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The Whittington Hospital PFI company has gone bust - . . . . the site reverted to the hospital at no cost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Essex Oct 4. 2 Replies

Hard to believe I know, but I am simply quoting from this DWHC newsletter. Firstly why should a PFI company go bust - they are…Continue

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I remember when @OLIO_ex was no more than a gleam in the Celestial One's firmament . . . .

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see here from 2015. . . .  and now they have a joint venture with Tesco.  (you also remember…Continue

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Haringey Living Streets are disappointed and have a knack for understatement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Essex Sep 17. 4 Replies

I know because I received this email from themhttps://aaf1a18515da0e792f78-c27fdabe952dfc357fe25ebf5c8897ee.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/1719/logo640grey.png?v=1581325481000" class="CToWUd a6T"/>Dear…Continue

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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Whittington Hospital PFI company has gone bust - . . . . the site reverted to the hospital at no cost
"Thanks. It was very lazy of me not to find this myself. So, to reiterate. 6. PFI - Good news! Unspecified but clearly extensive problems, unquantified and unfunded remediation costs, a pandemic and  a massive recession. "
Oct 4
mockturtle replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Whittington Hospital PFI company has gone bust - . . . . the site reverted to the hospital at no cost
Oct 4
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The Whittington Hospital PFI company has gone bust - . . . . the site reverted to the hospital at no cost

Hard to believe I know, but I am simply quoting from this DWHC newsletter. Firstly why should a PFI company go bust - they are the beneficiaries of a stream of income which anyone would envy?Secondly, PFI companies drove very hard bargains. Why would the administrator of the failing company give up an asset on the scale of the Whittington, for nothing in return?I have made no effort to discover the answers to these…See More
Oct 4
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Haringey Living Streets are disappointed and have a knack for understatement
"Mama Moose is not given to understatement"
Sep 17
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Haringey Living Streets are disappointed and have a knack for understatement
"Shapps's TfL support package runs out on Oct 17th. Not long. The official review of TfL's finances by KPMG should have concluded by now. I guess we're about to find out what comes next. Perhaps we'll begin again with Andrew…"
Sep 17
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Haringey Living Streets are disappointed and have a knack for understatement
"I'm beginning to wonder if TfL's current service levels are as good as they are ever going to get. TfL's total 20/21 budget is £9.7bn. Strip out capital costs and capital spend and the operating costs come out at £6.6bn.…"
Sep 17
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Haringey Living Streets are disappointed and have a knack for understatement
"The problem - transport in the covid world - is a real one, which the options offered fall somewhat short of addressing. The school streets might help a tiny bit with traffic, having a single LTN in Tottenham won't at all, and the extra cycling…"
Sep 17
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Haringey Living Streets are disappointed and have a knack for understatement

I know because I received this email from themhttps://aaf1a18515da0e792f78-c27fdabe952dfc357fe25ebf5c8897ee.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/1719/logo640grey.png?v=1581325481000" class="CToWUd a6T"/>Dear Adrian,Please find below a message from the Haringey Living Streets group.We would like to ask you to join us on Tuesday, 22 September at 7.30-8.30pm for our next meeting. Details to join the call are at the bottom of this email.We are very disappointed at the lack of progress in providing safe walking…See More
Sep 17
Adrian Essex replied to Deborah W's discussion School’s out, but why are we being kettled?
"I'm sorry I have nothing informative or constructive to add to this debate. But here are a couple of by-the-bys based on one of the facebook pictures 1) if the enormous dumbbell circled in purple is designed to stop motorists behaving badly,…"
Sep 9
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The Living Streets CEO focusses on walking

That should put all the cycling evangelists in their place.https://aaf1a18515da0e792f78-c27fdabe952dfc357fe25ebf5c8897ee.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/1719/LS_LOGO_GREEN_BCKG.png?v=1484061402000" width="133" class="CToWUd"/>Dear Adrian,I’m writing to introduce myself as Living Streets' new Chief Executive.I am delighted to be joining the organisation at an exciting time for walking, and I have recorded a short video to share my excitement about the road ahead. …See More
Sep 9
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hats Off to Bistro Aix - Rishi's Dishes extended at their own expense through September @aixoflondon
"It seems a lot of other places are doing it as well. Some are listed here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2242256010/permalink/10158428579006011/"
Sep 4
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Hats Off to Bistro Aix - Rishi's Dishes extended at their own expense through September @aixoflondon

This simple move may do more to save their business than all Haringey's prevarication.Dear AIX VIPs,After such a positive response to the government supported Eat Out to Help Out scheme, we wanted to show our appreciation for your loyalty by extending it through September, at our own expense.Every Tuesday and Wednesday enjoy 50% off your food bill -up to £10 off per person - to the end of September.Visit our website …See More
Sep 2
Adrian Essex replied to George Yeats Lazou's discussion Book reading journal
"There was a time in my life when I was good at learning. But I'm old now. There was a time in my life when I was responsible for a team of people each of whom was responsible for a number of projects. At first I tried to remember what all of…"
Aug 30
Adrian Essex replied to Haringey CCG's discussion How has COVID-19 impacted you and your community? Please share your views
"You'll be lucky to find a high street open, soon."
Aug 15
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Poor old Bill - he's always in trouble
"I understand that Bill chooses where to eat out based on quantity rather than quality. A planning guru acquaintance has given me the following figures The top 10 A3/A4 units in Crouch End by rateable floorspace are –    1. Queens 360…"
Jul 6

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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…

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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…

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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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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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