Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

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

  1. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Was mulling over the Hero of Switzerland proposal and decided to look up the Metropolitan Housing Trust block at Barrington Road, only a few yards away.
    This is apparently called, originally, "South West 9".

    C13, 3 bedroom Flat for Shared Ownership
    and
    South West 9 Shared Ownership Apartments In Brixton

    interesting that Metropolitan cite an easily accessible Lidl in their blurb

    Seems that it is by no means fully occupied. To me the prices, terms and conditions look outrageous considering it was part-financed by the Mayor of London. Is this type of thing really the answer to current housing needs? Surely the Sadiq Khan administration should be pushing to revert to a more social housing solution?

    Is this the future for the Hero of Switzerland?
     
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  2. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    Good point. I cycle past that development most days and they are def still advertising shared ownerships - they even have a show flat.
     
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I notice in the publicity several local pubs are mentioned. Such as Craft in Brixton. The nearest local is Hero of Switzerland. To downmarket for Metropolitan. This isn't mentioned. Nor that this block is nearer LJ than the now sought after Brixton.

    The full market value looks high to me. This is not what I would call affordable.
     
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  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Grove Adventure Playground is holding a benefit evening to celebrate it's re-opening earlier this summer and to draw attention to the importance of outdoor adventure play for young people in communities like Loughborough Junction.

    The event will feature:

    An unseen 1970's documentary (USA, 19 minutes) about a young black kid growing up in Brixton, his hopes and dreams and adventures at the original Grove Adventure Playground, (6.30 - 7.15pm)
    An outdoor afrobeat, jazz and reggae inspired live set from the fabulous Youthsayers, (7.30 - 8.15pm)
    DJ sets (8.30 - close)
    Some very special guests
    An exhibition on the history of Grove Adventure Playground that stretches back 50 years.
    Food and drink will be available for guests throughout the event.

    Tickets will be limited in numbers due to the size of our premises, so order early to be part of this unique event.

    Grove Gala Benefit
     
  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The benchmark locally seems to be a large Hyde New Homes development just north of Camberwell Green - and this is pretty much exactly the same as Barrington Road.
    Very disappointing that having suffered 8 years of austerity all we've got to show for it is a dishonest definition of "affordable" and no solution to the housing crisis.

    I'm interested though that the new free newspaper "Lambeth Life", published by Deputy Mayor (of Lambeth) Cllr Ibrahim Dogus has a front page article implying that Mrs May's new policy on "scrapping" councils' borrowing limits will enable more council housing to be built.

    Is this true, is Cllr Dogus away with the fairies, or do we just have to wait and see?
    scrapped-dogus.jpg
     
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  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Evening Standard had something on this.

    Give local councils the cash to build homes and solve this crisis

    Silva is regular commentator on ES. Youthful Ted talk type entrepreneur. Rather surprised he's now supporting state led Council housing. New for him. Shows how politics have moved.

    If Theresa I care about those left behind May really means this then it could be good step forward.

    But I wonder what strings might be attached. It if it will really happen. Like the much broadcast workers on boards that May promised.

    Another thing is this idea Councils / government should do something about housing. I'm always suspicious of this. Remember when Ed Miliband proposed big house building and rent controls. My Labour party friend with house and small property portfolio was outraged.

    There is section of middle class who won't be keen on seeing house prices becoming more affordable or rent on their buy to let property reducing. Even if they regard themselves as fair minded. And think the government should do something about housing.

    Government can build more . But this must also mean reduction in house prices and rents in private sector. Which will affect sections of middle class adversly.

    I wonder how Jerry Wright of Lexadon would feel if rent controls were brought back in?

    If government/ council mass building of housing reduced the overall price of his assets and rental income.
     
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  8. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Interesting article - particularly Vienna.

    Jerry Knight, and any other developers favouring build/convert to rent at full market rate would undoubtedly be appalled if they introduced rent controls.

    Ultimately it might result in him divesting of controlled property on leaseholds, in the way that Freshwater Group did in the 1970s. In the Freshwater case because protected tenants had life tenure they no doubt had to wait a long time.

    I bought my Effra Court flat from Freshwater in 1978 for £7,400 - difficult to sell (for them) because the tenant had died leaving the place in a bit of a state.

