Brixton news, rumours and general chat - February 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 1, 2018.

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Following on from the January thread, welcome to the thread for the shortest month of the year.
    I'd like some now please.


  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    An update on the market trader.

    After 60 years, Brixton family market traders forced out by Network Rail’s rent increases

    I was there recently. He told me that the publicity and Cllr Rachel support( who he praised highly) has meant that Network Rail had a change of heart and are now negotiating. It's not certain yet what the outcome will be but he's much more optimistic.

    I reckon NR don't like any more bad publicity.

    It reminds me Cllr Rachel wasn't picked by Labour to be a candidate at next elections. She will be sorely missed.
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I had a long chat with the guy on the stall a couple of days ago and he said that Rachel had been brilliant. And, yes, hopefully they may stay after all.
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  4. Tolpuddle

    Tolpuddle Cooperative council-my arse.

    I have, in the past found her difficult to deal with, but with this & the library she has shown what a local councillor should be doing and I respect for her greatly for having, and sticking with principals. The other policy following non-thinking arseholes should take note.
  5. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    When I lived in her ward I found Rachel great to deal with. We had some anti social and rubbish problems that the council weren't dealing with and once she stepped in all got escalated and resolved. She didn't shy away from dealing with residents issues.
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  6. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The ‘new’ postbox on the corner of Brighton Terrace and Brixton Rd is closed :mad:
  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Awaiting "maintenance" to give it a lick of paint, surely?
  8. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Presumably. I blame you for raising false hopes last month.
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  10. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Not happy. Got a TFL email this morning saying no step free access at the Brixton underground till Sept. They are replacing the lifts.
    I won't be using it then. I have a phobia of down escalators. :mad::mad::mad::(:(:(
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Could you send me that so I can post up on Buzz and warn others? I couldn't find anything online.

    Those lifts can't even be that old :/
  12. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    editor Certainly. Where should I send it? I can Fwd the email. Or copy and paste it to you?
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  13. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    It's a total pain in the arse. A couple of years ago I fell down the escalators. Really injured myself. So I absolutely can't go down them now. :(
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    urban75 aaaaaaat Thanks!
  15. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Sent. Can you let me know you have it. x
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Got it! I'll post something up on Buzz shortly. Thanks!
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  17. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Welcome x
  18. lordnoise

    lordnoise Well-Known Member


    Burst water main on Water Lane looking up from junction with Dalberg/Dulwich Rds ...
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  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey. That's a lorra water!
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  21. lordnoise

    lordnoise Well-Known Member

    Plucky local takes advantage ...
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's deeper than they thought

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  23. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Sympathies to the local residents involved in this. They are advised to contact:
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The godawful The Edge development seems to be taking its time to be kitted out for the next batch of well heeled incomers.

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  25. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Odd they have not started work on the lower floors....normally they are pretty slick at working on lower floors before even reach the top.
  26. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    Hello all... just wanted to let anyone interested know that the Brixton Job Centre is going to close in the next few months. I was really startled to hear this at my last appointment. Apparently the property has been 'bought out' and services are going to move to Kennington / Croyden / Peckham / lord knows where else. My [quite kind] advisor was more shocked than I, and totally agreed that this is a piece of nonsense, as Brixton town centre is the source of most of their 'clients' - and that the enormously expensive refurbishment of the Town Hall allowed no provision for the accommodation of its intended services. I'm aghast - whenever I am there, I see harried and stressed people, often old and on canes, or evident health / mental health problems; younger women with small kids etc - I wonder how long it will take them to get to a far-off sign-on, how much it will cost them, how many minutes late they might be on the bus to be sanctioned etc. It's [to me] another example of provision for the poorest being abandoned for cash, and clearing out evidence of poverty in Brixton. Ach!
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  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Bloody hell that is awful kikiscrumbles .
    It says in here that it's going to be "merged with" Kennington Park, Stockwell and Streatham jobcentres before June.
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  28. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    Thank you Bimble. My advisor really couldn't specify where we are going to be sent [she mentioned Croyden etc] - and she works there, so no info! Ay ay ay... I think it's going to be tough for many people in my situation, with a 5 minute sanction window.
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  29. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Not a good situation. I do feel for you. The same thing is happening with hospitals in West London. Although they may be creating great new hospitals, they are miles and miles away and the same transport problems apply for people who are ill, have no cash and who need to attend punctually and regularly.
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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