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Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    I like Leigham Vale being shut. It seems to have reduced traffic in the area. It's good not to have people rat running past our houses and past the primary school. I haven't noticed any increase in the traffic on Palace Road - I think drivers are taking alternative routes.

    Anyone up for keeping it closed permanently?
     
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  2. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    oh it's lovely - for all the reasons you state (although it can still get a bit messy outside the primary on LV with people approaching it from Leigham Court Road and doing 3 point turns all over the place). It's now a November end date for works and the pavements are coming up this week on LV. I just find it incredible that 6 weeks worth of work is now turning into 1 year - how could they not have known? Also on the two occasions we've called Thames Water to make enquiries about a couple of things, they've had zero knowledge of the works being done, by them - despite us quoting them back the reference number they have given us. :D

    Knollys Road is completely stuffed as a result though. I have a friend who lives there who says it's awful.

    They'd never let it be closed permanently - they won't even allow a street party. :(

    Gaijinboy suggests putting some fake Roman artefacts in one of the holes overnight...
     
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  3. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Maybe we can have a street party whilst it's still shut?
     
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  4. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Yes - a few of us were on the verge of organising this and then it went off the boil a bit. Now that the work is well underway there's not much street available to do it on now - dunno if you've looked on LV recently but so much of it is dug up/behind barriers I don't think it would be doable - also lots of heavy machinery moving up and down, even on weekends. It's more like a building site than an empty street. It might work on the bit from the bridge up towards the school but soon the work is going to move up that way (they say - but then who believes what they say anymore?!).

    I've always thought it should happen on Kinfauns for everyone on the triangle from where LV and Palace Road meet. Kingsmead get their own street party, even Lanercost does but PR and LV are not allowed - hold it on Kinfauns for the whole triangle! (Although some Kinfauns residents may not be too happy with that idea).
     
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  5. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I do like it being shut, especially when walking to Norwood Road, although I like to do my shopping in Lidl Norbury and to get back I have to do all sorts of combinations of Rosedene, Hillside, Mount Nod etc.
     
  6. Sister Midnight

    Sister Midnight Well-Known Member

    Cat is safe and home. Phew!
     
  7. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Yup, I often drive all the way round the long way just to get to my house from the other end. People have always got very testosterone charged on the corner at the bottom, refusing to reverse or back down, but now its a daily occurrence.
    Can't be faked and would result in a further delay, not pedestrianisation :D
     
  8. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Yeah... I don't think it was a serious suggestion ;)
     
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  9. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell just got a little note to say that I have been on urban for 15 years...:eek:
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fucking hell, the Railway is expensive. 'Granola and yoghurt with sultanas and mixed berries' - seven quid!
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Some drunken twat has just put through a window at the Railway with a traffic cone.
     
  12. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Wow.
    What kind Iof dish is that meant to be? Healthy breakfast? Starter? Dessert? Not that it matters- it seems a rip off in any of those scenarios.
     
  13. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    It'll be breakfast.
     
  14. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    What works are they doing up there? Is it the long-awaited pedestrianisation of Station Rise?
     
  15. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It's not being pedestrianised - they're just putting in those Copenhagen pavements (which is what they're doing now)...
     
  16. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Just got the same as well, christ.

    15 years of board/bored time :D

    well it's been fun
     
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  17. Cartoon Man

    Cartoon Man Well-Known Member

    Yeah... believe me, pneumatic drills and angle grinders outside your bedroom window at 7.30am is great!
     
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  18. Cartoon Man

    Cartoon Man Well-Known Member

    The Station Rise works are going on till August, btw. Still, it'll be worth it when we walk up the street, staring at the pavement, going "This is nice".
     
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  19. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Three months to relay a 20-metre stretch of street? Fuck me, no wonder contractors in this country charge so much for works.
     
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  20. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Ha... no need to tell me... my street is having year-long works done to it! :D

    Currently the pavement outside my bedroom window in fact...
     
  21. Cartoon Man

    Cartoon Man Well-Known Member

    And in other exciting Station Rise news, I noticed last week they've taken away the railings around the double crossing at the end of the street. I've actually been a fan of getting rid of unnecessary railings - Streatham looks better, Elephant looks better, and loads of central London. And it looked fine when they removed the kerbside railings at the bottom of the street a couple of years ago. But those little central islands now feel very unsafe without them when you've got traffic whizzing past you on all sides. And I'm sure they were of benefit to those with little kids, let alone people staggering home pissed. There have been so many nasty accidents on that crossing over the years, I'm surprised at this development.
     
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  22. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    The reason it's taking so long is no one ever seems to be working on it. Since the works started a few weeks ago, I've never seen a single workman/woman there. I think they must do an hour a day or something.

    Anyway, if you're an infrastructure geek (like me), you might like the detailed plan, which includes details of a "dedicated Christmas tree light socket, built to Lambeth's specification" :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Me too. Better off without the railings, which I think encourage people to drive too fast. Other engineering measures can be used to slow traffic.

    The gyratory is going to be got rid of soon, so maybe it's part of that...?
     
  24. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Anyone know anything about this 'Bob Wines' place which has appeared on the main road where that estate agents used to be? It's not open yet but building work has been going on...

     
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
  25. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Apparently it's an offie. There's one Crystal Palace way and this is the 2nd branch.
     
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  26. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    So it's a posh booze shop?
     
  27. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It'll be interesting to see if the removal of the railings will discourage people dumping the industrial amounts of rubbish bags on that corner that can be seen most days. This morning I went past and thought how much neater the area looks and how little rubbish had been left there.
     
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  28. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Decent offie would be great. There are two beer shops up by the North Wood now, but no decent wine to be had.
     
  29. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    The wine's not bad in The Good Drinker. The other one is just basically hipster ale, which is not relevant to my interests.
     
  30. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Apparently so.
     

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