I think it's brilliant when people take part in marathons to raise money for the less fortunate. It takes a lot of hard work and effort to run a marathon.I'm only inspired to puke.
This board wasn't set up with any expectations of consensus on every issue, but the fairly recent lurch to right-leaning, pro-gentrification, 'I'm alright Jack' politics coupled with a depressing keenness to belittle and attack leftish/community initiatives is a real, real shame.Do we need a consensus?
I've had chat with friend of mine recently about politics In this country. She joined Labour party due to Corbyn. In her seventies.Admittedly once upon a time there was more of a general perspective which was closer to my own than nowadays.
Way to entirely miss my point.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.
Some skill-learning classes are value-for-money. I did a "pickling" class at Brockwell Community Greenhouses. £30-ish for 3 hrs, but you got a lot of tips of the sort you don't find in books, and my sauerkraut has never been so good!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.
Entirely possible. Resurfacing etc is Highways dept, change of use is planning dept, I believe.Does anyone know what the plan for Ferndale Road is?
A few weeks ago we were told about funding to create a low traffic route: Atlantic Road to be transformed and Ferndale and Railton Roads to be ‘low traffic’
But this week the Brixton end has been resurfaced, with no obvious change in the shape of the road. A simple resurfacing and repainting.
A case of left hand, right hand not joining up?
I was not in brIxton at that time but the clip could easily have been filmed in clubs I used to frequent in the north, Leeds Derby Leicester Nottingham also a country club up near Darlington which was Sunday night and drew large contingents from far afield where I saw a group of dancers form a human pyramid on the dance floor with a guy on top playing a trumpet......