I've been reading more of the Council commisioned report on the night time economy across Lambeth. It looks at major centres across borough. From Norwood up to South Bank. The report has emphasis on Clapham. Says so itself. I think the report has a lot of interesting stuff. But some of it grates. It's class issue. Whilst reading it was reminded of a local businessman I know. Who has drink related business in Brixton and Clapham. Was chatting to him some time ago. He told me in Clapham if his bar caused any noise etc the Council are in his back straight away. Unlike Brixton. I asked him why. He said that really well off people live in area. If they complain the Council listens. Not the same in Brixton in his opinion. The report says over last twenty years night economy has increased in Clapham. That Clapham is/ was "leafy suburban" area. "Affluent". That there is "mismatch" between those living in "affluent" Clapham and those who use the night time economy. With "skilled working class" coming to Clapham now late nights. From other areas. Whether this is accurate I don't know. But reading a report written like this there imo is a class bias. The report also has it in for take aways. As in Norwood. Also in Brixton. Where report advises they should be limited. In Norwood report says there is potential for higher quality offer in evening. I was wondering why report had it in for take aways. They are popular in LJ. Don't seem to cause trouble. I came up CHL from Brixton and went by the row of shops opposite Barrier Block last Saturday evening. There are now three places newish to eat and drink. Well mainly drink in evening. The Cava coffee place now with drinks license was rammed. The Shrub and Shutter was busy. The new Yard wasnt doing well at all. The other busy place was the Chicken take away. The other three places clientele were all white and fairly well heeled. Outside the Chicken take away it was local Black youth chatting and eating. At several times in report was said that higher value evening economy was needed. There is nothing in report I've read so far that takes aboard class or race. In my example in short stretch of CHL the higher value are the newer places and the low value the Chicken take away. Low value in terms of the report. Unlike Clapham , where it's "affluent" population is mentioned more than once the fact that Brixton has long standing residential community is not mentioned. A big absence in this report. In the Clapham section the report asked residents what kind of community they wanted in Clapham. In Brixton this wasn't done. It's as though there isn't a residential community in Brixton.