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Hollis

Bloody furious
The Morrisons self-service checkout tills are a disaster. After 13 years of loyal shopping, I've found myself walking out the store twice in the last month. :(

Are Morrisons aware just how bad these things are? Do they care?


:(
 

lolo

Well-Known Member
Please support The Big Green Bookshop if you can - they might be going under - they are asking that people buy a book next week to help them out
 

blossie33

trailer trash
Is that the shop in the side road? Think I looked in there once.
It's very, very difficult for small bookshops to keep going these days - too much competition from Amazon etc.
 

lolo

Well-Known Member
yeah they are v cool in there and it would be shit if they went cos then we would only have whsmiths which is nasty
 

sihhi

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered
Lolo do you know them? The problem is no one is buying books from WHSmith or Big Green Bookshop with the recession.
If they're serious and want people to defend them from eviction, I'm sure people would help.
 

Streathamite

ideological dogmatist
The one portraying Lynne Featherstone as death is actually my better half. She's only gone and kept that bloody mask, though - it's bloody terrifying when you find it suddenly, possibly under the influence of something :eek:
By curious coincidence, Lynne Featherstone looked pretty deathly when local activists picketed an event of hers recently :D
 

sihhi

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered
This is important for Wood Green, seriously there should be public information about NHS cuts in every corner of Wood Green:

SAVE OUR NHS - DISPEL THE MYTHS
Thursday March 17th 2011 - 7.30pm
Wood Green Christian Centre
24 Lymington Avenue, N22 6JA (just off the High Rd)
Full disabled access & facilities.
From the High Road, turn right where the Matalan and Lidl are and keep going till you see the building with the big cross on it (used to be the Salvation Army).
Organised by the Better Local Healthcare Campaign supported by HAPS Haringey Alliance for Public Services aka 'the Alliance' aka a chance to defend our jobs and our country for people in Haringey.

Speakers
Dr Kambiz Boomla (GP)
Sue Hessel (Local Campaigner, HFRA)
Colin Leys (Author of "The Plot against the NHS”, member of BLHC)
+ Open discussion on what we can do to defend our local health services

We believe that the hugely unpopular 'Health and Social Care Bill' currently going through parliament may do lasting damage to the NHS, leading to inequality between areas, reduced public accountability, poorer levels of patient care and less value for money. The changes are also likely to strain the NHS budget, at a time when cuts are already being made. Last month 200 people attended the Better Local Healthcare Campaign meeting in Muswell Hill, and now we are holding a meeting in the centre of the borough. Come along to the meeting to hear the facts, and to discuss what we can do together to help defend our local services facing cuts and privatisation.

True/False? Cameron’s NHS Myths

1. "GPs are keen on the new reforms".
FALSE - 61% of GPs canvassed “disagree” or ‘strongly disagree” with the new reforms.

2. "There will be more “patient choice”.
FALSE - The government wants to put cost before quality, thereby reducing patient choice.
 

IC3D

Post Mid Arc
Please support The Big Green Bookshop if you can - they might be going under - they are asking that people buy a book next week to help them out
Oh if its still there I'll go in and buy one, on another note I was in Morrisons yesterday and an employee was doling out reduced food through a gap next to the veg to like a scrum of twenty or so jostling shoppers scrabbling for bargains, it was fucking horrifying I was staring for ages until I went in and got two bags of spuds for 18p.
 

Streathamite

ideological dogmatist
well done sihhi, I'm no longer in the alliance as I now work from home in Leyton, but PLEASE all Haringey residents do attend - these are your services being decimated
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
I see Wood Green has been selected to be the flagship location for the new 'easygym' fitness concept.

Pretty exciting, and exceptional value at £13.99 a month, or £17,99 after 4 months.
 

IC3D

Post Mid Arc
I see Wood Green has been selected to be the flagship location for the new 'easygym' fitness concept.

Pretty exciting, and exceptional value at £13.99 a month, or £17,99 after 4 months.
And give up skin bleaching levels of chlorine and infectious skin diseases that my Haringey leisure pass affords me, never.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
I dunno about Haringey leisure, this place is 10 minutes walk away. Though I'm not too sure about the orange "easy" branding.. be abit of a sterile environment, I figure.
 

Streathamite

ideological dogmatist
None of it looks so impressive now.:(
OK...calling all altruistic residents of the london borough of Haringey.
frogwoman and I are visiting the tottenham green leisure centre on Phillip lane on monday evening. That's the nerve centre for
http://www.riotcleanup.co.uk/index.php. ALL welcome - brin what you can
we none of us are responsible for the devastatation that has been visited on London: We ARE - all of us, every last one - responsible for the social and economic conditions that drove those people to riot
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
The Morrison's Local is a welcome addition to the high street. Though I couldn't help noticing that the main Morrison's main supermarket seemed very understaffed on Friday night.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Exciting times in Shopping City. A new pavement widening scheme is in progress. Having lived here 17 years, I fondly remember the first pavement widening scheme from 2002.

"Pavements are being widened, more pedestrian crossings and better lighting is being installed, and the road will be raised in several areas in a bid to reduce driving speeds and prioritise pedestrians at junctions.

New bus shelters will be installed along the High Road, with some stops relocated, and more new signage, new bicycle stands, trees, plants and “green walls” will appear."

:cool:
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Rapidly following on the footsteps of pret a manger, a branch of Foxtons is opening up this month. Interesting times.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Attended a 'drop-in' session in Morrison's supermarket this evening.

Verbal confirmation from a housing officer that Shopping City could be turned to dust.

Also seems the Council Offices opposite the tube will be subject to change of use: though I'm not clear if the intention is to knock them down as well.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
In a very exciting discovery today, I was checking out early Jethro Tull gig timelines while waiting for the Breeders to come on stage at the Roundhouse. Much to my surprise I discover that the newly formed Tull played 2 gigs in Wood Green back in 1968 before hitting the big time.

The venue in question being the now closed 'Fishmonger's Arms'

The following link shows a vintage history up until the mid-70s. Sadly all closed down now, though I believe the Fishmonger's is still standing unlike the Nightingale.

Our Musical Heritage: Live at the Fishmongers Arms
 
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