Monthly Archives: January 2017

‘Opportunity Area’ experiment – unwanted side effects

“For example, one company in the Vauxhall “opportunity area” – employing 100 “low skill” workers who live close by and work through the night preparing raw fish to supply many West End restaurants – is threatened with yet another tall speculative residential building.” … Continue reading

Posted in Vauxhall cluster of tall towers

London losing key workers due to housing crisis

In a new report, Professor Peter Urwin from the University of Westminster, says: “key workers are already moving away from the capital as a result of rising housing costs.” https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jan/07/housing-key-workers-cost-affordable

Posted in Beyond ...

Foxton share slump

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/11/foxtons-shares-slump-after-significant-fall-in-london-property-sales According to Foxton’s Vauxhall is in ‘London’s outer areas’!?

Posted in Local news

Men only gay club ‘Hoist’ closes

Leather fetish club Hoist closed down in December, apparently not due to gentrification pressure. http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/28/legendary-leather-fetish-club-the-hoist-is-closing-down-after-21-years-6288614/ Ever wondered what the Hoist looked like on the inside? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDYZCczXM70

Posted in Local news

Is a two min wait at pedestrian crossings acceptable?

TfL are still tweaking the details of the gyratory re-design after the latest consultation results. Issues are pollution, rat running, pedestrian and cyclist safety etc. Slightly disconcerting is TfL’s insistence that pedestrian and cyclist safety will be improved while they nevertheless want to see … Continue reading

Posted in The Vauxhall gyratory

New Organic store in Black Prince Road

“The produce and groceries are sourced from local suppliers where possible, always trying to be ethically led and organic.” http://www.millarsgeneralstore.co.uk/

Posted in Local news

Up-date on Brixton Arches

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/01/lambeth-council-and-network-rail-just-good-friends/

Posted in Lambeth