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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
David Winskill replied to Mark Crouch End's discussion Harringay Arms, drown your empty selves, but not yet.
"When I  reflect on how I,  and many of my chums, have scraped a living over the past half century, I am forced to the conclusion that most licenced premises are awash with aging whores. The parrot, alas, is no more. Bereft of life."
Jul 17
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Haringey - saddest place to live?

The City of London Museum's latest exhibition (on the theme of city living) received a pretty luke warm review in yesterday's Guardian.https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jul/14/the-city-is-ours-review-museum-of-london This paragraph appeared towrads the end of the review ..Finally, in a nod to the social media age, the cafe area has been ringed with a halo of LEDs that spell…See More
Jul 16
David Winskill replied to James Brown's discussion Phone thieves
"I met up with PC Chris Allen from the CE SNT today. He's still relatively new to the area but, as an ex Muswell Hill resident, knows it quite well. A bit of background: when the SNTs were set up in the early 2000s there were six people…"
Jul 12
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Archway - job done?

Over the last year, we have been carrying out work to transform Archway town centre so it’s now a more pleasant and accessible area for all. These works are now complete and we have introduced a two-way traffic system with safer dedicated cycle lanes, improved pedestrian crossings and a vehicle-free open space with new footways, trees and seating. For full details, please visit…See More
Jul 10

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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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