The next Drara meeting is Tuesday March 15th at 7.30pm. Come and join us at 147 Ditchling Rise. Meetings are frindly and infomral, a chance to get to know neighbours and councillors and air any issues of interest or concern in the area. On the agenda are community safety, welcoming HMO tenants to the area, the bike hangar, planning and anything else you’d like to raise under AOB.
Over the last few months London Road station has become something of a street food hub. Not only can you pick herbs courtesy of the station gardeners or grab a sneaky raspberry through the railings (in season), food and drink are now being served. No, British Rail hasn’t come back with tea and sandwiches – the street food revolution has arrived in Shaftesbury Place. Space outside the station entrance is now host to some regular food stalls on weekdays which are proving popular with residents and passers through.
Since December the Gorilla Kitchen has been serving up wood fired pizza from 5 – 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays – with a varying selection of seasonal specials. In the last few weeks Sweeting Lane have arrived, providing hot drinks and home made snacks on weekdays, 7 am to 2 pm for anyone taking the train, unexpectedly delayed by something on the
line – or who has simply run out of teabags and biscuits.
Meanwhile, if you need to sit down to take your refreshment or a strong drink to recover from the strain of the train, our neighbourhood pub The Signalman continues to serve beer and food daily. And for anyone crossing the bridge or passing under to the other side of the tracks, The Open House boasts a vegetarian orientated selection – and beer.
London Road LAT is meeting on Tuesday 8th March at the shiny new Barclays Eagle Labs.
At the meeting council officers will be reporting back on enforcement efforts in Viaduct Road, along with updates on issues around community safety and planning. Agenda and previous minutes are on the LAT website.