Streatham news, rumour and general chat

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

  1. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Oh I will!
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  2. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    600 to 700 people at the Streatham Labour selection - which is pretty impressive
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  3. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    And Bell Ribeiro-Addy won it by a head
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  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Good result the left candidate won.

    The two New Labour Cllrs who stood failed- good.

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  5. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Looks like a busy day today - Libs and Labour out in force in Tulse Hill. Also, apparently the Tories delivered a leaflet to at least one street, according to a friend who got it.
  6. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    It is currently not entirely clear what the Conservative Party parliamentary candidate, Rory O'Broin, a corporate lawyer who works on a wide range of corporate finance and private equity transactions for an international insurance company, intends to do for residents of the Streatham parliamentary constituency, based on his published views:

    "Cllr Rory O'Broin

    Rory believes Wandsworth is a great place to raise a family, and loves living here with his wife and two young children. A member of the borough’s Safer Neighbourhood Board, he values community safety and wants Wandsworth to remain London’s safest inner London borough. Rory has also served as a primary school governor and supports work to improve local transport and infrastructure. He is excited by the Conservative campaign to light up Wandsworth Bridge"

    Source: Wandsworth Conservatives, Fairfield, a few moments ago


    Rory O'Broin
    He'll do his best ... for Wandsworth?
  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Rory can fuck right off
  8. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Well since our last Wandsworth Conservative councillor and PPC for Streatham left for Battersea, we've clearly been in the market
  9. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Saigon Bistro in Streatham Hill finally reopened as Viet Fusion on 30th October.
    Viet Fusion.jpg
    I missed the "soft opening" 20% off deal that ended last Thursday :mad:

  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    That's a masterstroke - for those older voters who remember when Streatham was in Wandsworth. Back in the 1980s and 1990s that's all you got from voters in Streatham. Why did they put us into Lambeth? They don't pay any council tax in Wandsworth etc etc.

    Mark you there can't be many like that left alive.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
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  11. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    I think it is pretty clear that Streatham Tories are not making a serious effort.

    Streatham Conservative website 3 Clapham Common.PNG Streatham Conservatives website.PNG
    Their website does not appear to have been updated since 2017. It still shows Bernard Gentry as a councillor for Clapham Common ward.

    Attached Files:

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  12. AB__

    AB__ New Member

    I had someone ring the intercom at 7pm and say "Hello, my name is Phillip and I'm here to talk about breast cancer".

    I asked him what was it about breast cancer that he wanted to discuss. He said, "I'm here to talk about the rise in breast cancer in the area". The intercom then cut out and he didn't ring again. I found it all a bit weird... in particular at 7pm in the evening.

    What do you reckon... scammer or chugger?
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  13. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    That is amazing.

    They literally have an office and apparently a paid borough organiser who presumably works out of that office so what have they been doing for the last two or so years in between elections?
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  14. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Conversely, I am sure my MP, Marsha de Cordova lives in Lambeth, possibly Sreatham!
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  15. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Well she councillor in Vassal or Stockwell so I guess she must live some where in Lambeth
  16. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    In further Streatham Hill culinary news, a posting on the old Facebook account of Addommé - the good if a bit pricey former pizzeria/trattoria on Sternhold Avenue opposite Streatham Space Project- reports that they have finally transferred the place to new owners.

    Someone was in there tonight doing a deep clean and re-decoration, so hopefully re-opening is imminent.
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  17. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Although I guess paid staff and an office isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Labour has a new office near my house and I've received one leaflet from them in recent weeks.

    Apparently they canvassed my neighborhood about 2 months ago as there was a photo of their councillors on Twitter mocking the Lib Dems.
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

  19. hash tag

    hash tag member

    longest high street in Europe is some claim.
    Fwiw macs opened in Tavistock, did not get used much and later closed down. :):thumbs:
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  20. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Are there any hustings for the elections. Info seems hard to come by?
  21. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Yup later at the Hideaway -maybe 26/11
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  22. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Do you have a link for that or any related info? Already know who'll I'll vote for but might nip along for the amusement.
  23. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    same owners?
  24. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    No, saw it on Twitter, sorry
  25. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    This place has closed. The food looked good, but you can't be charging Monte Carlo prices in Streatham. Soon to be replaced by... er... 'Maks Burgers' who are kicking things off with a '200 burger giveaway' - presumably not all for one punter.
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  26. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Presumably not vegan either.
  27. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I was just wondering today if the Greens were going to start campaigning in Streatham anytime soon as I haven't had any leaflets from them, or seen them wander about, then today saw two people cycling down Tulse Hill Road with Green Party flags so I guess that satisfies that then.
  28. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

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  29. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Also apparently they were at Streatham station today
  30. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

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