Friends of Highgate Bowl charity to launch appeal for funds to buy land

A group fighting to keep a prized piece of land out of the hands of developers is to launch an appeal for funds to buy the green space for the community after officially becoming a charity.

The Friends of the Highgate Bowl want to buy open land known as Highgate Bowl, off Townsend Yard, Highgate, to put a stop to 50 years of proposals to build housing on the site.

The group officially won charitable status on Monday, which means it can launch its appeal for funds in the new year to build an educational centre.

Friends of Highgate Bowl chairman Martin Adeney said: “This is a major step forward.”