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Carlton Mansions co-op in Brixton comes under pressure

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've already reported it (at least tried to - their site is shit), and sent photos although I really fucking resented having to add all my own personal details on their form. Of course it shouldn't be members of the public having to do this: Lambeth are supposed to be looking after this building. The Nuclear Dawn mural is falling to pieces and unprotected, water is running out of the place for months and people could have still been living there for the last 2 and a half years.
     
  2. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Since is still going on, might be worth lots of people doing this and reporting it to the council as well. Would it come under environmental health?
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If all their workers and management have somehow managed to miss the water pouring down the road every day, I'm pretty sure some they would have seen the piece on Buzz by now. Quite a few members of our beloved council are avid readers.
     
  4. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    I'm not suggesting that they've missed it. However, if people put pressure on something might be done.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, I've done my bit.
     
  6. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

  7. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    You can actually just tweet them. I've done this a couple of times in response to big leaks and both times they responded very quickly.
     
  8. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'll do that. I'm not in the country so ringing them up isn't feasible for me.
     
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  9. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Based on the picture editor posted, I've just repoerted it using the online form.
     
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  10. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    I think last time I reported one, I got a text to tell me it was fixed!
     
  11. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    They were really good at tweeting updates regarding repairs to the ruptured mains on Brixton Road last weekend. I knew a few people who had no water as a result.
     
  12. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    I've tweeted them with the picture. Its was a good idea to use the picture to illustrate the problem :)
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I sent them pictures with my original mail so I guess they'll be seeing a lot of them now :)
     
  14. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I had a look through earlier. It looks like it's rising out of the ground near the bottom of one of the downpipes/stacks, but outside the wall of the building itself.
     
  15. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    Not good.

    I have asked our current project manager who should look into this and get it sorted.
     
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  16. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    The project manager has replied.

    LBL have looked into this - not fully resolved (as the ongoing water shows, obv) - but LBL are treating it as a priority and following it up with Thames Water. I don't know more details than that at the moment.
     
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  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member


    Yes that's what I saw.

    In the alleyway there are four rising mains. Each has a stopcock in alleyway. Either the pipe has burst further up or the stop cock has failed outside. I did try to explain to Council on last day were the stopcocks were but they they didn't listen. To full of themselves at having got there building back. We did put extra stopcocks on inside as the ones in alleyway were so old they didn't work that well.
     
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  18. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Thames Water have said they are working with 'the owner' to resolve it and that it's a private matter. I asked why they can turn the supply off. They've said it's Lambeth's responsibility to sort it out. Lambeth have said they are looking in to it urgently :rolleyes:
     
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  19. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the stopcock info Gramsci - I'll pass that on if it hasn't already been noted.
     
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  20. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Is the water still flowing today?
     
  21. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    If no one has an update on this before I leave work later this evening I'll stop and check on my way home.
     
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  22. SheilaNaGig

    SheilaNaGig Struggling and striving

    It was when I walked past at around noon.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's still flowing freely now. If anything, there seems to be more water coming out now.
     
  24. T & P

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

    As well as the likely damage being caused to the building and the shameful waste of water, I'd imagine on very cold nights like this passers-by might get a surprise free ice skating experience if the water is reaching the pavement.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm not surprised that a team of no-win no-fee accident lawyers haven't set up camp there. The water was still flowing at 8pm, with the puddle stretching all the way to Somerleyton Road. The water goes right across the pavement so it's going to be particularly dangerous when the temperature goes below 0.
     
  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I reported a leak on Barrington Road/corner with CHL yesterday.
    Someone had already reported it on Monday, according to the phonebank person - who also said it had been allocated to be attended to in 24 hours.
    This evening its getting to be a bit of a gusher, and no sign of Thames Water or their contractors.

    I'm not surprised nothing is happening at the mansions. Thames Water are not as expedient as some think - unless there is a sewer collapse or a sink hole perhaps!
     
  27. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    I've contacted the council and thames water again... not holding my breath.
     
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe you could Tweet your rant to TW? Might possibly disturb their turpitude.

    Would not guarantee a result. I tweeted to St Pauls Cathedral complaining they were in effect charging £8 to view the AIDS quilt on World Aids day. They immediately tweeted back saying they were looking at how to get round the charge. As far as I know they are still looking.
     
  30. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    OK, I have been in touch with a member of the Somerleyton Project team again - LBL are awaiting a thorough investigation by Thames Water.
    Also the development company (Igloo) have been alerted, and they are not currently concerned that this is a long term risk to the Mansions. (which is not to say it doesn't want sorting, of course).

    There is water coming out of the ground all over the place. Leander Rd this week / last week, too.
     

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