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Out with the Old... Network Rail tell businesses to vacate Atlantic Road arches

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by :-D, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix μεθαύριο

    Luckily I doubt lambeth would know how to deal with an illegal billboard given their useless response to the one outside your block.
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  3. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    A date for your diary Wednesday 10th May Kennington County Court the last 4 traders ( Denmay Fabrics , Brixton Tools , The Baron & Budget Carpets ) taking our landlord Network Rail to Court to explain why we need to be evicted so the works can start when THE WORKS HAVE STARTED !!
    See you there to show your support , without all your help we would have been evicted over 2 years ago !! Thanks your all amazing
     
  4. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  6. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Same as the ones at the top end of Railton Road. Whether they're 198 Gallery or Brixton Pillars - they were always going to get graffiti-ed...
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The artwork on the shop shutters looked a lot better than these. This whole 'Brixton Pillars' campaign is a colossal waste of money.
     
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  8. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    You can't possibly compare the artwork on the shutters with the above, which is nothing more than mindless tagging and vandalism. Whatever you might think of the banners, they can't hardly be blamed for fuckwits tagging them.
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's just a reflection of how ill thought out the campaign was from the start. Of course taggers are going to tag them, and if no one can be bothered to remove the writing when it appears, it'll just get worse and worse until it's a total eyesore.

    I doubt if all those metal boards were cheap to produce/erect/take down/re-erect, but I'm struggling to see what good they've done for the traders or the area.
     
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  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    If there'd just been blank hoarding, it would have been easier for people to find and be aware of the shops that would have been not mentioned on it, and blank hoarding wouldn't have attracted taggers.
     
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  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I have talked to some of the traders and shopkeepers. They are scathing of Brixton Pillars. It does not seem to have support of traders/shopkeepers.

    I do wonder who dreamed the idea up. The hashtag is meaningless.

    At the last Brixton Neighbourhood Forum the plight of the shopkeepers and traders on that section of Brixton Station Road came up. The Council owns and rents the shops under the Rec. It's agreed to a reduction in business rates for those shops. Waiving them if I heard correctly. The market and shops have been hit heavily by Network Rail "plans". Talking to a market trader footfall has gone down significantly.

    The shops under the Rec were in danger of going under. So Council had to step in to support them.

    No thanks to Network Rail. Who are run by a bunch of cunts.

    I really wish the Council would be more public about the support its giving to the shops under the Rec.

    But it won't as Network Rail is important landowner bringing inward investment and regeneration to Brixton.

    This shows how wonderful private enterprise depends on the much slagged off public sector to reduce the worst affects of full on capitalism.
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Launching a hashtag and then doing absolutely nothing to support it online is staggeringly inept.
     
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  13. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Brixton BID.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Anyone know what happened in the County Court case heard yesterday between the 4 remaining traders and Network Rail?
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The case is today.
     
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  17. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    Case referred to London County Court to be heard around December this year or early next year .
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Update: Lambeth Council's Planning Enforcement Officer will be conducting a site visit imminently to assess whether or not the works currently being carried out are unlawful, or whether they do indeed contravene Planning Conditions issued by Lambeth in their permission.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  20. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    It will look like this for many more months as NR don't plan to start until at least September
     
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  21. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Actually I complained to Kate Hoey about that in 1997 (when I was a councillor). It took her a year to reply - and she only referred me to an area manager at Streatham Hill who had been sacked by the time she wrote to me!
     
  23. ruskindenmark

    ruskindenmark New Member

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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm surprised a team of 'no win no fee' lawyers didn't start camping out all around that sign.
     
  25. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy New Member

    Does anyone know when NR are planning to start the refurbishment of the Arches as I feel so sorry for all the remaining Traders and the surrounding Shops trying to run their Businesses in a ' Ghost ' area in Brixton
     
  26. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    The rumours are sometime mid 2018
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The whole thing is a farce.
     
  28. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy New Member

    I see Network Rail are now going to refurbish the vacant Arches in Brixton in stages according to the CEMP application they've submitted , surely they could have allowed most of the Traders to remain rather than kick them out over a year ago ? It will be interesting to see how many of the said 75% will actually return
     
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  29. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Is the CEMP application online somewhere?
     
  30. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy New Member

    Yes buts it's a bit of a job to find , sounds like Network Rail don't want it read by too many just in case they object ? Mind you with over 900 objections to their original Planning application last August there mates in Lambeth Council still rubber stamped that one pronto !
     

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