About us

Hornsey Pensioners Action group was established over 25 years ago but developed under
different names (See our History in the Archives). Hornsey in our title represents the old
borough of Hornsey and local MP Catherine West’s constituency up to 2024 but members
from other areas 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 -party political group.
We are a 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 3 rd 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.
NB*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.