Takings stolen from Chucklehead stall at Lambeth Country Show - crowdfunder launched

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This is very worrying, if true:

  2. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    I've seen this posted in various places online but nothing from them directly, I hope it's not true although I don't know why anyone would make it up.
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    last chucklehead tweet from 19/7

  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've written to them. There's talk of a crowdfunder if the story is true. They're a tiny business that has struggled to keep up up with Lambeth's ballooning rents at the show.
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  6. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Damn. That's got to be a kick in the teeth.
  7. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    With that big wall in place surrounded by security, it's hard to blow away the whiff of an inside job.
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  9. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    I don't know if i'd (as a business) ever come back to the show after all the hefty prices raises and now this.
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  10. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Jeez that's shit.
  11. greenhouse

    greenhouse Well-Known Member

    It must have been as they were going, after the fence was down ?
  12. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    That's so terrible. I hope they had insurance.
  13. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

  14. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    So much for the great lambeth wall of security.
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  15. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Sounds like it was Saturday night or Sunday morning if just Saturday's takings are gone.
    The Fence probably won't be down for a few days yet - Must have been over 300 "Security" on site.
  16. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Any news about the crowd funder? Would like to chip in.
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  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They posted the day before the show:

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  18. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Bleak news.....that wall tho' :facepalm: ....was there any cctv on site ?
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've just written this to them:

    (Although I understand that they may not want a crowdfunder, at least the offer is there)
  20. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. Feel really bad for them.
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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I'm gutted. To support them being there on Saturday I bought two bottles of cider.

    So Lambeths security is rubbish.
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  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Sorry I saw tattooed security outside the bigger beer tents.

    So what happened to the smaller business like Chucklehead?

    I didn't see any of the security around that bit of the fair.
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Well, it's hit 28% of the target already so it's up and running. Please give what you can!
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  25. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

    Gutted for them, Chucklehead is the first thing we go to before anything else. We put money aside for it ffs. :mad:
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Does not insurance take care of such things? Let The Man pay!
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've heard absolutely nothing to suggest that 'The Man' is going to pay and it certainly won't help this crowdfunder if you start suggesting that 'he' is - unless you actually know something that the people at Chucklehead haven't told me themselves.
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    It would be nice to know. If there was no insurance for such an occasion I'd be happy to donate.
  30. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    I sympathise with Chucklehead, that's an awful thing to happen. And anybody that is running a business at festivals can and should have insurance in place for such a thing.

    If they do have insurance in place (which any sensible business will) and insurer isn't going to pay out then that's' generally because they haven't taken the precautions that are conditional to their policy. Though sometimes it can be the insurers just being arseholes.

    I doubt they will have had the time yet to place a claim and have the admin done yet so a fundraiser seems a bit premature. If they don't have insurance then one might ask why not.

    That said, if they get fucked over by their insurer then the crowdfunder is a great thing.
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