Fossil Hunting

Fossilite writes...

Last month our vintage street sign (above) was ripped off the wall on the corner of Fossil Road and Brookbank Road, Ladywell. If anyone spots this sign for sale locally, or on the internet, could they please let me know via Brockley Central? It was a little shabby but residents were very fond of it and would be keen to have it back.

The White Hart, 184 New Cross Road

Photo via their official Twitter
The new-look White Hart is open. Externally, the pub is little changed, but internally, it's undergone extensive renovation thanks to its new owners. It launched over the weekend, but the kitchen is not yet ready. Big and classically-styled, it looks like another strong addition to New Cross' bar scene.

Please post your reviews here.

The Lewisham Job Fair, October 6

Job seekers in Lewisham are invited to register for the 2016 Lewisham Job Fair taking place on Thursday 6 October, 12 noon–7pm and Friday 7 October 11am–4pm at the Civic Suite in Catford.

The two-day long Job Fair will provide a one-stop shop for a wide range of Lewisham residents aged 16 or over looking for employment, apprenticeships and work experience as well as advice on careers, training, development and education. Types of jobs on offer will include roles in transport, care, couriering, logistics, cleaning, security, retail and tourism.

Over the two days visitors will be able to:

· speak directly to employers including: Barclays, British Army, DHL, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Premier Inn, Thames Water and Waitrose
· book a one-to-one CV clinic, get career advice from the National Careers Service and search for jobs online
· attend workshops including how to: market yourself to employers, prepare a CV that works, market your social media profile more effectively and starting your own business.

To register your place online visit or register in person on either day.

Somerville Adventure Playground

Sue writes:

Somerville Youth and Play Provision on the border between New Cross and Peckham, is the only adventure playground in the area and has been maintained as a labour of love by local people for over 40 years. This weekend, after its latest refurbishment, it reopened to the public.

Somerville is a safe, supervised free access space for the entire community offering the young people of the area fantastic opportunities. This summer alone, Somerville has taken kids on sixteen off-site trips.

Under the stewardship of Bradley Cummings - who was a Somerville regular as a child - the ambition is to become a place where young people can learn vital skills for the future, discuss problems and issues they are facing and get much needed support in all areas of their lives.

For details click here.

The South East Makers Club Trail Weekend

The South East Makers Club Trail spans Greater Brockley
The London Design Festival comes to Brockley this weekend. The South East Makers Club writes:

To celebrate the final weekend of The London Design Festival 2016, we invite all design enthusiasts to head south and follow our trail through the creative streets and studios of South East London. The journey takes place on the 24th-25th September and spans Deptford, Brockley, New Cross, and Peckham.

The trail includes a host of workshops, exhibitions, films, a craft and design market and even a designer pub quiz hosted by Tom O’Dell and our media partners, South East London Journal.

For full details of the trail, click here.
Thanks to the event's supporters

Loampit Vale housing revealed

Another local bit of brownfield land is to be developed. Housing Association Family Mosaic says:

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a new site in Lewisham to develop 49 new homes. The Loampit Vale site will provide 18 homes for social rent, 19 for private sale and 12 available through Shared Ownership.

The site was purchased from Wyberton Homes in May 2016 for £3.4 million and is located at 87-89 Loampit Vale. The new development will be designed by Alan Camp architects.

Once complete, it will be transformed from a brownfield site and builders yard into a desirable place for Londoners to live.

BCer Marc notes: "It seems work will only start in a years time which is a shame as it’s a big fly tipping zone."

Ayers graces Sids

Roy Ayers joins the Brockley panoply.

Brockley Central Label Cloud