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What would make Loughborough Junction a better place to live or work?

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Following a recent Lambeth mailing that fell through our door (and yours?), I thought I would add the letter to the blog to try and get an idea of what you think the priorities in Loughborough Junction are. Lambeth have been very supportive of the LJAG (Loughborough Junction Action Group) and are keen to work with residents and businesses on resolving issues in the area.

If you are interested in getting involved with the continued improvement of Loughborough Junction then why not join the Loughborough Junction Action Group. LJAG  (Residents / Businesses Only)

Click Here and then select Join this Group

The Goals of the Action Group.

(i) Independent of the Council.

(ii) An Action group rather than a residents association

(a) as it includes business

(b) Don’t want the constraints attached to a Residents Association.

(iii) Strive for positive action not just complaints

(iv) To put Loughborough Junction on the map (as distinct from Brixton and Herne Hill).

(v) Foster the community around Loughborough Junction and celebrating the area

(vi) Include social events.

We ran a similar poll in May 08, click here to see the poll results.

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Author: loughboroughjunction

The Loughborough Junction Forum is a grassroots organisation set up by local people to provide all members of the community with a way to improve the Loughborough Junction area. It is intended that it provides eyes, ears and a collective voice for the community. All participants are invited to provide accounts of what they see happening within the area and to share their concerns and ideas with the forum so that they can be collated and channelled to the relevant authorities.

2 thoughts on “What would make Loughborough Junction a better place to live or work?

  1. I think that the general upkeep of business premises in LJ needs to be looked at…

    Landlords should be held accountable and I think Lambeth Council along with our support should attempt to encourage them to maintain their properties to a respectable standard – I don’t just mean splash a bit of paint on the brickwork in one day and then clear off

    A genuine job of either re-pointing the brickwork and sash windows/glazing and keeping the look and feel of the properties clean and presentable – I am also against uPVC shop signage and steel shutters – If we have a better environment around LJ then that encourages improvements in Lighting,Pavements, A better quality of Business, rather than 24 hour off licenses and Barber/Hairdressers…We have a greengrocer, a cafe, but why not a butcher and fishmonger as well?

    Also regarding what was the Mucky Duck Pub on the corner of Padfield Road/Coldharbour Lane – What’s going on there? – A few months ago I saw some buildiers rip the guts out of the building and demolish the extension at the back and they have just left it like that exposed to the elements for quite some time now – It this so the owners have an excuse to demolish it and build something new and more profitable in it’s place but totally out of keeping with the architectural style of the existing buildings? Hmmmmmm

    If in future we could persuade an East London Line Station at LJ then this is what would really give the area a boost – TFL say it would involve building a new viaduct but I think it’s more a case of demolishing the Industrial Estate and re-locating businesses there that bothers them

    Residents in Bow managed to persuade TFL to build a Docklands Light Railway Station at Langdon Road for relitively little expense so it proves that it can be done

  2. Agree with some of the comments. Loughborough Junction obviously needs a little tender love and care. Lambeth Council have a policy of protecting public house uses, such as the Mucky Duck and the two other pubs a little further down Coldharobour Lane. THat might be part of the reason why they are still vacant. Clearly no pub landlord thinks its worth it financially. I wish someone would just take a risk and do up one of the pubs around the area as the Cambria are obviously doing well, expensive and busy at the same time. There is actually an existing planning permission a the Mucky Duck to build a mansard roof extension in order to create 6 new flats on the 1st and 2nd floors and turn the ground floor back into a pub. I guess the financial crisis / recession may be partly to blame for this permission not being implemented. I’ve been onto the Council about taking the initiative to regenerate this end of Coldharbour Lane. It seems though that their focus is on Brixton Town Centre and that they will rely on the private sector to create improvements to the area. Shame! I have suggested some locations for new trees along this stretch of Coldharbour Lane and apparently trees will be planted within the next 4 months (depending on budget).

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