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Crouch End Universal Post Office Equipment Takeover

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Crouch End 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

Or should I say modernisation. A Crouch End Post Office consultation from now…Continue

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ANA . . have done a great job . . . but . . .

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 they are on their way out. . . . . at least that's the inference I draw from Cllr Natan Doron's statement to the planning committee on 18th July, where he says (19:26)"I think having a meaningful…Continue

Tags: doron, elliott, tax haven, dorsett, ojeu

Alan Strickland can't be understated . . .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Carter yesterday. 2 Replies

I realise of course that I'm a boring old pedant, but when talking about items as important as the disposal of the…Continue

Tags: tax haven, strickland, dorsett, far east consortium, ojeu


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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End Universal Post Office Equipment Takeover
"The story reaches the Ham and High. You'll note the sentence "A Post Office spokeswoman confirmed the consultation’s focus would not be on whether or not to transfer the office to a private company". So put that in your pipe and…"
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Rob Jackson replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End Universal Post Office Equipment Takeover
"And here's the announcement on UOE's website. Note the proposal to open 7 days a week."
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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End Universal Post Office Equipment Takeover
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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Highgate Library relocation to a spot in Jackson's Lane
"The highlight of tonight's Council-run engagement session was undoubtedly the spot by a member of the public of a small omission in the Council's Vision for the future of Highgate Library. The Vision statement—that's been…"
19 hours ago
Adrian Essex replied to Hugh from Harringay Online's discussion Petition To Suspend Planned Changes to Waste Collection
"Thanks, Hugh, for sharing this. I'll put it in a circular when I get back from hiliday and support it as much as I can. It's a pretty good petition, (see below for the wording). It could improve, in that: recent evidence suggests that…"
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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Alan Strickland can't be understated . . .
"Adrian, I'm with you on the pedantry but one has to allow for slips of the tongue now and again! Cllr. Alan Strickland is only human (allegedly!). [A while ago I heard Crouch End Councillor Jason Arthur speak in the Council Chamber about…"
David replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cllr Arthur admits we need more information on Hornsey Town Hall
"This is all so fucking boring. Why don't you just let the council get on and do their job instead of raising objections to every single little thing they do. Is your plan to actually just scare off the developer, the only chance we have to…"
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Mr Toasty replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Harringay Arms to close on 4th July
"Ah, didn't know it was ALREADY an Enterprise Inn pub. Still though, comments on other thread stand - former manager and his cronies put a lot of people off I think..."
Mr Toasty replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Harringay Arms to close on 4th July
"Henry Reader being taken over by the people behind Duke's?"
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Alan Strickland can't be understated . . .
"Don't forget Haringey remain freeholders, and have laid down strict conditions vis a vis hotels and town halls - a) Please have the whole site on a 130 year lease, it's all yours, and we don't mind paying for you to build a hotel,…"
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Harringay Arms, drown your empty selves, but not yet.
"I've just read the post "Are urban Foxes Killing cats?" on the same website. Very funny. Probably written after getting home from the Harringay Arms."
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Harringay Arms, drown your empty selves, but not yet.
"The best places you used to go to remind me very much of Yates's Wine Lodge in Nottingham, a place where, given the precedence of my own studies and exams, I spent hardly any time at all. The statement by Fleet Street PR disappoints me. Do we…"
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Community and Youth Music Library - N8

I've copied this directly from Chris Arnold's post on Facebook. He, I think, copied from the Haringey website. I had no idea that this facility existed and have made no effort to verify it.HORNSEY LIBRARY - DID YOU KNOW...the Community and Youth…See More
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Haringey's HDV Plans called-in 17th July Wood Green at Wood Green Civic Centre

July 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Lib Dem councillors have forced a review of controversial plans by Haringey's Labour Cabinet to privatise £2bn of public property. On 3rd July the Labour Cabinet agreed to put the property; including council homes, a library, civic building and…See More

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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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