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Are the lavs permanently locked now - to prevent ASB? So I have to pee in the gutter?

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Also, btw, The Hornsey Town Hall planning application to create a gated…Continue

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Litchfield's passes with never a murmur - #highstreet

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Litchfield's has been gone from Crouch End for a little while now. I must have missed the outpouring of grief stricken cliche on Facebook.…Continue

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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Open House London Sep 21st 10:30 - 2:30 136 Tottenham Lane at The Old Schoolhouse

September 21, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
The Hornsey Historical Society (HHS) is taking part again this year in London Open House Weekend.The Old Schoolhouse at 136 Tottenham Lane N8, home of HHS, is open for visitors on Saturday 21 September from 10.30am until 2.30pm (last entry 1.45pm) and on Sunday 22 September from 10.00am until 5.00pm (last entry 4.15pm).Please come and say hello, and learn about the building's fascinating history.The full, London-wide listings of buildings open to the public, and associated events, can be found…See More
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Salsa Social with Encantado - Corner Flag Hornsey Road 18th Sep 7pm onwards at Corner Flag

September 18, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm
Salsa night with classes followed by freestyle dancing.Cuban and New York cross body styles.Beginners 7.00 - 8.00 pm  beginners/improvers 8.00 - 9.00 pm,intermediate/advance 9.00 - 10.00 pm.Class£7 http://encantado.co.uk.CORNER%20FLAG.JPGSee More
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Middle Lane Trial Closure 22nd September - Part of Car Free Day and Liveable Crouch End
"Now made even more official by being on a web page. The other Car Free Day event in Haringey appears to be in Tottenham"
Sep 10
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Litchfield's passes with never a murmur - #highstreet

Litchfield's has been gone from Crouch End for a little while now. I must have missed the outpouring of grief stricken cliche on Facebook.See More
Sep 6
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Family Bug Hunt - Alexandra Park - Sep 7th - 1:30 - 2:30pm at Alexandra Park

September 7, 2019 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Rebecca and Dave will return again this year to guide families through the insects found. In the past, we have found different types of ladybirds, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles and bugs and not to forget the butterflies.   No booking required, just turn up at the southern edge of Newland Field by the end of Campsbourne Road. Need more information? Email AllyParkN10@gmail.comSee More
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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Local History Surgery September 7th The Old Schoolhouse Tottenham Lane at The Old Schoolhouse

September 7, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Would you like help conducting your own local history research? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.All members of the public, as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and assistant on their own personal local history research are invited to attend. Just telephone 07531866714 or email hornseyhistoricalsurgery@gmail.com in advance to book a half hour appointment and let us know the advice and assistance you require.See More
Sep 4
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London Metropolitan Brass in The Grove - Sun 1st Sep 2pm at Alexandra Park

September 1, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
The London Metropolitan Brass Community Band will playing some great tunes to amuse the crowd. Last year they treated to a great interpretation of "The Stripper". Wondering what they will have in store for us this year? Come and lie on the grass and/or grab an ice cream for our last band performance of the year.See More
Aug 31
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A Brexit plea form the LibDems - @HaringeyLibDems

Our local LibDem PPC *(whatever that is) Dawn Barnes has used the LibDems local email list to raise a supranational issue, so I feel justified in passing a few comments.There is no doubt that the prorogation of Parliament is timed to have a particular effect on the Brexit debate, over and above its perfectly proper purpose of enabling new legislation to be brought forward. It also has the effect of prompting a vote of no-confidence in the government - something the opposition still holds back…See More
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Aug 27
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End CPZ review - exaggeration and conspiracy
"There is an article in the Ham and High which suggests that the budget line approved by the cabinet may have been there for contingency purposes only. Given the really quite surprising scope of the budget, I can readily accept that some lines are…"
Aug 19
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Ward boundaries to be redrawn - again
"The responses to the latest set of proposals have been made available and Hugh on HoL has published a commentary. There were a lot of responses, as this sort of thing goes, mainly relating to Harringay, Alexandra Ward and the Hornsey/Stroud Green…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Liveable Crouch End Project - are they treating us like mushrooms
"I have now had a reply form Cllr Hearn. Briefly, I think the minutes should have been published well before July, and apart from that she appears to agree with me that important design decisions are being taken without reference to the ultimate…"
Aug 14
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Opening Soon - where Jerkmaica used to be - Supplant by Jeremy and Jo

The Vegan invasion of Crouch End continues. No talk of superhighways though, nor of poetry.I like the name much better than Crouch End GreensSee More
Aug 13
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion Eat your Greens
"Life is like a vocabulary test, nowadays, set by Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Is this organisation in fact a political party, like Crouch End Labour and Haringey LibDems? Or is that just an overtone we might or might not detect, what in modern…"
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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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