Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    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".
     
  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    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.
     
  3. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Nostalgie de la boue!
     
  4. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    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.
     
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    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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  6. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    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......
     
  7. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    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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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's a similar stretch of endless gas whiffery outside the Barrier Block that's always being dug up too.
     
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  9. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    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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  10. thatguyhex

    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
     
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think Gas contractors are like dentists.
     
  13. davidaheath

    davidaheath Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  14. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    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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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    No idea, but feel free to stick up on the Brixton Noticeboard forum here and on BrixtonBuzz!
    http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/add-your-event/
     
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  16. thatguyhex

    thatguyhex exiled to Walthamstow

  17. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    On the bright side there is an equally nice original facade that has been uncovered behind the old Futon Workshop sign - not sure what's going on with that building but hopefully they'll keep it exposed.
     
  18. davidaheath

    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.
     
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  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  20. Leo Chesterton

    Leo Chesterton Active Member

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  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    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.
     
  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    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.
     
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  23. davidaheath

    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.
     
  24. Nedrop

    Nedrop Member

  25. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

  26. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

  27. Thaw

    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
     
  28. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    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 ?
     
  29. teuchter

    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.
     
  30. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    presumably because of the fact licensing have previous with Sunstar, but even so it looks a bit iffy, I wonder if they send spy customers into the tesco over the road.
     
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