Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.
This Saturday - please come along, bring any children you may have.
Hope it all goes well for you bimble
Another Lambeth cock up. GLA expects Lambeth Council to spend a further £135,700 in order to deliver the Loughborough Junction workspace project
Hello editor Can we get the title of this thread changed so it says "LJ Works" in it please?
(that's where chat about the LJ Works project has been going on so far)
Looks a bit like the metals scrap yard on Wellfit street has been vacated.
Such a great name for a street.
Must be ripe for a Gym development!
Dear "Loughborough Junction Neighbour"
Has anyone had the letter from Tom Scrambler of Loughborough Junction giving a free "invite code" (expiring in 7 days) to join nextdoor.co.uk?
Mine is printed (including a printed Royal Mail stamp - presumably qualifies as junk mail). There are already 1,859 posts from 1,465 neighbours about our neighbourhood it says.
If memory serves there was an outbreak of neighbourliness of this type around Mervan Road/Effra Road a couple of years ago!
I was on the first group, before it changed to next door. For the life of my I can't remember what it was call? I didn't change over to next door cause people weren't happy about your name and address being available to other users or something like that.
Don't know if they've changed that now.
Didn't we do this on the brixton thread already?
Brixton news, rumours and general chat - March 2017
Streetlife, (Because there's no place I can go)?
Ok haven't had the time to search, so forgive me. What's with the digging across from the farm?
The public space improvements.
Tomorrow (Friday) will be the last day for the old Thameslink units that have been serving Loughborough Junction station for the past 30 years or so.
The very last one should pass through the station at 1622, if anyone wants to go for an emotional farewell.
Farewell to the original Thameslink trains
Seems to be 24 hour licensing chaos at LJ.
Loco had its alcoho (beer and wine shelves) covered by a sheet this evening @ 11.30 pm. Seems either they have lost their 24 hr license or the fridge has broke.
Meanwhile Costcutter has apparently changed hands. There is now a tall vocal Asian guy in his 40s with a black assistant likely of pensionable age.
The exotic beer imports have gone up from £1.10 to £1.20. Not sure about prices for anything else. But so far they seem OK serving after 11 pm.
Was in Loco this evening. Not sure what the problem is. And don't want to pry. As far as I've seen they run the alcohol side of it ok.
Subject: LJ Neighbourhood Planning Forum Wednesday 30 August at 7.30p
Loughborough Junction Neighbourhood Planning Forum
You are invited to the Loughborough Junction Neighbourhood Planning Forum at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 August 2017 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).
Click for the agenda
and the minutes of the last meeting
Gramsci On the subject of planning there is a naff roof extension proposal for Loughborough Court - corner of Shakespeare Rd & Coldharbour Lane
I did warn planning they were opening Pandora's box when they allowed the naff roof extensions on the mansions on Coldharbour Lane.
I have emailed Anthea about this - wonder if it will come up at the meeting this evening?
I ca'nt be there - will be promenading listening to Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. I expect the BBC Proms prospectus will have that down as an early example of LGBTQ American classical musicianship!
Some proper waffle there.
"The proposal seeks to maintain the established rhythm by generating a module centred on the central window bays below"
"As a reference to the utilitarian appearance of the existing elevation the module will be maintained rigorously across the entire proposed roof extension"
Translation: "we have chosen a module that matches the central bay and ignores the side bays"
and drawn it in the lightest possible grey to make it look like nothing at all sir, a mere whisp of zinc cladding and glass, you'll hardly notice it
So you've used that trick before, then?
That particular issue didn't come up.
Brixton Society were present as the proposed boarders for the Herne Hill Neighborhood Plan came up.
I agree with LJAG and Brixton Society that the boarders for this proposed Neighborhood Plan encroach on Brixton and LJ area.
Neighborhood Plans are Tory idea to give local people chance to formulate planning guidance for there communities. A local community group submits boundaries for an area to local Council. If these are agreed then they can go ahead and formulate a Neighborhood Plan. This plan would still have to work in conjunction with ,for example, the Mayor's London Plan. So it's not that local community can just make it up.
It all comes under Cameron type Big Society/ Localism. I agree with someone at the meeting tonight who said that it in practice drives wedges between communities. Different groups that did work together on issues of common concern are now at loggerheads.
The Herne Hill borders include large sections of LJ and Brixton. Not the bits with a lot of social housing. As someone pointed out. A middle class borderline imo. The proposed Herne Hill Neighborhood Plan is being set up by Herne Hill Forum and Herne Hill Society.
There was discussion at meeting about various possibly developers plans. I have notes.
One was Higgs Triangle. Family Mosiac/ Peabody have been talking to the church. Idea was to build new church away from the corner and free up that frontage. These talks have come to nothing. The church aren't moving.
The border is still under consideration. Looks LJAG are going to want it to be revised.
Thanks for the detailed report.
Pity about the church - that building is not appropriate for a boundary of a housing development in my opinion.
Maybe Family/Peabody need to look at some of their other sites in terms of a land/building swap - the church members are not particularly local to LJ from my recollection of Companies House/Charity Commission details.
There has been a church on the site since 1860 according tom the excellent Loughborough Junction blog.
Originally founded for Jews who had converted to Chfristianity, it was branded as "Congregational" (this has now been subsumed into URC in Engand and Wales).
I'm sure this has been posted up before - but I could not resist in case someone has not seen it before
The underneath of the railway bridge on Loughborough road. Paint is fluorescent. I like it.
Flowers for the guy who was killed recently.
I saw that the other day. They were having a sort of vigil for him with candles and the like. A lot of people there. Is that the poor bloke that was stabbed to death outside Argos? Did he work in the arches?
I've been told it was the bloke stabbed outside Argos. I don't know know if he worked in arches. I think he was local. In the shop on CHL and someone was talking about knowing him.
Arh ok. I heard he lived in Kennington. That's why I wondered if he worked there.
Separate names with a comma.