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Does any of us know any of the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre people?

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FEC have announced that "The Time + Space Co. led by Crouch Ender Piers Read has been appointed arts…Continue

Tags: time and space, arts centre, HTHbaddeal, far east consortium, hornsey town hall

Setting police priorities . . .

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 . . . . . . or an absurd mechanism to allow some crimes to go uninvestigated. Opinion on Facebook appears divided, but since this item appeared on the …Continue

Tags: police priority, moped theft, crime

Sums to be invested in Hornsey Town Hall - #HTHbaddeal

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

The Hong Kong based Cayman Islands registered mutli-billion pound development company Far East Consortium has announced a set of figures for the money to be spent on Hornsey Town Hall during what…Continue

Tags: planning application, HTHbaddeal, HTHobject, tax haven, dorsett

How many restaurants in a photo - Pandan Leaf

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On the theme of taking a camera for a walk, it struck me I could probably photograph more than one restaurant at a time but Pandan Leaf is a bit of an outlier. I think I had lunch n there once, but…Continue

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Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion #Sub-set of Councillors supporting the HDV
"This seems to have gone as far as it usefully can. Perhaps the judicial review will render the assessment moot.  "
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Judicial Review #HDV 25th October High Court at High Court

October 25, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Haringey's Cabinet proceedings in taking the decision to enter into a joint venture with Lendlease, whereby c£2billion of public property is put up as the public contribution into a property development deal, the wisdom of which has been severely questioned, will have their lawfulness tested in the courts on 25th and 26th October 2017.…See More
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Bufala di Londra - where Bamboo Burger very briefly was
"I was wrong about the grill. It will be inside the shop front , which I think accords with guidelines to prevent the unsightly row of shuttered shops at night. But, the work that has been done, which may not be quite complete, differs slightly from…"
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Sums to be invested in Hornsey Town Hall - #HTHbaddeal
"There may be rather a lot of figures to revisit. I wonder how the negotiations between Haringey's independent viability assessors and FEC's independent viability assessors are going. We'll never know of course. Some more info... On…"
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Sums to be invested in Hornsey Town Hall - #HTHbaddeal

The Hong Kong based Cayman Islands registered mutli-billion pound development company Far East Consortium has announced a set of figures for the money to be spent on Hornsey Town Hall during what might be the forthcoming works to be carried out (they haven't got planning permission yet, and the word 'objection' appears 435 times on this page alone).What is the reaction…See More
Adrian Essex replied to Rob Jackson's discussion Goodbye free collection of green waste
"This came up at Scrutiny on Monday 16th. The petitioner (1,432 signtories) spoke very near the beginning of the meeting, far too succinctly for someone at a meeting with politicians. Cllr Ahmet replied from 16:46. She denied that fly…"
Adrian Essex replied to Sally Mustoe's discussion printer repair
"No need to take a computer, log on to one of the communal computers, using your library number and pas sword. Make sure you files are stored on the internet, somewhere like Google Drive, Onedrive or Dropbox so you cam get to them."
Oct 16
Adrian Essex replied to Sally Mustoe's discussion printer repair
"Some alternatives to consider: 1) go to the library , log on to one of the communal computers, and use their printers. Last time I went it was 10p a page. That way Haringey worries about the purchase and running costs of the printer. 2) buy a new…"
Oct 16
Adrian Essex replied to Jeremy B's discussion Neighbours Wood Burning Stove making our lives a misery and worse - so much for Hygge
"Apparentlyair pollution has been a problem in London since the 1200s , with the worst pea-souper being recorded in 1952. I was born in 1950 and I think I remember very bad fogs, though perhaps not that one.  Pollution nowadays is a much…"
Oct 16
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Definitely something happening at Bouga
"Work definitely under way at 18 Topsfield Parade for presumably Bufala di Londra (most recently Bamboo Burger and previously the fish & chip shop). Sorry for the poor photo, it was rush hour near the clock tower and it was a choice between this…"
Oct 14
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Community Crime Meeting - 16th Oct - 7:30 at Hornsey Town Hall

October 16, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Crouch End Community Crime Meeting The Main Hall, Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End Monday 16th October at 7.30 – 9.30 pm The Crouch End Safer Neighbourhood team and Councillor Jason Arthur invite you to a meeting in Hornsey Town hall to discuss the recent increase in thefts by moped and scooter riders in the area. This is an opportunity to hear from officers  tacking this crime across London – to share your experiences and ideas and to  ask them questions. There will also be the chance to discuss…See More
Oct 12
Richard Downes replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Conservation, nostalgia and the march of progress
"Many thanks for promo-ing the petition regardless of your personal support. October is the latest date for a decision When I started the petition I knew very little about planing and/or conservation.I'm not of a view that I should apologise for…"
Oct 10
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The wheels come off at Rusty Bike . .
"Thai comfort food.  I'm not really clear how that differs from uncomfortable food. Ah well, people seemed to like Rusty Bike, just not enough of them it seems. With the constraint of public transport there's a limit to the Crouch End…"
Oct 7
Adrian Essex replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Drink, drink, drink... The Alex
"The '500' error seems to be the new standard response from Ning. Either that or 'resource not found' . Both less than helpful responses to a successful post. I'll raise a ticket. And then perhaps a pint."
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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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