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Another Haringey consultation carefully designed to bring the answer they want

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And I've had an email from Living Streets Haringey urging me to participate.But the only possible outcome from the…Continue

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Hope springs eternal in the Crouch End entrepreneur's breast - @MatthewsKitche

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Perhaps Haringey could help by opening up the outside area as …Continue

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Hope springs eternal in the Crouch End entrepreneur's breast . . Lydia (not the tattooed lady)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Essex May 28. 2 Replies

On Crouch End Hill this brasserie takes on another identity. And all kudos to them their Twitter account has been…Continue

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May 29
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hope springs eternal in the Crouch End entrepreneur's breast . . Lydia (not the tattooed lady)
"I've not been getting out much."
May 28
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hope springs eternal in the Crouch End entrepreneur's breast . . Lydia (not the tattooed lady)
"It's been Lydia for quite some time now - though whether it's the same leaseholder as Montmartre I dunno."
May 28
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May 28
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"Footpaths?! You are surely not suggesting paving over what are perfectly adequate tracks, desire-lines and bent-down leaves, that have guided humanity for thousands of years? There is no evidence your "footpath" would be used and…"
May 22
Bob Lindsay-Smith replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"And who would use roads, when there were perfectly good footpaths previously, and peasants used to carrying goods on their backs? Generalising a bit more, what have the Romans ever done for us? "
May 22
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"LOSSES TO UNDERSTAND ~ I would just note that there is likely to have been previous losses of understanding in earlier modal shifts in public transportation: where would the demand come from for … • canals, when there was a perfectly…"
May 22
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Crouch End's Councillors continue to collate huge amounts of information and still have energy left to generate ideas

View this email in your browserhttps://mcusercontent.com/540f5bc6ae6b221236b688e59/images/86932a6c-12cf-42ad-9beb-4b3be96986f7.png" class="m_1499344068851236370mcnImage" width="600" align="middle"/>Dear Adrian ,In our first email update since the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday, this weeks newsletter also includes a summary of what this means for Haringey…See More
May 15
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion HARINGEY Council are winning their war against the cycling lobby
"Crouch End does now have a temporarily widened pavement outside the Post Office. I think this is Highways (Cllr Chandwani) rather than Strategic Transport (Cllr Hearn) and easily undone.  "
May 14
Adrian Essex replied to Clive Carter's discussion HARINGEY Council are winning their war against the cycling lobby
"I wonder if this meeting presages a change in the Haringey attitude? Or is "Thank you it was very productive" the standard brush off."
May 14
Adrian Essex commented on Martin B's blog post No Bull that Haringey was the worst council in London for distributing business support grants but improved performance after cutting the number of target recipients
"I had a longish debate on Facebook on this very topic. I have put this post on Twitter"
May 12
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Post Pandemic pavement widening and Middeys canopy finally demolished -

A Cricular from the old squares at the Forum .Nothing funny ever happened on our way there.View this email in your browser…See More
May 11
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Post and intra Pandemic cycling routes in Crouch End @HaringeyLiving @CllrKirsten

There are moves afoot to spend money on modes of transport that are not cars and trains and buses. Apparently that's an implication of lockdown and the post-lockdown abnormality. Money is being thrown at the problem as though it (money) were going out of fashion. Much of what might ensue will probably be tactical rather than strategic, but the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum has published some  maps which might serve as a basis for some longer term thinking.The…See More
May 10
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Living Streets Haringey sees an opportunity - I agree with them about use of the term distancing

 . . .  but they don't actually implement their own recommendation unti they get to "other news"https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ffef1818c3f051137902ac5d/images/5f79ff69-c9de-4c05-8445-d3d749cf8935.jpg" width="150" class="m_-4983162613976985064mcnRetinaImage CToWUd a6T"/>Dear Adrian, Over the last few weeks, it has become clear to us and other campaigners, that there are some urgent issues linked to active travel and the current crisis which need our support. We have been in contact with…See More
May 5
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Crouch End Councillors 1st May Bulletin - but what is a Ward Forum? and have you any blood to spare

View this email in your browserDear Adrian,This week our (1st May) update Coronavirus includes:Crouch End UpdateFirst ever Crouch End virtual Ward Forum - Sat 9th May!Cllr Luke Cawley-Harrison is today's guest on Northbound RadioLDN - 2.30pmHow you can contact usHaringey Response UpdateUpdate on increasing pedestrian & cycling infrastructure to aid…See More
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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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