Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.
So no one has any idea what this banner is supposed to mean. So who commissioned this nonsense?
The banners are part of the watered-down remnants of the "public realm improvements" which initially included the road closure experiment, the one shouted down in a petrol-head campaign (a campaign given support by Brixton Buzz by the way) that succeeded in making Lambeth terminate the experiment before the results were even known. They bear designs created with local primary school kids I believe. I am not sure what the clocks mean; they are different on each banner I think. A puzzle that one day perhaps I will solve. I'll keep you updated
I've put it to the masses
Can you solve the riddle of Loughborough Junction’s mysterious banner?
The background seems to be made up of one eared pink cats.
Only a matter of time until the gentrifiers get their hands on LJ?
The banners are as Teuchter says the remnants of the public realm improvements.
There is finally info outside the Wyck Gardens building site telling locals what this is all about.
It's about reflecting the vibrant community etc.
More on the Wyck gardens improvements. Btw the sign is wrong. The planning forum wasnt consulted. Council set up invite only steering group to agree this design. Looking at this improvement I feel its a wasted opportunity. It doesnt really do anything. There is no seating for example.Which I asked about.
Looking at this and I am underwhelmed. Is this the end result of all the months of consultation? It's not really different from before. Just tidying up what was there already would have been more cost effective.
And no seating whatsoever in the new Wyck gardens. It's hardly making it more welcoming space.
So the banners are one part of helping build the identity of LJ , reflecting the vibrant community and enhancing the quality of life in LJ.
According to Council. It's also how LJAG see it.
Not everyone is happy. Been hearing the new bridge paint job isn't universally liked.
Looks like seating is incorporated in the new low retaining walls.
Nothing is ever universally liked.
I think the bridge looks good.
I was about to say the same thing.
What the fuck is a "vibrant community" and what characteristics separate it from a "non vibrant community?
I too like the bridge repainting and look forward to all the other bridges getting a make over. And I like the banners as well.
Even the one that makes no sense to anyone? You don't think the money could have been better spent?
I think the bridge looks good.
I think it its separate project to the public realm improvements.
Im just reporting other views Ive heard.
Generally I like the historical fact banners. I'm not sure I have seen that one that makes no sense, I think I counted 15 + banners one day on my way home before I gave up and went to the Junction for a pint.
I sometimes like banners that add interest to the area but the one near me makes no sense at all so it seems a total waste of money.
I think I've worked out the significance of the clocks on the banners. A clue is that they are all different.
Update: Second increase in two months as Lambeth Council spends extra £417k on Loughborough Junction Workspace
It looks to me like the new Wyck gardens arrangement will make a more sensible connection betwen the "platform" building and the space around it, which I'd say will be an improvement and mean that building can be better used.
Previous setup -
That's what LJAG say. I don't see it myself. The grassy bank next to Platform was well used when Brixton Hatter had cider events there.
As you have said previously this is the remnants of the LJAG road closure proposal. This design would have made more sense if it was part of larger scheme to connect the hated farm with the Platform.
But people on estate didn't want that. I would be more pro this design if seating had been built in. It hasn't. I have feeling this from objections from estate.
It looks like it will have an extra doorway that will open onto a paved terrace area within the Wyck Gardens bit, instead of just opening onto the pavement of Rathgar Rd. I would imagine it will allow a greater range of uses (the paved area I assume can be made use of for outdoor stalls and the like) and give better accessibility. Yes the bank was in use at those cider events but to get up there you had to either climb up over the little wall or walk right around the back and across the grass. No big deal for most people but there are some for whom that's not necessarily easy.
But you can see that it also looks like a run of windows facing into Wyck Gardens have been uncovered. I don't know that building really (only time I've been in I think was at one of those cider days) so I don't know what those windows relate to inside, but perhaps it will give some more daylight to the interior?
Interesting you say people from estate objected to seating being built in. Why?
By the way what's the history of that little building?
When I moved into Loughborough Junction 24yrs ago, I'm sure it was public toilets.
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I imagine the locals are concerned that seating will encourage antisocial behaviour, street drinking etc. I would sit there with a can if I had nowhere else to go.
Yeah it was toilets. If you look at the facade facing the railway, it's symmetrical. There's another entrance on the other end (now hidden by a lean-to).
Either that or hipster latte drinking (the other end of the gentrification scale).
Flat whites and cortados, surely?
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