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A woman who would be mayor has some ideas for what to do in lockdown

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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Attestation deplacement derogatoire - needed to buy a toilet roll in France
"An article in the Spectator suggests the police are already taking steps beyond what is necessary and proportionate.  "There’s a Stasi feel to some of the excessive policing of the lockdown. Consider Derbyshire police’s use of…"
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A woman who would be mayor has some ideas for what to do in lockdown

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Crouch End's Councillors provide an update and a myriad of useful links on Covid-19

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/540f5bc6ae6b221236b688e59/images/88194d49-a0f3-44c8-8240-7cc4cb033ce1.png" class="m_-4211009305988400480mcnImage CToWUd a6T" width="600" align="middle"/>Dear Adrian ,We hope that despite everything happening at the moment, you and those you care about are all well.As promised by our colleague, Cllr Liz Morris, earlier this week, we are providing a further update regarding the Coronavirus response, that we believe you may find useful. As you will know, things are…See More
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Will replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Poor old Bill - he's always in trouble
"It also appears Litchfields will become a pilates studio!  Shame there is still no movement on the 3 empty shops between HH and Costa."
Mar 9
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Poor old Bill - he's always in trouble
"Bill Stickers sign has made way for "n8 bikes opening soon". So, a bike shop coming soon?? Meanwhile a few doors down, the refit in the shop that used to be Honeycomb/Home is coming on apace."
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion CPZ consultation on Bike Hangars and Electric Vehicle Charging Points
"Up and down like a *(insert suitable choice of simile). Apparently the presence of the link yesterday was a case of premature engagement. Due back on 16th."
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CPZ consultation on Bike Hangars and Electric Vehicle Charging Points

In an article in the Ham and High on August 19th 2019 there is a paragraph:Cllr Seema Chandwani, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: "There are no plans to review the CPZ in Crouch End, unless there is a request to do so from residents. Any request will be subject to a full and clear consultation with local residents and businesses.Well, they must have found someone to make the request, because there is now…See More
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Haringey at the forefront of innovative recycling initiative - @haringeycouncil

It is reported in the Metro thatThis squirrel was spotted by photographer Henry Jacobs, 73, on a walk along the Lee Valley Navigational Canal in the London borough of Haringey.It has been known for some years that…See More
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Haringey Living Streets Meeting - #LiveableCrouchEnd Today Feb 24th 2020 7:30 - Green Rooms wood Green N22 at Green Rooms Wood Green

February 24, 2020 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event DescriptionOur first meeting of the year will be held on Monday 24th February at 7.30pm in the Green Rooms, Wood Green, N22 6UW (please ask at the Green Room reception for directions to the meeting room).The agenda will include:- Updates from Haringey Council and current schemes (including the Crouch End Liveable Neighbourhood Scheme)- News from local Living Streets/Healthy streets groups in Haringey- Links with London Living Streets - (Fairer Pedestrian Crossings Project, Mayoral…See More
Feb 24
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Don't panic, Don't panic - it's only an empty shop or two - @HaringeyLibDems #LiveableCrouchEnd
"Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, leader of Haringey Council, said: "Our council is committed to ensuring that money recycles around the Haringey economy as many times as possible … [etc]" I was disappointed at the remarks of the council leader…"
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Don't panic, Don't panic - it's only an empty shop or two - @HaringeyLibDems #LiveableCrouchEnd

There is a timely article in the Ham and High about the increasing rate of shop closures in Crouch End. Sam Volpe has quotes from a number of local people about various approaches that might be taken. Parking and Liveable Neighbourhoods get a mention.The final paragraph is rather interesting:A [London Borough of Haringey] spokesperson also said "significant investment…See More
Feb 24

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Suddenly everyone's a pole vault coach

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

I've spent a good part of the last three weeks competing in or travelling to or being present athletics at events designated with the title "World". I'm reasonably content with my results, except for the bits I'm not happy with. And this note is reflecting on the not quite so good bits, . . . . . And I have an opinion, about how much Heathside should help me, its other multi-eventers and athletes in general for the good of the SAL team.

It has taken me almost 10 years to…


Seafood, motor cycling and other incidentals.

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 19:42 0 Comments

I've had two very good weeks of interesting all-round athletics overseas. Spoiler alert - this report is very self centred and self congratulatory. Read on at your own peril. 

On the weekend of the 25/26th August I went to Delft for the World Icosathlon Championships. Lots of reasons for doing this - on 24th August I was the world champion and world record holder, but the chances were that by 27th I would no longer be either.  One reason for going was to wave goodbye to my titles in…


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…


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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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