Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

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

  1. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    What would you have it be?
  2. xsunnysuex

    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.
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known 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.
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  4. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Standing at Loughborough junction station this morning. A car stopped with Melvyn Hayes in the passenger seat asking me the way to Camberwell. :D
  5. LondonKate

    LondonKate New Member

    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!
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  6. LondonKate

    LondonKate New 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?
  7. xsunnysuex

    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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  8. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    We expect and deserve a higher quality of wind-up than this. FYI.
  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    All I can say is I'll believe we are getting a Waitrose when I see it.
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  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    It'll happen in Brixton before it happens in LJ
  12. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Gail's sold out of their currant and sour cherry sourdough?
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Bit of a rambling video but with some moments of interest and quite a few familiar faces

  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.
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  15. MelatoninCoffee

    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!!
  16. bimble

    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.
  17. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    And it will not be a Waitrose.
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  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Good to see you back posting Bimble.

    I agree with everything you say.
  19. XanCo

    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.
  20. Gramsci

    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
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  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I'd come to this thread to ask much the same question. It does seem that it has now closed.
  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  23. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Just found this screwed up in my letter box.


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  24. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So estate has two types of residents. The "ignorant" and the "committed".

    I do find the tone of the letter somewhat unpleasant.
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  25. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Yes indeed! Deeply unpleasant.
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  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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.
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  27. PhilWrites

    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.


  28. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    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.
  29. critical1

    critical1 All views expressed are definitely my own.

    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.
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  30. critical1

    critical1 All views expressed are definitely my own.

    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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