What the Council Giveth, the Artmongers Taketh Away

(well, cover up, at least)

The Brockley Max team bring word that Artmongers, the people behind Moo Cross and the Toadsmouth Key, will be transforming one of Brockley's famous eyesores - the bin farm down by the post office.

The theme for the piece is love, environment, recycling, local heritage, conservation and cleanliness – all subjects very close to Brockley's heart. The aim is to have the work all ready for the forthcoming Brockley Max festival. We're not sure whether the transformation will be permanent, but we hope so!

There will be workshops so that Artmongers can work with local people, the first being tomorrow, Friday 16th May, 11am in Toadsmouth Too. You should also be able to find A4 leaflets with more info in cafes around the area. Email studio@artmongers.com for more info.

More news on the Max coming soon!


The bin farm!
What will become of the Brockley Road bin farm?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the scheduling of tomorrow's meeting assume that 'artists' are also otherwise unemployed?

Bit more inclusive time/date please...

APP&P Troll said...

I think it would be a good idea to have one type of bin for each of the chosen themes, that way people could have fun trying to work out which bin relates to which theme!

TM said...

That's not a bookies in the background is it?

Bea said...

TM - yes it is. Maybe they could disguise it as a cow?!

Very glad they are doing this! Great news.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually drive down there to use the facilities? Why not free up the pavement?

Brockley Nick said...

I asked the Council why those bins need to be there. They're for the people who live above the shops along Brockley Road, who have nowhere else to put their rubbish.

Now, if there were more frequent rubbish collections along Brockley Road (as there are in Blackheath Village) it wouldn't be necessary to store such huge volumes of domestic and commercial waste on our main thoroughfare.

I keep meaning to write an article on this topic, but stuff keeps getting in the way...

Tom said...

The Barge, a bookies, an offie and a pile of rubbish. The north end of Brockley ain't all that lovely!

(That said, that offie sells a good range of beers and ales, and deserves support!)

Anonymous said...

The offies - sponsored by Special Brew Tramp Fuel!

The reason it looks so bad up there is its proximity to the non-con area

Anonymous said...

There is clearly a need for the green recycling bins as they are always full and well used.

Maybe this blog could be used to generate some ideas about how the bins should look?

Anonymous said...

The problem with the aforementioned bins are that they are used for commercial waste from all over Brockley, not just the flats, and they are considered by many as a waste site for anyone who wished to get rid of a cooker, old pram, wardrobe etc. I love the fact that people try to squeeze large metal objects into the recycling slots. Don't they understand?

NSFR said...

There are three new trees there which is nice.

Tressillian James said...

This would be a good campaign area - but the thing is where to move them, as they are well used?
I don't quite believe the argument about the flats above the shops - as this isn't for ordinary balck bin waste. But I use them to recycle clothing.

They need to be obscured in some way. It's a shame they can't go in the sorting office yard - but Im sure the post office wouldn't like it, and there would be H&S issues.

I would suggest that there must be some site somewhere in Brockley - surely it doesnt have to be town centre?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps near the railway ramp opposite Broca?

Anonymous said...

Don't think the Broca, Dandelion Blue etc. would appreciate having all those bins there even if there was enough space - which there isn't.

Its bad enough that commuters leaving the trains can't put newspapers into the wheelie bins that are at the station.

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