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For a moment they almost had me - but TV licensing owes me nothing

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Just for a moment I thought it might be true, that I actually had overpaid on my TV Licence. It isn't of course, these so and sos are after my bank account details. The accompanying email reads as…Continue

Tags: TV licensing, scam, email

We'll keep the Green Flag flying here @haringeycouncil @Clive_Carter @FinsParkFriends

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Carter on Saturday. 5 Replies

Green Flag awards are given to parks and other open spaces which meet certain criteria, under…Continue

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Topsfield Schmopsfield - what's in a name

Started Nov 6 0 Replies

I've never really worried about what our local shopping area streets are called, or where this parade ends and that parade begins, but I've had cause to look it up today.According to Google and…Continue

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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion We'll keep the Green Flag flying here @haringeycouncil @Clive_Carter @FinsParkFriends
"NOT the reports plural. Probably in order to frustrate comparability and a united reaction from the Haringey Parks Forum, the Council has contrived to send reports on individual parks to the Chairs of the Friends Groups of individual parks. This is…"
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Alan Stanton replied to Adrian Essex's discussion We'll keep the Green Flag flying here @haringeycouncil @Clive_Carter @FinsParkFriends
""To appear here shortly". Some clarity please, Clive. Does that cryptic comment mean that you or one of your contacts has now had the reports?I enjoyed your spoof of the Cllr Joe Ejiofor message - with green flag posters on the wall behind…"
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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion We'll keep the Green Flag flying here @haringeycouncil @Clive_Carter @FinsParkFriends
"Mystery Shopping - Interim Quality Assessment To appear here shortly …"
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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion We'll keep the Green Flag flying here @haringeycouncil @Clive_Carter @FinsParkFriends
"AT five o'clock this evening, the reports on the nine parks, promised by the council to councillors and the public, had not been sent. These reports don't need to be written, as they're already written. It would be a matter of…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion We'll keep the Green Flag flying here @haringeycouncil @Clive_Carter @FinsParkFriends
"Apparently its down to bins and graffiti"
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For a moment they almost had me - but TV licensing owes me nothing

Just for a moment I thought it might be true, that I actually had overpaid on my TV Licence. It isn't of course, these so and sos are after my bank account details. The accompanying email reads as below. I was dumb enough to click on the attachment, let's hope that hasn't done any harm. Don't you fall for it.Notification from GB TV Licensing.TV Licensing <infos.subscription.apps.invoice@routit.net>05:13 (5 hours ago)to meTV Licence Subscription Receipt.(*)Check and open in a new browser…See More
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RANDOM 2018 - Crouch End Open Studios - Nov 28 - Dec2 @HTHArtsCentre @PlyGallery @CEopenstudios at Ply Gallery

November 28, 2018 at 11am to December 2, 2018 at 4:30pm
RANDOM 2018You are warmly invited to the opening of the exhibition, RANDOM 2018, a selection of recent artwork by 17 members of the Crouch End Open Studios group. The exhibition runs from Wednesday 28 November - Sunday 2 December 2018 at the Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End, north London. It will showcase work in different media, including sculpture, photography,…See More
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Lyn Weber replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - a traffic experiment - one way alternate traffic on Broadway Parade
"Traffic is a bit like water if there is a blockage it will seep around the blockage and find an alternative route usually down quiet residential roads. When traffic is light in Crouch End it's usually an indicator that it's half or term…"
Nov 6
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - a traffic experiment - one way alternate traffic on Broadway Parade
"(b). I carried out a survey this morning among a local shop keeper. 100% of my respondent thinks there is now less traffic than previously."
Nov 6
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - a traffic experiment - one way alternate traffic on Broadway Parade
"It seemed to be working on my way home yesterday too. Perhaps some of the traffic had disappeared recently? If so, does this mean, - (a) Everything is fine, calm and liveable, so there's no need to change any road layouts?, or (b) This is just…"
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A rhapsodic video tribute to Crouch End, especially the fountain that doesn't work

This tribute to Crouch End has been compiled by Peter Bradshaw who appears to be interested in films. There is some evidence to suggest he may have a sense of humour.Many Thanks to the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum for bringing this to my attention. Other dysfunctional fountains are availableSee More
Nov 4
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CEWT - Crouch End Winter Time - @haringeycouncil @crouchendfest @crouchendforum

Wait, Rose, it's still only two hours ago.I heard yesterday that a local community group had been granted access to the Clock Tower. I know for a fact that my clocks changed at the weekend. And now the Clock Tower is 2 hours slow.Are these coincidences? Or has the community developed a Whovian sense of Who-mour? Are we being cut even further adrift from the rest of  Haringey, not just the wrong side of the tracks but in our own time warp? Or perhaps this is part of the initiative to make…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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