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Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion “Community” from Haringey Council's customer Festival Republic
"If I read the recent press coverage correctly the money Haringey makes from these Finsbury Park events can only be spent for the betterment of Finsbury Park. The money cannot be spent on other council services or even other parks. Reseeding the area…"
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Jun 13
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion An annual Crouch End Festival secured for the next 130 years
" . . . . . and I'm planning to live for ever. So far, so good! FEC have published what they call a 'Hornsey Town Hall project update'. Whilst it contains all the correct adjectives - sustainable, creative, future-proofed (more…"
Jun 13
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The not-fountain in the Town Hall Square - wearing fancy dress for the festival - @crouchendfest
"A temporary solution to the crumbling fountain - arranged by the Festival people. But, I suspect the solution may take on a more long-term nature once the new owners notice how useful it'll be while they get on with the redevelopment. We could…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The not-mermaid library approach statue in festival mood - @crouchendfest
"Perhaps you're thinking of Mr Kim who has waived the nukes."
Jun 12
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The not-mermaid library approach statue in festival mood - @crouchendfest
"Didn't someone nick the uke?"
Jun 12
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion If Crouch End really is to have a new Town Square around the clock Tower
"I've found where the designs originate"
Jun 4
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Jobs in Haringey's Programme/project management commissariat

I'm not all that good at understanding local-government-ese, one of over 100 languages used in Haringey. And here's an example This Haringey job advertisement page is headedView Vacancy -- Strategic Urban Design Manager but actually has 9 jobs listed. I reproduce the page below in case you can make sense of it.I don't know…See More
Jun 1
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“1,2,3,400m” at Finsbury Park Thursday May 31st - @LondonHeathside at Finsbury Park Athletics Track

May 31, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Getting back into athletics. Want to try it for the first time, you or your teenagers. This Open meeting is the place for you to give it a go at modest cost, over relatively short distances.GRADED means you will be put in a race with others of roughly the same speed.Organised and run by London Heathside https://www.londonheathside.org.uk/home_news.htmThursday May 31stOPEN GRADED MEETING TIMETABLE(Electronic Timing For All Track…See More
May 24
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Just in time for the Festival - the fountain collapses

Another little difficulty for the organisers to overcome - a dangerous fenced off area right in the middle of proceedings. I wonder what Piers Read (the man with the ambiguous Twitter feed)  and FEC (vendors of des res HTH) will be able to do to help? …See More
May 24
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This week at the Arthouse - 23rd May 2018

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May 23
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion Sharkeys Cuts for Kids opening on Topsfield Parade
"I guessed different"
May 21

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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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