Lambeth council’s planning committee will next month consider plans that could lead to significant changes in the character of Brixton Village and Market Row – the large covered markets run by Hondo Enterprises that took them over last year.
The application was published as Hondo confirmed reports that it has purchased the Pope’s Road site adjoining Brixton Village that is now occupied by Sports Direct and Flannels. The planning application does not apply to this site
The main effect of the proposals would be to allow later opening and changes in the current balance of traders in Brixton market – allowing up to half of all premises to become food and/or drink establishments, but setting this proportion as the maximum permitted.
Brixton Village’s 83 units are currently split 70% shops (58 units) and 29% restaurants and cafés (24 units); one unit is classed as a drinking establishment.
In Market Row, the 53 units are split 66% shops (35 units), 32% restaurants and cafés (17 units); one unit is classed as a hot food takeaway.
Hondo’s two linked applications seek “blanket permission” for all ground floor units and linked first floor units to have “flexible” use. They say that at least half of existing units would remain class A1 (shops) with no more than half of the units becoming class A3 (food and drink).
Plans for Brixton markets published as purchase of Sports Direct site confirmed
I'd usually agree, but at £20 a pop this seems to be more about a fun, on-trend jolly for well-off folk rather than promoting actual "sustainable fashion," which is a "movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice."I think anything which encourages people to mend clothes rather than binning them and buying new is a good thing - who knows someone might go for the fizz and come out converted.
Still better than nothing, I suppose.Sustainable fashion concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion. This means dealing with interdependent social, cultural, ecological and financial systems. It also means considering fashion from the perspective of many stakeholders - users and producers, all living species, contemporary and future dwellers on earth. Sustainable fashion therefore belongs to, and is the responsibility of citizens, public sector and private sector. A key example of the need for systems thinking in fashion is that the benefit of product level initiatives, such as replacing one fiber type for a less environmentally harmful option is eaten up by increasing volumes of fashion products
People of all incomes will try and fix expensive items, but with the advent of Primark and dirt-cheap clothing, far more clothing is thrown away than ever before. Why do you think all the clothing street markets vanished from Brixton? Even they can struggle to compete on the pricing of essentials.I'm my experience, poor people tend to mend their clothes not throw them away.
Including the decks and mixer (both Pioneer), that's around a grand's worth of gear to play (quietly) in front of 20 people filling their faces with champers and artisanal treats. And the monitor is total overkill for such low audio levels.None of the speakers are expensive. Mackies are about £500 a pair and probably the cheapest things you can get away with..apart from Alto, the monitor system of choice
They've listed 6 days worth of timings yet the release says open five daysAnd here it is.
440 capacity cocktail and beer bar with food brought in via an app.
Lost In Brixton, ‘a concrete jungle with drinks and food,’ opens in Brixton Village on 1st August 2019
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