    As a humourous aside look at the history of the Freshwaters, and their holding company Daejan A brief history of Daejan Holdings

    Jerry Knight has a foundation myth, but not as florid as that!
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Have your say

     
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Done.

    I said affordable housing was my priority, the pub should stay affordable, the public realm was irrelevant to this application and the tower is to high.
     
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Not one, but three consultations now, if you include Higgs.
    Wellfit Street Hardess Yard.JPG
    I seem to recall going to site visit here a year or more back. Don't know if it was the same people. At the time the main impression you got was of cars in various states of disrepair being worked on - hemming in Miguel's Boxing Gym and Whirled Cinema.

    Be interesting to drop in and see what's up. The last consultation some people came along from the super-evangelical church on Wanless Road wanting a side-deal to expand their own facilities.
     
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Users of LJ station might find this report unsettling as I did.
    Dog incident.jpg
    Of course such a thing could never happen at Loughborough Junction. No way could a frail elderly lady manage to climb the stairs to the platform - unless carried St Christopher-like by one of the guards ho now attend the turnstiles at the station entrance.

    I put in a comment at the recent Higgs consultation saying something must be done about the entrance hall and station accessibility at Loughborough Junction. Would have been a case for Section 106 under the old system.

    Meanwhile mind the doors!
     
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  13. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Omg! That is horrendous! :(
     
  14. editor

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  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  16. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Further to the brief discussion about Jehova's Witnesses a while back on this thread... the above film is showing at Whirled cinema this week.

    Apostasy | Whirled Cinema
     
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  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  21. critical1

    critical1 All views expressed are definitely my own.

    Those who have been following the ongoing saga with Loughborough Estate may be aware of the pending trail of Mr Peter Shorinwa LEMB chair for FRAUD along with that of Ms Folashade Adedotun Estate director, they both attended the inner London Crown court on Friday 4th for pre trial date setting and a trial date has been set for 18th June, the trial is expected to go on for 7 to 10 days.

    Surprisingly both of the above remain in office during these court appearances which, one has to assume has been ongoing for several months. The recent AGM on Loughborough Estate was even chaired by Peter Shorinwa the Chair, I sense a severe conflict of interest here.

    They have advertised that they intend to have another meeting a Special General Meeting on the 10th of January 7:00pm I wonder what level of shenanigans will be floated about and if they will both stand down to retain the integrity of the organisation. I dare say it's all about the money.

    The previous AGM was apparently well attended minus any council officials and apx 60k was given by the board to Ms Folashade Adedotun estate director, with the chair receiving 10k per year. The SGM notice states in its agenda the purpose is to ratify the 'Approval of the Board's Decision' maybe it's to try and ensure they get more public money, who knows!!

    The SGM notice is a contradiction in itself given the Purpose of the meeting and the Agenda items are in opposition of each other.
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  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe they are waiting for a steer from the Independent MP for Peterborough?
     
  23. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Am I right in thinking that Peter Shorinwa was quite heavily involved with the anti-road closure stuff or was that a different LEMB person?
     
  24. critical1

    critical1 All views expressed are definitely my own.

    No not heavily involved at all, but showed up for the photo opportunities shouting about it, any opportunity for self publicity.
    Screenshot_2019-01-07 Scarman Lecture 2011.png
     
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  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

  26. critical1

    critical1 All views expressed are definitely my own.

  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    This cut-down of a larger picture is on the Cabinet Office's Flicker page with the legend:
    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with local residents Maureen Johnston and Peter Shorinwa, and Sir Philip Mawer (who was Secretary to Lord Scarman’s Inquiry into the Brixton Disturbances) at the Scarman Lecture 2011.

     
  28. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I was thinking that I don't remember Nick Clegg getting involved with the Great LJ Road Closure Controversy...
     
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  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    My view is that if Mr Shorinwa is accused of fraud in relation to his work as EMB chair then he should "stand aside" until cleared in court.
    On the other had if he is accused of fraud nothing to do with the EMB it's kind of an unkown unkown.
    All our moral compasses have been demagnetised over the years!
     
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  30. critical1

    critical1 All views expressed are definitely my own.

    It looks like Mr Peter Shorinwa LEMB chair and Ms Folashade Adedotun Estate director of LEMB are both going to Crown Court together to be prosecuted by Lambeth for FRAUD.
     
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