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Haringey Council Election website: Haringey Votes

Started Mar 27 0 Replies

Haringey Council has launched a new website focussed entirely on the forthcoming elections.Haringey Votes has all the information about…Continue

Tags: politics, elections, haringey

Stop all the clocks!

Started this discussion. Last reply by TomJH Oct 25, 2013. 1 Reply

What is it with all the new redevelopment schemes and clocks?This week we've had plans for a clock to be built as part of the redesign of …Continue

Tags: palmers green triangle, library, clock

Best place to buy a real Christmas Tree locally

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Swift Dec 14, 2012. 10 Replies

OK ... its beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and feel like it too with the cold weather)so ... where should I go locally to buy a good quality real Christmas tree? Any suggestions?Continue

Tags: tree, christmas

Irritated by Insurance Ads? You are not alone!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard McKeever Jun 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Spotted on Green Lanes near the Tesco ExpressLooks like someone in the neighbourhood has had their fill of irritating insurance advertising...Who's next - those flippin' meerkats, the low-rent…Continue

Tags: advertising, grafitti

 

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About Me

Hello

I am a long-time local resident - I work for a not for profit community agency in North London.

I joined the site as I am committed to improving my community through volunteering, campaigning and helping out where I can.

I am a former Labour Party activist and lapsed Labour party member now a non-aligned socialist and active member of my Trade Union happily pricking the bubble of pomposity whenever I come across it.

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John Mellor posted a discussion

Haringey Council Election website Haringey Votes

Haringey Council has launched a new website focussed entirely on the forthcoming elections.Haringey Votes has all the information about the forthcoming elections local and European elections, including who the local candidates are, how to register to vote,  and request a postal…See More
Mar 27
John Mellor replied to Richard McKeever's discussion Local Council Elections 2014 - A Community Manifesto
"Ashleena I think you are absolutely right that central government has the key role in this - however my view was that local councils end up dealing with the consequences of inequality through their role in providing housing, education and other…"
Mar 7
John Mellor replied to Richard McKeever's discussion Local Council Elections 2014 - A Community Manifesto
"One issue that I think is increasingly important is inequality - particularly income inequality. Whilst this is probably outside the scope of local councillors to rectify - responding the impact of inequalities is pertinent to local authorities. In…"
Feb 28
John Mellor replied to Richard McKeever's discussion The Enfield Experiment - radical ideas to tackle economic decline.
"I think quoting a comedian who is a recovering addict and was sacked from the BBC for abusing a pensioner  really contributes nothing of value to this debate. Comedians have been critical of politicians as long as there have been…"
Feb 10
John Mellor replied to Richard McKeever's discussion The Enfield Experiment - radical ideas to tackle economic decline.
"Waste and inefficiency is an easy stick to beat local councils with ... it has been a Tory mantra from at least the time of Thatcher and probably before. I am not convinced that there are significant savings to be made from inefficient public…"
Feb 7
John Mellor replied to Richard McKeever's discussion The Enfield Experiment - radical ideas to tackle economic decline.
"Tom I think ranting against elected officials who get it wrong - or are self-serving - has its place (I know. I have done it too!) but frankly I think your attacks are undeserved in this instance. The petty local issues you cite are best resolved at…"
Feb 7
John Mellor replied to Richard McKeever's discussion The Enfield Experiment - radical ideas to tackle economic decline.
"Theresa May doesn't have the most enviable record at organising expulsions of undesirable aliens! :) Let's hope we can retain Councillor Sitkin (and his colleagues) in Enfield long enough to give this bold and radical experiment a chance…"
Feb 4
John Mellor replied to Jude Habib's discussion Food banks, Poverty & Our Local MP
"First a bit of context - Foodbanks are relatively recent -the  Trussell Trust has been operating UK food banks since 2000, you will note, Cllr Sitkin, that the need for , and operation of Foodbanks (the tragedy of Foodbanks as you call it…"
Dec 23, 2013
Kathie Burke liked John Mellor's discussion Stop all the clocks!
Oct 28, 2013
TomJH replied to John Mellor's discussion Stop all the clocks!
"Totally agree John. Well said. "
Oct 25, 2013
John Mellor posted a discussion

Stop all the clocks!

What is it with all the new redevelopment schemes and clocks?This week we've had plans for a clock to be built as part of the redesign of Palmers Green Triangle - and also a new "landmark" clock outside the tarted-up library - despite the…See More
Oct 25, 2013
John Mellor replied to Nell Riches's discussion Myddleton Road... A Street Worth Fighting For
"Holly I fear you may be right - I think I can detect a bandwagon being jumped upon here ... and it is being done to support a very narrow party political interest in advance of next spring's local council elections. It is only possible to sign…"
Oct 6, 2013
John Mellor replied to TomJH's discussion Traveler Camp on Bowes Road
"We should only be worried if there is something specific to worry about - the simple fact that they are travellers and "not like us" is not in itself a reason to be worried. The only person who can "report them to the police and get…"
Sep 23, 2013
John Mellor replied to Daniel Cowan's discussion Stopping Proposed Tarmac Pavements
"This really seems to be an attempt at a short-term cash saving measure. But just because it may be cheaper to simply tarmac an area than lay traditional paving slabs it is not saving my council tax money. With a shorter life-span Tarmac will only…"
Sep 20, 2013
John Mellor replied to Edward Swift's discussion Building Control on Myddleton Road
"I do think that enforcement is the key here. We have seen several attempts at grand strategy - with an excellent (and expensive looking) report from Architects Butler Hegarty about a vision for Myddleton Road. Followed by the Local Authority's…"
Jul 23, 2013
John Mellor replied to Administrator's discussion "Funky Lounge" Sale of Alcohol Licensing Application
"I would be very concerned if this establishment was given a licence to sell alcohol. It opened as a lovely family run cafe a few years ago - but the original owners have moved on and now it is a dark, exclusive and somewhat threatening…"
May 15, 2013

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At 14:19 on November 3, 2011, Richard McKeever said…

Hello John

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