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critical1

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Hi all,

I am a new resident and student journalist living on Flaxman Road. I’m hoping to make friends within and to learn more about the community.

I will be on placement with South London Press soon so if anyone wants their voice amplifying in regards to important local goings on and wants to have a chat, please do get in touch. Equally, if there is anything cool happening in the area that you think would be enjoyable i’d love to know about them.

Thanks,

Phil
Follow the saga of LEMB if you want entertainment...
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Hi all,

I am a new resident and student journalist living on Flaxman Road. I’m hoping to make friends within and to learn more about the community.

I will be on placement with South London Press soon so if anyone wants their voice amplifying in regards to important local goings on and wants to have a chat, please do get in touch. Equally, if there is anything cool happening in the area that you think would be enjoyable i’d love to know about them.

Thanks,

Phil
There is a lot going on around the area.

Hero of Switzerland thread on this forum is about planning application opposed by many locals.

The Grove Adventure playground thread is about saving the playground from being "developed" by the Council.

The Loughborough Farm and the Platform are ongoing projects run by LJAG.

In future the long term security of small businesses in the arches is gaurenteed. I know one thats gone and another waiting to see about new lease. They will then decide to stay or move somewhere cheaper.

LJAG ( I'm no in it) is important local group.

Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) | Loughborough Junction Action Group

Grove adventure playground

Grove Adventure Playground (@grove_apg) • Instagram photos and videos
 
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teuchter

je suis teuchter
I've only just joined this forum so apologies if this has been raised before, but does anyone know what is happening/has happened to the Cambria pub? It's been limping along for months, as witness some strange opening (or rather closing) hours and the temporary electric generator on the road outside for weeks, but it seems to have finally closed.
By email today:

Many residents have asked about The Cambria, particularly after the activity today (see photograph attached).

It had become rundown and Punch Taverns sought eviction. Non-payment of food and electricity bills had exacerbated matters as well as the installation of a generator which was not realistic long-term.

Advice to landlord was given by Punch Taverns, a Possession application was approved in August, a High Court Possession Order was eventually issued, the occupants evicted and steps taken to remove the generator.

Legal proceedings were already in play by the time Lambeth Council got involved to address the environmental concerns raised, after complaints about the rubbish, noise, smell and a generator outside.

Whilst legal proceedings were initiated by the freeholder following breach of contractual terms by the leaseholder, the Council decided not to issue a S.47 order but instead conditions were incorporated into a Community Protection Warning and a Community Protection Notice was served.

Punch Taverns cannot sell off the site for shops or flats without applying for planning permission. This is not their plan and they intend to refurbish the pub and already have another landlord in mind. Let's hope that works out and attracts back its customers.

Yours

Becca Thackray


Councillor, Herne Hill Ward
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
So... it would seem that Federation Coffee have taken the space that used to be the ticket office on the platform at LJ station. Looked like they were open / opening just now.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
So... it would seem that Federation Coffee have taken the space that used to be the ticket office on the platform at LJ station. Looked like they were open / opening just now.
Does that mean they will provide toilet facilities?
 

organicpanda

cat herder extraodinaire
So... it would seem that Federation Coffee have taken the space that used to be the ticket office on the platform at LJ station. Looked like they were open / opening just now.
they were supposed to take it last year but it was put on hold with the tragic deaths of the graffiti artists
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
I was browsing Booth's map of LJ online
st catherines lpk.JPG

And noticed "St Catherine" right in the middle.
Diocesan records say this
St Catherines-diocese.JPG
Anyone have any info on this?
 

Johnlj123

Member
I was browsing Booth's map of LJ online
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And noticed "St Catherine" right in the middle.
Diocesan records say this
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Anyone have any info on this?
It is confusing. St Catherines was an Iron Church on Gresham Road demolished to make way for the Fire Station. It was under the umbrella of St John's the Evangelist. I have never been able to source a photograph. Lambeth archives don't have any info at all that I could find. I do have a yearbook of parish magazines from 1892 which features monthly 4 page newsletters bound into back of general Anglican stuff. It mostly served the Loughborough Park area. Records are held by Southwark diocese though Lambeth palace archives also have some information listed. Not been to either archives yet. There was a separate outreach mission on Sussex Road, though not sure if connected to St Catherines.
 
