Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    :D

    We have issues with the cross-eyed silver cat who is AWFUL - comes in, beats up the cats, sprays and shits everywhere and breaks into the cupboard and steals their food. Then tries to attack us. We did ask around about it as we thought it might be feral and suddenly it reappeared wearing a collar. :hmm:

    The marmalade cat is a love in comparison.
     
  2. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    Can't believe you are still getting shit from that cat :facepalm:
     
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  3. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Well-Known Member

    Ginger cats are similar to white cats. They're all a couple of dreamies short of a picnic
     
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  4. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    We've got a chipped cat flap and we've had so many problems with it - brought the cats back to have the chips re-positioned. It's just been problem after problem. Kinda given up now. The "bad cat" has got the best of us. :(
     
  5. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    What a little shit. We've got a naughty cat round here as well. He used to come in eat my cats food. Once he ate her food and then pissed on her bowl. Pure disrespect :mad:
     
  6. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    :mad::mad:
     
  7. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    So we now have a flashy new billboard up next to Ladbroke's. While it's amusing that it currently shows the Windows desktop, it suggests that it is going to be lit up and animated (I presume at least).

    At such a dangerous junction, with at least one horrific incident in the past year, I'm not sure whether drivers *need* any more distraction when roaring up Christchurch Road, especially when they are turning a corner.

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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Shame you can't get a game of Solitaire up on it.
     
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  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Tulse Hill is will be like the new Piccadilly Circus before you know it.....you mark my words....

    ...think of the energy consumption!!!!
     
  10. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Thankfully it won’t be animated ads. That’ll teach me to post before I know the facts

    Appreciate they went through a whole risk assessment process before putting it up.
     
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  11. M0llyMols

    M0llyMols New Member

    Ha! Let's hope not. If only it would become more pedestrianised like Herne Hill. Seems highly unlikely with this sign going up *sigh*
     
  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    You've only been here five minutes and you want to gentrify the place.

    Just moved to Herne Hill if that's more your bag.
     
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  13. T & P

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

    A pedestrianised, or simply more pedestrian-friendly Tulse Hill would be highly desirable under every conceivable circumstance, and has nothing to do with gentrification imo.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I agree.
    It's awful for pedestrians.
     
  15. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    OK - I was probably being a bit unfair....

    ...it would be nicer if going to the pub didn't involve taking part in Death Race 2018
     
  16. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Tulse hill probably cheaper tbf
     
  17. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    We are cheap up this end...
     
  18. T & P

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

    As per the proposal posted a while ago in this thread, there are plans afoot for a major redesign of the entire area that involve getting rid of the one-way system and introducing a part-closure of private traffic on Norwood Road, which on paper at least sounds like a massive improvement.

    I am not sure if the plans have been given final approval, but I fucking hope they do. They're pencilled in to take place in 2020 if memory serves, so not that far away.
     
  19. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Lambeth consulting (for the 3rd time at least?) on extending CPZ to east of Streatham Hill / Tulse Hill.

    They seem really keen for residents to vote for it (presumably for revenue generation in my cynical view) and have, what feels like, tenuous rationale for being able to ask the question again. Suspect they will keep on asking until they get the answer they want.
    I would be happy with minimal controlled hours (10am to 2pm), but you have to vote yes to CPZ before you can go for that option and I fear that they would take the yes to CPZ response and then make it all day residents no matter what. There for I will go no CPZ

    It's not exactly the "people's vote" level of importance, but at least it helps me in trying to understand what brexiteers feel like when us remoaners ask for another referendum.
     
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  20. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I live on Palace Road. Tulse Hill is the last Thameslink stop with uncontrolled parking. The entire area is full of people, from outside the area, driving round in the mornings, burning petrol, trying to find a space so they can go into town. There is absolutely no local economic benefit to their coming into the area. If I am taking the kids to school, someone will see us approach the car, stop, put their indicator on and wait 2-3 minutes for me to drive off so they can take the space. It’s dangerous to cross the road, there are all manner of commercial vehicles parked up, I’m not even sure why, the bin men have twice the work to avoid cars as they bring the bins out to the lorries, tradesmen can’t get their vans close to where they are working.

    We are crying out for a CPZ. I’m not sure why it wasn’t voted for the last time. I know some people on here make convincing arguments against cars in general, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

    After the last survey, they kept free parking but put down more yellow lines, which has helped in terms of making the roads easier to cross by stopping people from parking too close to a corner, but it’s still not enough.

    I watched for about two weeks when the parking enforcement came round and slapped tickets on cars on the new yellow lines every single day. They seem to have stopped that for the time being. Maybe because of leaves on them.

