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  • Vastly superior to the dismal Crown Post Office on Seven Sisters Road.
    in Post Office Comment by marko November 12
  • You can report waste with the Islington Clean Streets app.... except that it directs the report to what it thinks is the correct borough (Haringey also using.. and Stroud Green Road is right on the borough boundary - and it's frequently wrong. The…
  • They're complaining that he hasn't had the good sense to resign as a councillor - and that the Labour party appears be taking no action to force is hand. Update: He finally did.
  • You'll no doubt be billed for all three iterations. One of my neighbours was none too impressed the last time round to be billed for a portion of the cost of the works-compound used by the contractor - despite them only painting her front door - whi…
  • Clissold Park is my usual - nice light, airy and clean facility, with two 25m pools, so there's always adult lane-swimming to be had. Highbury Pool was always a very utilitarian bit of anti-architecture that was poorly looked after - but it had th…
  • There are signs up under the bridge about the council providing immediate accommodation for those who want it - and doing a deep cleanse of what's left. The cleanse seemed to happen about a week later than advertised and has removed some of the sha…
  • @HolbornFox Councils don't get to keep the proceeds of business rates - they go to central government from whence they are redistributed. If anything. an area of the City Fringe - which both Islington and Hackney have - is an area that raises no i…
  • i've had quite a few replacement timber windows from Bekim. The quality of the joinery and fitting is very good. External finish painting is not great (much of it is done in the factory conditions, so the finish of that is good) but then touched …
  • On the subject of power for the event - walked past today and spotted several blocks of portable lighting. LED lights, running off a diesel generator. No doubt everything else is supplied in a similar way. Perhaps it's time council spent some of …
  • @krappyrubsnif An equally traditional and old-fashioned approach to getting your voice heard is to complain to your elected representatives, and then exercise your franchise if this does not result in change. Even if -like me - you live on the Isli…
  • Meanwhile water pissing out between Finsbury Park Mosque and the estate agent on the corner of Seven Sisters Road.
    in No Water Comment by marko March 5
  • In what way are they dodgy? You can get them refurbished - which usually consists of taking the sashes out, removing excess old paint, servicing the cord, pulleys and weights and then fitting draft-proof beadings. The cills and bottom of the bo…
  • One of them is watching vehicles driving the wrong way underneath the SGR railway bridge....
  • Props to the BTP - as I walked past this evening they were talking to a driver they'd just caught driving the wrong way under the bridge. He seemed to be claiming to have not seen the signs. I hope he was reported for prosecution.
  • where's the planning application for it? It's not a huge site
  • I have sent several emails to my local councillors over the last year - and copied them on more. Their responses have been notably absent. Perhaps they feel that their seats are so secure they don't need to bother with constituents' case-work any mo…
  • I think it said more about the state of national politics at the time to be honest.
  • You could try a Freedom Of Information request. You can also use your rights under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act (Data subject access request) to get all data pertaining to your case. For maximum embarrassment, include your Data Subject Acc…
  • The latter I suspect - incompetence. good luck holding elected representatives to account - Labour could have put up Mira Hidley as a candidate in Haringey and still won.
  • The Rotten Boorough getting even more rotten?
  • Islington seem to at least eventually respond to reports (although they close the tickets generated some time afterwards). I've had instances where they haven't responded and can give you the name of the person responsible if you wish to complain d…
  • There is loads of it on the lower end of SGR near Sainsbury's and round the corner of Lennox Road. There it appears to be domestic rubbish left out on the pavement near Vista House or the social/affordable housing of the John Jones development. Seem…
  • For anybody with romanticised views on rough sleeping - this provides some insight. The series is shot in Bristol, but it's not hard to see how it translates to London. Anybody know whether the Police and council are taking a similar approach? - c…
  • @miss annie: I assume this is where they've been spending much of the evening?
  • This evening, not only were the bedrooms/begging pitches gone, but so were their occupants. I assume today's operation involved an Dispersal Order as well as street cleaning. Sadly, Haringey didn't do their side of the road where a pile of discar…
  • The thought of the kind of fans Liam Gallagher attracts worries more far more than Tiesto to be honest.
  • I'm surprised - nobody on here whinging about it - even though the sound is carrying over into SG - possibly as a result of the weather conditions.
  • I witnessed the couple with the double bed packing it away into a shopping trolley and wheeling it away at about 10.30pm yesterday evening. They were back by this afternoon as I passed by. Wonder which store's trolley it is?
  • Saw Police there yesterday talking to the newly arrived couple in the double bedroom under the bridge. Others are habitual rough-sleepers, often to be seen - when not begging - unconscious in uncomfortable poses as waves of commuters pass on their…
  • There is dumped rubbish every week around the corner from me. Domestic waste disposed of in shopping bags, on the pavement). I report it every week and Islington has so far not investigated as far as I can tell. Doubt they'd have to look hard to f…