About us

Hornsey Pensioners Action Group was established over 25 years ago (see our history in the Archives). Hornsey in our title represents the old borough of Hornsey and, up to May 2024, local MP Catherine West’s constituency, but members from other areas can join us.

We are concerned with improving the lives of pensioners both locally and nationally. Through the Greater London National Pensioners Group we are affiliated to the NPC – the National Pensioners Convention. We send delegates to the annual conference every summer and support their Pensioners Manifesto. The Policies of the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) the campaigning organisation for older people in the UK are: – Decent State Pensions, A National Care Service, Universal Pensioner entitlements, All-inclusive NHS, End fuel poverty, Accessibility on public transport, Social and Digital inclusion, Uniting the generations, End frozen pensions, Action on climate change, A Dignity Code.

We are a non – political party community group and now* receive no financial support other than from our members. From February to December, we have public meetings and send out a Bulletin to all members containing: the summary of the previous meeting, relevant pensioner and local news and members contributions. Our August meeting is an outing by coach – recently to Capel Manor and Forty Hall and the December meeting is a social. Our public meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month except for in December.

Meetings are held at Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens N10 3AH on the corner of Park Road N8. From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

W3, W7,144 buses stop nearby and W5 not far off. The car park in front of the hall is available for our use.

The meetings tend to be organised around a speaker with discussion but sometimes we have our own group discussions. In 2023 our topics covered: IT exclusion, Downsizing, Public toilet access, Food Banks, Exercise, Wills, Primary Health Care, Enfield ghosts. 

*In 2016 our then Treasurer Clive Evers enabled us to bid successfully for a one-off grant from the National Lottery to improve our publicity.