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

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

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  1. T & P

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

    As I said in my previous post, the problems in Barcelona are being caused by the change of use of extremely high numbers of flats from residential/ long term rent for residents to short break accommodation for tourists, not by the mere presence of tourists, which had been taking place for many decades without any problems caused to the locals, right until the advent of rBnB. And Venice is the only other significant exception, chiefly due to it actually being fairly small and unable to cope with the 5000-capacity cruise ships landing daily, which again is a relatively recent phenomenon. And even in these two scenarios the tourists themselves are only partially to blame, if at all.

    For the overwhelming majority of major cities around Europe, short term tourism is not a significant problem for the locals whatsoever. In fact, the opposite of it. So no, I don't see any evidence of tourists being a bad thing for Brixton or London residents.
  2. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Amsterdam cracked down on Air BnB about 2 years ago by restricting the nights you can rent for to 60 backed up with inspectors. There is a fine of €6k for a first offence.

    They’ve shown issues caused by air bnb is easy to fix if the city wants to. Blaming tourists is easy obvious target. It’s the wrong target though.
  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    London has a 90 day limit - three months. Airbnb enforce it themselves although they can only count days booked through Airbnb.

    This applies to whole home lets - not rooms.
  4. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I didn’t know that 90 day rule in London.

    They are about to bring in something similar in Ireland but they’ve fucking arsed about with it for years so I don’t know the actual situation right now. Again only whole home lets.
  5. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Just saw Sajid Javid outside Pop Brixton about 11.15 am.

    Quite a lot of police around, but hardly maximum security.
    I could have gone up to him and done a Jon Snow (Home secretary are you going to resign?) no probs.

    When I came back from the Halifax there were a couple of official poppy-wearing types outside Pop. Maybe Sajid Javid was inside - though if he'd come there to discuss knife crime it would seem to be a bad choice of venue.
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Good job that no one actually suggested that, then.
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  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The violence continues:

  8. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    So I wasn't going mad. Well not more than usual anyway.

    These Press Association pictures capture the event, and the following article (in the Belfast Telgraph) seems to be the only news report so far:
    Javid urges ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime -
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    According to the Belfast Telegraph they were meeting a group called "Divert" working with youth. Maybe they thought Pop Brixton a more "neutral" venue than Brixton Police Station?

    Just my suggestion. There is a website for Divert. Not sure it will reassure you though. Milestone Foundation - Divert
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  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The Village is teeming with DJs! Not very busy though and I can't say it's my idea of a night out.

    Not sure if the millionaire socialite was in residence to oversee his empire tonight. Anyone met him?
  12. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The catalytic converter has been stolen from our car. There’s a gang targeting Brixton/Dulwich/Norwood area apparently. They chop it out from the exhaust and sell it for recovery of the platinum & rhodium it contains. Guy with the pickup truck said he’d picked up a dozen vehicles in this area in the last fortnight.

    Should be covered on insurance but a bit of a pain. There’s not much you can do to stop it.
  13. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    That is very annoying.

    Do all cars have them?
  14. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Not sure. I know fuck all about cars :oops:
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  15. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    if they use leaded petrol then they won’t have them.
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  16. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    didn't think you could still get leaded petrol
  17. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Don’t drive so no idea.

    I’m sure that Leaded petrol poisons the catalyst though.
  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I thought this was to visit group dealing with helping young people turn away from knives and gang culture. The example on front page of website is someone who committed petty offence as they could not afford their rent.

    Then "helped" to work on building site which they weren't keen on.

    As if having a job will solve everything.
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Dick had glowing interview in ES recently. Not a mention of her role in killing of an innocent Brazilian. I object to her coming to multicultural area like Brixton.
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Wasn't she in charge here in Lambeth a few years ago? When we had a Community/Police Consultative Group I mean.
  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    I object to her full stop
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

  24. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Hi editor, is this thread going on forever, I thought you said it was going to be quarterly?
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I went for a summer-into autumn number, but I could make a new mid-autumn - winter one if that's what people want?
  26. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Active Member

    Not since the Millennium, so almost 20 years.
  27. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Active Member

    I know this is from a few days back, but come on - what a pompous bloody comment...
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  28. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Pompous how? :confused:
  29. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Maybe reserve the lift for “community connectors “? Give them a glass of wine and a massage?
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You don't even live here, and you only come into this forum to sneer and try to make personal digs. It's all a bit pathetic really.

    And on that note, I'll make the new thread for mid-autumn to winter.

    Here: Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Autumn - Winter 2018
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