Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Dec 1, 2017.
Carrying on from November...
Here it is. The festive thread!
Ho fucking ho.
For years I've paid my Lambeth Council tax using a convenient bookmark on my Opera browser. Today it gives a "404" message (nothing found), as does typing in www.lambeth.gov.uk
The trendy new "Vivaldi" browser however works fine.
Hopefully when Lambeth declare they "no longer support legacy software such as Windows XP" the Nu Town Hall will be available to receive payment in person?
OK it's Streatham, but this is interesting Adrian Yekkes: Streatham - Art Deco Capital of South London
Christmas lights get turned on tonight:
Christmas light switch on in Brixton – full timetable of events for Friday 1st & Sat 2nd Dec
Maybe combine it with a visit to support the Ritzy workers?
Boycott the Brixton Ritzy campaigners back in Windrush Square tonight, Fri Dec 1st
What's on in and around Brixton this weekend
Brixton What’s On: bars, gigs and clubs in and around town this weekend, Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Dec 2017
In the November thread, violentpanda said that Young’s wasn’t as good as it used to be.
Have you tried it in the last 6 months, cos for the last 6 or 7 years I’d written it off. But in the last 6 months Young’s special has been great the couple of times I’d had it.
TBF, I was talking about Ordinary. I only ever drink Special half and half with a bottle of Ramrod.
Ordinary seems a bit watery, the last couple of times I've had it. Haven't had special for a while. Maybe I'm just used to all these new heavily hopped ales.
There's quite a nice festive spirit by the tree in Tunstall (ahem) "Square" right now. Lights go on at 7pm.
If you're passing by, give some support to the Ritzy campaigners who have been braving the cold since 5.30pm...
Special tasted like a nice modern pale ale, I was very pleasantly surprised.
Will try the ordinary.
I had a pint of special in the woolpack on Bermondsey st the other day and it was v nice. Was also a bit surprised as used to taste too bitter for me
Photos from tonight's ceremony:
In photos: Brixton Christmas lights switch-on ceremony, Friday 1st Dec
Ha, that’s exactly where I had it !
If you are referring to "Youngs" special, remember that Youngs Brewery was acquired by Charles Wells of Bedford, who have now been acquired by Marstons of Wolverhampton.
What I'm saying is your special could have come from a number of places in Marstons portfolio of breweries countrywide - but sure as hell it didn't come from the Ram Brewery Wandsworth wich is now a microbrewery attached to a luxury housing development.
Nice photos. Good turnout this year and "authentic" as opposed to the Getty images pictures of Battersea Power Station switch-on which looked like David Lynch's vision of Christmas in a constructionist hell - an ample Christmas tree dwarfed by partially completed luxury "quarter" surrounded by cranes.
I didn't go to either unfortunately.
Stockwell Road still closed
Car hits pedestrians after Brixton 'altercation' - Five men hit by car after 'altercation'
I hate that junction.
This was no accident though, but a seemly deliberate ramming after a frank exchange of views between two groups of people.
Five injured as car collides with pedestrians in south-west London
Here's something you don't see very often (is this legal?)
Red hanky for safety at the rear so seems legit
Yes, the “terroir” has changed.
Not totally sure why this is relevant.
Did some knobhead blame brown people ?
Just a reminder that the Lambeth Local Plan is up for review and you only have til Monday to have your say. This is a link to the Sleepless Brixtons advice if you want to sound off about noise and nuisance in Central Brixton:
Notes for people on Local Plan
Whatever you want to say to Lambeth - there are some some useful links:
Row erupts over plans to move music festivals to Brockwell Park
I know there's another thread about this but actually looking at the article makes you realise that Vicky Park is so much more suited to holding big festivals than Brockwell. It has these huge sections of flat park that Brockwell doesn't. This years pvt events have all been congested around the Herne Hill side.
I did the questionnaire on the Local Plan. Saying no to more nightclubs. (See posts on November thread).
Read the Sleepless in Brixton notes. All sounds reasonable to me.
Sleepless in Brixton are trying to reverse Council (unofficial) policy of making Brixton an entertainment zone. This has been going on for years. Since Brixton Challenge. And still is. See planning application for the space above Argos. Officers all to happy to see this as another bar/ restaurant.
What is annoying is that a lot of what Sleepless in Brixton are going on about is down to Council management. Toilet provision, street cleaning, noise abatement team, making sure planning and licensing agreements are kept to. On all of these the Council has failed residents.
It was Council who encouraged entertainment economy. Yet over the years they have run down the services that manage it so that Brixton can stay a mixed use area.
I notice from the notes no mention of Brixton BID. Ideas put forward for new forum to consult people. So Brixton BID hasn't really been much use.
Anyone been to Soul Proprietors , the new record shop on Elm Park Road. Wow it's really got something for everyone. Great selection. Rare ones are expensive but there still plenty of good deals. It was actually busy ! more people than Pure Vinyl in the centre of Brixton.
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