Discussion in 'Brixton' started by CH1, Jul 1, 2017.
Optimism, opportunism or what? (with clergy approval I may say)
I missed her. Would have liked to have asked her about libraries closing, Cressingham Gardens, Corbyn etc.
Here's how it looks now, btw:
I visited Tooting Market for the first time today, expecting a traditional grocer-heavy set up. I was surprised to see it was all but a clone of Brixton Village. And more pleasant and interesting, in fact. Right next to it is Broadway Market, which again appears to mimic Brixton and offer the equivalent to Market Row, with fewer food and drink establishments and a few more traditional businesses still about.
We do not seem to get many Tooting themed threads (in the London forum) so it's difficult to judge the local mood, but one gets the feeling that such changes have not attracted nearly as much criticism and accusations of gentrification as the changes to Granville Arcade here. Then again I guess Tooting has not experienced as absurdly high property and rent hikes as Brixton has.
Apparently travellers have moved onto the old Angela Davis Trading Estate site in Somerleyton Road.
Not sure of the exact details - but locals seem unhappy about it. There were 6 caravans yesterday I'm told - rising to 12 today.
Lambeth are not exactly efficient in progressing this Somerleyton Scheme are they?
This FT is from 2015
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Tory candidate says this:
Gentrification is London wide. I don't know anyone in Tooting but hear same complaints about gentrification that our voiced here in other parts of London by people I know.
As the article says there is a ripple effect. Tooting is further out from central London. Brexit may be slowing down gentrification since that article was written. The financial sector may move business out of London.
Link doesn't work. FT erratic pay wall. Google London's" Tooting : gentrification and the Northern line effect" and it comes up
Always loved Tooting and tried to move there and find a bigger place than we were renting in Brixton way back in 2003. We couldn't find anything though as the quality of rentals were really really poor.
Still travel all the way from Walthamstow on a rare occasion to eat a brilliant curry. That seems to be as good as ever.
Mayor of London introduces knife crime strategy as stabbings rise by 62% in Lambeth
Different types of God-botherer are coming together at 7 pm at the BCA Faiths Together in Lambeth | Interfaith London
It's affiliated with the Lambeth prevention of terrorism campaign
That really is depressing...
So this weekend I nearly got in a fight with those racist homophobic hate filled religious cunts who wear the medieval costumes and shout out hate all over Windrush Square.
Call me touchy if you like, but I did rather object to their line about how all gay people should be killed and their stuff about 'evil white devils'. Thankfully, no one listens to their bigoted shit but much as I'm all for free speech, these guys must be breaking hate laws all over the place.
TBH I'm surprised it's only 62% - there've been so many South London stabbings in the news. And how can the Mayor's strategy help, when Police are deliberately cutting down on crime work so they can do more on terrorism? I'll be amazed if the rise in stabbing doesn't get significantly worse.
Follow up meeting tomorrow Brixton
Report of meeting of Council tenants and leaseholders re Grenfell. How it affects housing in Lambeth.
I posted it here too: Community Forum in Lambeth: Action for Safe Homes – meeting report
And then there's this:
Lambeth Council Cabinet to consider further cuts as staffing costs continue to rise
On the lighter/brighter side, back in the early 1990s there was a Pocomania Church in the factory unit at 18 Somerleyton Road.
The ritual was a bit like the video below (though this just for illustration).
The Somerleyton Road church had moved from Talma Road (Deaf Institute), presumably to save rent.
When the officiating minister had got the congregation all worked up he used to shake a 2 litre bottle of lemonade up and release it over everybody.
The altar was a thing to behold - lots of tropical fruits, pineapples etc. You can see the sort of thing in the Horniman Museum, where they have a section on different types of Vodoo altars.
Never got any homophobia in Somerleyton Road - if anything this church was the gayest place in Somerleyton Road actually!
That looks like a heap of fun.
Shame there wasn't a police officer handy at the time. Cunts like them deserve to be clamped down and prosecuted. Zero tolerance to such fuckwits.
Proud to say that I played a small part in getting them to get the fuck out of Windrush Square last year: Brixton 1 – Twelve Tribes of Israel 0. Homophobic street preachers forced out of Windrush Square
The Posh Ego at work: Umunna’s EU amendment. Nothing to do with his front-bench rejection, of course
Leaving the single market will unleash the full potential of Corbynism, no wonder the Blairites want to stay in it | EvolvePolitics.com
This article goes into what's at stake here.
