Killer of Alim Uddin pleads guilty to murder

Brixton Hill councillors have welcomed the news that a 16-year-old boy who stabbed a Brixton Hill A-level student to death in a row over a £90 bike is facing a life sentence after he confessed to murder.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, killed 17-year-old Alim Uddin at a block on the Roupell Park estate. The killer had apparently taken Alim’s money then failed to deliver the bicycle. He has confessed to stabbing Mr Uddin after they arranged to meet at Tilford House on Holmewood Gardens on May 4 this year. Continue reading

Streatham Place McDonald’s refused permission to open 24 hours by Lambeth

McdonaldsFollowing representations by local residents and Brixton Hill councillors, Lambeth’s Licensing Sub-Committee turned down an application by McDonald’s to extend the opening hours of their restaurant on Streatham Place (the South Circular) to 24 hours a day.

Local residents including the residents association complained that 24-hour opening would mean that bright floodlights lit up the houses backing onto the site at unacceptable times of night. There would be a potential increase in noise nuisance, including from drivers and deliveries, and in litter, which are both already matters of concern during ‘normal’ hours in the area. Continue reading

Have your say: potential for more flights over Brixton Hill

planeoverheadWe have been advised by the Heathrow Association for the Control of Airport Noise (HACAN) that there is a consultation being carried out by London City Airport on proposed flight path changes.

Although it will largely affect North East London, it will also have an impact of parts of South London on the days that there is an East wind (about 30% of the time).  What City Airport are proposing is that, on those days, all planes going to City Airport will be diverted to a flight path over a narrow corridor. Continue reading