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Goblins and Gremlins and Massive Traffic Inconvenience

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Crouch End yesterday. 1 Reply

The Gospel Oak to Barking Line has a nickname. But its recent…Continue

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How very not Crouch End

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Well to judge by the pet oriented comments on Facebook anyway.…Continue

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Thank U Very Much for this extraordinary erection

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I always believed that leaving the EU would drive up standards. This very fine contemporary scaffold is next door to Monkey Nuts on Middle Lane. Truly a masterpiece of design and engineering.…Continue

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Alexandra Palace's 2017 in review

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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Goblins and Gremlins and Massive Traffic Inconvenience
"Interesting what it has to say about the impact on buses."
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Goblins and Gremlins and Massive Traffic Inconvenience

The Gospel Oak to Barking Line has a nickname. But its recent electrification did not go very well.And it looks as though more disruption is yet to come. The Railway Bridge on Crouch Hill is to be raised in order to create extra space for the overhead lines. Sounds like a tough job to me.There will be alternating one way traffic from 3rd Jan to 18th Feb next…See More
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Farewell Haringey Council, Lyn Garner
"It may already be too late. Of the top 6 employees 5 are now temps and the other recently resigned. I think there are also some changes due in the elected representatives."
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The Arthouse - Star Wars - Paddington 2 and the rest

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/77fc61b7e2ed5b3de997d7821/images/5522b8c6-dbd9-4ecf-884e-dcf7fe0f9037.png" width="352" class="m_4330515933275765024mcnImage CToWUd"/>13th DECEMBER, 2017If you're dating someone who doesn't like Star Wars puns, you're looking for love in Alderaan places... *cough*Mmmm, so a notoriously bad…See More
Adrian Essex commented on Mike Harris's blog post Two players from a local cricket club have been selected by England for the Under 19 World Cup
"I think this composite is a picture of the two"
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More by Occident than design - #HTHBaddeal #HTHStitchup

I wrote once before to FEC's award winning head of Investor relations, Venus Zhao. It did get some small response. So I'm trying again. Her email address is venus.zhao@fecil.com.hk if you'd like to try.Dear Venus ZhaoCongratulations on your "Best Investor Relations Officer (small to mid-cap)” from Investor Relations magazine. I would like to bring…See More
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Dec 7
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cabinet Decision on Hornsey Town Hall "called in" - how embarrassing
"PLEASE note that Haringey Council's Planning Committee will consider the Planning Application for Hornsey Town Hall at Monday’s meeting."
Dec 7
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Mobikes over the hill
"My favourite suggestion from the CENF Christmas Fair is a drag lift/tow rope to get cyclists out of Crouch End."
Dec 7
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Telephone Scam - they are not really from HMRC
"I had another such call this morning and reported it via the local police WhatsApp group. I got an almost immediate call back, suggesting that I call my telephone supplier, who are duty bound to do something, or to go to actionfraud. Virgin offered…"
Dec 6
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Hornsey Town Hall Planning Sub-Cttee - Dec 11th - Wood Green at Civic Centre, Wood Green

December 11, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
Dear Sir/Madam Town and Country Planning Act 1990Location:         Hornsey Town Hall The Broadway N8 9JJ Proposal:        Refurbishment and change of use of the Hornsey Town Hall from B1 Use and Sui-Generis Use to a mixed use scheme comprising a hotel (Use Class C1), food and beverage uses (Use Classes A3 and A4), community uses (Use Class D1, D2 and Sui-Generis Use) and co-working use (Use Class B1). Use of the Town Hall roof terrace as a bar (Use Class A4).  The above planning application…See More
Dec 4
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Bee keeping opportunity - Priory Park @PrioryParkN8
"The lady on the stall next to ours at the Christmas Fair told me that there is some overcrowding of bees in cities, beekeeping has become so popular."
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Dec 3
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion The time sponsored by Accurist ....
"Sadly , no, the clock is still slow and unlit. But here is a glimpse of the Christmas tree in the square with the illuminated Town Hall tower behind it."
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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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