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  • Raising the roof to accommodate a 2nd floor level residential addition (containing 2x2 bed, 2x1 bed and 1x3 bed flats) to the existing building There are private terraces on the plans too, which seems particularly objectionable given the quiet natu…
  • "I'm not religious but I'll perpetuate the nonsense because it suits my current requirements". Will we ever escape the dark ages.
  • Sheep just out of shot
    in Woody's Comment by graeme July 2016
  • Big fan of Gareth from green man landscaping. Overhauled my small garden last year, very reasonable and personable. He's in Walthamstow but is over this way regularly. Posted on a previous thread, some other sg.orgs also used him +447741284…
  • You'd think a grubby live venue would still be a money maker with all the students that are going to be in the area. Can't see many people wanting to eat a lobster in the middle of a bus station. But I guess as a chain burger bar it might do ok.…
  • Is this just a land grab by snobs who want to live in 'Crouch End' with the actors and high house prices, but shit public transport? Maybe keeping hold of the Town Hall should take priority over this weedy 'hmm let's invent an issue, then put oursel…
  • "Hi I have a story idea which rather than attack the fundamental issues of tax avoidance, land value tax, offshore havens and politicians and power-brokers benefiting from quantative easing while the population suffer, would rather make it about 'ha…
  • For anyone else looking at the thread,  I used anyvan.com when I moved a few months back when I couldn't get any recommendations.  You provide a realistic list of all the stuff you've got that needs shifting, and people bid on the job.  They have re…
  • SG is still in the dark ages compared to a lot of London, Kreuzkav.  Would actually suggest that SG is being left behind (probably no bad thing) given that there is little room for expansion, and many long-term residents/landlords are not selling on…
  • To be fair, it was the barman who actually stepped in to put the twat in his place, I was well outnumbered!
  • Park Tavern is the only place I've been threatened, and asked outside for a fight by some sectarian bigot, all the time I've been in London.  What an absolute shithole of a place.  With a new influx of students/residents, it would appear that the ol…
  • thanks conformable_kate, that's a good shout.   
    in CDs Comment by graeme June 2015
  • Have scanned a few with musicmagpie, but they are averaging £0.30 for pretty well-respected albums. Any opinions on a particular charity shop in the area that deserves about 300 CDs?  Can be SGR or Crouch End.
    in CDs Comment by graeme June 2015
  • W5+ Stops just about everywhere, for everyone.+ Generally friendly, patient, well-known drivers+ Stops at the library+ Saves you the walk up Endymion Road from Homebase - Benches at 'stops' appear to have been purposefully positioned to be not where…
  • Northern Line going 24hours too though via Archway, no?  There are options to getting home in the small hours.  Spreading resources thin or hiking prices further to accommodate what must be real edge cases is a tough ask.  Just saying.  
  • A more frequent W7 for the masses of people in the evening and on Sundays seems like more of a need.    If you live up nearer Crouch End, the N41 runs 24hrs from central London via Archway.   You can also respond to the consultation if you don't thi…
  • @ali It was only when Labour were Red Tories that they managed 3 wins on the bounce. There was very little that wasn't tweaking around the edges to entice people to choose them this time round. Where were the big generation-defining policies …
  • Perhaps the right thing to have done was to not engage in attacking other candidates, and instead make the issues about what your policies/pledges are? Then let voters decide if you'd be a capable MP for the next 5 years, rather than how bad the inc…
  • The progesterex response from Lynne would have been funny to see, pure Yes Minister whataboutery. Really difficult to decide tbh, one of the smaller parties will likely get my vote.  Geoff Mosley's Hoi Polloi party website is entertaining at least. …
  • How many BTL households are there Papa L? There are 4.9million. Let's not pretend they are a minority holder of housing stock in the UK. And you're never down on property unless you have to get out. And if you need to, you can just pretend i…
  • But if it's an issue of supply and demand, it's a commodity.  And it will continue to be a commodity, as long as we pretend that that lever ("build more") can somehow be used to get us out of this.  I don't see affordability improving, despite all t…
  • Arkady, Does the Supply and Demand argument involve supplying investors with vehicles for their pensions, at the cost of low and middle earners?   Why should shelter be a commodity?   The price seems artificially high because overseas investors are …
  • ADGS seems to be arguing that once a few high-profile 'investment vehicle' rabbit-hutch blocks fizzle out, investors may find something else to invest in, rather than human shelter.  Perhaps the economy can return to something resembling a functioni…
  • Was in this evening, probably the opposite of Duffer's experience.   Service was prompt.  All our dishes came within 5 minutes of ordering - too fast for us to eat them, and they were luke-warm by the time we got to eat them.  Meatballs - bland.  An…
    in Fabrica Comment by graeme April 2015
  • http://www.stroudgreenlabour.org.uk/blog/wells-terrace-entrance-update To save SG.org visitors trying to read white text on an ever-changing photo background at the Labour website...  ]Wells Terrace Entrance Update 24.03.2015Below is an email we hav…
  • So just so we're clear, LU spokesman on the BBC snippet says that during the closure period, the existing two entrances "will be able to cope with the existing demand".  That is - no closures at peak?   How does that work, if 3 entrances are not cur…
  • I wonder if anyone at Great Northern is considering the impact on their already crammed train services at Hornsey/Harringay from people avoiding FP? Some trains at Harringay > Moorgate are already unboardable at peak...  I guess they get paid no…
  • Those plans for the 2.5year closure of Wells Terrace exit essentially say "Welcome to all Stroud Green, Crouch End and Muswell Hill bus users - you can all get f*cked".  The station's a bombscare at the best of times without funnelling another ton o…
  • Have to laugh at those developers.  I wrote an objection on the planning portal, which I guess captures my address.  Last year I got a letter from the developer, inviting me to visit to "see if I've changed my mind", in case I was interested in buyi…
  • Saw him trudging up Crouch Hill a few months back after he'd just been hammered by Andrew Neil on Daily Politics.  Guess he lives in the big 'high fence/curtains never open' corner house not far away. Also, Minty in the Harringay Arms (which is appa…