excessive noise - Weekender festival clapham common

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graceygirl
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Re: excessive noise - Weekender festival clapham common

Postby graceygirl » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:38 am

''When did twenty somethings become so selfish and arogant that think it's acceptable to keep whole neighbourhoods awake?''

I suppose when you are paying £900 per bedroom gives some sense of entitlement.

I am in my twenties and have complained to Wansworth Council about the basement flat of other very selfish twenty year olds below me having constant parties so we aren't all crazy wild, but they cite a lot of the noise as being due to poor sound insulation with landlords doing flats out on the cheap which they can do very little about.
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Re: excessive noise - Weekender festival clapham common

Postby firsttimerSW11 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:01 pm

Slightly off topic but alluded to by another poster, it really, and I mean really, bothers me that Lambeth generate a chunk of money from the events staged on Clapham Common and they spend little to no money maintaining it. The two playgrounds are in very bad state (thinking about the equivalent in Battersea Park, Wimbledon Park or Bishops park) and the children paddling pool has had black water in it all summer, if they fill it or clean it at all.
I'd love to put in a freedom of information request to Lambeth to see how much revenue they generate from stating events on Clapham Common and how much they spend on maintaining it. I suspect the numbers would be quite shocking.
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Postby claphamama » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:19 am

I totally agree. The state of the playground and paddling pool is shocking. I would be very happy to put a petition in as well.
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Re: excessive noise - Weekender festival clapham common

Postby Piccalilli » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:42 am

graceygirl wrote:''When did twenty somethings become so selfish and arogant that think it's acceptable to keep whole neighbourhoods awake?''

I suppose when you are paying £900 per bedroom gives some sense of entitlement.
Our 20 something neighbours cited this as an excuse for keeping us and our 2 year old awake until 4am. It's as though they think those of us who own our home haven't saved and work incredibly hard to pay our mortgage. Our house was of course free of charge!
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Re: excessive noise - Weekender festival clapham common

Postby graceygirl » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:39 am

I'm not stating that that is the right attitude... it's just perhaps an attitude of my generation who are probably never realistically going to be able to get a mortgage for a house in Clapham...

& when we have people like my neighbour telling that they paid £400,000 for their three /four bed house when now our three (small , badly converted & shoddy) flats in the next door property are worth circa £600,000 each.

but hey ho this is beside the point :) this is going to end up like the Clapham Common dogs vs children debate but instead families vs young professionals in the area and we all know how tiresome that could be!
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Re: excessive noise - Weekender festival clapham common

Postby BFW » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:04 am

It would be amazing if someone started a petition to get the playgrounds on Clapham Common sorted / fixed. The difference between the Wandsworth playgrounds and the Lambeth playgrounds is unbelievable. A small percentage of the funds that Lambeth makes from the events on Clapham Common should surely be reinvested on the common ?

I wonder if there is anyone at the "Friends of Clapham Common" that might be able to help ?
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Postby Smhsmhsmh » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:24 pm

I am in the process of setting up a petition about the playgrounds will revert with a link.
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