Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Autumn - Winter 2018-19

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 13, 2018.

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  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Looked at the survey and didn't fill it in. This is not my problem.

    Lambeth Council think residents should work with them to reduce impact of cuts.

    But when residents do something like re open an adventure playground in Loughborough Junction at no cost to the Council the Council still see this as a site to be disposed of.

    I don't feel this New Labour Council are working with residents to reduce impact of "austerity" cuts of this Tory government.

    What residents get is tiresome acolades of Council pet projects like Pop. Aimed at the demographic beloved by New Labour.

    Looking at the survey I'm concerned at references at saving costs on the leisure contracts ( ie Brixton Rec).
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  2. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    What's the current situation with council tax? There is one section in the survey that says people have previously suggested raises in council tax. It then says there are limits on what they can raise but is not specific in saying whether there is any scope at all to do that.
  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    I think the LA element can't go up by more than 5% without a local referendum. So 3% inflation plus 2% social care precept that councils can apply may be the max if the precept is included

    The leader of Surrey floated theirs going up 20% to bail them out in their stand off with central govt over funding. Clearly that would never have got through a local referendum.
  4. shakespearegirl

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  5. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    That only works if you are a Tory council.
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I wonder if there is any point filling in that consultation survey and leaving everything blank except for the "anything else" box and saying there should be a local referendum to increase council tax.
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  8. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Absolutely horrible. We were walking up Brixton hill an hour before this and there were two fuckwits racing off from the lights and swerving all over the road. Fuckwits!
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  9. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    They should. I wouldn’t have thought it too easy to get away with a hit and run on Brixton Hill. There are so many cameras. Here’s hoping anyway. Tens of lives changed forever I imagine by one total fuckwit.
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  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    And by everyone who resists the introduction and enforcement of speed limits and traffic calming measures in general.

    That some people will drive dangerously when no limits are put on them is something you can't change.

    What you can change is the limits that are put on drivers.
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  11. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    How did this guy not get decked?

  12. Enchilada

    Enchilada New Member

    He didn't get decked because the demographic in Brixton has changed. He wouldn't have dared do this ten years ago.
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    He wouldn't even be in Brixton ten years ago. But with his stupidity now shared all over social media I imagine his 'white built' world is shortly going to crumble around him. The big racist twat.
  14. Enchilada

    Enchilada New Member

    The sheer entitlement (and ignorance re his 'white men built the world' comment) of the guy is staggering. And you're right, he wouldn't even have been in Brixton ten years ago. Never drink on an empty head I say.
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  15. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

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  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm always surprised how busy Phonox appears to be on a Sunday. There was a fair sized queue outside now getting their bags checked.
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  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Who is this?

  19. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Have you, like me, ever wondered what on earth it means when it’s announced on the Victoria Line that there are “minor delays”? Well, the incomparable Diamond Geezer provides the explanation in his blog today.

    If you’re interested you should go and take a look but, as a sample, the short version that applies off-peak is as follows:

    ”If you see Minor delays on the Victoria line off-peak, this could mean a 15 minute period with long gaps between trains, it could mean a 10 minute period with trains being turned back early, it could mean 5-10 minutes with no trains moving or it could mean only 70% of the timetabled trains are in service.”
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  21. editor

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  23. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

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  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It was a great crowd and we sold out again which was good news. It was a bloody hard work though - we DJd for seven hours straight!
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  25. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    You were probably running off the purple presence's psychic power supply.
  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I don't recall normally seeing such notices up outside licensed places where the contact details are the applicant's solicitors (in this case in Manchester).

    Is this a new thing - either nationally or in out-source capital Lambeth?

    Can we have the Thornton by-election counted in Kinshasa please?
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  27. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    there seems to be a rumour (again) around that the Village is to be knocked down for flats, I thought this had been resolved when it got its listing? was told this by two people in the space of 30 minutes who, as far as I know, have no connection with each other
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'd suggest that's highly unlikely seeing as they're Grade II listed, although if there's enough cash to be made it's not unheard of for redevelopments to go ahead.


    On a different note, they're finally taking the Christmas decorations down today.
  29. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    That’s what I thought as well maybe they’re behind the times
    They are emptying out the upstairs in the market allegedly to build a music studio
  30. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Apparently there is a police incident at Tulse Hill station.

    Also....the Railway is shut!
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