Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018

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  1. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    From the Brockwell Tranquility FB Group:

    Oh dear, ...it seems lambeth have been telling porkies. I have just received a reply to an FOI request made to the Met Police.
    At no point did the Met Police refuse to police LCS if a perimeter fence was not used. Also, the Met Police did not insist or even demand that a perimeter fence be used, but did mention that the perimeter could be made more secure as it was found to be "porous". The wall was only mentioned as an option amongst other options to resolve this.
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well oh well oh well. Things are going to get more interesting. Going to take a look at the FoI shortly.
     
  3. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I hope things get a lot more interesting as a result of this. Always thought it sounded odd, along with the 'refusal of insurance' without a wall..
     
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  4. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member


    How can you let shit like that even bother you?
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Because I care about the show? Because I don't want what was one of the best parts of the show - and something that anyone could have a go at - turned into an Instagram prestige showcase?
     
  6. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Why shouldn’t other people enjoy the show ?
     
  7. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that this part of the show has been on twitter since twitter began.

    Alex
     
  8. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Posh people aren’t allowed in Brixton, silly !

    And they definitely allowed to have fun !
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Still can't see the word Twitter in my post anywhere. What are you on about?
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You're all for charging people, aren't you? Fuck the poor, eh?
     
  11. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    But they are NOT allowed to have fun with vegetables!!!
     
  12. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Yep, that’s exactly what I said.
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So you've never suggested introducing charging? Because that would directly lead to a lot of poor people being excluded.

    Oh wait. Here you are. Wanting to price out the poor. Make 'em pay! Its the 'fair' way!

     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I could suggest some excellent ways they could have fun with vegetables.
     
  15. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    I assume you mean social media in general or is it instagram you have an issue with ?
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    :facepalm:
     
  17. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    pop said:
    I’d say £2 for Lambeth residents
    £5 for non Lambeth residents


    That’s what I said!

    Cannot for the life of me see how you get “FUCK THE POOR” out of that!

    Have you been out on the sun?
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Because declaring it 'fair' to start charging poor people to get into what has been for a free event for 44 years adds up to a big 'fuck you.'

    Why do you think it's 'fair' to suddenly start charging for something that has been free for over four decades?

    You may be doing nicely for yourself, but there is real poverty in Lambeth and an entrance fee - on top of the already bloated drink prices - means the show will become out of reach for some. Something that doesn't seem to bother you.

    Oh and fuck off with your pathetic 'been out in the sun' slur. You posted up that charging people for a free event is 'fair,' and no amount of insults is going to get you off that hook.
     
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  19. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It's not free - it's paid for by Council Tax - so we're all already paying for it - that's already been covered above (Bimble maybe?) by saying that a profit & loss approach isn't the right way to view it.
     
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed. But some still insist that we should pay for it all over again :facepalm:
     
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  21. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Calm down.
     
  22. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
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  23. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    I suspect most people in the borough would rather have 350k spent on libraries or social care or kids playgrounds than something where 50% of the attendees are from out of the borough.

    Alex
     
  24. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    So is your issue with people who who don't pay council tax in lambath, . or "nu-brixtonites" who do ?
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    My issue is with turning a traditional, affordable, inclusive, free community-wide event into an exclusive, expensive paid one.
     
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And why do you think so many people now come from out of the borough? Do you think Lambeth advertising the event far and wide across London may have played a part in that? I heard that it was even advertised in Brighton, FFS.

    And don't get me started on libraries and council spending. They seem to have plenty of cash for turning Carnegie into a rent-free private gym.
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Then apologise. Now.
     
  28. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Lewisham People's Day is still free, well attended and bring in your own booze. Hoping it doesn't go the same way as neighbouring Lambeth :hmm: .
     
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  29. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I've never been When is it?
     
  30. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Think it was a couple of weeks ago.
     
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