Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Summer - Autumn 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 21, 2018.

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  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Paul's Unofficial Letterbox Pages
     
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  2. technical

    technical stripey

    Windrush Square looking good in the sunshine this morning
     
  3. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    The go-to guys are the Letter Box Study Group: http://lbsg.org
    A few years ago, they were very helpful in explaining how to ask for maintenance of the Penfold letter box on Mervan Road.
     
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  4. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Love a bit of post-colonial letterbox studies. Here's a handsome specimen spotted in Dhaka (bangladesh). IMG_5691.jpg
     
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  5. editor

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  7. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    But there’s already a Herne Hill thread.
     
  8. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Are they not SE24?
     
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  9. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    It’s more a state of mind.
     
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thanks for offer. But I'd rather leave this new thread as it is.

    Ive found Brixton forum rather dispiriting recently.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You're not the only one but I hope you can carry on posting as usual and remember that some of the opinions here really, really don't represent the Brixton we know.
     
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  14. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Anybody know the story behind this planning application at the Effra Social?
    18/01851/FUL | Change of use of upper floors from ancillary staff accommodation in connection with restaurant/ public house (Class A3/A4) to three self-contained units (2 x 2-bed. 1 x 3-bed), involving erection of rear extension at first and second floor level, and installation of dormer window to front elevation. | 89 Effra Road London SW2 1DF

    A friend from Morval Road got a consultation letter on Friday 22nd June - with a consultation deadline of Friday 29th June.

    The application is to convert ancillary staff accommodation above the pub (claimed as disused) into two 2 bed and one 1 bed flats self-contained flats.

    Nothing said at all about the pub use below - but the applicant Flutterby Ltd is one of many Anthony Thomas (Antic) companies - so they could be simply proposing to sell flats above a thriving pub.

    I only mention as we've had issues with the Grosvenor and others in a similar situation.
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm pretty sure that there is no one living above the pub - they opened it up for a Halloween special once - but if they're putting private flats above the Effra that's surely got to curtail the pub's activities because the first thing selfish, self centred yuppies do when they move next to a pub is complain about it.
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They've totally killed off Pope's Road in the evenings.

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  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Have your say on an Extension of the Public Spaces Protection Order for Novel Psychoactive Substances | Lambeth Council

     
  19. editor

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  20. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    incident on arodene road just opposite Stir Coffee on the Hill, not sure what happened but there were 6 cop cars minimum and an ambulance. hope whoever is on the floor is ok.
     
  21. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  23. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

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  24. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    The original policy was put in place after a Lambeth consultation showed that 0.01% of the population in the borough was affected by anti-social behaviour from legal highs.
     
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  25. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Quite - it’s a ridiculous policy. It’s also legally shaky - there have been court cases where nitrous dioxide has been found not to fall within the proscribed definition because of its use as a medical anaesthetic.

    If Lambeth really wanted to focus on the antisocial aspect they’d crack down on the associated littering. Or, more pragmatically, provide recycling bins for the canisters.
     
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  26. discobastard

    discobastard _______\+/_______

    I remember that. The consultation questionnaire was very badly designed and you only had about 100 characters to expand upon your responses.

    As somebody who sometimes designs questionnaire it was in no way fit for purpose.
     
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  27. editor

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  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Anybody read the "Fame Academy" feature in last weekend's Standard magazine?
    Identity School of Acting: a London drama school like no other
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    I'm only commenting because I noticed the place already - it's at the back of the mini NatWest Bank on the cut-through from Brixton Road to the market.

    It's been operating with the doors open this week due to excess heat, and the clientele looked pretty white and male to me (except for a hijab-wearing receptionist), so looks a bit like a normal theatre school in the area might given what Brixton has now become. I think the school principal has managed to get an article written that hypes a theme that may not represent present students.

    BTW I notice (from their prospectus) that Identity School of Acting is or was based in Whitechapel. Be interesting to know if they have now moved to Brixton, or just opened a Brixton site in addition by way of expansion.

    The Brixton space they are in is the former offices of the World Development Movement (which moved to Kennington Park some years ago then renamed itself "Global Justice Now").
     
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I often see their students in local cafes, practicing lines with each other.
     
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  30. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    *snigger*
     
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