Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.
So is no one bothered about the turdis?
Why would anyone be? Better to have a public loo than not surely?
I live on Probyn and haven't actually seen it. Where is it?
I DREAM of more public loos around my neighbourhood.
*Well, not literally, but it would be nice not to smell stale piss around town almost every day.
It's not a public loo. It's for tfl drivers.
Again no bad thing surely.
Suppose not if you want an ugly silver toilet sitting in the middle of the pavement causing an increase in rat population.....for a start. I dunno other places complain of drugs and street robbery.
Biggin hill managed to get rid of their ugly toilet.
TURDIS UPDATE - Dr Who has triumphed.
At last the Turdis has gone to another place in time and space, just leaving the scorched tarmac as a memory of its visit to Biggin Hill. The arrival of the Dalek’s Advance Party on New Year’s Day obviously scared TFL with the thought of the Daleks appearing at City Hall.
Seriously the Driver’s toilet has now gone, we will chase up the removal of the base and the restoration of grass verge.
This has been a great example of how by everybody working together things can get done even against a real Bureaucracy like TFL.
Thank you to the great support from The BH Residents Association, residents who were directly affected, and many others who supported us, Bromley Council, our GLA member Gareth Bacon, together with the Press, Radio and TV and of course Social Media who made this removal possible.
Thank you all so much from Julian and Melanie.
The photos of the actual removal are from a very supportive local resident.
Seriously what’s the problem apart from it being a bit ugly? Surely bus drivers should have somewhere to go to the loo at the end of their route? Better there than then sneakily pissing in people’s gardens or the like. Unless there’s an actual legitimate problem this seems like nimby bullshit.
What 'radio and TV' covered this nano-story?
The BBC and the metro covered the Biggins Hill turdis, and just looking so did a number of other papers...at the beginning of December...
This new one is on Christchurch Road (opposite the entrance to Probyn Road)
It is 'plonked' in the middle of the pavement, and doesn't look very pretty, but drivers do need to take a poo and pee from time to time....and routes stop and start there, so they get a chance to risk their lives crossing the road.
Also a lot of rail replacement buses stop/start there at weekends.
It's not outside anyone's front door, and is on the side of the road people rarely walk along, so I don't think we need any kind of uproar like the Biggin's Hill residents...
Couldn't agree more, humans naturally need to take a piss sometimes, and bus drivers are humans too. I can't believe anyone would object to them being provided with facilities to do so. I felt rage when I read the story of the Biggin hill nimbys throwing their toys out of the pram over this, so I can only hope that residents of Tulse Hill are much more sympathetic and understanding.
The BBC are covering this nano story. The location is wrong and should have been positioned near the station with public access.
Would be better to remove a car parking space and put it there, instead of on the pavement. I imagine that would just cause even more outrage amongst the kind of people who complain about these things though.
The station would be a better place. It needs to be a public loo. The council haven't had a problem losing parking places of late. One more for a useful piece of street furniture I can't see being a problem.
What I would say is that is on the wrong side of the road (if it is servicing the bus stop opposite). There is no bus stand on that side of the road, and that is not a good spot for anyone to try to cross the road if the toilet is meant for bus drivers stopping on the other side.
And if it is meant for the bus stop/ bus stand at the west side of the gyratory, then why put the toilet so far away?
Its location also partially blocks the view of traffic trying to join the gyratory from Perran Road. I'm all for the toilet but it should perhaps be placed nearer the western end of the gyratory.
It makes running to the loo more exciting and death defying...
In particular if you're already touching cloth...
...they better learn the Bus Driver's Prayer
Just started filling in the Lambeth questionnaire about budget cut proposals. First proposal, for savings of 2.57m over 4 years is:
"Increased income including parking fees and charges, rolling out more controlled parking zones and new bulky waste pricing model £2.57 million"
To be clear - I have no objection to me and my ilk being slightly gouged for the luxury of parking in comparison to some of the other proposed savings that they have in their suggestion list around, for instance, childrens' services
The BBC News ticker this morning reports that a man carrying a machete was tasered and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at Tulse Hill station. Has anyone heard anything?
ETA: footage here. Fuck... Machete-wielding man Tasered at station
It was just after I'd got off at the station luckily. Loads of footage of himon FB ranting and charging up and down the platform with the machete before the rozzers tasered him. I suspect mental health issues. Good job it's not America, they'd have shot him.
Tulse Hill knife suspect detained under Mental Health Act
* contact details available on request
Huh. That is interesting. Have you been to one, editor?
Not really my thang.
I kind of feel sorry for military police soldiers. A lot of people don’t like the military for political/ moral reasons. Many others don’t have much time for the police either. MIlitary police combine both those branches so must be twice as unappealing to a lot of folks.
In addition they’re probably pretty unpopular with their own colleagues, so can’t even rely on the support and camaraderie all other military regiments give to each other. So they can’t be getting much love from anyone
You makes your choices...
I've seen them in Brixton Rec running a stall.
They were also at the Lambeth Country Show trying to get people to join them. My kids were climbing in and out of their Land Rover, enjoying it. But the TA guys seemed quite sub-normal. Certainly not the idea I have of army people, much older and paunchier. I guess, like T&P said, if it's your job, you can maybe justify all the shite of being an army cop, dealing with pissed up squaddies, but what sort of a person volunteers for fun?
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