Urban75 Home About Offline BrixtonBuzz Contact

Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Spring 2019

Status
Not open for further replies.

editor

hiraethified
That's quite something. I read the post earlier today and didn't see any comments and now, well!

Well at least your engagement level has gone through the roof?
Check out the Cressingham Gardens thread here for some more context. The Tory councillor Briggs who is giving it large on the panel ran/runs a fucking eviction service FFS.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member

editor

hiraethified
All these walking tours drive me mad. The other day they were completely blocking the pavement and I had to step into the road to get past. To add insult to injury the walk leader proceeded to almost whack me in the face with his umbrella. When I complained he was extremely rude. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
I agree, but at least this one has some actual connection to Brixton rather than being one of the many cash in tours for tourists.
 

ViolentPanda

Hardly getting over it.
Check out the Cressingham Gardens thread here for some more context. The Tory councillor Briggs who is giving it large on the panel ran/runs a fucking eviction service FFS.
He's also, along with Scott Ainslie, spent the last 5 yrs calling in cabinet decisions on "regen".

Just some more context for you.

Oh, and it's not an "eviction service", it's a business that represents landlords AND tenants. You know my politics, and you know I don't support Tories, but I do support getting your facts right. Not least because you've just repeated the line Matthew Bennett used, and had to apologise for.
 

ViolentPanda

Hardly getting over it.
All these walking tours drive me mad. The other day they were completely blocking the pavement and I had to step into the road to get past. To add insult to injury the walk leader proceeded to almost whack me in the face with his umbrella. When I complained he was extremely rude. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
I don't know what I find more offensive, the pavement-blocking, or the fact that we've become the latest destination for flaneurs.
 

ViolentPanda

Hardly getting over it.
I know the guy who is doing the tour. He is local who is in Workers Liberty. Been involved in many local political issues.

Workers Liberty are one of the smaller Trotskyite organisations. They are , going against Trotskyite mainstream, against Brexit and support a second referendum. Interesting bunch.

Home | Workers' Liberty

Don't agree with AWL on everything but it will be an interesting walk.
They also have a fair few members who've joined Momentum.
 

editor

hiraethified
Oh, and it's not an "eviction service", it's a business that represents landlords AND tenants. You know my politics, and you know I don't support Tories, but I do support getting your facts right. Not least because you've just repeated the line Matthew Bennett used, and had to apologise for.
So this isn't true?

Tim Briggs, councillor for Clapham Common and the leader of the three-strong Conservative group on Lambeth council, said his company had given advice on as many as 10 repossessions in Lambeth.

Briggs will now be investigated by the Labour-controlled council's monitoring officer for not declaring that he runs Legalmentor.co.uk, which describes itself on its website as an "eviction specialist" with a 93.1% success rate in repossessing houses at the first hearing.
Tory Councillor Who Helps Landlords Evict Tenants Is Under Investigation
Timothy Briggs, 46, allegedly failed to declare he owns and operates LegalMentor.co.uk, a firm which describes itself as a 'tenant eviction company'.

A statement on its website boasts of having "an impressive near 100% record in getting possession for landlords at the first hearing."

Another page with a list of legal costs is entitled: "Evicting tenants - as Easy as A, B, C"
Revealed: Tory runs 'eviction specialist' firm in borough with 1,800 homeless
 

ViolentPanda

Hardly getting over it.
It's selective.

You think I didn't check Briggs out back when he first got involved about regen, or again when Bennett spewed his accusations out? I did, and so did a legally-qualified Central Hill resident. We're quite careful who we allow to help us.
Some points are true, but other issues get ignored because they don't fit the narrative. It's also worth reading the website referred to in full, not just the bits the Mirror refer to.
 

editor

hiraethified
It's selective.

You think I didn't check Briggs out back when he first got involved about regen, or again when Bennett spewed his accusations out? I did, and so did a legally-qualified Central Hill resident. We're quite careful who we allow to help us.
Some points are true, but other issues get ignored because they don't fit the narrative. It's also worth reading the website referred to in full, not just the bits the Mirror refer to.
Having a local councillor in a business that boasts about its abilities to get people evicted really doesn't sit well with me, regardless of their political allegiances. How many people have ended up in the street because of his company?

LegalMentor.co.uk is a national award winning tenant eviction company with an outstanding near 100% record for getting possession at the first hearing. We charge fixed fees for a 3-stage eviction process, following an investigation.
LegalMentor.co.uk - Tenant Eviction Services
 

Southlondon

The river's there for a reason
It's selective.

