Coldharbour Lane, Brixton - news and updates

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

  1. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    If you read the papers this time it's selling alcohol (Stella to boot!) 3 minutes after the expiration of their licensing hours (that is at 11.03pm)
    But more seriously in the police & licensing view seems to be they did not co-operate in supplying CCT evidence of this. They were taken to court over non-compliance with supplying CCT.

    The recommendation in the report is to refuse to continue the licence, or in the event of not doing that community safety want the licence suspended for 30 days for retraining. In addition they want various staffing issues addressed including the removal of a named member of staff and notification in writing whenever the owner is planning to be out of the country - and who authority will be delegated to.

    It's all here: - A.pdf
  2. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Domino club now has a laminated sign up inside saying it is a private members club with rules and a £20 a year subscription or you can’t enter .
  3. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Are you a member - or is it like student union discos used to be where it was £5 members - ladies free?
  4. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    This lady got in free tonight anyhoo but that’s the stated laminated rules which is new I think.
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  5. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I have found this document, the police's list of conditions (from late last year) on which the domino club is permitted to continue.
    It includes 11pm closure every night cctv being installed in every part of the building - and running continuously of high enough quality that it will work in any lighting conditions - and an electronic sign in system at the door. Domino Community Centre Notice of Decision Thursday 30-Nov-2017 19.00 Licensing Sub-Commi.pdf?T=9

    Brixton Soup Kitchen staff fear building closure
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The membership system is supposed to electronically register who is there - entering and leaving as I read it. By 31st March 2018.

    Never heard of anything like that before - though I don't get out much.
    Do you think they might be confusing the Domino Club with the Town Hall? Councillors need electronic fobs so we can keep tabs on them!
  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I'm getting pissed off with the recycling system in CHL SW9 8SE.

    The bin men seem to employ a form of "bubble sort" whereby most of the green recycling bins end up outside derelict properties round 310-316. Those living up there maybe walk up the street to find a normal rubbish wheelie bin - or maybe they just put rubbish in the recycling bin.

    I just got back from putting my recycling into the designated bin outside mine, and the thing is full of all sorts of unrecyclable stuff - loads of paper hankies, half empty cosmetic and liquid soap containers, LOADS of nets for Tescos waxed lemons! I've just hoiked the shit out and dumped it in the rubbish bin. Thankfully there were no nappies!

    We would be much better off going back to the previous system of putting out special bags of recycling the night before collection. And the streets would be cleaner and less cluttered.

    Surely the genius who thought up the idea of wall-to-wall wheelies (rubbish and recycling) for Coldharbour Lane SW9 8SE must have got themselves a better job at Camden Council (as they all do)?

    Give us back our uncluttered street - it is a conservation area after all.
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  8. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Lambeth are embarrassingly inept at recycling. The Barrier Block has no proper recycling at all on the individual levels - residents are expected to drag it all downstairs and then dump it into the designated big bins, which are usually full of normal rubbish - if they're even there. They gave up handing out recycling bags years ago.
  9. T & P

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

    In my particular case/ on our street, I have to completely disagree. The recycling bins have been god-sent and have massively decluttered the pavement, as well as presumably being more environmentally friendly than every household in Lambeth needing 50-100 bags per year. For smaller homes such as ours with limited cupboard space iir has also helped, as we had to have an open recycling bag hanging from a wall due to lack of space.

    Lambeth’s system is actually very user friendly. In neighbouring Southwark they have, I believe, three separate colour-coded recycling wheelie bins for different materials. Have a look at the houses east of Herne Hill station...
  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I have similar issues CH1 - nowhere except the street to put wheelie bins so they are constantly there getting in people's way, and also the recycling bin getting filled up with non-recycling stuff that I have to either take out or they'll not empty it on bin day. And quite often they simply don't empty the food waste bin, for no discernable reason
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  11. discobastard

    discobastard Banned Banned

    Our recently emerging problem is that at least every 2-3 days for the last month or so there are food waste bins lying on their side with rotten food strewn over the pavement.

    Either the foxes have finally cracked the locking mechanism or somebody is being a dick. Am down off Palace Rd nr Tulse Hill.

