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Streatham news, rumour and general chat

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Chukka's getting down with the vibe:

    And some background reading for Chukka whose Tory proposals seek to destroy opportunities for musicians in his borough.

    No Money, No Space, No Time: How London Has Forced out Musicians | NOISEY

    *I did search for a Streatham news thread but couldn't find one
     
  2. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Does the library still provided recycling bags and are they open on Saturday morning?
     
  3. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

  4. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Yes.
    Unsure how lucky you will be with recycling bags - they were real short.
    Best bet is to call and ask them to put a roll aside for you.
     
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  5. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Cheers. Thanks. Have emailed them.
     
  6. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    They have them in the garden centres down Croxted Road and the one next to North Dulwich Station too.
     
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  7. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    We had a load delivered about three weeks ago but when I am short I go down to Olive Morris House when I am passing through Brixton and reception give you some. If I have a bit of time spare in Brixton I usually call in so keep a stockpile now, just in case society collapses and they become in short supply or something shit happens.
     
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  8. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Ah, thought you meant the paper green waste ones. If society collapses, meet you at the White Horse?
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The new development in Streatham High Road offers everything you need:

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    #completewank
     
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  10. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Very highly paid job to pay for it all? If not, epic fail. :(
     
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

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  12. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    I rang and enquiries as to how much a two bed apartment was, and the salesman asked ME
    " what do you think these apartment should sell for"
    I said errrr about £280,000, the line went quiet and he said they start at around £550,000, that was about 9 months ago.
     
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  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    So how much profit/income do they reckon you get on a buy to let net of mortgage interest then @ £550,000?

    I've got an auction catalogue regarding a property in Coldharbour Lane. It is evident that auction guide prices these days are purely on the basis of rental yield - so maybe these Streatham off-plan luxury flats are sold in the same way?

    If you haven't seen it I do commend this article RIP Streatham Megabowl: The Sad Story of a Long Goodbye | VICE | United Kingdom

    The façade of "London Square" looks a bit ropey at the moment. Like they have preserved a couple of pillars for the sake of the Streatham Society, but they are cracking up anyway.
     
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  14. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Buy to let market in London is now shot to pieces, there is no yield on a new build apartment in London
     
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    So surely the prices should start to decline? Or are there still plenty of people able to afford £550,000 for a flat in Streatham Hill - to live in?
    I guess we may find out more on 16th July when they "launch".
     
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  16. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    I really don't know where the money comes from, could be the bank of mum and dad, but I guarantee you that these apartments are prob already sold, I live in Brixton Square and I'm the oldest fart in here, flats are being resold for £650,000-725,000 and on the market for a week and some 30 year old has moved in.
     
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  17. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    I've been in streatham 20+ years. Never seen as many Porsches as the past two years. Even a fucking Lamborghini on sunnyhill road.

    Loads of the houses near me, that are currently divided into flats, are being hoovered up and converted back to family homes and for sales at Hamptons International, too classy even for foxtons now.
     
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  18. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Streatham isn't going to hugely change - it's big problem is the very very long high street. It's not easy to shop.
     
  19. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I disagree with you about that, as long as you can use the bus. You just need to pick the stretch with the shops you need the most.
     
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  20. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    That whole strip was what gave the place its character. Generations of Londoners knew it. Luxury apartment-ised.
     
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  21. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    I like shopping in Streatham - I don't find it a problem. But I think lots of people get put off by it's long stretch.

    There is a posh food shop opened on Leigham Court Road - nice products if you can afford it - have a feeling that he might not be there in a year or two. Probably needs to market himself a bit more.
     
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  22. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I was walking down Branksome Rd the other day - it's an ordinary terraced street running south off Acre Lane. In a row were a Range Rover, a Mercedes SUV and a Lexus. They had local parking permits too so not visitors.
     
  23. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    flash cars, unless tehy are REALLY flash, don't signify much ime - you should see some of the run down hovels with flash cars outside round my way!
     
  24. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I just wouldn't bother to shop on that bit - Kingscourt Ave to Streatham Common covers most of what I get.
     
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  25. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Where is this? By the row of shops near Kennedys?
     
  26. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    yes
     
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  27. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Loads of flash cars on our road now too.
     
  28. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Never noticed that. What's it called? Doubt it will pull me away from the Mediterranean Bakery though.
     
  29. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    But then there is a mindset amongst the young where a car is a status symbol. Growing up a few (tens of) miles north of london the first thing people bought on leaving school was a wreck of a car that they then customised. These days credit is cheap - people live at home and sink their credit rating into a nice car. It is an attitude i see prevalent at work - why buy a second hand functional car when you can lease a newer shinier one?
     
  30. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    True, no arguments there
     

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