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MEB - unassuming but ever helpful - and now evicted.

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I have often praised MEB on this site, and added them as a recommendation on Facebook. No longer , alas. The unassuming little side alley business has gone. It is very much to be hoped that Gerard…Continue

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Kerb your enthusiasm - street food comes to Crouch End

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Crouch End 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

Make a date in your diary for 25th August 2018. What, wait a minute, you already have. I'll be in Delft that day, you'll still be away on holiday, and he's going to the seaside. But Kerb will be…Continue

Tags: time and space, market, kerb, FEC Development Site

Railings outside FotoPlus - gone - all part of the Niddle Noddle changes @imajkemp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Crouch End Aug 4. 9 Replies

I think the streetscape (the way the street looks) is improved but I din't know what effect the removal will have on road safety. The railings were put in not all that long ago to improve road…Continue

Tags: road safety, railings, fotoplus, niddle noddle planter

Crouch End Wikipedia Page - a hive of activity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Crouch End on Monday. 5 Replies

Did you know Crouch End has a Wikipedia page. It's got the Bob Dylan "Is Dave in?" story and the Stephen King…Continue

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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Kerb your enthusiasm - street food comes to Crouch End
"There are clues on things to come in this puff piece - https://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Article/2018/08/16/KERB-to-launch-Saturday-markets-in-Peckham-and-Crouch-End Quote, - Street food operation KERB will launch a new community-focused concept at…"
23 hours ago
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MEB - unassuming but ever helpful - and now evicted.

I have often praised MEB on this site, and added them as a recommendation on Facebook. No longer , alas. The unassuming little side alley business has gone. It is very much to be hoped that Gerard can find new premises.We write to confirm that due to notice served by the Landlord against us, MEB Motors Limited, has had to vacate the premises due to the redevelopment of the site, we have suspended trading from 10th August 2018.Although, we are actively looking to be relocated in different…See More
Tuesday
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End Wikipedia Page - a hive of activity
"I've always felt egalitarianism was a bit passive aggressive. "
Monday
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End Wikipedia Page - a hive of activity
"I thought this effort was poor. Perhaps in a telephone box vandalism needs to be unsubtle and in your face. But in an encyclopedia it should be rather the opposite. Subtly but importantly incorrect and couched in terms that will delight the pedant.…"
Monday
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion Cannons downsizing
"There was a notice in Of Special Interest not long ago"
Monday
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion #FINSBURY Park: Review of the Wireless Licence
"Am I right in thinking that this review will be of the licence that appears on Haringey's licensing register as Wireless, Finsbury Park, Green Lanes, Hornsey, London  LN/000012182 Issued 04/02/2014 00:00:00 Hornsey. And that the…"
Aug 11
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Haringey Civic Centre Listing - it's leaning to the left
"BD online's take -  https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/haringey-civic-centre-listing-raises-new-regeneration-questions/5095015.article They report that Haringey themselves did not submit the listing application."
Aug 10
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End Wikipedia Page - a hive of activity
"The ding dong seems to have surfaced on social media https://twitter.com/cazroz/status/1027676679920074752"
Aug 10
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Welcome to the Mathnasium
"I'll let Mary know!!"
Aug 9
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Kerb your enthusiasm - street food comes to Crouch End
"There is of course a Community Use Agreement negotiated on our behalf by the Hornsey Town Hall [Creative] Trust. This would seem to count against the Arts (?) Operator being able to let the Square for markets, willy nilly, and certainly not for the…"
Aug 9
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Kerb your enthusiasm - street food comes to Crouch End

Make a date in your diary for 25th August 2018. What, wait a minute, you already have. I'll be in Delft that day, you'll still be away on holiday, and he's going to the seaside. But Kerb will be opening a food market on the Square in Front of the FEC Development Site. (Their website is very light on the promised 'craft')According to the poster this market will operate from 11 - 4…See More
Aug 9
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Reasons to be cheerful

The artist who makes the yellow stick man is back on Hornsey Road and it'sraining
Aug 9
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Welcome to the Mathnasium
"Word Problem Wednesday - Hi there. Did you know that some people are very worried about the future of the British High Street. Today's problem looks a bit closer at this modern day phenomena.  If Mary Portas was "really quite…"
Aug 9
Adrian Essex replied to Lyn Weber's discussion Crouch End Post Office
"Crouch End TV has done very little since, and nothing for a long time. No bad thing if what it was about to do would have been as bad as this. So, if those people got their facts wrong does that mean I can stop believing in Norman's green…"
Aug 7
Adrian Essex replied to Lyn Weber's discussion Crouch End Post Office
"So these chaps can relax then? and these"
Aug 7
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion We need another cinema, how about Priory Park?
"A note on Facebook suggests a police investigation has taken place in Priory Park in the past 24 hours. At least some of the responses to the question about what has happened show nothing but levity. Perhaps the income from the letting will go to…"
Aug 7

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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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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…

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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…

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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