OpinioN8

Connecting Crouch End and Hornsey with news, views and information

Adrian Essex
  • Male
  • Crouch End and Hornsey, London N8
  • United Kingdom
Share

Adrian Essex's Friends

  • Martin Musgrave
  • Sean Boyle
  • Tania
  • Jacob O'Callaghan
  • jollyhobbies market
  • Jacqueline Osley
  • Celine
  • Theodora Nathanael
  • jacqueline parsons
  • Dansette Dave
  • Guilherme Gustavo Condeixa
  • David Till
  • Catherine Stone Massage Therapy
  • Charles Wright
  • Stephen Jackson

Adrian Essex's Discussions

Don’t miss your chance to have a say on Wood Green

Started yesterday 0 Replies

The current consultation ends on April 28th, i.e. Friday.The Wood Green AAP background…Continue

Tags: wood green aap, wood green

A vote wasted in Hornsey and Wood Green, or a new Dawn

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

The question arises in my mind of who to vote for in the forthcoming general election (June 8th, if you hadn't noticed).Lynne Featherstone has made a suggestion by email (see below), that we should…Continue

Tags: lib dem, general election 2017, dawn barnes

Business Rates Increases 2017 - a Haringey scheme to bring some relief

Started on Thursday 0 Replies

Do any readers of OpinioN8 pay business rates?Any of you running businesses based in commercial premises in Crouch End may be facing an increase in rates following this financial year's revaluation.…Continue

Tags: relief, consultation, business rates

 

Adrian Essex's Page

Latest Activity

Adrian Essex posted a discussion

sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good - Priory Park this week

There's a minor furore going on on the Friends of Priory Park Facebook page about Mannings Fair which has been setting up this week in readiness for opening on Friday 28th and staying until May 7th.For myself, I'm not sure if the furore is justified.Presumably we like Funfairs. If we didn't then they would go out of business. I think…See More
19 minutes ago
Adrian Essex replied to Sally Mustoe's discussion gas cooker repairss
"Does this link help?"
22 hours ago
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Don’t miss your chance to have a say on Wood Green

The current consultation ends on April 28th, i.e. Friday.The Wood Green AAP background paper is 175 pages long, so a lot to wade through. Questions to ask perhaps, include, is it wise to put so much faith in retail space when Marks and Spencer and Debenhams are restructuring to reduce their department store sizes, and Britain already spends more than other countries online?And perhaps also…See More
yesterday
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

A vote wasted in Hornsey and Wood Green, or a new Dawn

The question arises in my mind of who to vote for in the forthcoming general election (June 8th, if you hadn't noticed).Lynne Featherstone has made a suggestion by email (see below), that we should vote for Dawn Barnes.Lynne is now one of the, far too numerous (today there are 805), peers in the House of Lords and won't be offering herself to us as a candidate. Instead the Lib Dems have…See More
Sunday
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Business Rates Increases 2017 - a Haringey scheme to bring some relief

Do any readers of OpinioN8 pay business rates?Any of you running businesses based in commercial premises in Crouch End may be facing an increase in rates following this financial year's revaluation. Some in Hornsey may be enjoying a reduction.Haringey is consulting on a scheme to provide some relief to those experiencing increases. If you are directly affected, or just wish to have a say on how this might work then…See More
Thursday
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Harringay Ladder traffic improvements = bumper to bumper in Crouch End?
"The more I look at it the more it seems like a sop/distraction/displacement tactic to take Harringay minds off the hell that will result when the Wood Green Mall/library/Victorian terraces are demolished, the High Road closed and the hundreds of…"
Thursday
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Harringay Ladder traffic improvements = bumper to bumper in Crouch End?
"Why only today I was looking at a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), published by the planning department, which contains the words: 1.2.1  From shops, services, transport infrastructure and parks we use, to the businesses where we…"
Apr 20
Adrian Essex commented on Anony Pony's blog post London Concrete are back for more - Public Meeting
"I think a deeper understanding of percentages and how compounding works would get you bakc to 22%. But - suppose you somehow prevent London Concrete from moving the material that arrives on trains. The growth in construction will happen anyway. So…"
Apr 17
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Rubadubdub to become an estate agent?

