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teuchter

je suis teuchter
It's interesting to note the subtle change in tone regarding LJ's state of delapidation, from the previous feature:

Laughably labelled as “in motion” by some Frappuccino-fuelled over privileged rich-kid overheard in a cafe, Loughborough Junction remains a pale shadow of its former self. Once a busy, vibrant shopping thoroughfare, the area is now strewn with the carcasses of closed pubs, crumbling shops and under-performing businesses, although the spidery fingers of gentrification are starting to embrace the area.
to the one just posted:

Whilst almost every ounce of originality and character is being squeezed out of a rapidly gentrifying Brixton down the road, Loughborough Junction retains much of its personality, and benefits from having a very active local group, the Loughborough Junction Action Group.
A "pale shadow" of a place becomes one which "retains much of its personality".
 

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hiraethified
It's interesting to note the subtle change in tone regarding LJ's state of delapidation, from the previous feature:
to the one just posted:
A "pale shadow" of a place becomes one which "retains much of its personality".
There's over two and a half years between those posts so - unbelievably - opinions, circumstances and indeed, 'the tone', may well change over such a long period.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
There's over two and a half years between those posts so - unbelievably - opinions, circumstances and indeed, 'the tone', may well change over such a long period.
Of course, but I find it notable that the same Brixtonites (not just you, people I know in real life too) who scoffed at the going-nowhere feel of LJ 2 or 3 years ago now look at it (in much the same physical state) in a different light, Brixton having gone rather too far in the other direction for their liking, during that short period.
 

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hiraethified
Of course, but I find it notable that the same Brixtonites (not just you, people I know in real life too) who scoffed at the going-nowhere feel of LJ 2 or 3 years ago now look at it (in much the same physical state) in a different light, Brixton having gone rather too far in the other direction for their liking, during that short period.
I've always liked Loughborough Junction, but it's always been, err, in motion, and while it's lost its pubs it's gained a great local action group, so the plus and minuses of thr place are constantly shifting.
 
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cuppa tee

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The junction of Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Road and Hinton Road seems to have been dug up and undergoing some kind of repairs loads in the last couple of years......
 

Crispy

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The junction of Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Road and Hinton Road seems to have been dug up and undergoing some kind of repairs loads in the last couple of years......
Gas, apparently. People smell it, they dig the road up, do something to the pipes then 6 months later it smells of gas again.

These fact brought to you by spending 30 minutes in the company of the LJAG :)
 

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hiraethified
Gas, apparently. People smell it, they dig the road up, do something to the pipes then 6 months later it smells of gas again.

These fact brought to you by spending 30 minutes in the company of the LJAG :)
There's a similar stretch of endless gas whiffery outside the Barrier Block that's always being dug up too.
 

Crispy

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What I don't understand is why the narrow winding bit of coldharbour lane as it goes under the railway doesn't have double yellow lines, cos the buses are always getting snarled up in traffic there.
 
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thatguyhex

exiled to Walthamstow
Just remembered that I took this photo back in the summer - sorry if it's been posted here before. Anyone know what the story behind this was?

Junction Sweet Junction.jpg
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
Gas, apparently. People smell it, they dig the road up, do something to the pipes then 6 months later it smells of gas again.These fact brought to you by spending 30 minutes in the company of the LJAG :)
I think Gas contractors are like dentists.
 

co-op

Free the rhubarb crumble!
I would like to add a poster to the noticeboard outside the train station promoting the POW's EDL evening on November 29th. Details are on the Facebook link and my friend is one of the DJs on the night. It's for charity and will be fun and you should consider attending: https://www.facebook.com/events/574824205888012/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Does anyone know who I need to contact to discuss this?
I got one up through the local councillor when it was the Green - Becca Thackray. I think the noticeboard is in Herne Hill ward so contact one of them - but probably best not Jim Dickson who is super lazy.
 

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hiraethified
I would like to add a poster to the noticeboard outside the train station promoting the POW's EDL evening on November 29th. Details are on the Facebook link and my friend is one of the DJs on the night. It's for charity and will be fun and you should consider attending: https://www.facebook.com/events/574824205888012/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Does anyone know who I need to contact to discuss this?
No idea, but feel free to stick up on the Brixton Noticeboard forum here and on BrixtonBuzz!
http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/add-your-event/
 

davidaheath

Well-Known Member
Thanks guys - looks like it's up on the BrixtonBuzz calendar already and I've just posted it to the Brixton Noticeboard board. I'll see if I can get in touch with someone from the council to ask about adding the poster to the actual noticeboard. If / when I manage to get through I'll make sure to post in here to let people know how they can do the same.
 

Crispy

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You could have more trains, but only if they terminated at Blackfriars. This was going to be the case, but commuters on the Sutton loop successfully campaigned to maintain the through service, which has to share paths with the London Bridge trains.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
You could have more trains, but only if they terminated at Blackfriars. This was going to be the case, but commuters on the Sutton loop successfully campaigned to maintain the through service, which has to share paths with the London Bridge trains.
That's true, but during the morning rush hour there quite a few "fast" trains that whisk through the station in between the stopping ones. There might be vaild operational reasons why stopping those would cause a problem of course.
It would be very nice if the old platforms on the spur off to Denmark Hill could be re-opened, and then we could have some strains stopping there too. It seems to me that stopping trains there woudn't necessarily slow things down all that much as they are often waiting for a signal in that location anyway. I wonder if opening those platforms would result in more morning rush hour folk getting off at LJ to continue journeys via Denmark Hill etc.
 

davidaheath

Well-Known Member
Just to provide some closure on my exciting noticeboard developments, Cllr Carol Boucher was very helpful and pointed me the way of the Loughborough Junction Action Group. Anthea Masey from the LJAG is helping me get this poster up in time to promote the event this coming Friday. So yeah, the LJAG look after the noticeboard and you can email them from their website, or send me a PM or something if you want Anthea's direct email: http://www.loughboroughjunction.org/contact-us

On a separate note, we found one of these on our door last week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24994148

There's plenty of counter evidence suggesting that these are completely innocently placed and are not linked to some burglarising crime syndicate, of course, but you never know. Take a look on your front door and see if you've been tagged, as they're pretty hard to spot unless you happen to be looking for them.

Stay safe, yo.
 

Thaw

Aye like, so it is.
Were Savemore across the road successful with their licence review? I can't see anything on the Lambeth website about it
 

cuppa tee

Well-Known Member
Looks like Sunstar is up for a license review, quite an entertaining read this

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/4182ABEF-5E5F-4662-B10C-51E2888D47CA/0/Application_Prem220.pdf
In paragraph 34 we are told " a black male customer put cans of stella artois and guinness on the counter "
just wondering wtf the customers ethnicity has to do with anything ?
also they then go on to say the person at the till didnt have a personal alcohol license,
are we seriously meant to believe that all the checkout operators in tesco, sainsburys et al have a personal alcohol license ?
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
From my reading it's a condition of their specific licence that the till operator has one.

I noticed that about the "black male" too.

And a comment about a man of "Indian appearance" or something, elsewhere, as well.
 
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