Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

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

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    On the bus stop. I do not know yet if that might be improved. Was told at last LJ Neighborhood Planning Forum that between this new entrance and the Farm a raised road surface will be made. Will have to ask if a bus shelter will be put in. I didn't think it of that before. It's well used stop. As posters have pointed out there is no where to sit or shelter when waiting for a bus.

    The raised surface will replace the road narrowing bits. Idea of raised road surface making it same level as pavement is that this is calming measure. There is one in CHL in Brixton. Which works imo.

    The road narrowing that is there now doesn't really work. And is regularly vandalised. Presumably by angry car drivers. I had to stop suddenly before it this evening as realised car behind me wasn't going to slow down. Car was trying to catch the lights at crossroads. People definitely speed on Loughborough road in evenings.

    At the Planning Forum there was some one involved in doing road side speed checks in conjunction with police on hand in his road ( couple of afterwards agreed this isn't good. As irate car drivers will recognise one as a local). From what he said police arent enforcing the 20mph. This is policy of police. Warning letters only. If one is going over 30 then yes they are. A couple of us at meeting didn't quite understand this. It appears local police regards the 20 mph limit as "advisory". That's how they are treating it.

    Good point about TFL standards. Will ask about that next planning forum. Whether TFL will look to see the money has been spent according to guidelines. Looking at it now lack of bus shelter does seem something to be questioned.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Another thing reported at the Planning Forum was that the public realm improvements have a budget problem. Not sure if it's been cut or that the proposed works are higher cost than originally thought. Was told that the public realm improvements steering group will need to agree what are the priorities. Doesn't sound good to me.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Free T-shirt printing workshop today at Marcus Lipton youth center (Bring your own t shirt ).
    12.00 to 2pm
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    bimble I helped out at the T shirt workshop. It was led by the Youth Worker who hopefully will be involved with the Grove APG.

    Its looking like the Council are going to finally agree to giving the building on the site back. So it can be used as part of the APG. Its taken perseverance of some locals to get it.

    There is funding to run the APG and the building is really necessary.

    There is a volunteers day next Saturday to do maintenance work on the APG.

    Grove Adventure Playground - help needed for up-coming events
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  5. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Cambria Road Railway Bridge, where News Group (Sun, Times, Sunday Times), leave their unwanted newspapers....... IMG_8211.JPG IMG_8212.JPG IMG_8210.JPG
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Those are returns. Couldn't Lambeth Enforcement try levying a few £80 on the spot ticket to News International? Might at least get them to investigate why this dumping went on.
  7. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

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  8. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Curious. I've a had a couple of chats with the guy who is apparently the owner of the building recently. He is sitting in behind the counter. Maybe Loco's franchise finished - the facia has been removed. The shop is still fully functioning.
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  9. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    This came through my door.

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  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  11. Harbourite

    Harbourite Eggnog

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  12. Whirled Cinema

    Whirled Cinema New Member


    I was curious if people on this thread would be interested in a 10% discount for the standard annual membership at Whirled Cinema?

    It's 5 minutes from the station and a lovely cosy space. We screen indie and world films.
  13. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    The new people (family?) running the Nisa shop opposite co-op are lovely aren't they, they cheer me up with a little chitchat every time.
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  14. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Couple of pictures from early this morning, the frozen wastes of LJ. Can't remember seeing snow like this in London since i was a kid.

    IMG_6321 2.jpg

  15. Ian Clark

    Ian Clark Member

    Bimble, nice view of Ridgway Road especially now after the clear out of the abandoned cars in preparation of the incoming Controlled Parking Zone.

    It's been so cold we haven't reopened the tap room yet as our space is effectively unheated but we'll be back when the weather warms up. Lucy, Spud and I will be around from time to time doing beer stuff so feel free to drop in.
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  16. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Anyone else suffering in the ongoing dark chocolate shortage in the co-op?
  17. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Does anyone know what if anything is planned for the place that was Soapy Moos carwash? Been shut for it must be getting on two years now. I found a thing at companies house saying they've been struck off (summer 2016) and 'all property will belong to the crown'. Its a big site and am curious.
  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    From what I have heard Network Rail got them out.

    Network Rail are making moves on some of the arches in LJ. Belinda road behind Tescos is one.

    Most of the arches are now under threat long term.

    Some of the arches were let on "temporary" basis. Such as the one Clarkshaw use. "Meanwhile" space. I've heard all these will be up for renogiation soon.

    Do the future isn't that good.

    Another issue is the sell off on NR commercial rented stock. Osbourne insisted on this when Chancellor of Exchequer.
  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Not chocolate but empty shelves on Sunday. Twice in row.

    I was at Coop shop in Cheapside last week. They had sign up saying empty shelves due to IT problems at depot.

    At LJ Coop was to!d that delivery hadn't arrived.

    So looks like Coop have IT issues.

    I've been using the Coop shop in Brixton road recently. More stock in that one for some reason.
  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I had bike disaster yesterday and took it to Harbour cycles. ( Across the road from Coop)They sorted it out straight away. And got me back on road. I've been using them a lot recently. Open on weekends now. Really helpful.

    Your Local Community Bicycle Shop
  21. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    I second how helpful they are. The were able to solve something on my bike that Britxon Bikes couldn't/wouldn't.
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  22. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    He’s a good bloke harbour cycles man, was interested in helping at the Playground, has experience as a youth worker as I recall.
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  23. Rocky Sullivan

    Rocky Sullivan New Member

    I'll third that: Harbour built my son's bike from scratch and I always use them for servicing. Also, reasonably priced (unlike Evans).
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  24. Harbourite

    Harbourite Eggnog

    fourth: lovely place, nothing too much trouble
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  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Forgot to mention with all the election excitement, there seems to be some fitting-out going on at the former ticket office on the LJ station platform.

    Not clear whether it's a much-needed sub-branch of Marsh & Parsons, or an even more needed sub-branch of Eat.
  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    An actual waiting room would be nice.
  27. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I was at Clarkshaws brwery in Ridgeway road on the way home tonight.

    I really like it. Had long chat with the really nice couple who run it.

    The "tap room" is open now Friday to Sunday for take away bottles and beers on tap.

    Tried the new Vegan Milk Stout. Its very very good. Only on tap at this time. At £4 its not to pricey.

    I like it in Ridgeway. Only hope Network rail don't destroy it.
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  28. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The bottom end of Hinton Rd is taped off on account of what looks like a nasty accident involving an HGV. At first it looked like it went into the bridge but the damage to the cab seems too low down for that. Just another consequence of idiot driving and unenforced speed limits perhaps.
  29. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    There are now 3 three shops within a few steps of each other at the junction that are all apparently 'carl specter estate agents' . (what used to be the dentists, the actually open estate agents next to that and also the newly refurbished shop next to Blessed). WTF is going on with that . Their website seems to suggest they have very few properties on the books and none anywhere near here.
  30. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to Carl Specter's patented 'Wall of Property'
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