    If you own a car, surely you’d welcome a resident’s permit, allowing you to park closer to home and reducing the chances of you parking illegally and being fined.

    If you don’t own a car, surely you’ll welcome fewer cars parked outside your house, making it safer to cross the road or cycle.

    All it takes is midday to 2pm to stop the Thameslink workers. Even midday to 1.

    It’s going to cost Lambeth a lot to enact. Road painting, signs to indicate operating hours, guys to enforce the rules, maybe some pay and display machines too. I’d be surprised if it is revenue generating.

    I’m all for it.
     
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  21. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    The CPZ has made a massive difference at the top of Brixton Hill. Used to be full of commuters every morning driving round looking for car spaces but the 12-2 restriction means they are all gone. We don’t have a car so impact on us but residents can now park near their houses and the street is loads quieter
     
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  22. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    All fair points form Smick / Shakesp.....

    I would be happy for a couple of hours in middle of day to stop commuter parking but, call me cynical, I feel that a vote for yes to CPZ would result in all day restrictions, no matter what the vote says (there is a "get out clause" in the consultation about ensuring that hours are consistent with those in surrounding areas - though good to head of 12-2 in Brixton Hill. )

    I can cope with paying to park my car on the road as a resident, even though it would probably be relatively expensive due to its age, but when I read that a visitor permit would be £5 per pop, I feel that it is a revenue generator first and foremost.

    I accept my view is probably coloured by my opinion of the current Lambeth council - c.f. the consultation / survey on the fencing at the country show
     
  23. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Is £5 for a visitor permit for 24 hours really that unreasonable though? Compared to paid for parking anywhere else in London. And the chances are your visitors can park right outside your front door because all the commuters have gone so it’s a better parking experience than at present.

    I do think that it is unfair that your car being older will cost more to park it. After all, cars don’t produce emissions when parked. My car is plug-in hybrid so should be a free permit as it gets free congestion charge. That system isn’t going to change though.

    The roads off Tulse Hill are 12-2, as are those off Half Moon Lane in HH, although they’re Southwark Council. I couldn’t see them doing anything other than 12-2 with us and I think a 7am-7pm restriction is the lesser of two evils when compared with doing nothing, which is what they have done so far.
     
  24. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I looked up the website. It seems that there have been petitions raised by people because the other side of Streatham High Road is to get a CPZ, which will send all the commuters for Brixton and Streatham Hill station who usually park round Telford Avenue etc into the ABC roads. I'd imagine that the CPZ in Brixton Hill moved some commuting parking out to Streatham Hill. The bus routes into Brixton are so good, it's more or less free tube parking.
     
  25. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Actually having seen it now, even though it's not animated ads, it's pretty distracting, not to mention the light pollution. Not entirely sure the council thought through the implications, but I imagine they get paid for the site.
     
  26. M0llyMols

    M0llyMols New Member

    Couldn't have put it better myself. This is a question of safety. Has nothing to do with gentrification.smh
     
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  27. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I forgot to say that we went to the new Thai restaurant earlier this week and it was absolutely lovely. It was really very busy too for an early week evening. The food was incredible and the service was great too.
     
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  28. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    WRT to the parking - it's the 2nd consultation. I think the last one was a long time ago. We do have a car but I drive it so very rarely as we all commute by bike and dislike driving anyway so if we're in town it's public transport/bicycles. So the nicking "my" parking space thing rarely bothers me (although it is annoying when it does happen). However all that Smick describes above is true. Plus it does create havoc even when the kids are commuting by bike. Also I think the council obviously does need money for essential services and if they're going to have to generate it from somewhere - car use seems a good place to start.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
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  29. technical

    technical stripey

    Local authorities aren't allowed to use money raised by controlled parking zones on anything other than running/maintaining the scheme - they can't spend it on other services.

    Would agree about the difference made by the CPZ between Brixton Hill and Tulse Hill, although the down side of having less parked cars is to me the increased speed of drivers passing through.
     
  30. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Interesting about the use of proceeds! I suppose if you have to pay for enforcement that money has to come from somewhere too.

    It's true that the increased speed of drivers is problematic too. On my stretch of road one side is yellow line so what tends to happen is that those travelling at 20mph get overtaken at speed by boy-racers at speed. This is terrifying if I'm cycling and there's a car speeding towards me on my side of the road. More than once I've had to do an emergency pavement mount to avoid being hit. One of our neighbours has twice had their wall destroyed by cars losing control at a tricky point on the road. OTOH, further up the road there is parking on both sides of the road - constant gridlock, people doing 3 point turns in anger into kids outside the primary school, swearing, fighting, smashed up cars etc.
     

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