You think I didn't check Briggs out back when he first got involved about regen, or again when Bennett spewed his accusations out? I did, and so did a legally-qualified Central Hill resident. We're quite careful who we allow to help us.
Some points are true, but other issues get ignored because they don't fit the narrative. It's also worth reading the website referred to in full, not just the bits the Mirror refer to.
He’s a bloody Tory, who has no natural empathy for social housing tenants. He is simply looking for opportunities to attack the labour council which is what Tory politicians do. Anyone who believes a Tory led Lambeth would be better than the council we have at the moment for all its new labour short comings is deluded. Have a look at the targeted cuts Tory councils have made in boroughs they control compared to what we have suffered in Lambeth. The man is Tory scum, comfortable owning a company that helps evict vulnerable residents. It devalues a worthy campaign to give succour to a man who’s party gave us austerity.
 

T & P

|-o-| (-o-) |-o-|
This seems a tad on the pricey side for the Brixton Pound Cafe

Cookery Experiences In London | Book A Cookery Class | Migrateful
Not sure it could be done that much cheaper. It’s a recreational paid experience, and you get a full meal out of it. It seems very reasonable considering what is included and the typical market rates for such experiences usually are. In fact, it could well be that the fact it is hosted at The Brixton Pound is one of the main reasons why it is so much less than many other similar experiences held elsewhere.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
This seems a tad on the pricey side for the Brixton Pound Cafe

Cookery Experiences In London | Book A Cookery Class | Migrateful
There was a time in London, when I first came here, when migrants with limited English coud just rent a place and run a cafe.

After all that was happened in Brixton Station Road. Before NR realised that they could coin it "refurbishing" the arches and charging more rent.

Back when I first came to London it was also much easier for migrants to get right to stay here and work.

This charitable venture is all very well but the fact that its necessary now is a criticism of how things are in London now.
 

editor

hiraethified
Not sure it could be done that much cheaper. It’s a recreational paid experience, and you get a full meal out of it. It seems very reasonable considering what is included and the typical market rates for such experiences usually are. In fact, it could well be that the fact it is hosted at The Brixton Pound is one of the main reasons why it is so much less than many other similar experiences held elsewhere.
This seems cheap to you given that it's taking place in a lovely but rather basic cafe? Nearly £40 for two and a half hours?



Book onto one of our open classes costing £38.32.

2. Request a private class with any of our chefs, £45 per person (£360 minimum price – i.e: 8 people).
 
Not sure it could be done that much cheaper. It’s a recreational paid experience, and you get a full meal out of it. It seems very reasonable considering what is included and the typical market rates for such experiences usually are. In fact, it could well be that the fact it is hosted at The Brixton Pound is one of the main reasons why it is so much less than many other similar experiences held elsewhere.
I’d be keen to know how whomever is important (or pompous) enough to decide what is and isn’t affordable decides on what is a fair price for an experience. An experience that may or may not be exciting and/or nourishing to them and what monetary value they place on it.

That’s probably a better use of this forum than sniping about individual events.

There was a free Tai Chi event at Pop posted the other day but didn’t get so much as a mention. I would have thought that ‘good’ events might get picked up, but only the ‘bad’ events seem to get publicised. [emoji2373]

What a crazy world etc.
 

T & P

|-o-| (-o-) |-o-|
This seems cheap to you given that it's taking place in a lovely but rather basic cafe? Nearly £40 for two and a half hours?
The experience is not about the venue but about learning valuable cooking tips and techniques. Courses of most kinds, in particular those requiring manual work and specific equipment usually take place in any practical space available, and the glamour of the venue or lack thereof is completely irrelevant.

You are perhaps looking at it from the point of view of the subsequent meal not being in elegant enough surroundings, but the meal is not the main draw of the activity. And indeed one could say that by holding it at the Brixton Pound Cafe instead of in an upmarket restaurant the experience prices will certainly be significantly cheaper than would otherwise have been, making them more accessible to more people. Whichever angle I look at it from I can only see positives.
 

T & P

|-o-| (-o-) |-o-|
If you can afford it, of course, and whether you can see it or not, that kind of pricing automatically excludes a very large chunk of the local population.
Everything that is for sale in every single shop of any kind will always exclude a chunk of the population. In any case, I myself do not have any statistics or data at hand to be able to state that 'a very large chunk' of the local population cannot afford to spend £40 on a one-off treat or experience, or as a birthday gift to a loved one. Perhaps you do.
 

editor

hiraethified
Everything that is for sale in every single shop of any kind will always exclude a chunk of the population. In any case, I myself do not have any statistics or data at hand to be able to state that 'a very large chunk' of the local population cannot afford to spend £40 on a one-off treat or experience, or as a birthday gift to a loved one. Perhaps you do.
Ah, we're back to the tried and trusted 'occasional treat' line.

And do you really want me to post up the easily found research about how ''well off' the area is?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top