheels and events. 

This partnership enriches our services and serves to support our mutual goal of stronger communities and deeper relationships. 

Two examples of content produced by Channing pupils for under 5’s are below.

7 May 2021
Written By hncp

Positive Steps

One of our new Lottery supported projects is Positive Steps prison reform.
Women in their final year of a prison sentence will have access to supported volunteering opportunities to build confidence and skills for future.
We will support s CV writing, job searches, interview training etc. They will also have access to debt and benefits advice to ensure their income is maximised once they leave prison.
We want to improve wellbeing and confidence in their ability to find employment and live a positive life once they leave prison.
HNCC truly believes in supporting all our community.
More news to follow
7 May 2021
Written By hncp

Wellness Café reopening

Opening on May the 25th we are delighted to announce a new partnership with St Michael’s Church, Highgate.

The Wellness Café is for everyone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9:30am and 4pm.

Drop in for activities, refreshments, lunch (between 12 and 2) see friends and meet new people.

Read more about this service on the Wellness Café activities page

14 April 2021
Written By hncp

We are delighted to welcome Tomi Ayodeji as our latest Trustee.

Tomi is experienced in the non-profit sector and has worked with the NHS and in Higher Education. She also works with individuals making career transitions. Many will know her from St Michael’s Church, Highgate where her husband is the Vicar.

Find out more about Tomi on our Trustees page.

11 February 2021
Written By hncp

Keir Starmer is new Patron

The Highgate Newtown Community Centre is delighted to announce that Keir Starmer has accepted a role as Patron. Sir Keir made the following statement:

“It’s a great pleasure to take on the role of Patron at Highgate Newtown Community Centre. Since becoming MP for Holborn and St Pancras in 2015, I have been so impressed by the way in which the team here supports, motivates, and brings together its community. No challenge is too great, and it’s exciting to be a part of this spirit.”

Keir Starmer: MP for Holborn and St Pancras and Leader of the Opposition


Robert Aitken, Chair of the Highgate Newtown Community Centre made the following welcome statement:

“On behalf of the board of Highgate Newtown Community Centre I am delighted to welcome Sir Kier Starmer as a patron as we continue to serve our local community through this difficult time. While we have focussed recently on providing crisis support we are looking to the future. We have planned new partnerships with Brookfield Primary School and Channing School to work with us on a number of initiatives for young people and our older residents.  A major focus is planning the necessary fundraising for fit out of the anticipated building by Camden of a new centre for us in Bertram Street. “

4 January 2021
Written By hncp

New Name for HNCC

We are changing our name!

We have grown beyond our original home at the community centre in Bertram Street. We have so many active partnerships with other groups, such as local churches and schools that our name no longer describes what we do.

Our new building, when it opens late in 2022  will be at the centre of our activities and services and will be far more than a community centre, but our various partnerships will continue. They have been so popular and successful that we feel that our name should reflect the full range of what do

So we have officially changed our name to

Highgate Newtown Community Partners

29 December 2020
Written By hncp

Angus Anderson

It is with great sadness that we must announce the sudden passing of Angus Anderson on the 28th December. Angus will be known to many involved with the Highgate Newtown Community Centre as our Artist in Residence. Angus was a public services consultant who became a highly accomplished artist later in life. He was generous with his time and support of all he came in contact with, contributing hugely to the creative life of the HNCC through a range of classes and activities. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with his wife and family at this time.

8 December 2020
Written By hncp

Thank You

To everyone who has contributed to our crisis response. We are really pleased to be able to bring you our report on what we have been doing during the last six months and how your kindness and generosity has allowed us to impact our community.

Our services are still running, Foodbank, shopping and prescription pick up, Under 5s and Meals on Wheels. Should you or someone you know need to use us, please get in contact. We know that many people are heading into the winter very unsure of their jobs and their future. We are here to help.

To be there every time, we need your help. Please donate what you can to help us help our community.

We are Truly Grateful to you all

The HNCC team

30 September 2020
Written By hncp

Annual General Meeting


Dear Members,

This notice is to advise that Annual General Meeting of HNCC which was convened for 6th October 2020 was adjourned due to the failure to achieve the required quorum of twenty members

As required by our constitution the Trustees have set a date and time for the adjourned meeting to recommence

That date is 3rd November 2020 at 11 am, as before at St Anne’s Church, 106 West Hill, London N6 6AP.

This meeting will definitely proceed as it is certain that a quorum will be achieved. Our constitution provides that whatever number of members are present will form a quorum

As before we will arrange for a zoom broadcast of the meeting since, by law, physical attendance must be severely limited. Please advise the Secretary at by Sunday 1st November if you  wish to have the login detail for the broadcast

For reference a copy of the original notice of the meeting is available on this website. (See below) If you wish to send in a proxy form please do so as described in the notice. If you have already provided one there is no need to send another one, as original proxy will still be valid, the meeting merely having been adjourned

By Order of the Trustees

Stephen Hodge

Original notice of now postponed meeting 

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6th October. Our Chairman, Robert Aitken, Our Treasurer, Stephen Hodge and our Director Andrew Sanalitro will each say a few words

Unfortunately, because of Covid restrictions, it will not be possible for most people to attend the meeting in person.

However we will arrange internet coverage of the meeting which anyone is welcome to join, via zoom

If you would like to do this please email our  Treasurer Stephen Hodge at and he will send the details you need to join the coverage.

It will not be possible to ask questions via the zoom coverage, but if you have a question you are welcome to send it by email to, and it will be answered at the meeting

HNCC’s Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31st March 2020 will be presented to the meeting. If you would like to read these accounts there is a link to them on this website under Financial Disclosures