Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. Cat Fan

    Cat Fan New Member

    Does anyone know what's going on with the White Hart? Saw that the To Let sign is down, and looked like they had some decorators in.
  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh, I hope that place comes back to life - but not as a 'no standing at the bar' hipster twat arena.

    Savills were trying to rent it out for £75k/annum before
    https://assets.savills.com/properties/GB587CPA8815/The White Hart, 367 Norwood Road - July 2018.pdf

    But it was taken off the market a year ago
    367 Norwood Road, West Norwood, London SE27 9BQ | Leisure property for sale | 0.01 acres | P.O.A.

    And there was a more recent application to convert the floors above to residential but that was withdrawn
    18/05519/FUL | Change of Use from HMO (Use Class C4) to Residential (Use Class C3) at 1st and 2nd floors to form 2x 1-Bed, 2x 2-Bed and 1x 3-Bed flats together with the erection of a mansard roof extension to main roof and roof extension over rear of the building. | The White Hart 367 Norwood Road London SE27 9BQ
  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    There was a guy cleaning up outside a couple of weeks ago. He removed all the hanging baskets and took them away.

    Might mean something is about to occur.
  4. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    Apparently we're getting a paella restaurant in that Jimmy's unit (next to Carlos' and the Railway) soon.

    Also heard that there is movement in the space next to Knowles that has been empty since Knowles took over.
  5. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Earlier this week, he was seen wearing some sort of luminous orange jacket over his usual black attire, presumably in an attempt to confuse vulnerable residents into thinking that he is in some way connected to the Thames Water contractors who are working locally.
  6. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    I actually cant think of anything nice to say about him.


    still thinking.

    Still nope.
  7. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    He lives across the road from me. He’s been wearing that orange thing for years and it has nothing to do with trying to con residents. He’s not that smart.

    He has serious substance and mental health issues.

    I’ve sometimes seen him begging in the trains. He has quite a well to do Edinburgh accent when he’s straight.
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  8. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    There's always another guy with him and they pick old cigarettes off the ground to pool the tobacco, drink cans of strong beer and cider and just walk around being useless.

    I get the idea that your neighbour is the cleverer of the two.

    I've never seen them do anything bad but would rather they stay away from me.
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  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    He once starting shouting at me in the street. I just told him to fuck off and he did.

    Him and mate work the trains begging. He has quite the patter well rehearsed.

    They've been around for as long as I can remember. I am as sure that they are harmless as I am that they are up to no good.
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  10. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    Someone spent a lot of money on Go-pros and hose clamps to monitor him a while back after a burglary. There was one on each lamp post on Probin for a couple of weeks.
  11. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    If they were burgling, would they not have a few more quid than they do?

    To me, they don't seem capable of burgling.

    The other one seems barely able to stay awake on his feet. Like Shane MacGowan on a bad day.
  12. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    To me they don't capable of getting a good price for the goods tbh.
  13. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    The only crime I've actually seen him commit is stealing strong lager from Costcutter. He walked in, picked it up, opened it and walked out. The shopkeeper grabbed him but he just shrugged him off and disappeared. The shopkeeper said he doesn't want to call the police as he doesn't want the trouble.
  14. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I tend to agree that they don't seem capable of housebreaking.

    They seem to have their daily routine which appears to centre around the trains (and going through the bins on the platforms).

    I think if a chance opportunity came up to walk into a house and nick stuff they'd take it.

    I see them as functioning slightly higher than Millwall Dave.

    That said, Millwall Dave seems much improved some days, and looks to have some help from someone who acts like a carer some days and a dangerous enabler on others....

    The many faces of Tulse Hill.
  15. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    Millwall Dave?
  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    If you know him you know him.....
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

  18. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    The proposed controlled parking zone for Tulse Hill West has failed unfortunately. [You have to scroll down a bit in that link...] Parking restrictions will be introduced in Probyn Road and new double yellows will be introduced in a few areas, but the parking free-for-all will remain in Lanercost Road, Leigham Vale, Palace Round etc. Bah.
  19. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

  20. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Yeh I am pretty fucked off as the Probyn Road thing will mean more commuter parking is pushed onto the surrounding roads - and it's unlikely we'll see another consultation for at least two years or more.
  21. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    weird that they've done Probyn Road and not the others...
  22. T & P

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

    Can't imagine there are many other places this close to central London that have free parking streets as near to a mainline train station as we do...
  23. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    "Of the 14 roads consulted in Zone J, only in Probyn Road, at its eastern periphery, did the majority of respondents advise that they had a parking problem in their road and would support the introduction of a CPZ. This is the same as in the 2017 stage 1 consultation. Although there was majority support, the number of responses was relatively low: out of the road’s 31 households, 7 returned completed questionnaires in 2017 (a response rate of 22%) but in 2019 this had fallen to 3 (10%)."

    It's not a very good methodology when decisions are made based on numbers such as those reported above. It doesn't seem to take into account the wider issues (e.g. traffic will be pushed onto other roads). OTOH, we'd complain if they didn't do what the majority asked for.

    I completed the 2017 questionnaire but don't recall getting one in 2019. I voted for restrictions btw.

    We also have a fairly serious fly tipping issue at the Christchurch end. This might help with that, but I'm not holding my breath.
  24. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Fly tipping is rife thanks to the high price of getting stuff picked up by the council. All you can do is move the problem somewhere else.
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  25. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    As discobastard said, this was the only road where there was a majority for the CPZ. Problem with the consultation, if you look at the detailed figures, is it's mainly households with cars which respond to the survey. People who don't own cars don't tend to bother, and people who own them generally base their decision on not wanting to pay £150 for the privilege of parking outside their house for a year.

    The local councillors don't want to take sides because they see it as a divisive issue - a vote loser basically. Even though fewer than 40% of households own a car. It's pitiful really. Lambeth Council have declared a climate emergency but they can't even bring themselves to bring in some minor, local traffic reduction measures. Pathetic.
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  26. T & P

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

  27. T & P

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

    I understand the need for councils to make businesses pay for waste disposal, but the ‘no vans of any type allowed’ rule on the Vale Street waste site is flawed and adds to the problem.

    Some people do own vans but are not builders/ gardeners or similar home improvement businesses. If members of the public were allowed to visit the site with a privately owned van- or indeed a small hire van or zip van, a good proportion (though of course not all) of fly tipping could be avoided.

    But they employ a very zero-tolerance policy about vans. Some items such as mattresses, bed frames etc, will not fit in a car, not even a estate. If a person turns up to recycle just one or two large items in a zip van, most of the time they’re going to be residents rather than a removals/ house clearance company, which by the nature their business are always going to have large amounts of rubble or furniture in their hands. So the council should employ more common sense.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
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  28. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    Can't take a van to Smugglers way either, although you can dispose of almost anything there.

    And as for the fly tipping I wonder how effective a couple of signs would be?

  29. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    It used to be that if you pre booked and brought a council tax bill, that you could use Smuggler's Way and also New Kent Road.

    It was a bit of a pain because if you were renting a van, you wouldn't know the number plate when booking.

    Is this no longer the case?
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  30. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    I’ve suggested that before when submitting requests to have stuff removed but no response.

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