    Anybody else noticed this recently, either in the wider area or down near me?

    Agree with T & P that the recycling bins have made a big difference here. No bags of nappies and food tins all over the pavement, but we now have another problem.

    ETA I know this is the CHL thread but if others are seeing it then maybe the foxes have gotten clued up.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018
  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Don't follow your logic. Do you have a front garden perhaps - so that the bins are not on the pavement?
    I agree that recycling bags are an addition to plastic waste. Maybe the solution to fly dumping in recycling bins might be to make them lockable? That might be difficult though on my street given the bin men's tendency to make the bins drift towards the Town Hall!
  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe the care-taking/concierge staff ought to be in charge of a system to do that. But given the tradition of demarcation between both staff cadres and now contractors there seems little hope of that happening now.
  14. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It kind of boils down to the fact that wheelie bins are pretty much totally designed around what works for efficient bin collection, rather than what works for streetscape, pavement clutter and general convenience during the 99.9% of their life when they aren't being collected by the bin lorry.

    They can be ok where people have big enough front gardens that they can be put away somewhere, and for newbuild flats where space has been provided for them but they are a bit of a blight on london streets where there's nowhere for them but the pavement.
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  15. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    The foxes have got wise and can open the food waste bins. We now keep our food waste bin on top of the normal bin and there is less food waste strewn around.
  16. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  18. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Same re food bins my end of West Norwood. The foxes have got wise. Our bins are collected on Wednesday and then the street cleaner usually comes round on Friday so Weds/Thurs are a pain when I'm walking the dog as I spend the entire walk trying to get her not to eat whatever crap is on the pavement. The recycling bins are great in general and no problem re space on my road, but then next road down which has higher density housing is very cluttered with bins on collection day and you often have to walk in the road. So it's a bit of a mixed bag across the borough on that I would say.
  19. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

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  20. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    If it was insured, you'd think the insurance company would get it towed, wouldn't you?
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  21. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Yeah our foxes (Brixton Hill/Acre Lane) cracked the lock a year back. We’ve taken to using a bungee to keep ours closed.
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  22. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Its mad, just passed to see yet again a woman pushing pram into road to get round it.
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  23. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    nobody from any insurance company has come to look or talk to us, if anyone knows how to find out who insures it I would get in touch
  24. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Back in the day it would have long been torched. At least that way it would get cleared away.
  25. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    If you've suffered damage, your (or your landlord's) insurance company.
  26. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    that's all under way, it is to get the car removed as neither the police or the council will take responsibility hence my wanting to find the drivers insurance to pester them (even though I know it's hopeless)
  27. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    A Volvo at that! In more enterprising times that would have been stripped for parts within hours. It's even got the hubcaps still on...
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  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    There's certainly been a few enquiries made within from passers by, and I imagine anything of value inside the car has long since been liberated. The engine and all its associated gubbins are a total write off though.
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    There are any awful large number of wheelie bins on our stretch of CHL. I don't understand why. The blocks of flats further up have less even though more people live in that bit as its higher density.

    The wheelie bin cut the pavement to half its size where we are.

    I preferred the orange recycling bags.

    On a more positive note I have found lots of useful stuff on our street thrown away. A toaster, rather nice glass shelves, an IKEA office chair I'm sitting in now, a bed with good mattress and more.
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  30. T & P

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

    In answer to you and other comments ITT I realise the current arrangements might not be as well suited to a number of other layouts in Lambeth. It was certainly an improvement on our street, where properties have a front garden and there had always been space for black wheelie bins for general waste.So I accept that streets with no front gardens will struggle to accommodate the new recycling wheelie bins.

    But then that would have already been an issue in said areas with traditional rubbish bins? In other words, if the new recycling wheelie bins were to be placed right next to wherever the rubbish bins for a given area/ estate are right now, surely it's not that much of a quantum leap? If there are already two or three bins at a particular spot, adding another will not be a fundamental aesthetic change.

    It's also worth keeping in mind that recycling bins are meant to act as a replacement not a complement to pre-existing waste bins. Between the green bins and the food waste bin, a sizeable percentage of any given household's waste should be swinging from landfill waste to recycling.

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