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Middle Lane Trial Closure - an update from the Project Team #LiveableCrouchEnd

Started Nov 5 0 Replies

Receive today from the project teamGood afternoon,  You are receiving this email because you contacted us about the Liveable Crouch End trial. To stop receiving emails please reply to this stating…Continue

Tags: liveable crouch end

Earl Haig's Kido nursery 60% of infant arrivals by car, to add to the school run - you've just time to comment

Started Oct 31 0 Replies

The London Borough of Haringey Planning Department made another very disappointing decision by granting a change of use for the Earl Haig Asset of Community Value. By allowing it to become a nursery…Continue

Tags: nursery, kido, earl haig

A small number of complaints arise about the #LiveableCrouchEnd road closure trial

Started Oct 29 0 Replies

The two week trial closure of Middle Lane and some other nearby roads is over now, but the grumbling is rumbling along.So I think that now is the time for the project team, made up ofHaringey…Continue

Tags: trial, middle lane, liveable crouch end

Can you spare a copper for a cuppa tea , guv?

Started Oct 25 0 Replies

Winter draws on and with it we seem to get another crop of shop/restaurant/cafe closures.HOME (formerly Honeycomb) has gone. The blurry photo shows the foreclosure notice in the window. This was a…Continue

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Middle Lane Trial Closure - an update from the Project Team #LiveableCrouchEnd

Receive today from the project teamGood afternoon,  You are receiving this email because you contacted us about the Liveable Crouch End trial. To stop receiving emails please reply to this stating 'OPT OUT' in the subject line.  The Liveable Crouch End Trial in Middle Lane ran from 7 to 20 October 2019. The Liveable Crouch End scheme aims to encourage a shift away from car trips to more walking, cycling and public transport use for residents, business and visitors. Thank you for your patience…See More
Nov 5
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Earl Haig's Kido nursery 60% of infant arrivals by car, to add to the school run - you've just time to comment

The London Borough of Haringey Planning Department made another very disappointing decision by granting a change of use for the Earl Haig Asset of Community Value. By allowing it to become a nursery it has reduced its value to the greater part of the community and concentrated its appeal to the well off, or publicly subsidised, parents of young children.There are a number of well argued objections to this change of use attached to…See More
Oct 31
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Oct 29
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Can you spare a copper for a cuppa tea , guv?

Winter draws on and with it we seem to get another crop of shop/restaurant/cafe closures.HOME (formerly Honeycomb) has gone. The blurry photo shows the foreclosure notice in the window. This was a local family run business, with a local tradition, they were also involved with Queen of Tarts it seems. Pera has also closed down, but is rumoured soon to be opening again (under the same management?) as a combined coffee shop (!) and deli. Given the denial of their planning appeal both the extractor…See More
Oct 25
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Oct 23
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - feedback deadline extended - don't be one of the silent majority
"MUCH of the (unjustified) negative comment results from either an inability to distinguish between short-term drawbacks, versus long-term gains, or a wilful ignoring of the long-term benefit."
Oct 23
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion Eat your Greens
"Not opening all tha soon. And HOME the coffee shop formerly known as Honeycomb has gone"
Oct 22
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Liveable Crouch End - the official feedback route for the trial publicised by our councillors

Received a few days ago. The trial has now endedhttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/540f5bc6ae6b221236b688e59/images/88194d49-a0f3-44c8-8240-7cc4cb033ce1.png" class="m_351511787537076987mcnImage CToWUd a6T" width="600" align="middle"/>Dear Adrian,As you will likely be aware, we are reaching the end of the second week of Haringey Council's junction closure trials as part of the …See More
Oct 21
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Liveable Crouch End - the privileged few have got on my tits

So I've put this on FacebookI attended a number of the Stakeholder meetings which preceded this trial and covered wider issues of the Liveable Crouch End project. The consultants went to a lot of trouble to identify local residents groups, business associations, schools, community centres, etc, and to invite representatives. FEC sent a rep to one meeting. One of the issues raised was that traffic would simply be displaced from well-off, middle class Crouch End to poorer nearby areas, which , it…See More
Oct 19
Lyn Weber replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End moves up a gear and other puns - a bulletin from the Neighbourhood Forum
"Liveable Haringey moves down a gear or 6 is more accurate?"
Oct 16
Lyn Weber replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End moves up a gear and other puns - a bulletin from the Neighbourhood Forum
"I live on Farrer Road and am fed up with it being used at rush hour like a speedway rat run,  Drivers usually 4x4's race to the last third of the road where the traffic is stopped and queuing to cross over to Cranley Gardens. There is also…"
Oct 15
Alan Roberts replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End moves up a gear and other puns - a bulletin from the Neighbourhood Forum
"It is still hideous. Walked to Priory Park this Sunday.... Dead. Morgue, horrid, felt like 28 Days Later. Businesses suffering. Still gridlocked. W7 being curtailed in Crouch End. To top it all the public meeting on Saturday was cancelled due to the…"
Oct 13
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End moves up a gear and other puns - a bulletin from the Neighbourhood Forum
"So, first Saturday of the trial period. Some observations (purely personal, based on walking round Crouch End at various times). Middle Lane almost free of car traffic Traffic along Topsfield Parade and Park Road about the same or a bit heavier,…"
Oct 13
Alan Roberts replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End moves up a gear and other puns - a bulletin from the Neighbourhood Forum
"Why is this being imposed and inflicted upon us. None, repeat NONE of the people in my road wanted or asked for this chaos. It's all designed by trendy hipsters, too busy poking their unwanted noses into the business of the residents of Crouch…"
Oct 9
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Does the right hand know what the right hand is doing? Liveable Crouch End

In my recent meeting with Cllr Hearn I asked if Liveable Crouch End changes were being co-ordinated. I was assured that they were. In order to cause maximum havoc perhaps. National Power have today parked a number of their vans, but done very little work, outside North Point. The alternate one way traffic system has caused tailbacks for miles, the more so because of the closure of Middle Lane.Someone should wag a finger at whoever issued permit number 30034828070…See More
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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…

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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…

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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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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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