Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.
Liking the new fence/lighting shizzle on the alleyway up to the station
I'm not! They shine right in your eyes
So I was having a drink with a mate in Knowles in W Norwood half an hour ago and not long before we moved onto the next place, 2x 20 something white guys turned up wearing orange-red bandanas, with leather jackets bearing a yin & yang sign that was dripping. When they went to the bar they also had forehead markings, which could have been temporary or tattoos.
Now in some places that would mean they were gang members. But I didn't get that vibe.
Anyone know what on earth they were?
Wankers on a stag do
There's a great band on in the Railway tonight. Really strong rhythm section.
There has just been what seems like a police car chase go down Palace Road. Civvy car followed by cop car with lights blazing and siren blaring.
Difficult to gague the speed from my living room but it all seemed fast and noisy.
I don't know what the person being chased has done, but it would have to be something massively wrong to justify the risk that a chase on a 20 mph road brings.
Mrs Youngandjaded had a call from the police today at about 14.30. They said that she was within a cordon and would she leave the house. She explained that she was disabled so they asked for her to stay at the back of the house. She was told that it was all clear 30 minutes later.
This was around Lanercost. Anyone know what this was about?
Outside the Co-Op last nite....
Any idea what this guy might be doing outside the co-op? He's been there for about 3 days now! He seems to be setting up there with different chairs every day. Really curious lol. Yes I literally signed up to ask....
Why don't you ask him?
He doesn't particularly appear to be the approachable type, otherwise I would.
I spoke to him yesterday. Give it a try and you might get your answers.
Fair enough, I will do that.
The ‘post’ there offers free phone charging. Might perhaps offer free internet access? Haven’t got round to checking it out.
Regarding asking the fella, my nature usually drives me to refrain from asking people what they are up to it they’re doing nothing objectionable. Some folk would be more than happy to respond, some wouldn’t appreciate it and will tell you to mind your own business. I don’t have a right to know and could do without the hassle or even aggro of someone reacting negatively to my inquiring nature.
It’s one of the things I love about this country. You could travel on the Tube wearing a rubber chicken on your head and a bra over your suit and nobody bats an eyelid. I’d like to know what drives that chap to construct a temporary living room on the street every evening, but I m’d rather not find out than ask him.
I don't have a problem with it at all. I was just confused to see him there first thing in the morning when I went to work and still there when I returned, for the last 3 days. I'm sure he's a nice chap and if I went up and asked if he was alright in a non accusing way, he wouldn't respond badly. For all I know he doesn't have internet at home and is looking for a job or maybe he is doing his job while sitting there. Who knows.
I remember when it was installed that someone mentioned (maybe in this thread) that those "posts" increase crime in a given area. I have no idea how that is possible or why it would be the case, but seeing this chap reminded me of it and made me ask the question here, perhaps against my better judgement. I think we can all agree it's a little unusual at the very least but this is Tulse Hill of course!
I guess the crimes in question are mobile phone related. Unless you’re keeping a strong hold on the phone at all times, any chancer could be tempted to run by and grab it.
Very valid point and something I had not thought of.
Has anyone ever dropped off stuff to be picked up by myhermes at the Co Op in Tilse Hill? Where do you drop the stuff off? I've got quite a big package (as in a jumbo suitcase) - is that going to be a problem?
You just go up to the person behind the till and they have a special scanner which prints you a receipt. Then the Hermes driver comes later and collects it, you get an email off whoever you're sending it to which says they have received it.
I hate most delivery companies, absolutely hate them, but this seems to work well from a consumer perspective anyway.
Does anyone know whats happening on the island platform at Tulse Hill Station? are they getting rid of the shelters completely or just replacing them? Seems to have been going on several weeks now.
Have you asked anyone at the station?
It is okay to ask here as well, i’m sure...
The poster clearly hasn’t asked at the station, or if he has he didn’t get a satisfactory answer- otherwise why would he be asking here?
So asking him him if he’s asked at the station is a pointless and superfluous question and, to me at least, comes across as a little bit hostile. Questions & discussions about local issues/incidents are perfectly normal and a staple of any internet forum. Do you perhaps think all other avenues should be explored before someone asks a question in here?
I got the impression that they got ripped off in the wind a couple of weeks back. Maybe just slow replacing them?
I don't care if it comes across as a 'little bit hostile'.
Ask the fucking people on the jump. If they say 'no idea' (see Crown and Sceptre thread for example) then join an online forum and say 'I asked at the station, they knew nothing, anyone here more in the know?'
This fucking lazy non-interactive shit fucks me off.
Don't reply by the way. Your pious bollocks always gets my goat.
That's bullshit. They were removed.
For sure, after being damaged I reckon. They might be taking the opportunity to renovate them? I dunno, just speculating.
They have been dismantling them bit by bit for weeks. Since new year.
Whereas it’s of course perfectly fine for you to think those who don’t ask around first before asking here are lazy, it’s not so okay imo (and I suspect a majority of posters here) to expect others to conduct themselves in the manner you deem as appropriate, and castigate them if they don’t.
Asking on a local message board about something you’ve observed in your local community is one of the chief reasons for message boards to exist in the first place, and it actually matters fuck all whether the person asking the question has exhausted all enquiries on the ground beforehand or not.
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