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Have you got a minute - no repetition, little deviation, but some hesitation

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I have very recently received the minutes from the April Stakeholder meeting from the Liveable Crouch End project.I offer them unedited. These arrived following the intervention of…Continue

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Opening Soon - where Jerkmaica used to be - Supplant by Jeremy and Jo

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The Vegan invasion of Crouch End continues. No talk of superhighways though, nor of poetry.I like the name much better than…Continue

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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Ward boundaries to be redrawn - again
"The responses to the latest set of proposals have been made available and Hugh on HoL has published a commentary. There were a lot of responses, as this sort of thing goes, mainly relating to Harringay, Alexandra Ward and the Hornsey/Stroud Green…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Liveable Crouch End Project - are they treating us like mushrooms
"I have now had a reply form Cllr Hearn. Briefly, I think the minutes should have been published well before July, and apart from that she appears to agree with me that important design decisions are being taken without reference to the ultimate…"
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Opening Soon - where Jerkmaica used to be - Supplant by Jeremy and Jo

The Vegan invasion of Crouch End continues. No talk of superhighways though, nor of poetry.I like the name much better than Crouch End GreensSee More
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion Eat your Greens
"Life is like a vocabulary test, nowadays, set by Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Is this organisation in fact a political party, like Crouch End Labour and Haringey LibDems? Or is that just an overtone we might or might not detect, what in modern…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Crouch End CPZ review - survey results - please don't do it
"I've written to Peter Boddy , who is  Interim Sustainable Transport Manager Haringey Council, and I think responsible for this "review". Peter I believe that this proposed review falls within your purview.  I have two…"
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Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion #The Red House Nine
"All the publicity I have seen for this disposal says that the council housing stock will be increased.  Para 4.27 says the developer has complete control over the specification of the buildings to be erected, and the council might buy them, as…"
Aug 5
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Liveable Crouch End Project - are they treating us like mushrooms
"I have had a reply from Kirsten Hearn, which is good. My interpretation of it , though , is that it is an attempt to fob me off, to kick the can down the road, to befuddle me with meta-technicalities, to fill me with a sense of my own importance at…"
Aug 5
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion #The Red House Nine
"Presumably when this goes back to cabinet they will simply say how right they were all along and carry on as though nothing had happened."
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New Autumn Creative Writing Courses from Haringey Literature Live! in the Chocolate Factory at WoodGreen Works, Chocolate Factory 3, Woodgreen

September 10, 2019 at 6pm to December 4, 2019 at 7pm
Calling all Creative Writers!We are delighted to announce Haringey Literature Live’s Autumn Writing Programme with a quality quartet of courses to meet all your writing needs. We are offering an incredible range of 6-week workshops in Life-Writing (Giovanna Iozzi), the Short story (Kiare Ladner), Poetry (Paul Lyalls) and Ways Into Creative Writing (Sonia Lambert). Full details of courses and tutors here:…See More
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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Local History Surgery September 7th The Old Schoolhouse at The Old Schoolhouse

September 7, 2019 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Would you like help conducting your own local history research? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.All members of the public, as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and assistant on their own personal local history research are invited to attend. Just telephone 07531866714 or email hornseyhistoricalsurgery@gmail.com in advance to book a half hour appointment and let us know the advice and assistance you require.See More
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Nike Sponsored Free Girls' Cricket Camp August 6th North Middlesex CC at North Middlesex Cricket Club

August 6, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
Nike and Middlesex Cricket have partnered up to get girls active, teach a new sport and keep young people moving this summer.Together they are offering a FREE active cricket day for girls aged 12 to 16 running from 10am to 3pm. Please note that this will be softball cricket with the focus on fun and being active in a friendly, welcoming, GIRLS ONLY environment.North Midd is one of five venues hosting these events . Our date is Tuesday 6th August .Places are limited so, to sign up, go to -…See More
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Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Liveable Crouch End Project - are they treating us like mushrooms
"Yes, in a marquee full of people wearing lanyards, gazing intently at a screen high lighting the location of Crouch End's notorious underground station. I perhaps should have mentioned that I have received the obligatory 'out of…"
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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…


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…


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…


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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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