There's a lorra helicopter action going on around the Moorlands Estate right now
I thought this might be of interest to indicate speculative thinking on Brixton Station Road. This is in Allsop's Auction 10th July 10 am at Claridges. Curry Junction shop unit 5 Brixton Station Road (not including flats above) 99 year lease £275,000+
Plus points according to the particulars of sale include:
* Rental yield £25,000 per anum (from sublease to Curry Junction until 2022)
* Short walk from Pop, Mark & Sparx, TK Max (Wetherspoons not mentioned!)
* new retail frontages along Brixton Station Road - the property is located opposite the Brixton Arches redevelopment
Leasehold. Held for a term of 99 years from 26th November 2012
(thus having some 94.5 years unexpired) at a fixed ground rent of
£300 per annum.
Brixton is a densely populated suburb of South London, some 2 miles
south of Central London and 4 miles north of Streatham.
The property is located on the north side of Brixton Station Road,
close to its junction with Brixton Road (A23), which forms part of the
busy A23 and runs south through Brixton town centre. The property
lies 150m from Brixton Underground Station (Victoria Line) and 60m
from Brixton Overground Station.
Occupiers close by include Marks & Spencer, New Look, TK Maxx,
Shoe Zone and Nationwide Building Society, amongst others. The
property is also some 150m from Pop Brixton, a new community
initiative which showcases young businesses (ie bars, restaurants and
The property is located opposite the Brixton Arches redevelopment
(hatched in green). This will create new retail frontages along Brixton
Station Road and Atlantic Road, which will improve the condition,
quality and visitor footfall and help provide a boost for the local
economy. For further information please see:
Network Rail Property |Brixton Arches
The property is arranged on ground floor only to provide a takeaway
unit. The unit benefits from rear access. The property forms part of a
larger building the remainder of which is not included within the
property to be sold.
The property provides the following accommodation and dimensions:
Gross Frontage 4.50 m (14' 9")
Net Frontage 3.80 m (12' 6")
Shop Depth 7.45 m (24' 5")
Built Depth 13.65 m (44' 9")
The property is at present let to MR HUSSAIN AND MR KETCHNER
(t/a Curry Junction) for a term of 15 years from 26th February 2007 at
a current rent of £25,000 per annum. The lease provides for rent
reviews every fifth year of the term and contains full repairing and
VAT is not applicable to this lot.
The legal pack will be available from the website www.allsop.co.uk
Energy Performance Certificate
For EPC Rating please see website.
Prospective buyers are strongly advised to read the Auctioneers’
Brixton Sound System legend Lloyd Coxsone honoured at International Reggae Day Event
The unique atmosphere of Brixton Station Road will just be a memory soon.
Heard was a nasty crash on acre lane last night. The roads been more of a race track recently with motorbikes.
Tonight: Get your bike fixed for free – Dr Bike is in Windrush Square, Brixton tonight (Weds 5th July)
Anyone familiar with Livity, a local marketing agency which claims to help young people? "We connect brands and young people...we give ambitious young people access to opportunities through workshops, co-working space, exhibitions and more...we exist to help young people change the world". They're busy all week at the B£ cafe, laying on a series of "opportunities" funded by brands. There's some photography and a fashion show and stuff. The brands get a name check. E.g. there's a wellness session by Virginutty, a coconut oil. I'm not sure what to make of this mix of Good Deeds and Consumerism.
I'm unsure too. I've got a lot of time for the Brixton Pound Cafe but the press release I was sent was liberally peppered with the word 'entrepreneur' which always gives me the heebeegeebees.
I think they are OK. Obviously the connection they have with young people means they can pitch for paid 'youth brand' business, but they have been doing their local youth project work for quite a while.
I used to have a unit in the same building as them and was once presented with a written apology from a couple of teenagers who had been making too much noise the previous day.
Hmm. I wonder if I can get written apologies from the influx of youngsters in the caff with their devices on speaker. Maybe I could lead a session on anti-social behaviour, sponsored by Samsung.
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