Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.
Good to know, I don't drink beer much any more so hadn't checked if they sold wine, ta.
Clearly stung by last night's criticism, there are now four yellow-jacketed fellas hard at work relaying the stones on Station Rise
Check out Tulse Hill going all upmarket....new pathways, posh booze, The Tulse Hill Tavern...
What fate awaits the White Hart now Heineken have pulled out of negotiations with the Landlord? Will the Railway become a boutique hotel instead of a Hostel.....will gentrification take hold and shake us mere mortals out of our trees?
They are often around in the mornings from about 7.30ish...
Yes, they are! And after making an unholy row till 9, they all piss off to have their breakfast for an hour and a half, as do the builders that have been in the flat next to ours for the last 13 months(!). Why they can't just have breakfast before they start work, y'know like normal people do, and then actually start at 9 is beyond me.
Big problem for flats and businesses on Station Rise is that there are no wheelie bins, there's nowhere to keep them. We're instructed by the council to leave rubbish on the street to be collected - and it normally is every night, by the same truck that scoops up all the stuff left outside the charity shop. The shop thinks people just nick the donations - but they might as well as that lorry will take it all away anyway.
...because they tend to go for a fry up (to fuel all that manual work) and most cafes aren't open that early and not many people want to start cooking their own fry up at 5:30/6am (depending on how far they are travelling to get to work).
Yeah, I'm sure that's a major issue. I was referring to the corner by the pharmacy opposite the Tulse Hill Hotel, which is a particularly bad spot for rubbish dumping, but I guess residents and businesses face the same problem as what you describe.
This was the scene this evening, which is a massive improvement. When the railings were in place the entire bloody corner was often covered in rubbish (probably because it was a 'dead end' corner that was of no use to passers-by), so it seems at least the rubbish is packed more neatly now
As an afterthought, I wouldn't be surprised if railings don't make any difference to pedestrian safety, or actually prove less safe than having no barriers.
There's also no bike parking there - I've always battled through the rubbish to park my bike against those railings when visiting the chemist/PO etc. I hope they put some bike parking there.
The majority of that rubbish is dumped by the shops there - I've seen lots from the chemist/hair shop and the pizza place. I really hate it. I don't understand why there isn't some big bins for the businesses.
I think there was some research to say it's ultimately as safe without railings, but it certainly feels counter-intuitive (much like the Copenhagen crossings). However, I can see a lot of cars mounting the pavement rounding that corner and I'll be extra careful heading north on my bike through the bus/cycle lane.
Liked for the bike parking comment - def need more there. Which is going to happen soon according to the plans.
There's been a fire in KC supermarket! Three fire engines out. It doesn't seem too severe though.
ooh blimey - hope they're all ok!
Anyone else spot this lot? Seem to be opening up in the old Edward Ashdale estate agents:
BOB WINES Crystal Palace
(I have a vague idea someone else might have posted this already - sorry if so)
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