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

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

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  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You'd think they would have shared this with the local media outlets, wouldn't you? Or perhaps posted up some flyers around the nearby estates. Why, it's almost like they don't want the opinions of anyone who's not already onboard with the nu-Market concept!
  2. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    spread the word then
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I need a full details or at least a flyer so I've a proper source.
  4. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Or failing a proper source a bouncer will suffice

  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That was eye witness testimony from someone standing directly opposite at the time of the incident, you prick. And what's his job got to do with anything?
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  6. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Big fire at Lisboa Grill this afternoon. Hope everyone is okay. Looked pretty serious.
  7. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I don't understand, that is all the details - what more do you need?

    Here is the email again sent to the local residents and forwarded to me via the 'Sleepless in Brixton' group, who are keen that their concerns and well being are taken into account. Contact them directly if this is not enough, all the contact details of the Market developer are here, again:

    We will be available to talk through our plans with you today from 4pm-6pm in unit 89 Brixton Village and 4pm-8pm on Wednesday.

    If you have any questions in the meantime or aren’t able to make those sessions please do call or email.


    Alistair Maddox
    Director of Project Development
    Brixton Village & Market Row

    Hondo Enterprises
    9 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RL
    D: 02039558083
    M: 07872463409
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Cheers - I got a leaflet through today so I'll go over tomorrow. There's lots of words in the leaflet but it doesn't actually say anything!
  9. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Dreadful traffic on Brixton Hill. I just spotted a tfl bus doing a u turn by the prison. Looks like it’s backed up all the way to the south circular
  10. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

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    ricbake working out how


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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

  13. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'll make up my mind when I see their plans but I'm naturally supremely distrustful and even if they mean well, I imagine that their proposals will continue the policy of social exclusion already in place. There may well be a council-pleasing mix of A1/A3 outlets, but I'm doubtful many will be targeted at the less affluent people on my estate, and the market will continue to pursue its well established status as a DJ-laden, foodie-luring "destination."

    What's your thoughts?
  15. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I actually don't have any as yet, your post was first I heard. I've also moved up the hill a bit so don't spend as much time in central Brixton / Loughborough as I did.

    I'm also still a bit sketchy on planning rules as yet!
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This may be useful?
    • A1 Shops – Shops, retail warehouses, hairdressers, undertakers, travel and ticket agencies, post offices (but not sorting offices), pet shops, sandwich bars, showrooms, domestic hire shops, dry cleaners, funeral directors and internet cafes.
    • A3 Restaurants and cafés – For the sale of food and drink for consumption on the premises – restaurants, snack bars and cafes.
  17. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    It's more how it all fits in together, like what could the owner be planning in the medium term and can we tell from this exercise
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    He's a trend-grooving, cash-dripping, record-dropping socialite, so I'd take a gamble and say we'll end up with more of the same with added bonus DJs nights and on-trend foodieism, with a few old school units retained to make it look 'authentic' and 'real.'

    That said, it could be far, far worse.
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  19. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    speaking to one of the business owners it seems it was a p.r. job to tick the relevant boxes for change of use, in effect anyone wanting to change from A1 to A3 or vice versa will go through the owners and not the council and while it might be true that service charges are decreasing (I have no idea) it is also true that rents are increasing, I would guess that the rent increases will far outstrip the reductions
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I went along. The 'drop in session' was held in a completely empty white room without a table or a chair, there was no posters or anything to look at or read, and with the two Village reps waiting behind the closed door I suspect it might have been a tad intimidating to some folk.
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  21. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Hopefully you managed to get some info, thanks for taking your time to go along.
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  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There was nothing for them to say really. I gave them some suggestions that they should leaflet the nearby estates and talk normally if they really want to get local people involved - posting up guff about 'shop concepts' is unlikely to engage people who don't like in a world of hubs and clusters.

    I did find out that the toilets in the Village are now free so strongly suggested they start telling people that. But apart from that it was a bit of a waste of time, really. The lack of effort in the unwelcoming shop unit was quite dispiriting, really.

    Oh and I also suggested they post up stuff here (after warning them that they may encounter strong opinions!) - if they want to get all the community involved, well urban is part of the community too.
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I thought there was some sort of agreement between planning and covered market that no more than 50% of units were to be A3 cafe/bar situations.
    I guess if the owners can be relied on the observe that it might make sense for them to be in charge of change of use (or not).
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I notice that the Agile Rabbit's refit sees it return with MOAR BAR!
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Some right twats in the Albert are doing that ridiculous puffed-up, squaring up to each other nonsense. Embarrassing.
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    "She's turned me into a complete yogee." Ya, Totes.

    £55 month

    Soul Stretch

    Oh they do 'retreats' too - just £1,300 for 7 nights in Spain. Tally ho!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
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  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I have an eclectic approach to these things, but I'd never heard of getting a touch of Zen from doing yoga (as claimed in the video).

    When I looked it up it turns out there is actually an outfit called ZenYoga in Camberwell (Camberwell Grove in fact). Camberwell seem a bit better organised than the Eurolink based SoulStretch, and have merchandising plus anything from Mindfulness @ £75 (as opposed to free of charge at the Maudsley) through to 14 day Yoga Instructor courses from £1830.00 Zenways Yoga Teacher Training Course: Costs and Offers
  30. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It seems that yoga is just the latest thing to hate upon, as a visible and easily mockable component of the nu Brixton changes. It's unlikely you'll ever find me attending a yoga class but I know several people, who aren't all London based yuppies, who seem to find it very helpful for various things, from keeping a handle on debilitating back pain to helping in relaxation and general mental wellbeing to an antidote to the effects of approaching old age. There are lots of different types of yoga that are focussed on different things; some involve strenuous physical stuff; some are more about the mental stuff that you could describe as 'zen' if you wanted to; some are associated with hippy nonsense and some aren't. There are different teachers with different approaches and there are classes that happen in school halls for something like £10 a session as well as the heavily branded operations like the Fierce Grace place and so on.
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