At least the architect (David Astburys Ltd: c/o PAPA Architects Ltd 222 Archway Road) has put in for a change of use to office (A2) from (A1) retail.Introduction.This document has been prepared to support an application for a Lawful Development for Proposed use.The property is currently an A1 (shop). The proposed use is to be A2 (Financial and Professional…See More
Apr 17
Adrian Essex posted an event

Free Jimmy C and the Bluesdragons tonight Three Compasses - tonight 14/4/17 at Three Compasses

April 14, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Two events for the price of just one - or even a couple - the Three Compasses on Hornsey High Street is hosting a beer festival this Easter Weekend - and you know what Jimmy (always) says - Beer and Blues goes together like Pizza and Jazz - so Jimmy C and the Bluesdragons are playing tonight at the Three Compasses - two events and the price? Free entry to both although you do have to buy the beer!…See More
Apr 14
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion HDV | Transparency International: Faulty Towers …
"This topic has made it onto local Facebook"
Apr 14
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion HDV | Transparency International: Faulty Towers …
"I feel sure that LendLease will have given assurances to LBH that properties will be marketed first in Britain to those who intend to live in them. As indeed has FEC to local residents' groups in Crouch End in respect of the dwellings to be…"
Apr 13
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Aldi deal starts Wood Green extension
"I'm not sure all the details have been worked out yet for the demolition timetable. Perhaps by the time they are Aldi will have turned a profit, even in Wood Green. "
Apr 13
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Aldi deal starts Wood Green extension
"Do Aldi know that it is the avowed intention of Haringey to work for the demolition of the entire Mall site? (Yeah well, whadda I care, I imagine they'll survive). Maybe the question for N8'ers is whether the cheap smoked sausage is worth…"
Apr 13
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Velasquez and Van Wezel outside seating
"Permission granted"
Apr 12
Adrian Essex posted discussions
Apr 12

Adrian Essex's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Adrian Essex's Blog

To boldly go . . .

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 19:00 0 Comments

 . . where few my age have gone before. 

Every so often something happens in my life which inspires me. Last weekend such a thing happened. I took part in, and did tolerably well at, an icosathlon (from the Greek icos = 20, athlon = contest). Like decathlon, you know, Daley Thompson in the Olympics, all those years ago,  only this is 20 events. Unfortunately for the world what this inspires me to is vanity and dire prose.

So what has inspired me.

1) Camarederie - two…

Continue

Medical Matters - optimism , pessimism and David Cameron

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 13:48 0 Comments

This is a blog, and since one of the things I know well and care about a lot is me, I feel entitled to write on the subject. Perhaps my researches might help someone else.

But, to start with a digression, (and a co-ordinating conjunction), I don't share David Cameron's taste for seven day a week General…

Continue

I went to a funeral

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 15:21 0 Comments

I tried volunteering as a hobby about three years ago. I'm really not very good at it, the main problem being that a volunteer such as I has to strike a balance between doing what is asked of him, and his desire to more good than is currently being achieved. I am in the fortunate position of knowing more about most things than most people, which obviously enables me to offer enormously useful advice in almost every circumstance in which I find myself, indeed to propose changes to the way…

Continue

Chive flower tempura - food from my garden

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:05 0 Comments

The garden is looking pretty good at the moment - I like my garden overcrowded and full of stuff. The nettles are doing well  - their purpose is to attract butterflies, but it hasn't happened yet. The apple tree has a lot of tiny apples waiting to grow - the June drop should be a big one. Not sure if I have the patience to follow the RHS advice to thin by hand! The pond is looking very full and clear, now that I have…

Continue

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of OpinioN8 to add comments!

Join OpinioN8

At 13:55 on November 3, 2011, Eugene said…
OK Adrian, in future I'll use the Forum, just feeling my way around.
At 14:35 on March 25, 2011, CrouchEnd Cupcake said…
I think this is a good welcome.  I can't think of anything obvious it needs or doesn't need at the moment.  The terms of service are clear and reasonable too - was that on before or is it a new addition?
At 15:19 on March 19, 2011, Richard Mckeever said…

Adrian

 

Hi - next week a couple of members of Bowes and Bounds are meeting up in the Gate Pub with one or two from Harringay Online to have an informal chat about traffic and road planning stuff across the boroufg (yeah geeky I know!) You and/or any trafic enthusiasts fron OpioionN8 would be very welcome to join us. Info here http://www.bowesandbounds.org/events/harringey-borough-traffic-and

Cheers!

Richard

At 8:56 on February 12, 2011, Richard Mckeever said…

Thanks Adrian

Our logo was designed for free by a local graphic designer/ book cover artist.

I get a suprising amount of traffic from a one line entry on Wikipedia. We were fortunate to be able to build on some existing community infrastructure when we set up at the end of last summer - the community association circulated info via both e-mail and printed newsletters which helped ... but sign-ups do seem to have stalled.

 

I do a weekly update (via broadcast message) which seems to generate a bit of a flurry of activity.But I am keen to recruit more members.

I do like the N8 related puns for your sections - very smart idea.

If you fancy meeting up for a coffee (or a beer) sometime to chat about Hyperlocal Websites etc let me know

 

Good Luck

Richard

At 12:07 on November 30, 2010, Caroline Essex said…
I have disagreed with you!
 
 
 

© 2017   Created by Adrian Essex.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service