Brockley - who do you love?

At the risk of disenfranchising non-Brockley residents, agoraphobics and people with an aversion to Bo Diddley it's time to write about Who Do You Love? - a competition run by Lewisham Council, that has already been mentioned by some readers.

The organisers are trying to find the people of Lewisham's favourite local independent business.

There is a great and growing list of local businesses that deserve our votes, so please get your nominations in - you have until February 29th and the form can be found here. The more votes a business gets, the better their chances, so strength in numbers!

Here's what the Lewisham Council website says:

This year the people of Lewisham will be asked to nominate their favourite independent business. An independent business is one the has no more than nine premises in their chain.
The independent business with the most nominations will win. There will be a first prize, a second prize and joint third prizes.


Caf├ęs and restaurants are the most obvious choice but hairdressers, florists, estate agents and market stalls are all eligible.

Businesses don’t have to be specialist but they should be local and above all loved.

The competition runs from 1–29 February 2008 and the winner will simply be the business that receives the greatest number of nominations. The competition is sponsored by Apogee and forms part of the
Lewisham Business Awards 2008.

The winning business will be announced at the Mayor’s Business Awards on 3 April 2008.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

To maximise the chance of a Brockley business winning, should we try and agree who we're going to vote for?

Tom said...

I voted Mr Lawrence. Exactly what a local shop should be.

spincat said...

In SE4 I'd vote Mr Lawrence, off licence, and Peter James, butcher. In Lewisham as a whole I'd add Gennaro's deli and 'Rolls and Reams' fabric shop - both in Lewisham itself.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Mr.Lawrence too.

fabhat said...

I voted broca...

Bea said...

I voted Shop on The Hill

patrick1971 said...

Not Brockley I know, but I hope Mr Wellbeloved the butcher in Deptford gets a good showing.

Anonymous said...

sounds around on brockley road gets my vote for best service!

Anonymous said...

Turners the hardware shop. They seem to have everything I need for liitle DIY jobs around the house.

Clare said...

I shall be voting either for the Bengal Brasserie in Hither Green or Sapporo in Catford!

Bring it on.

Anonymous said...

I will vote for Rivoli Ballroom. I do love going there.

Anonymous said...

I think the florist in Brockley Road ought to be mentioned (the one next to Moonbows) - they moved into the area early and are a great addition.

Anonymous said...

BTW - they are called Lydia Florists !

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