Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    You can’t charge anyone until the inquest finds the cause of death. If it finds she was entirely responsible for her own death, there will be no charges.
     
  2. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Many thanks. I thought that there had been cases where inquests had been adjourned, pending the outcome of criminal proceedings after someone had been charged.

    Although I note your comments regarding the possibility that Justyna Kalandyk may have been entirely responsible for her, there were arrests early in the investigation. There has been little further information regarding the progress of the criminal investigation.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. discobastard

    discobastard _______\+/_______

    Am hearing reports of gunfire up Knights Hill - can’t confirm but from two separate sources. Please take care if you’re in the area.

    Update: am told it was an attempted drive-by with a shotgun but they missed their target.
     
  6. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Is anyone else getting annoyed with the water works going on at present? There is a caged off area where Kinfauns Road meets Palace Road and, from what I can see, nothing is going on there other than storing equipment. For this equipment store they have temporary traffic lights. And then at Palace Road meets Hillside, there are traffic lights which often don't change, leading to people ignoring them. Or else building up such a queue that the people coming from Hillside Road towards the SCR can't get past and the whole thing snarls up. Leigham Vale is also periodically closed, as is Hailsham Road. I will bet that there is so much more petrol being burned at these lights, or people driving circuitous routes to avoid it.
     
  7. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Leigham Vale has had cones at its entry all week and everyone was told to move their cars 2 days ago for road resurfacing. Letters were delivered to all households and also put under windscreens on cars. Everyone moved their cars. No one ever turned up to resurface the road. The cones are there for no reason.
     
  8. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I think I noticed new speed bumps on LV. Long ones, covering the width of the road, instead of the three individual ones.
     
  9. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    The SW16 section of LV had a number of changes made at the start of the summer including intermittent double yellow lines on the south side of the road to help stop the gridlock that happens there, resurfacing and new speedbumps.

    The SW2 section received letters last week through letterboxes and on Monday night of this week messages on windscreens and also road signposts sprouted parking suspension notices for Tuesday 21st for road resurfacing. It was never done. There are still 3 individual speed bumps on this section of road.
     
  10. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I think there has been a stabbing on Roupell Road. A lot of police there when I went past in Christchurch Road. Police dogs, riot van, lots of cars. Everything taped off.
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fuck's sake. When is this madness going to end?
     
  12. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Probably when social inequality ends. Which is never. I can’t condone the action of stabbing someone, whoever does it needs locked up, but such hopelessness has been created that it’s an inevitability.
     
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  13. readie

    readie Member

    Creative Aroma – the coffee shop just past Perran Road – closed its doors for the last time yesterday. I’m genuinely sad about it. I’ve been going there consistently for the past five years, and the lovely owners Luca and Krysz not only served delicious coffee and cakes but did so with a welcoming smile and a friendly chat. They’d worked their socks off to build up the business, rarely taking a holiday, and had managed to create a proper little community – there were many, many regulars.

    They tell me their lease was up and the landlord was insistent that if they wanted to stay they had to commit to another 12 years, at an increased rent which would have gone up year on year. As they say, we’re heading for a situation where every shop will be part of a chain. Sigh.

    Would normally have been heading there this morning for a hot chocolate and croissant :(
     
  14. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Is 12 years a normal contract length for a coffee shop? I would have thought it would be difficult to predict takings out to 2030 for a small independent. Maybe that's why I don't run a shop though :(
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That sucks. :(
     
  16. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Friends locally said that it was the best coffee in the area too
     
  17. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Well-Known Member

    Shame. They made nice coffee and super friendly.

    Is that the area going to be a pedestrianised. I wonder if rent will go up if it is.
     
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Current plans are bus only in both directions, with all other traffic going up Christchurch Road and back down again to Thurlow Park Road. It hasn't gone out for official consultation yet though.
     
  19. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Is that not what we have at present?
     
  20. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Well-Known Member

    Shame. A pedestrian area might have brought some calm to the street and a boost to the local shops on that busy road.
     
  21. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    no - cars etc can currently drive South along Norwood road - it is only northbound at present which is bus/cycle only. If the current proposals go ahead it will be bus and cycles only in both directions.
     
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  22. T & P

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

    So cars travelling westbound on the South Circular would drive straight up going past the Tulse Hill Hotel, then presumably turn left and right to join Christchurch Road, I guess? And those wanting to go onto Tulse Hill towards Brixton would only need to drive straight. Mmm... it could work.

    Also, presumably cars wanting to drive towards Herne Hill would be allowed to do a right turn at the junction, rather than haivng to go all around the one-way system as one has to now. I think it would be a better arrangement.
     
  23. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Correct. The SC would become a single road through the junction, with all other roads forming functional T-junctions with it. Only buses (and bikes) would be allowed to take the shortcut. It will be a less "efficient" junction from a car POV, because there will be more RH turns across oncoming traffic, rather than the current roundabout-style nearly-all LH turns. There will probably be 4 light-controlled junctions instead of the current 2. Much much more pleasant for anyone not driving.

    This is the best currently available map:

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    I don't know how many buses would call on the pedestrianised bit. The 201 and P13 for example - would they come out of T.Park Rd. and follow the SC up Christchurch Rd? Or would they divert off the SC and call outside the car showrooms?
     
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  24. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Some sort of fire in the chicken shop this morning. It's not completely burnt out but definitely out of action. Not sure what happened - all kinds of unconfirmed rumours flying about.
     
  25. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    AK Chicken! I’ve just showed up looking for a cheesy chip. It looks fairly wrecked. The windows are blackened, the shutter is at a 45° angle, but most striking, it’s closed at 11 o’clock. First the Primark in Belfast and now this.


    For the first time in my life, I’m in the place opposite!

    Not my first choice, but any port in a storm.
     
  26. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I hope the guys involved are ok because they’re nice people.
     

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  27. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    There seems to be something happening at the White Hart that has resulted in the Norwood Road being closed.

    Edit: gas leak apparently. There is a policeman outside the Hart though.
     
  28. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Quite a lot of police when I went past about 3. Played merry hell with the busses. At one point I ended up in another borough
     
  29. discobastard

    discobastard _______\+/_______

    Tulse Hill bridge to Lancaster Avenue closed off all day. Played merry hell with West Norwood Feast. Still closed and loads of police around.

    On another note, I just had a curry delivered from Saffron. It was awful. A real shame, they used to be great.

    Where’s good nowadays?
     
  30. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    If you want good Nepalese like Saffron used to do a few years ago, try Curry Leaves in Clapham Junction. Whether they deliver to Tulse Hill though, i couldnt be sure.
     

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