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Brixton news, rumours and general chat - October 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    "It was rather irritating that the noises off from the Saturday evening market on Windrush Square caused a sonic clash, but nevertheless the singers kept going and the audience I guess concentrated on what we had come to hear."

    This is why Brixton needs a properly set up, acoustically appropriate, performance venue ;)
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    In these 'austerity' laden times, can anyone think of any reason why Lambeth should have all the lights on in the Town Hall at 9.30pm on a Sunday? There was no sign of any activity inside.
     
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  4. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Anyone know where my son can watch the Wales Ireland match in Brixton tonight?
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Of course they do have a "lecture theatre" in International House which is probably only used once a year!
     
  7. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Dogstar is a definite. Might pop down myself. Come on Wales!
     
  9. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Thanks again. Great atmosphere in town last night and today, unfortunately I'm working this eve so can't go in. Will be watching it on S4C tho, go on Wales!!
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Shiny parent-luring video promo for the new Trinity Academy

     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Please contribute says the tweet:



    And what happens when you click on this link on the Lambeth site?

    Take part in the consultation..

    :facepalm:
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    editor I have extracted the pdf about hotels from that local plan website - since this has been a recent bone of contention.

    The document is 19 pages long, but states that Lambeth as a whole has 5207 "serviced rooms" of various grades from "Budget" to 5 star (this being Marriott Waterloo - formerly known as County Hall).

    The figures are broken down by ward but do not include the recent planning approval for the Superdrug Hotel in Dorrell Place.

    Then there is the curious case of the London Hotel in Coldharbour (currently the subject of enforcement action because it has turned itself into something more akin to "beds in sheds") - which is not listed as a hotel or a hostel. It simply does not exist, despite allegedly having 38 rooms.

    Air BnB is completely ignored - they probably have no way of getting any statistics.
     

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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Wouldn't be that hard to get airbnb statistics... Just go on airbnb and count.
     
  16. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    How useful would those stats actually be? Lots of listings seem to have very limited availability.
     
  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I'd maybe choose a few random dates, see how many rooms are available for each and take an average.
    I reckon you could get an idea whether the number of airbnb beds generally available in Lambeth were in the order of 10s, 100s or 1000s at least.
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I really don't get the point of this jolly. or am I missing some obvious point?

     
  19. ash

    ash Inittogether

    One word: Brexit

    Maybe I'm stating the obvious (and you know the link but don't understand the visit) if so I apologise but:

    Brixton (or more precisely Lambeth) largest remain vote
    Boston largest leave vote
     
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, I know that - it's written in the press release that I posted up. But I don't get the point of trying to link Brixton with Boston. I mean, it sounds like they all had a jolly nice time, but now what?
     
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  22. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Cos they’re a bunch of money wasting cunts?
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Imagine if Lambeth were as proactive in protecting important community assets like this:

    Council buys land to stop developers wrecking Cardiff's live music

    Yeah, well I can dream.
     
  24. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Hey, I used to go there when I was... well about a million years younger!
    Fond memories (what I can remember). Good to see Cardiff Council doing something +ve
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm not sure if I'm going to like it when it's all gentrified up, but the reopening has been put back:

     
  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Interesting tweet from Lambeth Democracy.
    Googling Janet Boateng brings up some negative stuff - despite her being a former chair of Lambeth Social Services
     
  27. Gleena

    Gleena Active Member

    The police letterboxed us about a rape on Broughton Drive in the Moorlands estate. Guy was apparently on a Deliveroo scooter in Deliveroo gear. Not too far from mine so that's concerning. Be careful out there.
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fuck, that's terrible.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So, inevitably, the Domino Club (aka Brixton Sports & Social Club) is having a licence review.

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    https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/brl-redacted -app form - Club940.pdf

    They're not keen on helping the cops in the venue:
    At least Lambeth understand that if they tried to close the place down it would kick off big style.

     
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