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Streatham news, rumour and general chat

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

  1. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    By my count, this this the third time in less than two years that this determined lady has "escaped" from her care home.
    Hope she is found safely this time
     
  2. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    Another posh Coffee shop has just opened in Streatham,
    plenty of em these days. I hear that Blackbird Bakery www.blackbirdbakerylondon.co.uk/ is going to be opening in Streatham later on in the year, next door to the Odeon from what I heard. The "Balhamification" of Streatham is in full flight.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They do lovely bread, mind.
     
  4. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    Cool, I'll certainly give both places a try.
     
  5. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Blackbird have got a kiosk on W Norwood station platform now. People queue 5 or 6 deep to hand over £3 for a coffee.
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Captive market, innit?
     
  7. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    I don't have a problem treating myself to a £3 coffee once in a while as long as it's of a high standard, the thing is...some of these Artisan type coffee places have staff that clearly aren't that well trained in making it.. For £3 I want the real thing, places such as Monmouth Coffee and Prufrock set the standard, I have never had a bad cup whenever I have been to either of those places.

    Yeah that Blackbird Bakery have a few shops scattered about in South London, Balham, Peckham, East Dulwich, the usual places.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Their sourdough is expensive so it's an occasional treat for me (I think it's £3.20 or maybe £3.50 for a large loaf, but it is deeeelish). It's a lot more in Wild Caper in Brixton for the same stuff.
     
  9. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    Interesting. Yeah a lot of those artisan type places are so expensive in Brixton now, like mega expensive. I suppose they cater for the young disposable income crowd, no idea where these kids get their money from!
     
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  10. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I’ve met the man who owns Blackbird and he’s a really nice guy. He’s only satisfying demand. I can understand why the coffee on a railway platform is expensive, and I’ve picked the most expensive price on the menu to illustrate my point. Nevertheless it IS expensive no matter what you’re buying, you’re going to be drinking it in the disgusting environment of the 0757 Southern service to Clapham Junction, trying not to spill it as the train lurches through the tunnel to Streatham Hill, and still they’re queueing up to buy one every day!
     
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  11. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    We'll have none of your REVISIONIST CLASS TRAITOR opinions in the "Streatham news, rumour and general chat" thread!!! :mad:






    ;)
     
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  12. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    Anyone know what's happened on Streatham Hill? Police cordon from the Old Bingo Hall to that Batch and Co. Coffee shop. There has been a lot of trouble happening up there recently FWIW.
     
  13. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    What sort of trouble?
     
  14. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    A number of break-ins to the local businesses on Streatham Hill, that Hood restaurant has been broken into twice apparently, also some of other establishments (their names escape me right now). Was also reading there has been a lot of problems with anti-social behaviour (fights on street, aggressive street drinkers, that kind of thing).

    Apparently some of the local businesses have been getting on to Chuka to take action, good luck to them!
     
  15. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Shit, that’s not good.

    I’d be surprised if Chuka bothers a jot. He’ll write a letter back to the businesses telling them how he agrees that crime is a problem, especially in the North East of England, and that he is pressuring the Home Secretary to divert funding toward ensuring rural areas get a fair deal from Brexit. All from his vantage point of the backbenches in the Commons.
     
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  16. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    A stabbing on Sunday night :( Thankfully not life threatening injuries.
    Appeal following stabbing, Streatham
     
  17. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

  18. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    Yup, Chuka is a keystone cop IMO, all image no action.
     
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  19. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Chuka thinks he is still a shadow minister and has now latched onto Brexit as something to increase his profile. While he claims to be anti-Brexit, few people in the UK have done as well from it.

    He spends his days concerning the UK as a whole while ignoring the needs of his constituency in which, to the best of my understanding, he does not live.

    His abortive attempt to lead the Labour party would have given him the national remit he craves if he had stuck with it and been successful but, after generating plenty of support, he decided against that for unknown reasons.

    As a backbencher, his job is to improve the lot of his constituents and the businesses in the constituency. He should be putting our needs above those of the rest of the UK, trying to get us advantages, making our streets safer, improving our infrastructure, even if it is at the expense of other constituencies or the UK as a whole.
     
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  20. chillum86

    chillum86 Well-Known Member

    Completely agree. Its a real shame he has such a majority in Streatham, he'll never get de-selected and is safe in the knowledge only a monumental swing would loose him his seat. He makes the occaisonal minor gesture towards Streatham but really does almost nothing. I actually can't think of the last positve contribution he made towards the area.
     
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  21. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer Well-Known Member

    News to me but the Morrisons site by Streatham station is being split between a Marks & Spencer food hall (opening next Wednesday) and an Aldi opening early next year. I assumed it was all Aldi so the Marks & Spencer part is a surprise.
     
  22. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    It's a good thing and quite unique, it will appeal to everyone in the community. Apparently Marks & Spencers are also opening a larger store on the new Streatham Hill Development site later this year.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017 at 11:55 AM
  23. sw16er

    sw16er New Member

    Moving out? He lives over in West London now.
     

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