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  • The Virgin cabinet on the end of my street could regularly, over the last 10 years, be seen knocked off its base, leaning precariously and with its doors wide open. Practically inviting somebody to tamper with it - or simply piss in it. It's far f…
  • Workers were pressure-washing the walls as I walked past this evening. And once again, no vagrants in sight - including in the regular spot by the entrance to FP NR station. Seems that there might have been a multi-agency Crackdown?
  • Station Place and the bottom half of Stroud Green Road were mercifully clear of all forms of vagrancy this evening. However, one had just shouldered past me though the wide ticket gate without paying as I left the station. The station assistant sa…
  • The market served by country lines couldn't be more different to the one you characterise: It's habitual (and often vulnerable) drug users in small towns
  • Perhaps just jump the fence at night with a few packets of seeds?
  • What became of the injunction? Earlier this evening all of the begging-pitches were empty, and later on, just one occupied by a regular who's often there, totally out of it.
  • Platform 1&2 and and 5&6 presumably being the platforms intended for Thameslink and Moorgate services - northbound ones have been using 7&8 recently - are they due to switch?
    in Train Geeks Comment by marko January 30
  • You could ask her which hostel is charing her for the night. Then phone the police and report aggressive begging. I've seen her on more than a few occasions - usually hanging around between Sainsbury's and the World's End, and quite in-your-face …
  • A fundraiser for The Single Homeless Project seems like an excellent choice. As an aside, here's a tale of three charities. One directly helps homeless people under the SGR bridge. http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=28777…
  • Regarding anti-social behaviour in the park, we could start with the problem drinkers congregating by the Seven Sisters gate in the afternoon, and the weed-smoking kids who between Seven Sisters gate and Stroud Green Road gate after dark. Seen plen…
  • Vastly superior to the dismal Crown Post Office on Seven Sisters Road.
  • 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…
    in [...] Comment by marko November 2018
  • 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.
    in [...] Comment by marko October 2018
  • 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 2018
  • 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?