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Harold Road Pocket Park

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Coming back from the Westbury Bank Nature Reserve I wondered about Crouch End's…Continue

Tags: niddle noddle, zen garden, harold road

Westbury Banks Nature Reserve

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Is just a tad outside the N8 area, but might hold useful pointers for community ventures.Westbury Avenue runs North-East from Turnpike Lane station across a fair size embankment. Bits of the bank…Continue

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OktoberFest in Finsbury Park - in September perhaps or November

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Another big event in FP. And in keeping with Haringey's responsibilities it has health implications…Continue

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Haringey and Enfield Police Forces to merge - 32 boroughs -> 12 BCUs

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The Metropolitan Police says it will merge all of its policing boroughs in a bid to save £325m by 2021/22.…Continue

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Adrian Essex replied to Paul Soper's discussion Haringey announce 129% increase in cost of two-hour CPZ permit
"Another interesting point from the HoL thread is that just around the corner from me someone is asking £200 a month for a car parking space, and is getting good reviews. Tonight walking home I saw three "Drive Now" cars parked…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Paul Soper's discussion Haringey announce 129% increase in cost of two-hour CPZ permit
"It's a good thread on HoL which says I can get a refund on my unused vouchers. The advice to Crouch Enders to contact current councillors leads us to two high-ups on CK's pay grades, and one who jumped ship from Lib Dem to Labour, only to…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Paul Soper's discussion Haringey announce 129% increase in cost of two-hour CPZ permit
"On predicting how many permits to buy, I have 23 unused 1 hour Crouch End A permits, which I will not be able to use beyond the end of this year. In a spirit of eternal optimism I have written to Haringey: Please can you tell me? I have 23 1 hour…"
11 hours ago
Adrian Essex replied to Paul Soper's discussion Haringey announce 129% increase in cost of two-hour CPZ permit
"And what precisely would be the point of objecting? This, remember is a Haringey 'consultation'. And our Neighbourhood is shortly to become 'Liveable'. Broadly speaking this means we will no longer travel by car. So the cost…"
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion ULEZ - is your old banger or Arctic HGV too NOxious?
"....and the reference to Arctic HGVs.  I understand that this is one of the main reasons for the retreat of the ice caps."
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Feb 13
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Does anyone know what is happening to the spriggan on the Parkland Walk? She seems to have been cordoned off.
"From Facebook Susan Jones They are apparently doing urgent work to the retaining wall where the statue is.  · Reply · 59m"
Feb 13
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Kober resigns
"This is a serious question. I believe that the officers of Haringey council have the authority to take the contract on HDV through to completion. If they do so then all they need is a signature from the leader of the council. CK has stated she will…"
Feb 12
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Feb 11
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Word of the month - deculverting - let's do it to the Moselle
"I note the 20 pages of objections from the Parkside Malvern Resident's Association, and the Officer's Report recommending approval anyway. There's a thing. This is the Section 106 condition on the possible Moselle de-culverting. Bit…"
Feb 10
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Word of the month - deculverting - let's do it to the Moselle
"Text below from the developer's website (2,531 cycle spaces! We're gonna need that cycle lane),... In summary, our proposals include: Delivery of the scheme to begin in 2018. Approximately 1,697 new homes with a mix of tenures, including…"
Feb 10
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Word of the month - deculverting - let's do it to the Moselle
"We missed the lost rivers of Haringey meeting on Wednesday didn't we. Ah well. The huge development going through planning was mentioned on OpinioN8 before…"
Feb 10
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion The Dear Leader, Great Helmsman and Supreme Symbol of the People, and Haringey Council democracy
"My recollection of the change from committees to Leader and Cabinet in Haringey is sketchy, but I recall that there was some opportunity given to us, the public, to make a choice. Luckily we have HarringayOnline to jog our memories. We were…"
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Feb 10
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Beam me up, Scotty, I want to borrow a library book
"1960s English modernism perhaps - and the very sixties concrete cladding always reminds me of the other Hornsea, in the form of Hornsea Pottery."
Feb 9

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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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