Sorted. Many thanks.
Was this outside M&S? Somebody asked me for a fiver as I walking past there once. I thought it was a fair ask for M&S shoppers.There was a skinhead guy on Streatham High Street aggressively demanding £2 from passers by on Saturday. He didnt get very far with me but i thought he had a right cheek. Whatever happened to asking for 10, or maximum 50p?
I prefer the more imaginative requests for random amounts to take the person back to some random faraway location: "Hi. Have you got £9.62 so I can get back to Lower Wivelham?"Was this outside M&S? Somebody asked me for a fiver as I walking past there once. I thought it was a fair ask for M&S shoppers.
Was he an actual skinhead or just a man with a shaved head?There was a skinhead guy on Streatham High Street aggressively demanding £2 from passers by on Saturday. He didnt get very far with me but i thought he had a right cheek. Whatever happened to asking for 10, or maximum 50p?
Totally bald, rather than a shaven head. I didnt mind telling him to go away but he was literally going up to everyone remotely in his vicinity, including old ladies and demanding £2. Pain in the arse.Was he an actual skinhead or just a man with a shaved head?
'Armed police' called to fight after car and cyclist crash in BrixtonSome gang violence went down on Railton Rd this afternoon. I had to take a detour because ther3 was a police cordon not far from Lesson Rd, which turns into Mayall Rd. Not sure what happened but there was a 322 abandoned inside the cordon, along with a bicycle and a car, and tons of police.
The cordon was in place for hours, which suggests it was more serious than that report says.'Armed police' called to fight after car and cyclist crash in Brixton
It doesn't sound to have been very serious, based on the news report above. Although there is very little detail.
Sadly, there are a number of wankers in this forum whose main purpose is to have digs at you, and they're arrogant, ignorant and self-righteous enough to use any avenue to do so.I couldn't agree more.
As you know, I do a LOT for the community outside this website. Brixton Buzz has given away many thousands of pounds to local charities and has tirelessly campaigned on Brixton issues as well as helping local businesses and individuals. Truth is, I'd originally wanted to make it a part of this site, but as you can see, with all the infighting and personal attacks it would have been a pointless and self defeating venture.
As for this forum, Gramsci does a lot for the community and raises many important grassroots issues here but his posts are pretty much universally ignored. I post up a picture of anonymous businessman that some people decide they don't like, and suddenly the police is alive with people with opinions. As you suggest, it's a real shame they can't direct all that energy into doing something to help the community.
Are you taking the piss?And why does the local youth think of these people as the enemy? Because you, and others who share your view, constantly vilify them. Less negativity all round might not go amiss.
I totally agree with you. I'm fortunate enough to live in a community where a lot of the residents help take care of one another - where we still knock on our neighbour's door to see if they're okay, help each other take on the council, participate in community activities. We're hoping to get together and finance an ESOL class, as some of our residents asked for one.Perhaps we should start a thread highlighting volunteer opportunities around the Brixton area? The amount of hours put into arguing about clothing could be put far better used helping a primary school child learn to read, staffing an adventure playround for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning, or befriending an elderly person. I do a bit, but could do more. If everyone did a bit, then what a difference that would make. It's not what you do or what you wear when you head off to work but how far you're willing to play a part in the community in which you live. Maybe Urban could play a role in making more people aware of how they can get involved. Bracing myself for a torrent of abuse...
I remember turning the late, lamented loki onto Lidl's lagers - "they'll be shit" he cried. A week later "fucking hell, brilliant beer, and well cheap" he cried.It might be like Lidl. They sell some branded stuff alongside their own wares, but only to provide an unfavourable comparison.
Lurpak, £3.99. Danpak £1.89.
Heineken, £2.50/litre. Perlenbacher £1.50/litre.