Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

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

  1. Harbourite

    Harbourite Eggnog

    £1.85 per withdrawal. Disgraceful. That is not a business - that is robbery. :mad:
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  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Loco had atm inside there shop. Not sure why one outside is better.
  3. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The Loco hole in the wall cash machine is genuinely is free. At least according to my online bank details.

    Gramsci maybe they are on different contracts? It's almost as "transparent" as housing arrangements these days!
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  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member


    Gramsci maybe they are on different contracts? It's almost as "transparent" as housing arrangements these days![/QUOTE]

    It was all light up tonight. FREE CASH with in smaller letters withdrawals.

    FREE CASH is what people up in LJ really need.
  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    "Up in LJ"?

    Up from where?
  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    From Brixton. Its how I see it. Being ex Brixtonite.
  7. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Just got this pushed through the door.


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  8. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    err, well i live in the "surrounding neighbouring communities" so I look forward to my letter from Lambeth telling me to be alarmed.
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  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think it is good that the EMB are acknowledging the issue though.
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Was at the Coop this evening. They were busy trying to get people to sign up as members. I have been a member for a while now. The new look Coop (blue- the Coops traditional colour) membership has been revamped.

    More background to this change here.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
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  12. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Clare Balding off of the telly visits the Ebony Horse Club in LJ
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Loughborough Junction
    Neighbourhood Planning Forum
    Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 8pm

    You are invited to the Loughborough Junction Neighbourhood Planning Forum to be held at 8pm on Wednesday 28 September 2016 in the undercroft meeting room in Woolley House, on Loughborough Road (the hall is on the ground floor of Woolley House, the entrance is through the grey door to the right of the main entrance under the Woolley House sign – if you are having difficulty finding please ring 07799 621 582).

    Please click below for the agenda



    We will be discussing, among other matters, the draft LJ Masterplan; if you haven't had a chance to look at it yet it is on line at:
    Loughborough Junction draft masterplan consultation stage 4 | Lambeth Council
    The consultation ends on 17 October 2016.

    ( I see the consultation on the draft now has the online form if you want to comment that way as well.)
  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I went to the LJ Neighbourhood Planning meeting.

    • On the draft masterplan. No one attended the meeting from the Council. Which is unusual as at least one Cllr or officer normally attends. And disappointing as it would have been an oppurtunity to ask more about the draft know that we had a chance to look at it. So we discussed the draft ourselves. General agreement that the proposal to lose the adventure playground should be objected to. That the proposals for that site in this draft were not consulted on. The meeting agreed that , as well as individuals writing in there own comments the LJNP will put in a letter about this draft. Another thing brought up was the high density of the housing.

    • There is a consultation going on about the new proposed timetable for trains from the station. Link to the consultation will be circulated. Looks like more carriages on each train but less trains per hour. Which kind of defeats the object of more trains.
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Sorry to have missed this but I was recovering from celebrations post an engagement with the Mayor at Lambeth Council's new Temporary Naturalisation Suite in the Redfearn Centre, followed by a celebratory nosh-up in the Beehive (which was surprisingly delicious I have to say).

    Regarding Loughborough Junction matters - the two things you mention as being objected to at the meeting I did mention on my form as handed to the council officer at the day-time consultation exhibition outside Woolley House. Be interested to see if they actually take any notice of local views. I rather feel that in Lambeth "consultation" means "exhibition of what the council consultants have decided you are going to get, already".

    Regarding trains - I think changing from a 15 minute service is a retrograde step.

    Surely when London Bridge is fully open again there will be no excuse for this - as Brighton trains will no longer have to be routed via Tulse Hill because of capacity problems on the London Bridge lines.

    It used to be said that reducing services to less than 15 minute frequency stopped a lot of passengers - as the service is no longer an informal turn-up-and-go format.

    But then perhaps that is what they want. Making Loughborough Junction available on a limited stop basis only would screw us to benefit the burgers of Streatham and Wimbledon. Is that what they are up to? Or are they really going to reduce the number of trains for everyone?
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  16. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    There is actually a slight increase proposed in terms of number of trains, in the peak periods.

    The Thameslink consultation documents are a bit confusing to interpret. I have been meaning to post up a summary of the changes relevant to LJ. Will get round to it.
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  17. prunus

    prunus Gone

    There are extensive details in this spreadsheet: http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/download/12394.2/station-by-station-comparison/

    As far as I can see LJ proposals are:


    Morning peak (07:00 - 10:00) total trains increase from 14 to 18

    Morning high peak (08:00 - 09:00) total trains increase from 5 to 6

    Rest of day (10:00 - 22:00) no change to 4 trains per hour


    Pre-evening peak (07:00 - 16:00) no change to 4 trains per hour

    Evening peak (16:00 - 19:00) total trains increase from 13 to 18

    Evening high peak (17:00-18:00 (I think?)) total trains increase from 4 to 6

    Post evening peak (19:00 - 20:00) no change to 4 trains per hour

    Late evening (20:00 - 22:00) increase from 3 to 4 trains per hour (is 3 trains per hour southbound currrently correct? Feels wrong)

    If this is all true and we get longer trains this is probably all for the good. Whether the 4 trains per hour outside peak times remains at or close to every 15 minutes will make a difference of course, as well as the temporal distribution of the additional peak times trains: only 1 out of the 4 extra morning peak trains will be in 'high peak', 2 out of 6 for the additional evening peak - if the others are close or closeish to the starts/ends/ of the 'high peak' times obviously more useful.

