Brixton news, rumours and general chat - January 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Dec 31, 2016.

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Their menu has beers around £4 rising to £6. That surely can't be for a measly third of a pint, can it?
  4. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I think those prices are for 2/3rd of a pint
    looking at the beer menu the cheapest third of a pint is £1.80 ( or 1.8 lol) rising to £3.20 for delirium tremens (posh special brew), there is one bottled speciality brew that comes in at £38.00 for 75 cl ( 1.32 pints)......they don't serve pints of draught just 2/3rds
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  5. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    The foods some kind of weird Indian fusion thing, and tiny. Like tapas size plates. Was fine but pricey for what it was.
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  6. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    if I want a quirky curry I will head for hot stuff in Stockwell/ nine elms the portions are huge and well tasty, and it's BYOB, for a trad ruby I would head for the oval tandoori
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That Eckovision bunch played that bollocking 2/3rds of a pint con trick too. It makes the prices look more reasonable and if you put it in a fancy glass it's hard to immediately notice that you're not getting a full pint. Do. Not. Like.
  8. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Had a take out from booma recently. Vegetarian was lovely, really tasty and not the usual greaseball. Mr SB said meat dishes ok, but would go veg next time. Rightly or wrongly, my yardstick for an India restaurant is mutter paneer, and this was tops:)
  9. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    That building looks a lot better now the co-op has gone in on the ground floor.
  10. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

  11. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    That's fucking terrible. Amazing he survived.
  12. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Pollution levels breached already.

    Brixton Rd gets a mention here. There's no easy answer to this problem but certainly BoJo's it-be-alright-in-the-end attitude certainly didn't help. His new routemaster buses sucked money away from cleaner alternatives even?
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  13. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    Lambeth has devised something called the “Air Quality Action Plan” and I am going toattend the first “Steering Group” meeting on 11 Jan. Let me know if you have anysuggestions and I will pass them on. Or email:

    Here is the email communication with Lambeth so far:

    Lambeth: Thank you for your feedback in the recent Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) public consultation. You expressed an interest in being part of the AQAP Steering Group. We wouldlike to arrange an initial meeting to outline what would be involved if you join the group andthe next steps moving forward for the Plan. We would like to have a meeting starting at 6pmon 11 January in Vauxhall.

    Me: I’m just a member of the public, so I don’t really understand what role I have to play. Surely this sort of policy work is for our elected Councillors ?

    Lambeth: The steering group will provide a chance for us to discuss the actions we aretaking and the projects we are doing to help us achieve the targets set out in our Air Quality Action Plan. As with the Air Quality Action Plan consultation, we want to include ourresidence in this process. You may have ideas of additional projects in your area whichwould help us achieve our targets which could be included in the Air Quality Action Plan.

    Please confirm whether you are able to attend this meeting by emailing If you are unable to attend, but would still like to be considered to be part of the group please let us know.
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  14. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I suspect attending will allow them to say things like 'after a consultation with residents'. Shouldn't policy writers call on experts in the field to help?

    Do Lambeth have any sway with the bus companies on emissions? Can they even encourage cycles/walking car sharing? Heard something about schools monitoring air then not allowing pupils to play outside when the air is really bad. Short of putting pressure the govt to ban manufacturers making cars that run on fossil fuels, what can Lambeth do?
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I agree. Lambeth seems addicted to co-opting the public into their ruminations (even if neither the people consulted nor the council officers know what they are going on about).

    If ever there were a case for expert opinion it must be this. Don't they have air quality experts to consult at University College London or Imperial College? Surely that is what University science and engineering faculties are for?
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  16. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Lambeth have control over all the minor roads in the borough (roughly speaking, everything that isn't a red route). So there's an enormous amount they can do if they have the balls/competency to do it. The failed Loughborough Junction scheme suggests otherwise though.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Quite a few people milling around the Bowie shrine today. Passed that all-singing Bowie tour. Hmm.
  18. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Good voice that guy. Not my thing but he said he was fully booked this coming week.
  19. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Surely a Bowie tour would be more appropriate around Beckenham/Bromley, where he actually grew up? There's only the house he was born in in Brixton to connect him to the area.

  20. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    don't forget the hordes of crying fans around his shrine / mural of course.

    Has no one in Bromley seen the commercial possibilities of doing their own walk yet?
  21. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    Even the wailing mural was commissioned by the department store on which it's painted I think, not much connection there either. I really can't think what other sites this tour guide would be using. Must be a very short tour.
  22. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    It's been open for a good few months but was almost always dead when I went past or had a pint in the C&A. I would have had a look inside but the waiter has this terrible habit of standing right in front of the place, blocking the front door, with his arms crossed, eyeballing everyone who walks past - a sure fire way of sending potential punters on their way.
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  23. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I just wanted to get in a pre-emptive strike in view of Prime Minister May's much trailed speech about a new sharing society and the importance of mental health.

    I quite co-incidentally found this little 5 minute video clip on Vimeo. London Video Productions made it with Fanon - the organisation which run a hostel on the corner of Dulwich Road and Shakespeare Road and a day centre on Railton Road.

    The video was apparently made in July 2012, so this explains views of Brady's boarded up, and fully functioning railway arches opposite.

    Whatever Mrs May is going to say tomorrow bear in mind that locally Fanon has lost its independence and is now part of a care conglomerate called "Certitude". Fanon Day Centre in Railton Road is now "culturally non-specific" meaning meaning it no longer deals specifically with black people's issues. Whether this applies to the hostel in Shakespeare Road I don't know.

    A bit ironic though considering that these places were named in honour of Frantz Fanon a Black French psychiatrist (and Marxist) who considered racism an important factor in what is framed as mental illness.
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  24. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Thanks for reminding me to ask about scotch bonnet - had noticed the signage had changed.
  25. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Not Brixton specific but the tube strike seems to have got people proper riled up
    what happened to the spirit of the Blitz
    all I have seen today is aggravation and contempt.......
  26. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    aggravation contempt and a wide, nasty streak of Brexity unpleasantness towards Eastern European bus drivers ...
  27. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    surely not in The Metroplis, ain't this a stronghold of remain voters :confused:
  28. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    ... not if you were on any of the four (FOUR :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:) Viccy-line replacement buses I had to take this morning. OK the bus drivers were not helping matters by abandoning one bus after another without giving any info to passengers - just opening the doors and walking off without explanation, to stand around in groups chatting with each other ... but often getting earfuls of some really nasty abuse (with a xenophobic tinge) ... often from Black or Asian or Biracial Britons. depressing all round.
  29. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    ...sounds grim, luckily I didn't have to take a bus, but I have been out on foot and on a bike, London has always had a selfish streak but I feel it getting worse, dunno, maybe just me....
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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This does not surprise me. Hostility to East Europeans being here is becoming acceptable with Brexit. One of my Polish friends who has English partner got married to him just before Xmas as she was concerned about her status here in UK. Another Polish friend is seriously thinking of going back to Poland.

    My friends from Europe who live here no longer feel welcome here. Things have changed since Brexit.

    There are East Europeans I know who have lived here since the free movement first happened. Brexit came as a shock to them. Particularly as the vote out was very much linked to immigration.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
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