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

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    Bloody hell. Another person banging about the devil around town. Granted it's totally anecdotal stuff, but does anyone else feel a rise in religion around Brixton?
     
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    I can't even begin to articulate how awful my experience at Nationwide has been. Dreadful place. Makes Barclays look like the cutting edge of efficiency.
     
  3. madolesance

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    If this is business account related, then the way forward is MetroBank.
     
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    I was trying to take money out of an old savings account and close down two vintage accounts for my Footie Fans vs CJA campaign and Bluebird Jones football comic. There was a little bit of cash still left in those (untouched for over 15 years!) but despite the paltry amounts concerned, this seemed all too much for the bank so I'll have to come back again for more queuing in the soulless place :(
     
  5. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I haven't been in since 1996 when - having accepted a £1000 deposit from me - they refused to give me a "Flex Account" [a savings account with chequebook and automatic overdraft]. It took them about 3 weeks to decide my application.

    The manager was very apologetic and helped me through the appeals process, which at the time time was to appeal to the area office in the Wandsworth Arndale Centre and then finally to the Administrative Head Office in Northampton.

    All I could get out of them was that they never discuss their credit scoring methods, and they weren't going to open me an account, so they sent me a cheque for £1,000 plus £40 compensation for inconvenience caused.
     
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    How depressing is this? It happened at the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre.

    Man stabbed to death at London youth club
     
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    So I had to endure the nightmare that is Nationwide again. My mission - foiled during my first attempt as they needed to 'do some paperwork' - was to close two old campaign accounts and take out the £170 that's been sitting in there for decades. Seems it's impossible to put that money into my savings account so - get this - they're going to give the money to me as cheques made out in the names of the two campaign accounts I've just closed. Which means I'd have to reopen accounts in the same name to gain access to the money. Fucking genius :facepalm:
     
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    Mind you, I quite liked the bloke shouting out, "Colonisation, organisation, computerisation" all the time. Quite snappy that.
     
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  13. lordnoise

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    I was made happy today through noting that San Marino have got the comfy, warm chairs with arms back outside. The cold red metal stools that give you piles are placed by the pavement tables at the side and are only for the desperate ...
     
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    I wish they'd fix their wobbly wi-fi.
     
  16. lordnoise

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    Talking about wobbly how crap are the bench tables outside the Ritzy ? Must have been made in North Korea - where are the proper cafe tables and chairs of yesteryear ? They're treating their customers as badly as their staff ...
     
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    I used to like the cafe in the Ritzy but haven't set foot in the place for probably two years now in support of the boycott. Last time I went the prices were already expensive.
     
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  18. lordnoise

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    Whats the state of play with the staff and their jobs ?
     
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    Thought it had been resolved ... I'll only take a dump in the place from now on ...
     
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  22. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Whois info "redacted for privacy" Site registered in September 2018
    Apparently there is a Steering Committee but no sign of any affiliations
    - this tweet is the only other sign of activity, from a year ago -
    Chloe appears to affiliate with A New Direction
    May be a connection with Tony Cealy and Brixton Road Youth Club

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  23. editor

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    For train fans:

    A quadruple header in Brixton with a Yiwu–London loco and a Pullman loco.

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  24. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    Love Lambeth

    Here's a statement by Jack Hopkins, Council Leader, about the recent youth club murder.
     
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    Shame to see the Lambeth Meters website is not well and truly dead.

     
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    15 years ago!!!

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  29. editor

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    Trying to enjoy a coffee in Brixton, when....

    "Can I interest you in Jesus?"

    FFS. Fuck off.
     
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  30. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Posted in Loughborough junction thread. But thought I'd post here too.
    Outside Coop this morning.

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