    I note also that these times are for the destination/source station of Blackfriars - it doesn't say whether or not some all or none of these trains come from/go to stations further north - obviously the more do the better in terms of usefulness.

    But overall sounds like probably good news for LJ.
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  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Most trains will continue north of blackfriars as they do now. That's not particularly good news in my opinion but that's what people pushed for so we're stuck with it now.

    The consultation hints that there may be an earlier morning start and later evening finish to trains which would be good. Doesn't give specific details though.
  19. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Why? Re north of Blackfriars?
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Reliability on the Wimbledon loop is absolutely terrible because if there are any disruptions through central London or on the extensive stretch north of London (or even on the London Bridge line), then we suffer the consequential effects. I'm sure we're all familiar with showing up at LJ station and seeing a departures screen full of cancelled or heavily delayed trains.

    If the loop services were self-contained - ie they just started and finished from the bay platforms at Blackfriars, then they'd be much less prone to getting messed up by delays elsewhere on the network. It's nice to have the through services but I'd rather have reliable services. Once the frequency through the central core is effectively like a tube service, every few minutes, then it will not be a great hassle to change at Blackfriars.
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  21. Doublebluff

    Doublebluff New Member

    Hi all. To anyone in Loughborough Junction, I'm seeking recommendations of a friendly GP surgery in the area. Moved here recently, have signed up with one but they don't seem to be great on mental health (I have a chronic issue in this area) so am looking to switch. Any thoughts much appreciated and apols if this is the wrong place to post this -- new to the forum.
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  22. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    My one is HH Medical. Brilliant surgery. Can always get an appointment.
    Herne Hill Road (HHR) Medical Practice - Welcome
  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    ^ that's mine as well and it works fine for me too.
    No clue about mental health provision though, and every time i've been in I've need a different doc (not a problem for me but maybe not great if you want ongoing relationship with one GP).
  24. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    I suffer with mental health problems. They've been very good. They have a resident counsellor who is very nice. And a Practice Psychologist.
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  25. Doublebluff

    Doublebluff New Member

    Thank you, very useful to know!
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  26. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    You can also refer yourself to SLAM - the local mental health service. Without having to get a referral through your GP.

    My friend did. She did a CBT group course. Once she had done that she did have opportunity to do more individually tailored course.

    SLAM might be able to point u in direction for help tailored to your needs.

    Well thats the idea. And the people who work there are well meaning. But mental health services are under strain. Despite all talk about Wellbeing and taking mental health seriously.
  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    There are at least 2 threads devoted to doctors on here - but more Brixton oriented.

    xsunnysuex seems to be giving glowing reports on Herne Hill Road surgery. I had quite bad experience with one of their doctors in 2013 I think. He has left the practice now anyway. It might well be worth you trying them. They do have a nice waiting room and several doctors.

    My own doctors at 99 Coldharbour Lane I have a love hate relationship with. "We are a triage surgery" is their favourite phrase. This means you can only have telephone consultation - at a time of their choosing - presumably ideally whilst you are at the Sainsbury's check-out.

    In my experience GPs are a bit queasy about mental health - and they are all under pressure to get everyone out to work, so it is good to know that HHR surgery has some sort of mental health professional attached.

    I wouldn't normally recommend a website but if your mental health issue is bipolar, depressive or cyclothymic I highly recommend

    PsychEducation | Treating the Mood Spectrum

    There's lots of background on there and it's pretty mainstream stuff - and explains why some medications work in cyclical mood disorders and other do not. Something some GPs and even psychiatrists seem unaware of (in my experience).
  28. Beasley

    Beasley Well-Known Member

    I agree: three items seemed to have been cut from the agenda, namely the updates on the Higgs site, the public realm steering group and the Loughborough Farm. Maybe these items were discussed before the meeting proper started.

    When I arrived (at 8:00pm) a number of people including Steve Wong got up and left and somebody explained that there had been another earlier meeting -- most irregular!
  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Lambeth Council always used to hold private pre-meetings prior to the open public meeting.
    So it might be irregular in your view - but in Lambeth it's a tradition!
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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The public realm steering group is a Council set up. Im not on it. Never got an invite.It takes place before the LJNPF meeting. Which is why that meeting now starts at 8pm. Its not a pre meeting.

    So its not part of the LJNPF.

    There was no one there from Loughborough Farm so not discussed much. Though it was a bit. The LJ Works as its called- the new name for the project to replace the Farm does hold its meeting in public if one wants to attend.

    Higgs site came up. I have not posted up about it as not sure what I can post.

    Meeting u attended was particularly poor as normally a Cllr or Officer turns up. Hopefully this is just a one off.

    There to many meetings for people to attend about LJ. Its a bit of a problem. Unlike Brixton where there is a Future Brixton website in LJ you have to search around different bits to keep up.

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