Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Brixton Hatter, Aug 4, 2014.
I would have thought I [love] Ted Knight badges might also get takers these days.
Good idea, or so VP thinks.
There's a table at the Cressingham Gate again today so say hello, get your badges, check out the People's Plan etc if passing.
I won't be there, this weekend is still not my problem (gut problem says "no").
Another day, another Judicial Review hearing granted against Lambeth's demolition plans.
Would anyone from the campaign like to write a piece about this for Buzz? Be good to get it from their perspective (and spread the news!).
I'll pass the word on, but I'm sure that someone will write something for you.
It needs to go up soon, so I'll have a go myself if no one is around.
Edit: I posted this up: Cressingham Gardens residents granted permission for second judicial review against Lambeth Council
Such brilliant news. Should I start sorting out this next fundraiser?
"Tulse Hull" ?
Yes. A tiny typo, now fixed. It's quite hard finding the time to keep Buzz up to date.
The Lambeth's latest consultation is ostensibly for Fenwick Estate at Clapham North.
October 01, 2016 at 10:30am - 2:30pm
128 Willington Rd
London SW9 7ND
The odd thing is that on page 7 of the consultation document, the biographies of two of the "actors" in this little drama are headed:
"Relevance to Cressingham Lambeth".
Is there a sinister new organisation Cressingham Lambeth which is seeking to demolish and rebuild Lambeth Estates? (with the assistance of Conran and partners incidentally)
Or is this bad cutting and pasting on behalf of Lambeth Regeneration - or worse one of their "design partners" such as Conrans?
Is the photo of Cressingham Gardens or Fenwick Estate? Looks more Cressinghammy to me. Fenwick currently does not have too many blades of grass FWICR.
Not of Cressingham Gardens Estate as it is now. The bricks are the wrong colour, the clearing is too flat, and the windows are the wrong style. Probably an "artists impression" of what "new and improved" Fenwick might look like if the plebs keep quiet and are suitably grateful.
They're tendering for Cressingham too, so this is probably yet another instance of some office donkey fucking up with the cut and paste.
It's all bollocks, though. The "choice" that residents get, isn't choice at all. Their views - and the views of their Resident Engagement Panel - constitute such a small percentage of the overall "scores" given to these design teams in order to rate their tenders, that the views make no significant difference, and merely give the appearance of choice, rather than the reality. Managerialist faux-consultative rubbish.
Fuck being "suitably grateful"!!!
It's not very equal is it? You've got Mr X and Ms Y working for various agencies and consultants - and they want to give you a snippet of their LindedIn entries and a resumé of their career so far in "Regeneration".
Meanwhile Mrs Z who has lived on an estate for 40 years and is worried to death what is going to happen to her - and the consultants don't want to know.
Bloody fantastic news Cressingham Gardens Estate temporarily saved from demolition after successful second legal challenge
Update from Lambeth. Lambeth Council clarify their timetable o’destruction for Cressingham Gardens Estate
This response from a Buzz reader is worth reposting here:
Face-saving from Lambeth Council!!!
Well done Greebo, ViolentPanda and all the other Cressingham Gardens residents/supporters who've been fighting this.
Cressingham Gardens campaigners vow to fight on after high court decision defeat
Oh Bollocks. Fight on required. Moral support from here.
Maybe I'm cynical, but I wonder how much that cost the developers ... ?
If anything, apart from their legal fees, of course ...
This is just a cynical speculation on my part, no evidence at all, as having seen several mills and warehouses "needing re-development", very conveniently, catch fire after spending years standing empty.
StoneRoad - do you have any evidence for that? If not then I'd delete it, unless you are happy to fund any action for libel that Editor finds himself receiving.
I've edited, to say that I was being cynical, opinion only, no evidence !
But there have been several, very convenient fires in mills and warehouses. I can think of at least a couple of examples on Tyneside ... and speculation, especially without evidence is a common pastime.
The developers are Lambeth Council. They're arseholes, but they're not arsonists - except with, for example, inconvenient social services records ( Winot they have form for archive records spontaneously combusting).
.....and there was the wrecking ball that came loose down at the St Agnes place squats......
It's not really , as (with any war) you don't expect to win every battle. There's loads more legitimate challenges in the pipeline, if residents want to take them forward - that's what Save Cressingham Gardens has always been about: What RESIDENTS want, not what the council wants.
Well fair play to you, if you still have the emotional strength for another battle
A certain someone gave me the strength. She said "carry on with the fight, right through to the end". I would have done anyway, but she gave me the courage (or bullheadedness ) to fight another 1000 battles for a place and a community we both love(d).
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