Coldharbour Lane, Brixton - news and updates

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

  1. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    But Minton's article has no real basis in anything. She simply asks people if they'd like something back that they had 10 years ago. You could ask the same of daily mail readers.
    You can't pass it off as relevant - we are all programmed to be conservative and resistant to aspects of change that we deem to be less good than we're used to, which is backwards. As I said earlier a lot of people would love servants as long as they didn't have to pay for them.

    It comes down to whether prevention is better than cure, and where prevention starts and ends.
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    She is saying that prevention is better than cure. Preventing social problems by, as you say going back ten years, by funding youth workers and caretakers is about prevention.

    The other thing Anna Minton is saying is that Secured by Design has a history. Which is a right wing/ conservative one.

    So its not that people are inherently conservative. Its the opposite. When asked in Mintons research the reply is that preventation is better.

    So you are wrong.

    Saying that people who want caretakers and youth workers in the area the live in are conservative/ Daily Mail readers is getting it totally the wrong way around.

    Its people like you who are the conservative who can't see why sensible suggestion from residents should not be dismissed as Daily Mail viewpoint.

    Sounds like the kind of thing Council officers/ housing association officers would think.
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  3. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Noticed that the marketing suite at "The Edge" was in darkness this afternoon.
    Sign in the window said all flats now sold - and referred interested parties on to another Taylor Wimpey development (Osiers Point Wandsworth SW18).

    Seems a bit early to have sold everything off, given its only half built?

    Surely Anthea can't be right that they've been advertising these flats in the Far East???
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    These kind of shitty profiteering landgrabs are all about gifting greedy landlords the chance to acquire more property and squeeze out locals and what better way to do that than invite foreign investment - because they really won't give a shit about the local community.
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  5. thebackrow

    thebackrow Active Member

    I'm pretty sure that's not correct. The block at the western end was definitely not sold on the open market - I don't know whether it qualifies as social or affordable but it's one or the other.

    Secured by Design is a weird one. Traditional back alleys and the like made housing estates easy to walk or cycle around - "permeable". The police then spent a while arguing against that sort of design - it gave criminals easy access to the back of houses, dark alleyways are unsafe due to mugging risk. As a result you get these large suburban housing estates from the 80's onwards that are impossible to walk around, so everyone drives.

    Lambeth's policy document seems to be (although this is dated 2008 - may have been updated since).

    I think we'd all agree with this statement from Lambeth's doc "A combination of good design, encouraging pedestrian activity, "eyes on the street" and community involvement is a much more effective way of making the Borough safer, than the negativity of shutters, barbed wire, gated developments and other physical crime prevention methods. These may provide well fortified private spaces, but they result in very hostile public spaces."
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's definitely not social housing. Brixton Buzz and Brixton Blog teamed up to oppose the change at the time.
  7. thebackrow

    thebackrow Active Member

    and you may well have been successful - there are a number of flats let by a housing association to families but I have no idea of the lease terms.

    There may well be far fewer than originally proposed but there is still a non-private element in there.
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We were unsuccessful. Look up the original articles on those sites which documented the wriggling changes that Barretts got away with.

    Barratt Homes, Brixton Square and the fight to retain affordable housing in Brixton. Please sign the petition.
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

  10. thebackrow

    thebackrow Active Member

    Got you. So there are 13 housing association properties, with secure lifetime tenancies, but they are now at 'affordable (55% of mkt value) and not 'social' rents. Understandably people aren't that precise (or don't understand the difference) and it just gets referred to as 'social housing'.
  11. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I think that more people are now realising/understanding that 'affordable' doesn't mean the equivalent of social rent and that it can be up 80% of market rate, which is still unaffordable for many people. Developers (and maybe even councils) are quite deliberate in not being precise, because saying that a development is 30% affordable rent sounds rather better than what it means in reality.
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Cops just carted away some bloke who had made himself comfortable on the ledge above the Shrub & Shutter. I saw him earlier and he seemed to be acting oddly.
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Look at the shonkiest of the 'brickwork' on The Edge.

  14. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Please tell me that isn’t finished ?
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    It's stuck on. Quite possibly fake bricks even. You could observe the process close up when they were doing the Valentia Place block last year.
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's another look at that bolt-on 'brickwork'

  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Brick slip rain screen. I'm not brilliantly keen on "faking it" with materials. But as a finish brick is remarkably good at weathering well in urban environments, which can make many render, concrete, timber, metal facades look dirty and knackered quite quickly. And because there is less material used and less waste it can be quite environmental.

    Good article here, which uses the example of Lambeth's new Town Hall.
  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Although that article describes a slightly different system, where bricks are cast into factory-made concrete panels that are then craned into place.

    The system at 'The Edge' is more like what is shown here:

    where thin brick slips are glued straight onto insulation panels.
  19. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    You'd know more than me but I thought they looked like pre formed panels of slips with individual slips to join them.
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    You might be right and they are preformed panels, but looks like they are backed onto insulation board rather than concrete panels judging by the type of fixings that seem to be attaching them. You can see there's expanding foam been put between the panels too.
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Looks like there's been an incident in Domino's opposite the Barrier Block. There's police and ambulances in attendance.
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes, don't mind the pedestrians or mums with prams. You just park wherever you like.

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  23. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

  24. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Greek grill to open next to Market House on Coldharbour Lane.
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I looked them up. Their other branch has had good reviews and the prices aren't too sky high either. Fuck knows how they can afford the rent.
  26. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    If its the same as the one on Acre Lane, then you do get a decent bit of food for quite a good price.

    The times i have gone in there, it appeared as if the owner was doing all the cooking and graft himself.
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Night scene

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  28. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    last night some twat decided to smash the table in our front yard, loving the vibrancy
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  29. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    I'm sorry to hear that organicpanda
    Was out in Brixton last night for the first time in ages and a bit shocked at the volume of people.... And that was early too!
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  30. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Weird article in the FT today about Brewdog soliciting for investors with Bitcoin buy offering them a free six pack of Cryponite beer.

    The reader comments at the end of the FT article suggest that thrusting young brokers think Brewdog's publicity machine is designed to out-fox the common-sense FT in the manner of Micheal O'Leary's Ryan Air ("Spend a pound to spend a penny" for example).

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