A bit of an update sort of a thing from OpinioN8, of which you are a member, and just six months after the last one. And such is the pace of change around here, I am sorely tempted to send exactly the same one again. But some minor updates are needed if only to wish you all the Season's Greetings and a very Happy New Year which isn't far away now.
The "Liveable Neighbourhoods Initiative" is now slightly less sketchy and has been dubbed "Liveable Crouch End" (the interactive map doesn't work on my copy of Chrome) and ideas are even thicker on the ground than 6 months ago. This short video sketches in one of the early proposals.
The Hornsey Town Hall white elephant is taking shape rather neatly. Building works, which should have started on November 2nd, have not. Andthe early offer of apartmentsis selling about as many hot cakes as the abortive Saturday Market.Printworks houses and apartmentsare all still available , and the ground floor 'shop' may be opening as a solicitor. Rileys, in possibly the prime position, has closed down. Antic has disposed of theEarl Haig. And apparently there is no tenant yet for the ground floor section of 159 Tottenham Lane. Crouch End's best days may be behind it. Unless perhapsLiveable Crouch Endcomes up trumps.
TheLiveable Crouch End is really quite important. The chance to get more than £5m invested in Crouch End will crop up only rarely. We should take the chance to offer suggestions, and articulate our desires.