Brixton news, rumours and general chat - August 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Aug 1, 2017.

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  1. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I saw her having a barney with a community support officer outside HH station yesterday. It was getting quite animated.
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  2. Jangleballix

    Jangleballix Better living through chemistry.

    Sounds like an L Division ANPR operation. Are you saying the Met ignore ANPR hits on white drivers?
  3. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

  4. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    you may think it a coincidence that it just happens to be non-whites every time I see them checking on Coldharbour I couldn't possibly say
  5. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

  6. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    In my experience the traffic police are not inclined to let white people get away with no tax or insurance.
  7. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I've seen quite a few stings on white vans in the mornings on Brixton Hill. I think its mostly checking for red diesel though.
  8. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Looks like end of the Brixton Pillars, pulled all the signage off again. Wonder what crap they will stick up next.
  9. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

  10. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Wasn't boomtown a bit shambolic too?
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Yes they did but wanted to replace them with IPNAs ( Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance). Which in practice more wide ranging.

    It's as Monbiot points out policing out anyone who might be different. Proved his fears are correct.

    She has been around Brixton for years. Living in her squat. An eccentric who locals knew and tolerated. I know her. She is hardly a threat to law and order. Totally ridiculous to do this to her. If this is what happened.

    She's harmless. She might give the police some lip. But who cares about that.

    At last, a law to stop almost anyone from doing almost anything | George Monbiot

    Further look and ASBOs were replaced by CBO. Criminal Behaviour Order.

    Anti-social behaviour order - Wikipedia
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  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Rehouse Clavia - Protest Monday

    Please come and support Clavia on Monday morning to demand that she be rehoused immediately:

    Protest from 8am Monday 14th August
    Lambeth Council Housing Office
    Olive Morris House
    18 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RD

    Clavia is a 33 year old mother of two young children, aged 2 & 8. Lambeth Council evicted them from their home in Brixton last Wednesday.

    Lambeth has a duty of care to this family and they are in denial of this fact, through claiming that she has made herself intentionally homeless due to rent arrears. An intentionally non-transparent system of incredible complexity exists in Lambeth Housing. Chaos and confusion is created resulting in so called shortfalls of rent occurring, hence the 'arrears'.

    Clavia and her two children are now sleeping on the floor (yes, the hard, cold floor - no bed) in the living room of a relative, whilst the flat Lambeth evicted the family from stands empty (although still full of their belongings).

    We demand that Lambeth re-house Clavia & her children back into their home immediately. We demand that Lambeth set up a meeting for Clavia and her representatives to sort out the so called rent 'arrears' that Lambeth refuse to provide full details of.

    As a lone parent with 2 young children she occasionally took part-time low-paid work to try to improve their lives - and every time she did this her benefits were thrown into chaos and she was told her rent was in arrears. Millions of low paid workers in our 'gig-economy' face these problems every day - Clavia needs to be rehoused but we also need Lambeth to urgently overhaul their systems for how they support people moving in and out of low paid work so that they always get the full benefits they are entitled to and do not end up homeless.
  15. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I did wonder why the path up the side of the tennis court was covered in cigarette buts this morning. Queues must have been moving very slowly. Couple of friends went, said the music was good but it was really disorganised and they wouldn't go again
  16. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Where's a decent place for phone screen repair? Daughter smashed hers...
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Posted here: Lambeth evict woman and her two young children: petition launched
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Hardly comparing like for like here.
  19. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    So she's punished for working because the council can't process changes to her circumstances quickly enough? That is so fucked up. But it's been normal for how long...ten years? Is this partly why coffee shops and sandwich bars say that nobody British applies for their jobs?
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  20. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    People on zero hours contracts, part time casual working find the benefits system is not set up for that. I agree this should have been sorted out years ago.

    What's worse had a chat with friend of mine. She told her "employment advisor" she was applying for part time Jobs in supermarkets. This is normal for supermarkets. She was then "sanctioned" by her "employment advisor" at the Job Centre for not applying for full time (40 hours regular work) jobs. Like the modern job market is full of old school regular jobs now. So my friend was punished for the way the job market works now.

    None of this surprises me. The poor get hounded for not trying hard enough when the system is set up for employers benefit.

    As for British workers not doing these jobs. They do. As friend said they ( employers) say we don't do these jobs. Well we are.

    I've heard whining from employers in Evening Standard about Brexit. It's totally self interested. They want access to cheap labour force.

    I'm not Brexit but I can understand why sections of working class voted Brexit.

    The working class in this country get treated like shit. Referendum gave them opportunity to stick two fingers up at establishment.

    One way to deal with this is to bring in Basic Income. It's being tried in other countries. But imo the problems above are not an accident. It's about policing the poor. Keeping them in there place.
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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thought I would put in a thumbs up for Plumb base in Stockwell Green.

    Plumbase, 2-7 Stockwell Green, London - Plumbers Merchants near Stockwell Tube Station

    Now Black Diamond have gone I've used them a few times. Proper plumbers merchants. I had plumbing disaster on Sunday. Went down there today at half seven this morning. They knew exactly what I needed to sort it out. Plus advice from friendly plumber who happened to be there. And didn't cost me an arm and a leg.

    Really hope they stay. Now surrounded by new flats. So expect there land value has gone up big time. Like at Diamonds. London needs places like this.
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  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I meant proper in sense that they have people there who know what they are talking about. It mainly caters for professional plumbers.So its not somewhere DIY people like me might know about. Found them helpful for DIY person like me. They give me advice.Screwfix is ok but you really need to know what you want. Will check out the one you mention.

    Plus Stockwell one is short cycle ride from me.

    Brixton is now lacking DIY shops etc. I'm finding I'm going to Stockwell now. There is a good DIY shop near Stockwell tube station I use as it's open Sundays.

    I try to use the one in LJ opposite Tescos. But he isn't open Sundays. And often doesn't have stuff in stock.
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  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I've used that plumbase in Stockwell too, and also found it to be quite good.

    Have same issues with the one in LJ although sometimes he comes through.

    In Brixton I think there's still the DIY place in the railway arches running towards LJ from where pop brixton is. And at least one place on Acre Lane.

    Howard Bros in Camberwell is OK for general DIY if a bit pricey. There's also the one just a couple of doors down from the station in Herne Hill. I end up at Screwfix for most stuff though, because you can check before you go there whether they have what you want. While I'd like to support the smaller shops, it's too often the case that you waste an hour going there to find they don't have what you're after. Even when they claim on the phone that they do, but actually they weren't listening to what you were trying to explain (hello Howard Bros)
  27. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a flat to rent. Dealing with estate agents is like being investigated by the fucking Stasi. They say the law compels them to check everyone's immigration status. And everyone has to provide 6 months bank statements "because of money laundering." Where the fuck do we live? Some dystopian prison-state?
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So they get to get a good nosey around on what you've been spending your money on and where you've been? The fuckers.
  29. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    Foxtons said "we need to know whether you have any bad habits which might affect your ability to pay the rent. Like a gambling addiction. Or you might buy a Ferrari."
  30. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    It's not really that different from taking out a £500k loan from the bank. You'd expect them to check for tell tale signs you're a crack head.
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