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ChrisSouth

Well-Known Member
All very amusing.

Since moving to LJ one thing I've found particularly refreshing is that the average LJ resident round my patch doesn't want gentrification. Sees what has happened to Brixton as something they don't want.

So no Waitrose isn't wanted here.

Feel at home here despite some of the problems here.

Ive been at meetings where locals have told Cllrs they don't want anything like Pop in their neighbourhood.

:thumbs:
What would you have it be?
 

xsunnysuex

Life is a horizontal fall.
Something happening. Air ambulance just landed in Wyck Gardens. Paramedics got into a waiting police car. Whatever it is must be near by.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
What would you have it be?
Well for starters on local pressing local issues:

  • Properly funded Youth Centre
  • Future of the Grove Adventure playground to be gaurented. No more plans to sell it off to a developer. It to be funded properly and not have to rely on a bunch of hard working volunteers and the vagaries of getting charity money.
  • No Yuppie Towers to be built on the Hero of Switzerland site. Plans are deeply resented on the estate.
  • rent controls on the arches. One business has already gone. I know at least two other arches under threat.
  • Rent controls on retail shops. I know a business under threat.
  • Make developer fat cats put 35% affordable housing in the developments they plan. No weasle out of them using so called financial viability.
  • Bring back community policing.
  • Reinstate the budgets for parks/open spaces. Elam Open space is no so neglected that parents don't like their children using it.
That's for starters.
 

LondonKate

New Member
All very amusing.

Since moving to LJ one thing I've found particularly refreshing is that the average LJ resident round my patch doesn't want gentrification. Sees what has happened to Brixton as something they don't want.

So no Waitrose isn't wanted here.

Feel at home here despite some of the problems here.

Ive been at meetings where locals have told Cllrs they don't want anything like Pop in their neighbourhood.

:thumbs:

Why are you afraid of progress, which is what gentrification is in reality? Do you really prefer to have dirty streets and garbage everywhere? Is it better to have 20 fried chicken places than nice coffee shops and supermarkets with high-quality food?

I prefer Waitrose and Gail's instead of a gallery or another nail and hair salon and so do many people living in this neighborhood!

We should welcome progress and not be afraid of it. It will add value to our properties!
 
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LondonKate

New Member
Well for starters on local pressing local issues:

  • Properly funded Youth Centre
  • Future of the Grove Adventure playground to be gaurented. No more plans to sell it off to a developer. It to be funded properly and not have to rely on a bunch of hard working volunteers and the vagaries of getting charity money.
  • No Yuppie Towers to be built on the Hero of Switzerland site. Plans are deeply resented on the estate.
  • rent controls on the arches. One business has already gone. I know at least two other arches under threat.
  • Rent controls on retail shops. I know a business under threat.
  • Make developer fat cats put 35% affordable housing in the developments they plan. No weasle out of them using so called financial viability.
  • Bring back community policing.
  • Reinstate the budgets for parks/open spaces. Elam Open space is no so neglected that parents don't like their children using it.
That's for starters.

I agree with most of your points, except "No Yuppie Towers".

I think it would be wonderful to have many beautiful new buildings around LBJ for young families and professionals as well as affordable housing for nurses and teachers who work very hard and should be able to buy nice-looking apartments close to the City.

Why are you against LBJ looking pretty and welcoming instead of scary and dirty?
 

xsunnysuex

Life is a horizontal fall.
Something big happening at Woolley House. Eight police cars and 2 ambulances. No idea what's going on. But Police just went in with battering rams. I overheard one of the crowd tell someone "She died in the ambulance" But heard nothing else. :(

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teuchter

je suis teuchter
Why are you afraid of progress, which is what gentrification is in reality? Do you really prefer to have dirty streets and garbage everywhere? Is it better to have 20 fried chicken places than nice coffee shops and supermarkets with high-quality food?

I prefer Waitrose and Gail's instead of a gallery or another nail and hair salon and so do many people living in this neighborhood!

We should welcome progress and not be afraid of it. It will add value to our properties!
We expect and deserve a higher quality of wind-up than this. FYI.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
I agree with most of your points, except "No Yuppie Towers".

I think it would be wonderful to have many beautiful new buildings around LBJ for young families and professionals as well as affordable housing for nurses and teachers who work very hard and should be able to buy nice-looking apartments close to the City.

Why are you against LBJ looking pretty and welcoming instead of scary and dirty?
I'm not sure if your posts arent just some kind of Spammisery wind up.

That's how they come across.

Its the bit about adding value to our properties which makes me think you are a troll. Deliberate wind up.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
I'm not sure if your posts arent just some kind of Spammisery wind up.

That's how they come across.

Its the bit about adding value to our properties which makes me think you are a troll. Deliberate wind up.
All I can say is I'll believe we are getting a Waitrose when I see it.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
I agree with most of your points, except "No Yuppie Towers".

I think it would be wonderful to have many beautiful new buildings around LBJ for young families and professionals as well as affordable housing for nurses and teachers who work very hard and should be able to buy nice-looking apartments close to the City.

Why are you against LBJ looking pretty and welcoming instead of scary and dirty?
BTW when did I say I wanted LJ to be scary and dirty? You wind up troll.

Back post war when the Loughborough Estate was built this was progress. This was building affordable social housing for the working class.
 

