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  • Lawrence, I didn't even know there were meetings. Care to elaborate? I'm a local Islington resident who heads up there regularly, whose kids play on it, albeit not at Cape, got involved when the skate ramp was so terribly replaced, and I wasn't aw…
  • That's Islington's only skateboard ramp and one of only two skate facilities in the entire borough. They were meant to get a proper skatelite replacement for the old ramp, then decided to cut corners and got the cowboys in. There has been a ramp th…
  • If they have fenced that off it's a real shame, the kids love playing on that and there is nothing dangerous about playing there unsupervised. Children play there all the time. My understanding was it was a playground open to the public at all ti…
  • Scruffy, you did that thing again of putting words into my mouth. At what point did I suggest anything was PC nonsense?
  • Krappy didn't stereotype ethnicity, he made a joke about scrap metal to do with a bunch of people who pitched up their caravans in the park (a place you aren't allowed to pitch up a caravan) related to the traditionally higher likelihood of people l…
  • Krappy, what you said was reasonable and meant in good humour. I'll bet that many of the brigade who take offence at a light-hearted line like that would never raise such an issue with someone who made a gammon joke or shouted 'Tory Scum'.
  • Scruffy, Going from a suggestion that people should have thicker skins rather than be upset about the term 'mansplaining', to a claim that this is advocating the widespread use of abusive racist language is not 'extrapolating', I would argue it is a…
    in N4 County Lines Comment by Papa March 14
  • There's a sign claiming it's to do with work on the lights under the bridge. PS. Oops sorry, saw the Rattle already said that.
  • Wow, Scruffy, beyond accusing Ali of something when I think you meant me, you escalated that one quickly. I feel you might be conflating a number of far more serious things with my post about an innocuous but annoying term 'mansplaining'.
    in N4 County Lines Comment by Papa March 13
  • I dislike the term mansplaining - not just because I am a man - but because I think it is used as a way to shut down discussion. I'm not saying you are doing that Miss Annie - and please don't take that as my point here - but that's how I often se…
    in N4 County Lines Comment by Papa March 13
  • Message from British Transport Police: Hello, we police Finsbury Park station! Please report any activity like this to us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 so we can investigate. That is genius: As if you could miss it, they are stood ever…
    in N4 County Lines Comment by Papa March 12
  • @Miss Annie, That's the wine bar in my post. Oak is great as a wine bar, and got some good wines in there to take out, but almost all expensive. Not expensive for what they are, Oak's prices are fair, but the selection itself is a pricey one. I'…
    in Wine Shop Comment by Papa March 4
  • Interesting, There's not really already a wine shop though before this is there? There's a wine bar, a beer shop that sells some wine, and a good off-licence (Jacks) but no actual wine shop. Hope the prices are decent and not too high, some of th…
    in Wine Shop Comment by Papa March 4
  • I'd definitely go to that, if I wasn't on holiday.
  • Brexit, I definitely blame Brexit.
    in Wigs Comment by Papa February 20
  • I've been to the Dead Rabbit in New York. It has an downstairs and upstairs but unfortunately only the downstairs was open late afternoon. Decent bar, long and narrow - and pretty squeezed in, due to it being popular and a spot to visit. Only stop…
    in Dead Rabbits Comment by Papa February 11
  • Thanks Krappy, heard him interviewed on the radio on Saturday morning. Very interesting. Will have to watch that.
  • Shame they are leaving, food there is really good. Hope there is a good replacement.
  • TfL got busted for spinning the numbers recently - it's many more than they initially tried to indicate.
  • It's not been that widely reported in the UK press but the thing that started the anger and helped trigger the whole gilet jaunes thing was the cutting of speed limits on rural roads last year. When the fuel tax rises were added to this they did th…
  • Six months after we started this discussion, most people still don't know about the North - South circular ULEZ plan. They will kick off massively when hundreds of thousands of Londoners realise they need to get rid of their car and spend thousands…
  • But Joust, one of the main justifications for expanding Heathrow isn't even to do with you getting to Cyprus, it's to expand it as a hub - increasing services for people who never even enter the UK.
  • From Islington https://www.islington.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/recycling-and-rubbish-collections/christmas-tree-recycling Street properties From 2 January put your tree on the edge of your property for collection on your recycling day or take yo…
  • Considering they let the developer get away with shutting the Wells Terrace entrance for so long, causing problems for locals to help it save money, it's pretty disgraceful it's now delayed.
  • Are they flytipped or just put out for the council to collect and people haven't read the bit where it says wait until recycling day? (Possibly exacerbated by the council ignoring that too and collecting them.) Christmas trees are specifically fa…
  • The parking signs are meant to be clear and follow a standard system - this sign is confusing at a glance. I reckon you'd stand at least a 7 in ten chance of winning at the adjudicator.
  • Most likely, the darts - at Ally Pally. It's a big thing to go in fancy dress. I went last year - although I was not dressed up - it's carnage. On bus back to Finsbury Park there was a guy in a lobster suit who got down and started doing press up…
    in Bananas Comment by Papa December 2018
  • @Holborn Fox - yep, the five digit number number identifies the bay so you pay for the right one. The roamer thing isn't applicable because that is for parking in residents bays in other parts of Islington, whereas therattle has an IS-J permit and…
  • I would appeal that. It is definitely misleading in the context of Islingtons signage. The generally used convention in Islington is that signs mark out residents bays by having the zone, ie ISJ, on there. A reasonable person would expect that if y…
  • Difference with Upper Street and N1 is that our egalitarian council in Islington seems to be a lot keener on making sure the posh end of the borough is kept clean than doing so up here.
    in [...] Comment by Papa November 2018