Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Summer 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by BusLanes, Jun 20, 2019.

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  1. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Trick is to use the sidestreets when being objectionable by costume.
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I heard argument number two recently in LJ. Gentrification is creeping up to LJ.

    The developer who owns the estate pub on the Loughborough estate said that replacing the pub with a tower of flats would "kickstart" the regeneration of the area.

    They also said that they were concerned about housing and the tower block would be "policy compliant" on the % of affordable housing.

    This was all bollox.

    The developer is now trying to reduce the affordable housing to as little as possible

    At the pre application presentation all the people I talked to from the estate thought gentrification was not want they wanted in LJ. They have alll seen what's happened to Brixton and don't want it in LJ.

    LJ does need a lot of investment because so much has been cut due to this governments austerity drive. Over the years Councils powers have been cut. The answer is not the private sector as in property developers. The answer is more control through democratically elected Cllrs of how localities develop. A redistribution of wealth and power across society.

    The injecting funds into area line of argument that the developer used in LJ was seen through straight away in my area.
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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Seeing as you've chosen to contribute to the debate with such dazzling wit, do you have any sensible thoughts on gentrification? Or is posting up snidey pissaking posts as good as it's going to get from you?

    I suspect the latter because it's all a laugh to people like you. The ones sitting comfortably.
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Just six years ago. How Brixton has changed since :(

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  5. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    It's interesting to read that in the context of Gramsci 's post above it.

    Really, any community is about the people. You can regenerate Loughborough Junction, but without the original people there, what does it matter? Force the residents out and it doesn't matter if it is a slum or a haven.

    Lose the people and you're left with a placename and a postcode (two in Brixton's case )
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  6. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    3? SW2, SE24, and SW9 all have bits of genuine Brixton in them.
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  7. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Oh! It's so tempting to spark the postcode debate back up again!
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  8. T & P

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

    After reading the poster in Editor’s post it occurred to me to google Rushcroft Mansions and by incredible, amazing coincidence the very first search result that comes up is a link to a flat there being offered by Foxtons for half a million Pounds, just like that poster predicted. Who’d have known...
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  9. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    SE24 would be the the most contentious but there's a couple of streets that count I reckon.
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We had a good night at the Dog last night. Fun crowd and barely any R&B requests!

  11. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Top end of Dulwich Rd overlooking Brockwell Park. My first flat in Brixton.
  12. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Shakespeare Road a few houses down from Coldharbour Lane, certainly felt more like Brixton than Herne Hill when I lived there
  13. Ergo Proxy

    Ergo Proxy Active Member

    Those are really ill fitting suits?

    FFS I was wandering around Brixton 20 years ago in my Austin Reed apparel until a friend said I should try his tailor on Petticoat Lane. Use to be called 5-0 which was interesting........ crossing from Mc D's to KFC in the morning.

    Top tip a £600+ suit in London..... Birmingham costs £250 or £200 in Newcastle at sale prices with a £20 advanced return!

    Attempted muggings from the 137 bus as you walked alone Acre Lang were funny.

    The simple logic 1 I have an accent you don't understand especially when I'm drunk, 2 I'm not scared of you and 3 if I was rich I'd be walking the other way towards Clapham......

    I use to love the Dinner House as it was the only semi authentic Chinese in Brixton. I miss that place!
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    My extra swift natural walking pace tended to discourage some wannabe muggers. :)
  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The vegan cheese place has left the village

  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The vegan cheese place has left the village

  17. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Fucking awful pun.
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified


    Seen on Effra Road bus stop.
  19. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    The classic solution to all our environmental problems - less people! Of course the hard bit is getting less people quickly
  20. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Well crap. I did VJing and website work for him and Vee back in the day. RIP.
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  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think it's probably true. But every UK party (except the Greens) is fixated on GROWTH. What a turnaround from the 1970s when it was all Club of Rome and Limits to Growth.

    Of course David Icke has now proved that "The Club of Rome was formed by the Babylonian Brotherhood of Reptile-Aryan priests and royalty at the Rockefeller estate in Italy in 1968 to launch the environmental movement on the world. All the major global environmental reports saying there is an environmental crisis and something must be done, have been funded and fronted by the very people who are dismantling the planet’s ecology and killing the wildlife. Maurice Strong is a major voice in the Club of Rome."
    Head in hands.
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  22. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

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  23. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    I have a better idea.

    Perhaps Inspector Sims could simply author a feature for Brixton Buzz website so that all are made clear on this, rather than just me.

    I do not have his contact details, but no doubt others here are in closer touch with the Metropolitan Police and can facilitate this.
  24. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's behind a paywall. You can read it all here Outline - Read & annotate without distractions

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  28. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    Half a million? Is that all? I'm in one of the mansion blocks in Rushcroft Rd. Most of the flats are 3 bed. My landlady decided to sell up last year, gave me notice and put the flat on the market herself for 900 grand. She refused to believe the agents who told her that Brixton prices had dropped 20% after the referendum.
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  29. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Less is fewer letters though
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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This looks interesting:

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