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David Winskill commented on Mike Harris's blog post Two players from a local cricket club have been selected by England for the Under 19 World Cup
"This is great news and reflects the investment that North Midd (and other Cot clubs) have been making in boys and girls cricket over the past decade. Brilliant! Please keep us updated with progess."
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Block B buggers up listed library landscape - #HTHbaddeal
"Thanks for the piccies. If the angle had have been changed a tad by taking the pictures further along Haringey Park by about thirty yards to the west, the before would have clearly shown the rear of the Grade II*HTH Tower with its trade mark slots…"
Nov 19
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion All gone now - Cooking Apples outside 7 Fairfield Road, N8 9HG - please help yourselves
"Hmmmm ... Delicious! Perhaps courier a slice to each of the ward councillors. "
Nov 14
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Manna from Heaven - #HTHbaddeal
"I must echo Alan's comments about Judy Bax. Although we were from different parties, we agreed on the fabulous potential of HTH and that it should remain in some kind of public ownership. We respected each other and worked closely together…"
Oct 26
David Winskill posted a discussion

Hornsey Historical Society's new website

The Hornsey Historical Society (based on the corner of Tottenham Lane and Rokesly Avenue, pictured) have just given their website a makeover - and have done a terrific job. It looks good and is stuffed with information about the area, people, buildings and history. Their back catalogue of books about Hornsey is astonishing.Well…See More
Oct 11
David Winskill posted a discussion
Sep 5
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion The Councillors Open Letter - #HTHbaddeal
"The Crouch End Neighborhood Forum wrote to Planning about this last week ... Dear Emma     I understand that those who have already commented on the HTH planning application have been emailed with this very useful link…"
Sep 4
David Winskill replied to Sally Mustoe's discussion local accountants
"Hello Sally Try clicking on this link http://opinion8.ning.com/forum/topics/accountant?xg_source=activity ... it should get you back to the original string with the suggested accountants."
Aug 23
David Winskill posted a discussion
Aug 21
David Winskill replied to Alexander Randall's discussion Cranford industrial estate n8
"Hello - welcome to Hornsey. There are several ongoing issues about Cranford Way (allegedly, my flat has subsidence because of issues with trees on their land) as well as noise from the industrial estate, traffic and speeding motorcyclists on Sunday…"
Aug 17
Adrian Essex replied to David Winskill's discussion Out of hours access to GPs and health practitioners in Haringey
"Well, really? I've just seen an exchange on Facebook asking if long lead times for a GP appointment are the norm. My experience is that, yes, long lead times, 3 or 4 weeks are the norm. Which is fine if you are one of the worried well, but…"
Aug 17
David Winskill posted a discussion
Aug 4
David Winskill replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hornsey Town Hall - the planning application
"Not quite frippery. Yes, £6m to get the building off the At Risk Register (stabilise it, make it weather tight and generally more in keeping with the Grade 2* status it enjoys. Perhaps another £6m to kit it out for its new function -…"
Aug 3
David Winskill posted a discussion

CE Post Office Forum - message from the CE Neighbourhood Forum

A ‘Crouch End Post Officer customer forum’ arranged by the PO has been announced –3.30-7.30pm Thursday August 10 at Union Church Community Centre in Weston Park (junction with Ferme Park Road).Meanwhile the debate has widened to the Ham and High, which reports on a boycott of the new franchisee by campaigners warning of a worsening service – and to…See More
Aug 3
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Aug 1
David Winskill posted a discussion

Out of hours access to GPs and health practitioners in Haringey

Just received from the CCGMore GP appointments for Haringey residents at evenings and weekendsHaringey residents can now access more evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant, thanks to the opening of primary care ‘hubs’ in the borough.These ‘hubs’ are located in three practices in Haringey and appointments are available for anyone who is registered with any GP practice in Haringey. Appointments are available between 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Monday to Friday and 8:00am –…See More
Jul 21

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At 18:08 on September 26, 2014, Sally Mustoe said…

David: I hope you get this    I tried to send an email (dogs) to opinion8.ning.com/forum but it was rejected so I sent it to Adrian    no answer    do  you know how I should have addressed it?   it brought back memories of other attempts I've made    can you help me, please?    Sally   

At 17:30 on October 30, 2010, Adrian Essex said…
Thank you very much for agreeing to help with the admin of OpinioN8

I have assigned you a role of "Apostle" on the site which gives you rights over discussions, photos, members and blogs, visible when you look at a detail page as "ADMIN OPTIONS" and the ability to edit. So if needed you should have sufficient control to take action.

This is a brief report on the first week of public operation of OpinioN8.

There are now 17 members (though three of them are me) and most of them look like Herman Munster carved out of a pumpkin. See the Hallowe'en event for more pumpkin pictures.
To update your profile picture log on, click on "my page" and then click on old pumpkin face.

Carol Horne has started an album for local photos and added some and I spotted an alien invasion

So far there is only one discussion but it should have some resonance with many. I would urge everyone to read the policy and write to Haringey .

Plans for the site in the short term include:
Inviting some new members - I have a number of email lists of local people and will send out invitations very soon
Adding some sub menus to the tabs across the page to home in on key information
Perhaps re-organising the front page slightly - it seems a bit runaway at the moment

Plans for the site in the medium term include:
Write a note explaining how to import photos from FlickR
Integrate with Facebook and Twitter
Add custom pages reflecting local interest

In the meantime I need some more N8 word plays - ideally all the tabs would have N8 puns. Send me what you can think of or check out the Onelook dictionary wild card look up

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