Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Carnegie Library – Labour’s PR gaff

Posted on: 18th February, 2018 in Comment

Carnegie Library battle – what is the truth? Carnegie Library is a much loved local library in Herne Hill Road, slightly off our patch. Its early Edwardian features and the Friends group events in recent years have brought in users…

Lambeth Town Hall official preview

Posted on: 10th December, 2017 in Comment

Readers may be aware that Lambeth Council offered free guided tours of the revamped building in the week beginning 4th December. Four society members booked and here is a brief impression, with some visuals courtesy of Lambeth’s guide book and…

Electric Avenue past present and future

Posted on: 18th January, 2015 in Comment

The Brixton Society has for a couple of years produced a limited number of Christmas Cards based on Baron Corvo’s 1895 image of Electric Avenue in its prime. This picture shows how the electric lighting and cast iron frame glazed…

Objection to COORs Light Ice Bar on Windrush Square

Posted on: 31st October, 2014 in Campaigns, Comment, News

The Brixton Society has today lodged an objection to the application for an alcohol licence for the Coors Light Ice Bar on Windrush Square from 12-18 December 2014. We feel that this application should be refused as the premises are…

Octagon wedding suite bites the dust

Posted on: 3rd June, 2013 in Comment, News

Demolition of the former Lambeth registry office marriage suite at 361 Brixton Road has almost been completed. In the 1950s and 1960s the register office had been in the villa at 340 Brixton Road, but in the early 1980s Lambeth…

Eagle Printing Works – missing date stone

Posted on: 24th May, 2013 in Comment, Planning

Current planning applications for 304 Brixton Road have highlighted a major unauthorised change to the building within the last five years – despite it being in a conservation area. The picture on the right was taken in April 2008 and…

Carlton Mansions – update 22/5/13

Posted on: 22nd May, 2013 in Comment

At Lambeth County Court this morning full hearings of the eviction cases against residents of the Carlton Mansions Housing Co-op were deferred until the second week of August to enable a further fire safety inspection to take place. Lambeth Council’s…

Carlton Mansions

Posted on: 6th May, 2013 in Comment, News

News that Carlton Mansions tenants are facing eviction at a court hearing on May 22nd 2013 is unwelcome and disturbingly follows an earlier trend.  Carlton Mansions Housing Co-op dates back to the early 1980s when many compulsorily purchased properties remained…

Loughborough Junction convenience store wars

Posted on: 19th November, 2012 in Comment, Planning

The Brixton Hill/Brixton Road corridor may be reaching saturation point in terms of Tesco Express and Sainsbury Local facias and Tescos at odds with public opinion with their proposed conversion of the George IV to a convenience store. Previously neglected…

1980s link between Brixton and The Bronx ‘meaningless’

Posted on: 17th July, 2012 in Brixton Stories, Comment

From the vice-chair's archives… In 1985/6 the press ran a vitriolic hate campaign against Brixton, particularly the Sun and the Daily Express. The source of the original article which started it all off – in the Sun – was eventually…