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Brixton news, rumours and general chat - July 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by CH1, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Optimism, opportunism or what? (with clergy approval I may say)
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I missed her. Would have liked to have asked her about libraries closing, Cressingham Gardens, Corbyn etc.

    Here's how it looks now, btw:

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  3. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    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.
     
  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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?
     
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This FT is from 2015

    Subscribe to read

    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
     
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  6. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    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.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    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.
     
  11. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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!
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That looks like a heap of fun. :D
     
  17. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    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.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There's a lorra helicopter action going on around the Moorlands Estate right now
     
  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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
    Curry Junction.jpg 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.
    Location
    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
    street food).
    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
    Description
    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")
    Tenancy
    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
    insuring covenants.
    VAT
    VAT is not applicable to this lot.
    Documents
    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’
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The unique atmosphere of Brixton Station Road will just be a memory soon.
     
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  25. northeast

    northeast Member

    Heard was a nasty crash on acre lane last night. The roads been more of a race track recently with motorbikes.
     
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  27. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    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.
     
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  29. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    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. :D
     
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  30. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I wonder if I can get written apologies from the influx of youngsters in the caff with their devices on speaker.:mad: Maybe I could lead a session on anti-social behaviour, sponsored by Samsung.
     
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