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Liveable Crouch End - what's happening very near by

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The Liveable Crouch End Project , if fully implemented , will invest £5.8m into roads and streets and public places around Crouch End, with a view to making the area more 'Liveable'.We have seen…Continue

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Liveable Crouch End - what's happening nearby - Highbury Corner

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There is a scheme proposed to remove the gyratory system on the roundabout by Highbury and Islington station. Gyratory systems (essentially big roundabouts) are well out of fashion just now, two…Continue

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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hornsey Town Hall update - the first set of accounts - early days, yet, and no profits
"Don't forget that Shevlock (BVIs) is in turn connected to Chameleon Holdings (based in the Isle of Man), the ultimate beneficial owner of which is David Chiu, the Chairman and SEO of FEC (in Hong Kong). I imagine there's a good reason to…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - what's happening nearby - Highbury Corner
"Looks as though I'm a bit behindhand with this 'news' as these images from Twitter show"
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cleanse your palate and your pores - @SorbetSalonsUK
"For months after Sorbet closed down, the lights continued to blaze and the shelves were fully stocked. But recently there have been signs of a refit and now it seems this site will be the third branch of nordic-inspired beauty…"
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Apr 18
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Girls Cricket Practice - North Middlesex CC 28th April at North Middlesex Cricket Club

April 28, 2019 from 9am to 10:30pm
North Midd's girls teams continue to grow after a successful 2018, and ran indoor practices over the winter. In 2019 the girls teams will have their practices at North Midd's ground on Sunday mornings from 9.0am to 10.20am starting on 14th April (but missing Easter weekend 21st April). The practices will all be led by ECB Level…See More
Apr 18
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Dawn Chorus Walk at Railway Fields Sun 28th April 4:45 am at Railway Fields Nature Reserve

April 28, 2019 from 4:45am to 6am
Join us at daybreak to listen to the beautiful birdsong and get tips on identifying birds.  Meet at the hut at 4.45 am. There will be refreshments back atthe hut after the walk. This is a free event. Donations welcome. PLEASE NOTE: IF RAIN IS FORECAST FOR EARLY ON SUNDAY 28 APRIL, PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE THE EVENING BEFORE FOR CONFIRMATION OF GO-AHEADSee More
Apr 18
Lyn Weber replied to Adrian Essex's discussion 25p per KwH - how many miles do you get to the Kilowatt? Car charging points in Crouch Hall Road car park
"http://www.zap-map.com/ From Haringey's website, list of charging points.  Type in Haringey in the site search box and two pages will pop up with sites in Haringey. "
Apr 12
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Apr 11
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Liveable Neighbourhoods, Brexit and the economy must never be jeopardised
"But Liveable Neighbourhoods are all built around mini-Hollands, and rely a lot on culs-de-sac, thereby reinforcing our links with at least two EU states. Mind you Holland now has its own population of wolves, which are not simply German wolves…"
Apr 9
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What a waste - Pinkham Way - A Nature Conservation site or a contaminated landfill?

I've had an emails form the local LibDems about a site at Pinkham Way which Haringey is offering as part of its contribution to the North London Waste Authority. The email is pasted in below. What it does s to set out one side of the argument, that the site is a nature conservation area and must be preserved.Haringey's response is that the site is inaccessible and is contaminated, and can be set aside for the purposes described. You can see the full Haringey argument on their…See More
Apr 9
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stop Subway and buy one
"Full marks for hyphenating 'gluten-free'. Shame about the unnecessary hyphen in 'Crouch-End'.  This looks like a third outlet after Covent Garden and Stratford. Will an ice cream shop survive here, even one offering Flavours…"
Apr 7
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Liveable Crouch End - what to do with all the trees we cut down

Now that I know that trees trap Nitrogen Dioxide at ground level I'm more than ever keen to have the view-obscuring conifers around Hornsey Library removed. Not only we would get the view back, the air might change in quality and the space around the fountain would be opened up.With…See More
Apr 4
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Apr 3
Adrian Essex replied to Angela Elliott's discussion Kitchener House locked gates, Hillfield/Lightfoot
"Haringey is duty bound to maintain a register of public rights of way in the borough. Haringey has a web page dedicated to rights of way. On the map labelled 'centre' there is no footpath through the grounds of Kitchener…"
Apr 1
Adrian Essex replied to Edwin Sapatsch's discussion Opinion8 being used by scammer.
"The scammer successfully answered my question about local bus routes and then went on to give a highly plausible postcode so I accepted his application I was taken in. The final part of any scams of course is making a successful getaway. I was in…"
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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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