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Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nice retweet!

     
  2. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Talking of the streets of Tulse Hill; keep seeing a very poorly man with a damaged foot and a little jack Russel. He’s a drinker and looks unwell. I’m sure he stays in the hostel in WN and I’d like to ask but he’s always too wasted to get any info out of him. He was outside the coop this evening looking in a bad way.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ziggy has randomly selected a winner for the free curry - and it's an urbanite!
     
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  4. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    You’ll have to PM their names. Ta!
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I emailed ya!
     
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  6. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Will these measures prevent repetiton of the floods that have caused some local residents to lose access to their homes on several occasions in recent years?
     
  7. T & P

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

    I can only imagine Thames Water initially thought they only needed to/ could get away with replacing a small section of the mains pipe, but as they dug it out they realised they would need to replace a much larger section? Small reservoirs have probably been built in less time...
     
  8. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    You are right. Initially we were told that they were just going to patch up the section on Leigham Vale which has burst and it would take 6 weeks with the road being kept open to traffic. It was subsequently decided that the entire section of water main would need to be completely replaced. During this time it sprung a couple more leaks (as well as all the other leaks that have happened in the area). This happened about 10 years ago too. Hopefully Leigham Vale itself is now ok but I imagine there will continue to be plenty of other leaks happening in neighbouring areas. That being said, every time there is heavy rain I wonder if we'll get flooded again.
     
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  9. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Yes, it should be fixed. There was a pretty bad flood around Sept/Oct 2016 (iirc). Thames Water wanted to replace the whole main but (I think) TfL or the council didn't want the road shut, so they patched it up and it happened again a month or so later. So they closed the road and replaced the whole ring main (which runs from the reservoir at the top of Palace Road/Daysbrook Road, down into Tulse Hill) with modern plastic tubing, as well as replacing every supply into every house along Leigham Vale. Good work if you ask me.

    Mind you, the engineering never stops.....Network Rail will be doing nighttime engineering works to replace rails on the 'Leigham Spur' bits of railway alongside Leigham Vale/Knollys Road at the end of this month...
     
  10. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Can anyone help me out with this please: who can remember when the vehicle gate/filter near the top of Palace Road was installed?

    I reckon it's at least 10, maybe even 15 years ago, or longer, but memory is hazy...

    If you have no idea what I'm talking about, this is it:
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  11. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    Maharani how did it go? Will there be another one? Just asking as the menu looked excellent, but we didn't get it together to get a babysitter.
     
  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Don't know the answer, but some good old pics here:

    Local history | Palace Road Estate Residents' Association

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  13. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    From Chapati Slingers- Left over curry boxes available for collection only! PM me for details.
     
  14. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    The food, I’m told was super. I wouldn’t do it again there in a Sunday. Maybe it’s too big a venue too. I enjoyed the evening as did my guests. I do have left overs though and I cannot waste food! Just boxing done up now. I made a really nice carrot achar too and had lots of extras. People raved about the pudding too!

    I might just start doing curry boxes on uber eats as it’s a lot easier!
     
  15. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Apparently an accident in the area. Traffic at a standstill
     
  16. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think you were particularly unlucky with people cancelling - on another night you could have got a good crowd in there but from what I gather the Railway's got a bit quiet on Sundays for diners recently. One tip (sorry it's belated!) but it might have been an idea to 'personalise' your flyer to tell people a bit about you and why your curry was going to be so good.
     
  18. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Good points. Notes taken. I have a lot to learn and am going to take time to research more. Also, pop ups are tough to do alone. I’m really now thinking of going down the delivery route and then I don’t have to shlep stuff around.

    I definitely think Sunday was a bad move. I’m happy I did it though but if I do more I’ll chose smaller venues where I can pop up Friday or Saturday. I’m thinking of organising an event at the book and record bar with some friends. Watch this space...
     
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  19. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Well the more you do the better name you will get for yourself and more people coming back. Sounds like you did well for your first big one. The Book and Record bar is the ideal place to do it I reckon.
     
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  20. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

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  21. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Yes please!! I'd like one of those that runs from 1-2pm or similar to stop the commuters but still allow casual visitors from time to time.
     
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  22. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    We’ve got one from 12-2 and it’s made a massive difference since it’s been introduced
     
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  23. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    10am-12pm is one of the options in the consultation iirc.
     
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  24. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    I was against it initially as it was already difficult to get a space in our little off-street car park and I thought it would push more vehicles in, but if anything it has made it much better - traffic on the street has vanished and visitors can park there instead.

    God knows where all the vehicles have gone, though. I'd never have thought it worthwhile for commuters to park this far away from the stations.
     
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  25. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Why do people cycle on the pavement on Christchurch Road? Drives me nuts.
     
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  26. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    My issue is the cost of the permit. It’s £150. It’s nice to park outside your door for once, but is it worth £3 a week when you already pay Road tax?

    And why is it emissions linked? A car doesn’t emit when parked.
     
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  27. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I have a drive. I don't have a car. I've never even driven.
     
  28. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Ditto anywhere that isn't completely blocked by pedestrians. I nearly got flattened on Brixton Hill last night - they can get up a fair speed down that.
     
  29. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    It’s to raise money for the Local Authority and to dissuade people from owning a car. Both laudable aims.
     
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  30. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Cars are a blight. Bin 'em all off.....make room for cyclists so they can get the fuck off my pavement...
     
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