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The stationary finger points, and having pointed gets updated

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Is Crouch End well signposted? If not should it be? What I mean is , not that there should be signs pointing to Crouch End from hundreds of miles away, like there are for Land's End, John o'Groats…Continue

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Beds and borders at Hornsey Town Hall @HTHArtsCentre

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Winskill yesterday. 2 Replies

Looks to me as though planting has been going on around the edges of the green at Hornsey Town Hall. When I find out who is responsible for this outrage I will speak to them severely…Continue

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Ward Budgets - £9,500 to improve the well-being of the local community, environment or economy

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Dear Adrian, Do you know a local group, charity or business that would be a worthy recipient of a local grant? As your local Liberal Democrat councillors for Crouch End ward, we are seeking bids…Continue

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The stationary finger points, and having pointed gets updated

Is Crouch End well signposted? If not should it be? What I mean is , not that there should be signs pointing to Crouch End from hundreds of miles away, like there are for Land's End, John o'Groats and the National Exhibition Centre, but that, once here there should be signs that help you find a decent butcher, a vendor of fake street signs saying Hogwarts, or somewhere to have a wee.My own view is that CE is quite lacking on such things and that the addition of a few would be of some benefit.I…See More
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Beds and borders at Hornsey Town Hall @HTHArtsCentre
"The washing line could come in handy for hanging out dirty linen in public."
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Beds and borders at Hornsey Town Hall @HTHArtsCentre
"I demand a large concrete filled hole with a Christmas tree in it."
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Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Welcome to the Mathnasium
"Zippo's loses a billboard, Crouch End gains untold sums"
Oct 10
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hampstead Heath events by Act of Parliamnet
"It's a good suggestion. I believe hangings used to draw large crowds, and we have become very squeamish about death, which such events might help to ameliorate. Voting for who remains and who goes is very popular " . . . and the second…"
Oct 10
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Oct 10
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hampstead Heath events by Act of Parliamnet
"I'd like to suggest a gibbet.  It's in keeping with the times, and candidates for stringing up can be decided through acclaim by mob on social media. A cheap and enjoyable day out for the whole family. "
Oct 9
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Police - Highgate and Crouch End - community open day - crime prevention - Hornsey Library Oct 13th at Hornsey Library

October 13, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
Thanks to the Ham and High for this text and picturePolice in Highgate and Crouch End are joining forces at a community open day in order to give the local community the information they need to help prevent crime happening to them.The local bobbies will be…See More
Oct 9
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Bus stop out of use - huh

Thames Water are doing something with pipes on Crouch End Broadway. So they've dug up the road and piled up the spoil beside the really very small hole. And then buggered off for the night. Leaving the bus stop closed, a fact which many only notice when the bus fails to stop. Now would it be beyond their wit to cover the hole with a steel sheet and restore the bus stop for the night?Maybe the roads are there for the benefit of utilities companies, and not so much for road users.…See More
Oct 1
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Dashwood Art Society Exhibition 3rd - 14th Oct - Hornsey Library - various times at Hornsey Library

October 3, 2018 at 1pm to October 10, 2018 at 5pm
Check the text for details of timesThe Dashwood Art Society, a group of local artists are having their annual art exhibition at the Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Crouch End. FromWednesday 3rd Oct to Saturday 13th Oct.Monday to Friday 1 - 7Saturday 1 - 5Sunday 12 - 4Painting, Sculpture and CeramicsSee More
Oct 1
Adrian Essex replied to Stephen Middleton's discussion Last call for Photos for Alexandra Park Calendar
"This is offered by Stephen Mann a former Mayor"
Sep 27
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Any MEB Motors supporters out there?
"I have had an email from MEB. They are offering to pick up cars from Crouch End for existing customers. The contact details are VOLANTE/MEB​Unit 2, Landmark Commercial Centre21 Commercial RoadEdmonton, London N18 1UBTel: 020 8807…"
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Sep 24
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Middeys - under new management?
"THE CIABATTA BREAD CO LTD seems the likely leaseholder. CIABATTA BREAD COMPANY LONDON LTD was dissolved in 2014.  The Ciabatta Bread Co Ltd of Tollington Park seems to have taken up the offer of a free youtube video, and it…"
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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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