"Brockley Common is about to receive Planning Permission, but there have been complications with TfL money and what they are going to do as the new owners of the network from 2009. The next Brockley Common meeting is at the Broca, 7.30pm on February 13th and the station flowerbed and Brockley Common clean up is on Sunday, February 17th . It would be great to see some of Brockley Central's readers there. We really need more members as with all these new flowerbeds planned and done we are quite stretched."
This is the South London Press' report on a non-fatal shooting that took place just after Christmas.
There is a feeling among some local residents that, until recently, the authorities had not been taking the problem as seriously as it deserved. However, in October, Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock said:
"I have now taken a personal interest in this issue and have asked the police to use enforcement as a means of tackling these problems once and for all."In response to the shooting, Cllr Dean Walton said:
"I would like to remind the mayor of his pledge made to local residents last November and use all his powers to make sure that the Upper Brockley Road becomes a genuine safer neighbourhood."