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On the back of a fag packet

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I can't help wondering about the business plan at Middeys.  Will posted recently about the logic of keeping a very…Continue

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Velasquez and Van Wezel outside seating

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I've long had a fondness for this piece of pavement outside the new coffee shop on the corner of Lynton Road. It's laid with York Stone which suffered a bit as the flooring company pulled up its…Continue

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A woman needs a man like a sushi chef needs a Rusty Bike

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An aphorism that those of you who enjoyed bra burning back in the day might recognise. Or you might ask "What's that got to do with the price of fish?". Read on.I'd been watching the progress of the…Continue

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Boundary Changes for Stroud Green - is it part of Tottenham

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Soper on Thursday. 2 Replies

I've just had an email from Dawn Barnes who is the Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Hornsey & Wood Green. Honestly I don't think much of it. 1) Obviously it contains the obligatory, though…Continue

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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"A revised and corrected map for the Conservative proposals is below. Whether any of this makes the cut is unknown. For the record - Comments from the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum The CE Neighbourhood Forum was designated in December 2015 and…"
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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"I'd second Adrian's remarks: a local sense of identity is the root of civic engagement (even if it's only through the more tangential connection of the local Parliamentary Constituency). For example, how did the initial consideration…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"The links that don't work are those supplied by Dawn Barnes, whom I may never quote again. Tribal affiliations, common causes and depth of local feeling in an area are powerful forces, else how would HoL be so successful? I think you are…"
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Hugh from Harringay Online replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"None of your links are working, Adrian. I'm not sure that I really understand the concern either way about this change. From what I've read the arguments seem to be essentially about tribal affiliation. Have I missed a well written piece…"
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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"Thanks Adrian, so a corrected map of the Conservative proposals below. With the important move of Crouch End to the well off end of things. I take back all the stuff about riff raff obviously. Now a 'Finchley & Muswell Hill' and a…"
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Ben Myring replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"Agreed. As I said in my last sentence above, Hornsey Rise isn't a great fit with the rest of Stroud Green ward. I wonder whether one day, once London is entirely covered by Neighbourhood Forums, it wouldn't be better to turn those forums…"
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Paul Soper replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"Interesting comment from boundary commission " "This consultation closes on 27 March 2017. Based on what local people have told us we might revise our proposals and consult on those revisions in the autumn of 2017." So it goes on -…"
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Paul Soper replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"It is and it isn't - Stroud Green geographically could be added to an Islington consituency but us residents of Hornsey Vale would be just as angry as having to join Tottenham!"
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Ben Myring replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"The point has been well made that Hornsey Vale - i.e. a sizeable chunk of Stroud Green ward - is in the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum Area. In addition, it's worth noting that the rest of Stroud green is expected to end up in the…"
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Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"My comments on the matter are here. —CDC"
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Mr Toasty replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Porky's is gone, long live One Bourbon Tavern
"This place was odd from the beginning. The food was pretty bad, the beer was flat and they seemed to make no effort to attract or retain customers.  It's such an enormous space,whoever moves in really needs a pretty solid business plan in…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"Attached are the conservative and labour proposals with various green highlighters to identify local interest. From Labour we read  and from the conservatives But I still don't know which BC node to look at to find these."
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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"I'm guessing a bit, but this appears to be the Conservative counter proposal, with N8 mostly going East, and Muswell Hill and Highgate divided away. Presumably to keep the riff raff out and give the tories a chance at winning a seat."
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Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Stroud Green might move to Tottenham
"Perhaps we should be more worried about the Labour Party (pro-Corbyn wing) rather than David Lammy's comments. This appears to be their proposed constituency -"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Middey's - are you as hacked off as I am
"Some idle speculation"
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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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