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Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Essex yesterday. 7 Replies

There is a useful blog on the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum (CENF) website about a plan to move…Continue

Tags: relocation, jacksons lane, highgate library

Middey's pulls another cunning stunt

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Planning enforcement has forced Middey's to replace the "TELEPHONES" lettering on the facade, after a passing citizen had rescued them from the skip. In order to minimise the impact of their…Continue

Tags: planning application, middeys

A phone call to Haringey's Parks and Recreation Department

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Haringey now has a very long menu of numbers to choose from on its customer service telephone number, including "Parks and Recreation", which , as I was trying to find out about sponsorship of a…Continue

Tags: parks and recreation

Haringey celebrates entrepreneurship and heritage

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Haringey People this month has a 2 page spread (pp 20 and 21) on how entrepreneurs…Continue

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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"The notes I took at the meeting clearly record someone as having said that the Arts Council are paying for the feasibility study, though I have since been informed that it is Haringey who are paying. This would reinforce my thoughts on steps 4 and 5…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"I went to the 11 am meeting yesterday morning. I found the personal animosity, the digging ever deeper of entrenched positions, and the almost complete inability of anyone to either explain or understand whatever it was they were trying to explain…"
yesterday
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"Well, I went to the meeting last night - an entirely exhausting and disappointing event - with Jacksons Lane and their architect presenting to an entirely hostile crowd of Highgate Library supporters. Probably inevitable I suppose, as were the…"
yesterday
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"Adrian, all we are likely to see today are physical options as described by an architect. This is not the same as economic or financial feasibility which surely cannot have been assessed already. It is at that point that the hardest questions are…"
Thursday
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"Public Libraries News gives the possible relocation a mention, under editorial which suggests that library usage is increasing in America where they spend twice as much as we do on them. Another article sets out a series of headings under which…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"The Highgate Library Action Grouphas produced a statement of their position on the proposal. Their position remian neutral until the detail of the proposal is released on June 22nd."
Wednesday
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
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Fortismere Food Market at Fortismere Seconday school

June 25, 2017 at 11am to December 30, 2017 at 3pm
New weekly food market held on the grounds of Fortismere Seconday School. Every Sunday 11-3Raw Produce, Cakes and Artisan bakes, Bread, Olives, Fresh Veg, Street Food, Gifts and much much moreSee More
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Hall and Rooms For Hire at Union Church & Community Centre

July 1, 2017 at 9:30am to December 31, 2017 at 10pm
Why not hold your event or course or children's party at ours? Halls available for hire at Union Church & Community Centre, Crouch End. One-offs, short-term and long-term hire are all welcome. Reasonable rates. Good quality of facilities; good all-round service provided. Contact our Administrator on 0208-341-3918 or drop us an e-mail (unich@btinternet.com).See More
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Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane

There is a useful blog on the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum (CENF) website about a plan to move Highgate Libraryfrom its present location (1 Shepherd's Hill) into an as yet unspecified area of the perpetually hard up …See More
Wednesday
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Definitely something happening at Bouga
"There's a race on. The Crouch End Espresso Handicap. Runners and riders to open next - Shady Middeys 2/1 Miranda the Vegan 4/1 Here we are at Bouga 5/1 Pizza il Bambu 10/1 Nando's revenge 20/1 Florian's…"
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Adrian Essex posted discussions
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End before the Clock Tower
"Jacob, please look again. I had linked to the wrong Youtube video. Clearly not my fault, I blame youtube. But again there is a very good match between old and new photographs."
Monday
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End before the Clock Tower
"Beautiflly done - he has seemingly taken trouble to match the focal length/field of view in the "now" views to the "then". Just a quibble - nearly all the places are in Hornsey village, actually outside Crouch End (at least as…"
Jun 19
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion #Self-promotion on the Rates?
"Opinion8's own bit of self promotion. Thank you mockturtle for continuing to read this site. You are right that not all the replies are shown on the mobile site, but you are doing nothing wrong. I will report the problem to Ning. I have changed…"
Jun 18

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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!
 
 
 

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