About the Highbury Community Association

The Highbury Community Association (HCA) was formed in 1997 in response to Arsenal Football Club's plans to extend the old Highbury Stadium. Since then, the HCA has grown to assist residents and businesses and represent their concerns on many different aspects of living and working in this area of North Islington in London


  • Represents over 950 residents and businesses in Highbury, Lower Holloway and Finsbury Park
  • Campaigns on issues of interest to the local community and responds to planning applications
  • Is run by a committee of volunteers who give their time freely to the Association
  • Relies on donations and advertising revenue from the newsletter for all its funding
  • Fundraises for local good causes. For example, the has HCA raised over £500 for the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. In 2012 £600 was raised for Freightliners Farm, a working farm based in the heart of Islington. Over £300 has been raised for the Howard League for Penal Reform. In 2016 £500 was raised to support the spire repair fund at Christ Church in Highbury. In 2019, over £450 was raised for the Islington Foodbank run by the Trussell Trust
  • Is a member of the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies

Events Album

Click here to view photographs from recent events the HCA has organised or attended


The Committee of the HCA meets several times a year to discuss current issues and plan its activities. Membership of the Committee is agreed at the Annual General Meeting, held in the spring of each year

Committee Membership 2019/20

  • Saira Bano
  • David Braine
  • Diane Burridge
  • Bahar Choudhary
  • John Egan
  • David Fenton
  • Lesliann Jat
  • Beth Moir
  • Sarah Potter
  • Tom Rubens

To contact a member of the Committee please click here


The Constitution of the HCA is available here

© Highbury Community Association 2012-2021