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London Gentrification

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Belushi, May 30, 2015.

  1. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    For me two practical things keep me here - work and public transport. I know both exist in other places but not to the level I need, esp. public transport. I can't really walk, so getting to the bus stop is an arse, but then at least I usually only have to wait a few minutes. And I will never be able to drive, and neither will my daughter (who is unlikely to be able to live independently) so I have two people to think of.

    The few other places that have decent public transport are also expensive, though not as much as London because nowhere is.

    We're in social housing. There is still a lot of social housing in London. That's one of the things the Tories are trying to stop.
     
  2. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Hackney: A place for everyone?
    Overview
    Tell us your stories

    There has been a lot of change in Hackney over the last 10 to 15 years, so we would like to hear from local residents about what this means for them.

    The Council's Chief Executive, Tim Shields said:

    “So much has changed in Hackney in recent years. We want to give local people the chance to share their thoughts and feelings about the change. Much of the change has been positive, but Hackney faces many challenges: an affordable housing crisis, a growing population, and massive central government cuts to local public service budgets”.

    We would like to capture a variety of personal stories and circumstances to improve our understanding of the impact on local residents.

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    https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/communications-and-consultation/hackney-a-place-for-everyone
     
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  3. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    We should at least keep Guardian/Observer journos in London.
    Preferably fastened by their entrails to park railings.
     
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    presumably a successor project to the cultural olympiad "mappung the change" project run by the museum.
     
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  6. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  7. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  9. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

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  10. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    It was an RNLI fundraising thing - article here
     
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  11. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Ah thats not so bad then, I approve of anything for the RNLI
     
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  12. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

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  13. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    That's shit IMO. I manage to go through my life living in London almost totally unaware of all of that stuff, except for being surrounded by people banging on and on and on at very tedious length about how terrible it is and how you can't move for it. It just seems like a distraction from the real issues to me.
     
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  14. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    :hmm: You are TobyJug and I claim my five pounds! :D
     
  15. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    You have been away a long time! The Jugster has been banned, and has returned several times since he had the username "tobyjug". :)
     
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  16. panpete

    panpete Blokes name, birds body.

    I like ballard, but I couldn't read all that as it started to depress me, even though it is fiction.
    My worst nightmare is being stuck with people and no privacy, stems from sharing a bed with sister and bedroom with two sisters.
    Its shows how good Ballard is though, if he can depress me after reading a few paras
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    that's nothing, jane austen can depress me if i just see a copy of pride and prejudice or persuasion
     
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  18. panpete

    panpete Blokes name, birds body.

    I've never had the attention span to read these novels but I wish I did.
    I have got a taste of Kafka, and I think those who make the legislations also read Kafka hahahhahh :)
     
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  19. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Try the more recent television and film adaptations, not the ones done in the 1970s and 80s. They don't completely repeat everything in the books, but they might give you some idea of what happens in them - including all the class stuff and the banter.
     
  20. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  21. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

  22. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015
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  24. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Until very recently that was the affordability level we used here too. It's a symptom of the madness in this bubble that people spending 40 to 50 % of their income on housing are doing ok.
     
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    from 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/may/16/low-income-families-housing-costs

     
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  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  27. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  29. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    :mad: and 'Ugh' very much indeed - going back to the days of Rachman.
     
  30. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

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