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Coldharbour Lane, Brixton - news and updates

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The advertising really pisses me off. Fuck this. 20170527_140007.jpg
     
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  2. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Caught your attention. Job done.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've got a rant all ready to go on Buzz about that. I saw that bullshit last week. Fucking bullshit.
     
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  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    This may be nauseating, but it may give East Brixton a lift.
    I reckon the next thing to happen may be a proposal to develop the Car Wash - though that would require cooperation from the Blairite council, which I think still own the freehold.
    (as my old boss would have said - May, may may - but this is all conjecture definitely not politics)
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not sure East Brixton needs a 'lift' in the shape of an exclusive private gated development where the well heeled can "cut their own groove."
     
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  6. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    They're got their metaphors all mixed up. What has an edge got to do with a groove, really? Marketing's all retro music themed but the name is just ..edgy.
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They tried that quite a few years ago - with all the new high density developments surrounding this bit of green space they may now find it tricky to push through. Besides, they granted the noisy car wash fuckers an improbably long lease.
     
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  8. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Surely every groove must have an edge?
     
  9. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    :hmm: you might be right. But at least two edges per groove, surely.
     
  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Even edgier.
     
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  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    You mean a sub-lease? From memory this was "housing land" transferred to Ujima Housing Association (subsequently placed in receivership) - then picked up by a Stanmore property company who are sitting on it using their car wash sub tenants to generate some income. I'm sure property companies make more out of developments than car washes and they are biding their time.

    How on earth did May developments get their approvals involving the destruction of community assets adjacent to Pop Brixton?

    I'm in favour of making a green space the length of the barrier block as you know. But in this asset stripping capitalist society we don't always get what we want.
     
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  12. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Leak still going as I walked past yesterday. I've reported it again to Thames Water..... haven't we been here before
    I don't have twitter or facebook accounts - can someone contact them this way??
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Thing is they've never responded since the leak started - it was the Fire Brigade who temporarily bodged a repair in response to a report from the public about a 'major water leak.'
     
  14. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I note that despite Thames Water's reluctance to do any work, they are not slow in selling your payment details to Equifax, as I found when following up my current Identity Theft issue.Apart from reports on bank and credit card accounts - right at the top of the list is a chart of payments to Thames Water for the last 3 years.

    McQuarrie Thames Water were next best thing to prostitutes in my view. They'd engineer weeks long holes in the road just to ramp up expenses. Sell flood insurance in a PPI-like way.

    Privatisation what's not to like? Wonder if we'll notice any improvement now McQuarrie have sold out to the Kuwait Investment Trust?
    Australian bank Macquarie has sold its final stake in Thames Water
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  16. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

  17. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Seems to be the Listen with Mother version of the former Property Porn on Brixton Road.
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Those rich folks moving into upper floors of the Edge will be able to enjoy commanding views of the Brixton Soup Kitchen opposite. Nice.
     
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  19. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    probably won't be interested unless they're on deliveroo
     
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  20. ash

    ash Inittogether

    so would it be better if the 'rich folk' lived miles away from the soup kitchens
     
  21. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Their promotional website makes me feel sort of sick, like i'm lurching about trying to find the way out of some horrible party full of young advertising executives on coke. Not even one picture of a flat, just lifestyle memes and vacuous aspirational pictures of coffee and people laughing. :(
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It would be better if exclusive luxury developments with no social housing provision weren't being built in areas of high deprivation and it would be better if there was no need for soup kitchens at all. Do you not have a problem with such vast social inequality being shoved in the faces of those in poverty?
     
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  23. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Wow. Are you actually promoting ghettoisation? Let's keep the poor people in their ghetto while the rich keep Kensington and Chelsea.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    No not at all. I'm all for old-school mixed housing with plentiful social housing occupied full of people from all backgrounds and classes. But do I find it offensive when one luxury, exclusive gated development after another opens up in one of the most deprived communities in London? Yes, I fucking do. I find it divisive. It also contributes to the tearing apart of established communities, where locals can no longer afford to live in their own community. That's how I feel. How about you?
     
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  25. ash

    ash Inittogether

    let's face it not everyone buying is super rich or indeed bad people who wont contribute to the community. FFS we have enough divisions in society with all the shit to do with values and fundamentalism (right and left) so please don't perpetuate with stupidisms around class or income
     
  26. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    yeah cos there's so much new council housing being built in K&C :facepalm:
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not sure where anyone's mentioned 'super rich' people or 'bad' people but the fact remains that there is a widening wealth divide between the haves and the have nots in Brixton, particularly around this development.

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    https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/State of Borough 2016 - v3.pdf
     
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  28. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    If any of the recent super lux marketed developments in Brixton had any provision for social or affordable housing included (and not such wacky marketing) I'm sure there would be less criticism
     
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  29. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    My understanding is that planning policy is always towards integration of tenures. From the management side I understand the separation of cores simply to reduce costs. This is something that urbs seem to find horrific. Tbh I consider this stupid politicising - who wants to spend more for nothing?
     
  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It's also that the marketing campaign is using the using the Afro Carribbean musical background of post war Brixton to sell flats that gets me. To sell flats to the well off.
     
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