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Love thy neighbour - #LiveableCrouchEnd

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One of the repeated criticisms of the Liveable Crouch End project  (don't forget to respond to the…Continue

Tags: 2020 questionnaire, liveable crouch end

No circulars, no hawkers, no junk mail - #LiveableCrouchEnd

Started Jan 12 0 Replies

Maybe that's why you didn't get one of these lovely fliers telling you about the revitalised survey. …Continue

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“Congratulations, you've won the £500 Christmas gift from Argos. " #dontbelieveit

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Of course you haven't . Consign it to the bin My misleading text message came from +447895346249Continue

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N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Is the Wells Terrace entrance at Finsbury Park Tube about to close?
"The new entrance to the station on Fonthill Road is now fully open after a soft launch just before Christmas. It will be a few more weeks until the passageway from the new entrance to the Wells Terrace bus stops is ready. Missed opportunity to make…"
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Love thy neighbour - #LiveableCrouchEnd

One of the repeated criticisms of the Liveable Crouch End project  (don't forget to respond to the re-issued questionnaire) is that if we prevent traffic flowing through Crouch End it will be displaced to our neighbouring areas, who may be even less deserving of it than we are.Regrettably, I'm not that altruistic, not even temporarily in order to preserve my car use privileges. And any way what are…See More
Jan 18
Adrian Essex replied to Rob Jackson's discussion Queenswood Pharmacy closing
"I have more information. When this pharmacy first opened it was run by a consortium of Crouch End pharmacies, the idea being that this out of town pharmacy might otherwise steal all their business , so let them all join in what profits it made.…"
Jan 17
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Footsteps Theatre Performance Group - today 17/1/20 3:45 Turnpike Lane at 89/91 Turnpike Lane

January 17, 2020 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm
Footsteps Theater Group believe in helping to provide a platform for your performing arts skills helping students reach their goals, and give them a place to be creative and explore the arts. their self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, independent thinking, mental health, physical fitness, relationships and communication skills. A mixture of classes, dance, improvisation and vocal coaching we want you to be the inspiration behind tomorrow’s performersSee More
Jan 17
Adrian Essex replied to Rob Jackson's discussion Queenswood Pharmacy closing
"Why is it a pity? If the people now running the business are inept and unable to negotiate a deal with NHS property services it is surely only right that the business should move elsewhere and this is a good thing. I can see it would be a nuisance…"
Jan 17
Adrian Essex replied to Robert Mackenzie's discussion Crouch End Conservation Area under Developer Attack - Please Help!
"Rob, you seem to have marshalled a good many arguments against the development. Remember that your arguments must be based on planning grounds. There seems little or no hope that the Care Home arguments will carry any weight, as this has already…"
Jan 13
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No circulars, no hawkers, no junk mail - #LiveableCrouchEnd

Maybe that's why you didn't get one of these lovely fliers telling you about the revitalised surveySee More
Jan 12
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Jan 11
Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion Roxanne and Scarecrow closing down
"Leasehold is a complex thing. Scarecrow should have had some sort of security of tenure under the landlord and tenant act. even if the landlord wants the property back for his own use then there should have been some financial compensation. though,…"
Jan 10
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Coffee and Computers - Friday 10th Jan 10.30am East Court Alexandra Palace at Alexandra Palace

January 10, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Friday 14 February - 10.30am-12.30pm in Alexandra Palace East CourtIf you'd like to improve your digital skills, (and enjoy a free coffee and slice of cake), you should come to COFFEE & COMPUTERS to receive FREE basic advice about using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Whether it’s emails, the worldwide web or storing your family photos or even wondering what to buy… it’s never too late to learn!Join us on Friday 14th February at 10.30 am in the beautiful re-furbished East Court…See More
Jan 8
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Earl Haig Nursery Travel Plan delayed
"Hmmm. The travel plan that predicted a number of clients would arrive by train, despite the nearest stations being a considerable distance away? Hornsey or Crouch Hill to Elder Avenue would be quite a hike for a toddler on a regular…"
Dec 26, 2019
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Dec 23, 2019
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Reminder - Union Church Crouch End - volunteer drivers needed for Christmas Day at Within LB Haringey

December 25, 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Volunteer Drivers urgently needed on Christmas Day to bring guests to the church at either 10.20am or 12 noon for the service, a free lunch and party and, or, take them back home at 4.00pm. If you can help, please contact us on email.  christmas@unionccc.org.uk.  Thank you so much.See More
Dec 21, 2019
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Today Sat 21st Christmas Craft and Gift Event Union Church 12:30 - 4:30 at Union Church Community Centre

December 21, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Our second and final Christmas Craft and Gift Event for 2019.  Introducing Nicky of Dizziness Designs who creates mystical Art and handmade gifts, fairy dell bags, wishing baubles and more.  Every stall is different hand made ceramic art by Ronaldo of Motions in Clay. Maria is back with Crystal Clusters hand made jewellery. Introducing Saffi of Pluck'd Designs who designs and makes reflective knitwear.  Bridget Li returns with Spa Galaxy and handmade scented candles, bath bombs and shower…See More
Dec 21, 2019
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Dec 19, 2019
N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion How many restaurants in a photo - Armoni, Hot Peper Jelly and Martini
"RIP Martini Bar. Shuttered 17th December 2019. Note in the window says it's time for the team to move on and thanks patrons for their custom and support. Refit already under way.#n8shopsunderrepair"
Dec 19, 2019

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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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