MelatoninCoffee

New Member
How could you not have featured Richard Clarke! Legend of Loughborough Junction for more decades than you could know! White suit or black suit or cool brown always around the Junction and the town!!
 

bimble

noisy but small
Just want to say I’ve been away for quite a long time but back in Lj last night and bumped into 3 neighbours who have become proper friends and the man in the all night shop and the woman at jerk island and kids from the adventure playground and that weird guy from the scrap yard all hello where you been and its reminded me how much of a special corner it is, lived in London all my life and never had this feeling of community till moving to Lj. For all our big problems I reckon it is a place like no other, for now anyhow.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Just want to say I’ve been away for quite a long time but back in Lj last night and bumped into 3 neighbours who have become proper friends and the man in the all night shop and the woman at jerk island and kids from the adventure playground and that weird guy from the scrap yard all hello where you been and its reminded me how much of a special corner it is, lived in London all my life and never had this feeling of community till moving to Lj. For all our big problems I reckon it is a place like no other, for now anyhow.
Good to see you back posting Bimble.

I agree with everything you say.
 

XanCo

New Member
I've only just joined this forum so apologies if this has been raised before, but does anyone know what is happening/has happened to the Cambria pub? It's been limping along for months, as witness some strange opening (or rather closing) hours and the temporary electric generator on the road outside for weeks, but it seems to have finally closed.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
The Hero of Switzerland planning application is going to committee this Tuesday. Public can attend.

I have asked to speak.

More of my thoughts on the Lambeth planning officers support for the tall tower with minimal social housing on this thread.

The Hero Of Switzerland
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
I've only just joined this forum so apologies if this has been raised before, but does anyone know what is happening/has happened to the Cambria pub? It's been limping along for months, as witness some strange opening (or rather closing) hours and the temporary electric generator on the road outside for weeks, but it seems to have finally closed.
I'd come to this thread to ask much the same question. It does seem that it has now closed.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
So estate has two types of residents. The "ignorant" and the "committed".I do find the tone of the letter somewhat unpleasant.
I think the logic of the letter is in error. This is not a case of a few residents supporting Lambeth Council against the EMB. It appears to be a case of EMB officers putting their hand in the till, and then partially reversing their misconduct.

I did not hear the submissions in the court personally, but going on press reports it was stated in Inside Housing that the main defendant had repaid the £59,000 which the council had alleged was fraudulently obtained. I'm left wondering (assuming that the £59,000 was indeed repaid) whether Lambeth were in effect delegating their common sense to their lawyers.

After all if the £59,000 had been repaid, the main defendant had not benefited - so any jury with a conscience might wonder is that person guilty, if they have acknowledged their error and made restitution.

With regard to tone of the EMB letter to residents - clearly if £59,000 was overpaid, and then repaid, that is not as if nothing had happened. Doubtless many will agree with me that it would be a good thing if there was a clear-out and new people took over running the EMB.

Alternatively they will quite possibly end up being run by a third party such as Guinness (who have property next door to the EMB) or Metropolitan or Famiy all of which have local housing in the area.
 

PhilWrites

New Member
Hi all,

I am a new resident and student journalist living on Flaxman Road. I’m hoping to make friends within and to learn more about the community.

I will be on placement with South London Press soon so if anyone wants their voice amplifying in regards to important local goings on and wants to have a chat, please do get in touch. Equally, if there is anything cool happening in the area that you think would be enjoyable i’d love to know about them.

Thanks,

Phil
 

GarveyLives

Well-Known Member
Hi all,

I am a new resident and student journalist living on Flaxman Road. I’m hoping to make friends within and to learn more about the community.

I will be on placement with South London Press soon so if anyone wants their voice amplifying in regards to important local goings on and wants to have a chat, please do get in touch. Equally, if there is anything cool happening in the area that you think would be enjoyable i’d love to know about them.

Thanks,

Phil
On 11 October 2019, perhaps you could report what the motive was for this very disturbing tragedy and also ask your publication to report it, given that is the local newspaper which covers the area.

Thank you.
 

critical1

All views expressed are definitely my own.
So estate has two types of residents. The "ignorant" and the "committed".

I do find the tone of the letter somewhat unpleasant.
ROFL The "ignorant" and the "committed" and who decided that.
Stinks of kippers here methinks... Someone is really emulating Boris Johnson spaffingly unintelligent descent into hell.

That letter is full or rhetoric and untruths, for instance.. the Jury was hung not unanimous.
I wonder why it took LEMB so so long to write this imbecilic nonsense.
 

critical1

All views expressed are definitely my own.
I think the logic of the letter is in error. This is not a case of a few residents supporting Lambeth Council against the EMB. It appears to be a case of EMB officers putting their hand in the till, and then partially reversing their misconduct.
.......................

With regard to tone of the EMB letter to residents - clearly if £59,000 was overpaid, and then repaid, that is not as if nothing had happened. Doubtless many will agree with me that it would be a good thing if there was a clear-out and new people took over running the EMB.

Alternatively they will quite possibly end up being run by a third party such as Guinness (who have property next door to the EMB) or Metropolitan or Famiy all of which have local housing in the area.
That may well be the best of both worlds, having professionals running the show or some sort of professional monitoring as Lambeth are obliviously failing!
 
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