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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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