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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. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    I can't see how all the materials requires to refurbish the Arches could be delivered without effecting the surrounding Market in Station Road and Pop Brixton plus guaranteeing the safety of the people getting on and off trains to bad from Victoria ? Am I missing something ?
     
  3. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    Thinking about NR's original promise to find alternative ' temporary ' units for the Traders why didn't they honour it ? Wasn't it supposed to be around Valencia Place ?
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    I would be surprised if Lambeth approve NR's application leaving the existing Traders to work in the middle of a building site with the workmen using welding equipment possibly creating a fire risk , no more tragedies please Lambeth !
     
  6. ruskindenmark

    ruskindenmark New Member

    IMG_4836.PNG Ummmmmmm..... well, this isn't dodgy at all.
     
  7. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    I see all the expensive aluminium ' Brixton Pillars ' ( ? ) hoardings have been removed from all the boarded up Arches in Atlantic & Station Road for the 2nd time in as many Months !!
    I wonder if NR are going to start works before the CEMP is approved by Lambeth ? We're watching you
     
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    At last Brixton Neighborhood Forum was told by someone from Brixton BID that they were to be replaced with something similar.

    I don't know why. Talking to traders in that stretch and they are scathing of the hoardings.
     
  9. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    Portaloos delivered into empty Arches today so something's on the move , hope your not going to start the works NR before you get the CEMP approved ?
     
  10. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    See the new trendy signage been erected today telling everyone how amazing NR are and all the great efforts they've made to help the returning tenants , let's see ?
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ooh, I'll go take a look. I love a bit of papering-over-the-cracks PR.
     
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  13. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Oh my. Straight out of the Social Greenwash Bullshit for Beginners handbook. "yeah just paint it red, gold & green, bung in a rainbow on it as well just to be sure, keep repeating the word *diversity* and it'll be fine"...

    Look at all those diverse, community-minded little icon people with their hands in the air. That's what joyful social unity looks like, innit. Never mind what real actual living human beings tell you about the places they live, work and shop :facepalm:

    For such an eye-bleedingly bright bit of visual design it's all still a bit transparent. You might even say insultingly transparent.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looking at the blurb on those new billboards I can't help wondering if some face-saving non-disclosure deal was done with some of the traders...
     
  15. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    I wonder how many of the 20 Traders affected so far are returning ? Network Rail said 75% are coming back but when I went to School 2 out of 20 didn't make 75%
     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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    This one pissed me off. Using the old CND symbol.
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I don't think Brixton is becoming "increasingly diverse" either.
     
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  18. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    If it's true, I'm very happy that Cafe Max and the Moroccan guys (Cafe Brixton?) are coming back.
     
  19. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Also, "despite" increasing diversity, people are still able to get on? Miraculous :facepalm:
     
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. It's a right load of patronising guff.
     
  21. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    Who are Brixton Pilars ? Why would they use there money to make up signage to affix to Network Rail hoardings unless NR paid them and told them who's ' coming back ' and what to say , why aren't the 4 remaining Traders featured on the boards ?
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you search on Google all the top results are from Brixton Buzz, but I dug deeper and there is a website!
    It was registered in June 2017 - long after the hoardings went up - but they've hidden who has registered the site...
    Home
     
  23. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    So they're not Brixton Bid ? They are definitely not Traders that's for sure ! It's got to be Network Rail conducting a damage limitation exercise as there name is mud in Brixton for stitching up the tenants of the Arches and creating a Ghost Town . I wonder does Mark Carne who what a balls up his Staff have made of Brixton ?
     
  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    When I looked into it a little while ago, a short time on google led me to the conclusion that the "Brixton Pillars" campaign is/was run by Brixton BID.

    According to the Brixton Pillars website (on the first page of google results for me), the following businesses wanted to be featured on the hoardings:
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They've elected to conceal the owner of the domain name, and that reason for that decision can be open to interpretation. I'm still trying to shake off my suspicions that some sort of backroom deal wasn't done here.
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, this is really setting the spin-o-meter to critical levels.

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    Eckovision only opened up in late 2015, so why are they claiming to have been there for 12 years?

    The bar is owned by Antic, but they make no mention of that.
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    "THE COCKTAIL BARS
    THE RISING RENTS
    THE GENTRIFICATION"
     
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  28. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    One of the advertising signs promotes ' Boom juice ' a shop that closed Months ago in Station Road ! But I'm still confused Brixton Pillars ( a secret sect of BID ? ) promotes a closed down Shop but not the 4 Traders fighting the eviction , Why ?
     
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  29. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    It's been nearly a year that most of the Traders were forced into leaving and look what NR have done ? How can Lambeth Council allow them to turn a thriving area into a Ghost area right in the middle of Brixton
     
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  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    It's not so much the "how" - that's an established fact: By moving out viable traders.

    The important question is why, and I think people need to look to the discussions around the "town plan" for central Brixton, and how the council wanted a "night-time economy" and all the venues and shops that would bring. You can't have a "party zone" when one side of the zone's perimeter is composed of practical, old-skool shops that don't sell expensive coffee and/or cocktails, or chi-chi faux-Caribbean cuisine blandified for Surrey-raised palettes.
     
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