Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Because it's the most hostile road in the area, with cars and HGVs doing 40mph+ as if it was a motorway?

    I'm a hardened cyclist of 30+ years but that road still scares the fuck out of me.
  2. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    £150 is three tanks of fuel. Driving costs money. £3 a week. Peanuts - to store your private property on the public highway, which we all paid for. (Whilst poisoning our atmosphere and our kids' lungs.) :)
  3. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    You can rent that out to Zipcar or a local commuter. Free cash.
  4. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    And to encourage people on to public transport.

    It works as well. Traffic levels in central London - and in the Brixton/Tulse Hill area - have fallen significantly since the congestion charge and the growth of controlled parking zones.
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  5. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    They still shouldn't be on the pavement. Especially during school start/finishing times when loads of children are walking there.

    Avoiding danger to self but creating it for others is selfish and ignorant.
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  6. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    But where would I keel all the leaves?
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  7. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    On Brixton Hill those parents and kids are cycling on the pavement. Or on those mini scooters. Kids are often way ahead of their parents coming down the hill, with no regard for pedestrians at all
  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    People need shooting.....that'll learn 'em
  9. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I tell you, when I rule the fucking world, anyone on those mini scooters will be shot
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  10. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Well-Known Member

    Public transport is all well and good if you have a normal job. Those who do shift work or have to work 20+ miles from home it's not so. I always get man flu when I go on public transport as well.

    Mrs Jaded is against parking restrictions. I think something in the morning would be good. (I'm not to good with them).

    What I have noticed over the years is that more and more developments have arisen and no provision has been made for parking hence pushing them to to the free areas.

    If anyone needs extra money without lifting a finger then we often get letters through the door asking to rent my drive from various dentist (and the odd doctor ). Worth a thought?
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    This whole 'need for a car' excuse usually really means 'I have the occasional situation where access to a vehicle would be quite useful'

    There's very little need for these cars that sit in side streets and on driveways for 5 days week, and only get used occasionally at weekends to run a few errands.

    There are cars on my street that rarely move from one week to the next. Parking restrictions won't stop that necessarily because if someone is stupid enough to pay for a car they hardly use then they are stupid enough to pay for the parking permit.

    Note: I am not saying that there are not people for who might 'need' a car, but. compared to those who say they do, it's a small amount.
    ash likes this.
  12. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Well-Known Member

    Quick question. Was the crystal palace sports centre built for an event or just training facilities?

    I always thought it was for the commonwealth games but Google isn't giving me the answers.
  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Pop up gin bar in the Tulse.

  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  15. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I don’t need one, but I fucking want one. I work hard and I spend a little bit of money on a car so that I can go to Lidl in Norbury or to the coast in Kent on a day off. I do about 2,500 miles per year. All I do is the odd weekend errand or drop the kids to school one day per week or else day trips. It costs me about £200 per month for car, fuel and insurance. Which works out at £1 per mile. About the same price as a minicab, which I never use.

    It doesn’t do any harm when it’s parked and sitting idle. It’s when it’s out and about that it’s a pain in the arse.

    £150 may be the cost of three tanks of fuel Brixton Hatter but my car is a modern 1.2 and I put in about £20 per month. I’d never brim it. So it’s the cost of seven months’ worth of fuel to me.
  16. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

  17. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Where's this new pelican crossing then? The tree by the old crossing has been chopped down but new full height kerbs have been laid, suggesting it's no longer going to be the site of a crossing.
  18. grosun

    grosun wicket tunes

    Yeah, I've been wondering that. No idea what's going on. Currently all they've done is made it even more difficult/dangerous to cross. The number of school kids running across the road in front of buses/trucks/cars is awful. Does anyone know who to contact about it?
  19. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    We've had lots of stuff through the letterbox about a new development on Knollys Yard - housing/workspaces/creche type stuff they're proposing. Some of the blurb says a new footbridge to Leigham Vale - other says a new footbridge direct to Tulse Hill station - either seem possible. Anyway, there's a consultation about it coming up.
  20. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Yeah, it sounds interesting.

    Big changes for Tulse Hill?
  21. Cat Fan

    Cat Fan New Member

    Did anyone go to the Knollys yard proposal?

    I also got something through my door about a change to the one way system around TH. Seems like TFL are proposing to pedestrianise the area between the station and S Circular. Thoughts?
  22. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    There is not a proposal to pedestrianise it. According to current plans there will be buses and cycles using the route both north and southbound. Pedestrians will be confined to the pavement as normal. Also, it's not gone to TfL yet - that's happening at the end of 2017.
  23. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I'm not sure if anyone else in TH has the utterly awful internet speed that I have. Areas of Palace Road and Leigham Vale, London zone 2/3 borders, get about 3MBPS, compared to our friends and relatives living in the likes of Belfast, Middlesbrough etc getting 20, 30.

    After several emails, letters, phone calls etc I found out that most people have a phone line which goes to the cabinet and then the cabinet has a link to the exchange. BT have been upgrading the cabinet links to fibre and peoples' speed increases as a result. Where I live, the line from my home bypasses any cabinet and runs all the way to the exchange, near McDonalds on the SCR.

    Netflix is shite, Amazon Prime is shite, Sky Q is shite, web browsing is shite. All those shite adverts telling you why you should upgrade to BT Infinity or Sky Fibre Max; all those things are shite with my internet.

    The resolution, apparently, is for BT to build a cabinet, link that to the exchange with fibre and link our houses to the cabinet.

    Well, good news, I have seen workmen putting up a cabinet around 80-82 Palace Road.

    So I am now living in hope that they are going to get us some proper speeds very soon.

    And, finally, it is all Thatcher's fault http://iphoneeinstein.com/2014/03/i...s-superfast-broadband-before-it-even-existed/
  24. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    So to get to West Norwood from Herne Hill, I would have to take a right at the TH Hotel, left onto Hardel Rise, left again onto Christchurch Road and right on to Norwood Road?

    That will probably drive more Herne Hill traffic up Tulse Hill itself to approach what is now the gyratory from High Trees.

    It mightn't be such a bad idea, but they'll really have to look at Probyn and the bottom of Palace Road now. Maybe close off one end. And shut that shortcut onto Tulse Hill from Dulwich Road via Arlingford Road.
  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Some of the cabinets round here have had their doors smashed off, and haven't been repaired even though I've reported two to BT. Not sure if/how that would affect broadband speed, but mine nosedives whenever it rains!
  26. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Here's the proposal below. The shortcut onto Tulse HIll is from Brixton Water Lane via Arlingford Road.

  27. Cat Fan

    Cat Fan New Member

    Anything that makes the road crossing opposite TH station safer seems like a good idea.
  28. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    A sign has appeared on the tree stump apologising for the delay and stating the new pelican crossing will be installed in the new year.

    I don't think they've prioritised this very well. It's really dangerous for the nippers from Elmgreen charging about there at dusk.
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  29. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Yes agreed. However these proposals will still see the current crossing site operating across 2-way traffic. Not much will have changed in that respect.
  30. Cat Fan

    Cat Fan New Member

    Lambeth council has is running a survey on improvements to streets in Streatham Hill ward.

    Hopefully they can address some of the problems people have talked about on here with pedestrian crossings and aggressive driving on Christchurch road.

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