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With so much doom and gloom around it is refreshing to see Crouch End hailed as a town centre success story. This follows in the wake of the Crouch End Project's successful business networking evening on Thursday where they unveiled plans for a new look website in the new year that will have a strong focus on community.

I think its fantastic to see a project grow from strength to strength in such an organic way. Who needs Mary Portas when we've got Clare Richmond as our very own queen of shopping. It would be great to see this success replicated elsewhere.

 

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I enjoyed the presentation last Thursday (from which this silhouette is taken) - I've always believed The Crouch End Project to be a 'good thing' and this presentation opened up different perspectives on it. The plan to base further expansion and development of the idea around a stunningly well designed website clearly has a future.

And don't forget to support our local shops by voting for them in the Telegraph Small Shops Competition

Read the Retail Gazette article too. let's make jolly sure Crouch End does not become a clone of anything

Yes, an interesting and refreshingly optimistic presentation. AND all without notes!

Inspiring as always!

I agree that Crouch End is lovely for all sorts of reasons and we need to protect it. But here are some empty shops and charity shops (which disguise empty shops) and if the massive Sainsbury's supermarket goes ahead at the Hornsey Depot site it would very likely severely damage both Crouch End and Muswell Hill as local shopping centres. At the moment the planning application seems to be delayed but the council is still expecting it to go forward.

Joyce, Redston Road.

Joyce, I'm sure you already know this about Sainsbury's but others may not. Haringey published a news item about a year ago setting out a plan for new permission to be granted - this timetable has now slipped. No new application has been received. This plan is taken form the permission that was granted. The proposed supermarket is highlighted in pink (double click for a full size image).

This is taken from a longer piece about Hornsey High Street,

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