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Abyssinia in all the old familiar places

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The Hornsey Housing Trust (HHT) owns a building on Weston Park called Abyssinia Court. A long time ago trees were planted in the small space between the building and the footpath. Several of these…Continue

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2 downgrades at Hornsey Library

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I posted some of Hornsey Library pictures recently of what I thought…Continue

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Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion How to win at facebook
"But luckily it's on Facebook , the very epitome of ephemeral, so it will be forgotten tomorrow. I keep a utility to hand to expand all the comments on a Facebook post by program, to avoid the need to click "View 16 replies" over and…"
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Abyssinia in all the old familiar places

The Hornsey Housing Trust (HHT) owns a building on Weston Park called Abyssinia Court. A long time ago trees were planted in the small space between the building and the footpath. Several of these trees are now huge, and , according to a letter sent out by HHT, causing damage to the boundary wall, and will soon cause damage to the fabric of the building. HHT planned to remove and to replace the trees. Of course, a local movement has sprung up to prevent this important maintenance work. These…See More
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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion January Sales - This looks like a big deal - 400 home Haringey/partner joint venture - offer closes 22nd Jan
"THIS tender for a JV partner is significant. I note the brief period in which it's open and the timing over Xmas and the New Year. Sensitive matters like this are often slipped out in a quiet period and should often merit extra attention.* It…"
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Muswell Hill Bus Lane now operates 24 hours a day, pigeon brain
"I have found out some more of the reason for the change to 24hours, not by my own efforts but in an email that has been forwarded to me. Sent: 27 December 2017 14:57 Subject: FW: RE: WGE (HC-412864) - Muswell Hill Bus Lane WK/399457 Dear A, Thank…"
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Private Sector Rentals Licensing Drop In - Hornsey Library 11th Jan 2018 3:30pm at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London, N8 9JA

January 11, 2018 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Private Rented Property Licensing – ConsultationThe council is consulting on a proposal to introduce two new property licensing schemes.The consultation runs from 11 December 2017 until 5 March 2018The schemes have been designed to improve the condition of private rented homes, reduce anti-social behaviour and support landlords by providing guidance and support.Thursday 11 January 2018, 3.30pm - 6.30pmVenue: Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London, N8 9JA…See More
Jan 9
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Licensing Laws hit the Wild West of Haringey

Haringey is currently conducting a consultation on the licensing of Private Sector Rented (PSR) property across the borough. Many people think this sort of state intervention is a good thing. …See More
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David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Looks like some one has changed the battery
"About time."
Dec 22, 2017
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The Crouch End Giant - Not as famous as Cerne Abbas - yet

We are promised changes to the liveability of the Crouch End Town Centre, though my suspicion we're mainly going to get armadillos. This image is from Facebook 2012. Local creative Alan Wolfson spotted this stick figure on the map. I will mention it during the…See More
Dec 21, 2017
Adrian Essex replied to Luke Cawley-Harrison's discussion Middey's sets opening date
"Harry and Meghan have set a date , too. I'm more confident in theirs."
Dec 20, 2017
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion TOO clucking hip to fail: ChickenTown, the Haringey Council-funded restaurant
"It may have been too clucking big, but Chicken Town has now failed, its last day of trading being 23rd December. It will be taken over by Bistrotheque , whose main courses for dinner average out at a touch over £23, plus a fiver for…"
Dec 19, 2017
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Goblins and Gremlins and Massive Traffic Inconvenience
"Interesting what it has to say about the impact on buses."
Dec 17, 2017
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Goblins and Gremlins and Massive Traffic Inconvenience

The Gospel Oak to Barking Line has a nickname. But its recent electrification did not go very well.And it looks as though more disruption is yet to come. The Railway Bridge on Crouch Hill is to be raised in order to create extra space for the overhead lines. Sounds like a tough job to me.There will be alternating one way traffic from 3rd Jan to 18th Feb next…See More
Dec 17, 2017

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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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…



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



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


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

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