Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Skin so soft / midge question is somewhat controversial. I was sufficiently sceptical never to bother trying it. Supposedly the formula has now been changed anyway.

    As far as highland midges are concerned I stick with the folk knowledge passed to me as a child - use 'jungle formula' and never ever ever set out walking without a small bottle of it in the rucksack.
  2. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I've aways been irrestible to biting insects. An american woman told me about skin-so-soft years ago and it worked for me. It's a lot less offensive in smell than proper anti mosquito stuff and it's a nice body lotion, win/win.

    Are you just repeating what Rushy said, or has the formula actually changed?
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Just what I remember from the last time I checked it out, which probably involved reading a few threads around the place like these -

    View topic - Avon Skin So Soft vs Midge

    View topic - Skin so soft

    UKC Forums - Avon Skin so Soft

    I think there is also some confusion resulting from the stuff they sell in the US being different to the stuff they sell here.
  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Went to a thing in the 'station hall' above herne hill station entrance this evening. Quite a big space up there.
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Very shiny. Very empty.


    There is one business there - a luxury chandelier company, with prices starting at £250 for a single lampshade.

  7. T & P

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

    Not that I'm defending NR, but nothing wrong with shiny. As to empty, that is hardly surprising given that the hoardings came off about 17 seconds ago.
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Shiny usually means = expensive, which usually means = exclusive, which more often than not = divisive to the local community.

    And the shutters have been off a lot longer than "17 seconds" :rolleyes:
  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The lampshade people are not there - it was some 10 day thing at Christmas. The shutters have only just come off the right hand shops.
    It's had a terrible impact on that row - footfall is down over the year. The greengrocers and the bakery are on the Milkwood Road side now.
    And they're empty as NR didn't realise that they would need an electricity sub station to supply increased power to the shops and flats. That prompted the outrage when they decided to put it where Elaine the Flower Lady is. I think it's going in the unit under the arch at some point - but the shops can't be used until that's fixed.
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh OK. They've still got their sign in the window, which is confusing.
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  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This sounds horrible (if verified)

  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's a bo....

  13. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I saw a report from the Met on twitter and apparently this was pepper spray, not acid. Still unpleasant nonetheless.
  14. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Somethings afoot with the railway passage mural artist and the final version of what's going up - artist appears very unhappy.
  15. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Seems they made a pvc copy without his consent
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  16. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Just got a letter through the door about the old clinic at 141 - 149 Railton road which surprise surprise is now going to be luxury flats, has it been sold on by the council then?. Which ward does this come under?

    141-149 Railton Road
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  17. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    It's herne hill

    I thought they wanted to make it a HMO
  18. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    That would explain the new graffiti. I thought it had a covenant on it? CH1 hadn’t you mentioned something?
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  19. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    If it's the one I am thinking of it was sold with a clawback covenant that if the owner improved upon the permission (for a row of houses) it should pass a proportion of the increased value on to the original vendor.
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  20. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    There's a consultation about it at EffraSpace on Monday. Timing is a bit awkward but will see if I can get down.
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  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Not sure exactly what you're referring to.
    Back in 2014 I took and interest in the disused Railton Road clinic and probably posted about it because along with Iveagh House Surgery at 5 Ways it was one of the services relocated to the Akerman Centre in Vassall Ward, leaving behind empty buidings - and no GP in Coldharbour Ward.

    This is still the case after 5 years - hats off to the ultra efficient NHS estates management department (Savills???)

    I think there was a planning application for the Railton Road clinic site about 3 or more years ago under the name of the Health Authority (for housing). Not sure what happened about that - either passed or withdrawn being the only realistic outcomes.
    Whatever happens it's an outrage that a community clinic was closed down, and that it was left derelict for 5 years.
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  22. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    chocolate box also appears to be having a refurb (again)
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    My friend is opening a vegan place there.
  24. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    And it's now open - Pure something - selling vegan ice cream, coffee etc. and has pink tables and chairs outside.

    Hopefully it'll survive. There's 2 or 3 vegan places in 200m of each other there now.
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  25. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The ice cream place is also becoming dangerously addictive - despite me struggling to eat a £3 double scoop cone in one sitting.
  26. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    And now we've gone full Pride stripes on the zebra crossing! Gymmy Dickson has been tweeting it


    The Herne Hill Forum newsletter last week said that the Arch Co are still struggling to find somewhere to put the electricity substation. That means the new shops can't all open (if they can find tenants). They have however found people to take one of the flats upstairs, so there's power somewhere...

    The mini shop next to the painted black old kitchen place on Rymer (?) is also being refitted with internal stud work etc. There's a bit of a glut of empty shops or shops being potentially opened - which is a bit strange given that Network Rail managed to destroy the footfall for a while when closing the baker, butcher, greengrocer.

    Oh and the magician's place has moved to bigger premises and there's a Zero Waste place there now.
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  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I like it. Just like I like the one at Hamlet.

  28. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    just saw that today - brightens the place up. When was it done?
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  29. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I checked out the zero waste place today - seems promising but its so small.
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  30. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

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