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CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Come home and first off the block are the LDs.
The horror:eek::thumbsdown: of her as PM. No thanks.View attachment 188613
That's supposed to be a leaflet for target seats - so mind what you say!
BTW as a fluctuating member of the hearing impaired community I must say Jo Swinson does everything right for us. She speaks slowly and deliberately and in contrast to those gruffly mumbling (pissed?) members her voice can shatter wine glasses at the other end of a Wetherspoons.
 

Gramsci

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Year 3

The artist Steve McQueen has this project on billboards across London.

Underneath the railway bridge near Tesco's are two photos.MVIMG_20191108_093924.jpg MVIMG_20191108_093850.jpg MVIMG_20191108_093750.jpg MVIMG_20191108_093853.jpg

"From early November, Steve McQueen's epic portrait of London’s Year 3 pupils will be seen across London and at Tate Britain.

This vast new artwork is one of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken, in one of the world’s largest and most diverse cities.

Last year Steve McQueen, together with Tate, Artangel and A New Direction, invited every Year 3 class in London to be photographed. Through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, Year 3 show tens of thousands of schoolchildren at a milestone year in their development. All aged between 7 and 8 years old, they stand smiling at the camera, facing the future. "
 

RHK

Always look on the bright side of life...
RE: saga LEMB

AGM, 31 Oct 2019...

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There is a meeting at 7pm Wed 11th December 2019 at the Loughborough Community Hall across the Road from Woolley House. This is for Loughborough Estate Residents to vote for whether they want the LEMB to continue running the estate or whether Lambeth Council should take it back.
 

ricbake

working out how
P5 Bus was on diversion at 7 am this morning, apparently a 21 year old had been stabbed on Loughborough Road...
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Angellic was asking me on last month's Brixton thread whether it was accurate to say
Is it true that Brixton/ Loughborough Junction has a 'largely Black population'?

I havent been able to get around to using the website Jimbeau put up

Detailed Ethnicity by Age & Sex Ward Tools (2011 Census) – London Datastore

It depends on how one breaks down areas.

in relation to LJ. This website uses the same Census 2011 figures as the gov.uk site. Applies it to local neighbourhoods.

This one covers my nearest patch Loughborough Estate.

In this case it does have a largely Black population.

Interesting Information for Loughborough Estate, London, SW9 7SJ Postcode

I'd say that race and class overlap in this area.

From the website:
Loughborough Estate, London can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 31% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.
As the website says we all live next to each other. Which isn't always the case outside urban areas.

These two websites use 2011 census data. I've been told in Coldharbour Ward things have changed a bit since then. At time of the EU referendum Coldharbour Ward was in the top ten percent of deprived wards in the country. Now its changed to being in the top twenty percent.

This is possibly due to new private housing in the area / sell off and refurbishment of ex council property for private sale. That is the partial gentrification of area.

Charities who give grants - ie for the adventure playground- want information on how grant is spent based on very local areas. In London that means on what are called "super output areas". Which could be just a few streets. These are streets of high deprivation within a larger area that might appear average taken in a larger boundary.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Angellic was asking me on last month's Brixton thread whether it was accurate to say
Is it true that Brixton/ Loughborough Junction has a 'largely Black population'?

I havent been able to get around to using the website Jimbeau put up

Detailed Ethnicity by Age & Sex Ward Tools (2011 Census) – London Datastore

It depends on how one breaks down areas.

in relation to LJ. This website uses the same Census 2011 figures as the gov.uk site. Applies it to local neighbourhoods.

This one covers my nearest patch Loughborough Estate.

In this case it does have a largely Black population.

Interesting Information for Loughborough Estate, London, SW9 7SJ Postcode

I'd say that race and class overlap in this area.
Surprisingly some of the most imposing houses in the Loughborough triangle - Loughborough Park/Morlands Road/Coldharbour Lane have a largely black population. Mainly because they were handed over to Metroplolitan and other housing associations such as Ujima and Black Roof back in the 1980s. Those which were direct council tenancies have gone the way of all flesh and suffered right-to-buy, at great profit to their white occupants.
 
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