But the question is: what are we going to call this place when we can’t be bothered to say “Effra Social”? We can’t call it the Effra because that is the name of our most fine and highly revered pub. Will we all just be going down to the ‘social’?
If you have a 12 to 16 year old getting restless this week, there are free fashion design workshops being held this week at Brixton Community Base.
The workshops started on Monday, but continue today and Friday, between 5.30 and 7.30pm.
‘Bling Ya Fashion’ has set-up a 3-day T-shirt and baseball cap design project, covering:
– basic hand stitching techniques
– learning about different types of fabric and how they can be used
– understanding the sewing machine and learning basic stitching techniques
– learning about commercial patterns and how garments are put together
– T-Shirt printing and design
– learning how to recycle old clothing into new fashion.
– street merchandising
– learning how to apply for funding (entrepreneur confidence workshops)
As avid readers of Urban75 and Brixtonblog will have noticed, Sainsbury’s supermarkets have put in a licence application for the Carpetright site on the corner of Tulse Hill and Brixton Water Lane. The deadline for the public to make comments on this is Monday, 18th February.
Basically, since both Carpetright and Sainsbury’s are shops, the only way to have your say is over this issue of whether the building should be permitted to sell alcohol – there is no further planning permission required. Effrablog guesses that the site will be sold to Sainsbury’s if the licence is granted. Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has been consulting with residents on this.
So the big question is – while it may be handy to be able to buy carpets locally, is it more convenient to be able to buy groceries? And what’s with the big hippo in pyjamas anyway?
By letter – Licensing, 5th Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP
By fax – 020 7926 6150
“Please ensure that you give your name and full address in your representation, as we will not consider anonymous representations. It should also be noted that applicants will have access to any representations that are made in respect of their application, to allow them the opportunity to respond to the points raised.
Applications which attract valid representations will be referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-Committee. The applicant and anyone who has made a valid representation will be invited to attend the hearing and present their case. The Sub-Committee will then decide whether or not to grant the application, and whether to add conditions to any licence granted.“
Residents from the Effra area last night took part in the global Valentine’s Day movement to protest against violence against women and girls. Local group Whippersnappers designed a dance routine specially for the event which was performed by around 25 local children, leading hundreds of adults outside the Ritzy in Windrush Square at 5.30pm yesterday. Here’s some more info – we’ll post the video when we have it.
You may have heard the great news that the Brixton Green campaign to redevelop Somerleyton Road – including possibly a new theatre – is making progress and is now part of Lambeth’s official plan for the area.
There’s a consultation event for local residents being held this Saturday February 9th, at Dexter’s Adventure Playground on Railton Road (the place with the coloured railings) from 11am to 5pm. Come along and have your say. Its all very exciting.