Brockley Central's to-do list

1. Find out what the news was about Brockley Common that the guys from Brockley Cross Action Group left hanging like Fermat's Last Theorem.

2. Write the exciting conclusion to this article that none of Brockley's been waiting for.

3. Sort out a new poll for the site.

4. Arrange Brockley Central drinks, which are now planned to be an early Christmas affair, rather than a late summer knees-up.

5. Write about ideas for Brockley Road.

6. Restore the free-for-all posting settings for the time being, with the eternally optimistic request that people use it wisely. The site cannot and will not allow people to make anonymous and unsubstantiated claims about other people.

One out of six, so far.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

...yeah well I heard that Monkey boy is ginger....

Monkeyboy said...

No I'm not.

nobbly brick said...

Nick, the debate about the development of Loampit Vale that you seemed keen to instigate/develop at this appropriate (ongoing) consultation time, you left that off your list!

Surely an oversight...

fred vest said...

seems like your policy of restricting the ability of people to post in a way that they want to backfired a bit there nick as the site almost trundled to a halt (in fact the only discussion seemed to be about people being unable to comment)

i see your u-turn (poorly concealed under the claim it was only going to be a temporary measure anyway) has made you realise how much you depend upon such traffic for discussion on this place to hang off of, so perhaps in future you shouldn't get so hung up about people who choose to post under whatever alias they see fit to post under and instead concentrate on the content, if any, of the posts themselves

Tamsin said...

Whatever. I'm glad to be able to talk again and sorry to have a hang-up about registering with google.
Moreover, might be worth bearing in mind that the volume of communication on theTelegraph Hill forums dropped mightily firstly when it became a requirement to register and secondly when one particularly viputerative poster was blocked...

Monkeyboy said...

Jesus vest boy, get some perspective. Nick is not trying to stifle your right to comment, sign up to Google and you can bang on as much as you like.

Brockley Nick said...

Fred, I know that you're all about paranoid conspiracy theories and sticking it to the man, but quite why you seem to regard a poor schlub who's tryng to maintain a degree of civility on a local blog (while avoiding being sued) as an authority figure, whose motives need to be continually questioned I don't really know.

I have argued fof some time (read back through the annals if you don't believe me) that I want to maintain as mch freedom on the site as possible. I can assure you that I really have been too busy to moderate - or indeed post anything , in case you hadn't noticed.

As for having to 'depend' on comments like yours - I guess that depends on whether you think the ultimate goal for this website is to give me an aneurism. Interestingly, traffic levels actually rose slightly, in spite of the fact that there were no new stories and fewer comments than normal, which is perhaps a lesson in humility for us all.

Although of course, I could be in cahoots with Sitemeter, whose connection to the Bilderberg Group and the Illuminati remains unknown.

Anonymous said...

viputerative

. . . now there is a word you don't see every day . . .

monkeyboy said...

and don't forget the corfu russian set nick - or should i say nickski. . .

Tamsin said...

@ anon.
possibly because it doesn't seem to exist! Tried looking it up to see if I had at least spelt it correctly before posting and effectivly nothing in my OED between "viperousness" and "virago" - which is somehow fitting.

The Cat Man said...

Ok Chaps, who has any suggestions for a poll?

lb said...

It's "vituperative", innit?

lb said...

How about a poll to guess what we think the "exciting" Brockley Common news was? Pretty unfair of the BCAG to leave Nick (and us) waiting.

My money's on "we're moving it to East Dulwich".

The Cat Man said...

I'm beginning to think that this new brockley common is nothing more than required works on behalf of the train company to improve access to the station for disabled people.

Please prove me wrong.

Tressillian James said...

ok I'll take 10/1 odds on that they're off to retire to Blackheath...

The Brockley Dogging Society said...

Whew!

JPM said...

i din't think that Nick was restricting people to vote, just the confusion of posting under the same 'anonymous' title - which is to be welcomed.

I wonder what you'd think though if they all signed off as 'Fred Vest'?

Hopefully this will work this time...

Hugh Is Alive and Well said...

Still waiting for the Credit Crunch: Brox Residents' Coping Strategies thread.

Anonymous said...

Cutting down on organic vegetarian fairtrade lattes and artisan loafs?

Personally I like my trade unfair. Tastes better.

Artisan Oaf said...

Hurrah! I can heckle from the sidelines again.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I seem to be spending my way out the recession. I went overdrawn this month for the first time this year!!

Hugh said...

House prices in Brox are dropping like a stone. Anyone seen that gaff on at 780 in Darling Road? Six beds and already two bids have fallen through.

We'll see 7 and 8 bedders on for 750 before things pick up.

lb said...

I'm just wondering how the poor saps who bought that thing at the end of Tyrwhitt Road a couple of months back nust be feeling. It's a nice house, but at an eye-watering price.

Headhunter said...

I think they're dropping everywhere! Not just in Brox!

Headhunter said...

....However after a quick scan of the 2 bed flat market in the cons area on the KFH website it doesn't look like asking prices have fallen much if at all, although not a lot is shifting!

Hugh said...

I'm waiting for a house like 79 Tyrwhitt Road to come on at 720.

Tressillian James said...

I'm waiting for you to move? Weren't you off West, Hugh?

The Cat Man said...

as in west brockley?

fred vest said...

ahhh, house prices

Anonymous said...

Go west, it is peaceful there

Hugh said...

If I can get an 8-bed in Brox for 720, I will.

jpm said...

You can have mine for 720mill any day.

79 Tyrwhitt Road said...

Come on the Hugh, make us an offer...

347 Endwell Road said...

Any chance of 60p for the bus mate?

The Cat Man said...

Now theres a question and a half. What value do people expect their house to be worth in 2012 after the ELL etc...???

Go on, give a guess.

I'm guessing an increase of about 20% compared to present.

Anonymous said...

I'd say that the ELL effect has already happened...I am doubtful any more rises will be directly resulting from ELL.

Hugh said...

Cat Man, I suggest a spoonful of reality. The ELL was priced in ages ago.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Having said all of that, the DLR effect on local prices occured during the 12 months following the opening of the Lewisham extension. Got me out of negative equity at the time

Different economic climate then though.

Oh dear I've fallen into "the house prices discussion" trap.

The Cat Man said...

Ah yes, it was priced in a while ago but I have a 'second wave' theory. One of a 5yr gradual increase as people actually realise the benefits of living so close. This is seperate to the expectations within the people like us.

Only for those excellent entreprenuers such as we, the brockley middle class, would of have such forsight.

Not everyone thinks like us.

Anonymous said...

I'm holding on for the KFC effect for when we eventually get that franchise we all secretly want.

jpm said...

On the to-do-list should be ensuring that any news about 1-3 Ashby Road is not buried. It's a scandal. Councillors should not be quite on this huge tax loss to the public purse. One hundred and fourteen pounds would kick start Brockley Road redevelopment for God's sake.

13.24 said...

More like a third wave. The first happened 9 years ago when the ELL was proposed, and the second 2-3 years ago when it got the go-ahead. Although the effect became confused with the last roof-bursting increase in prices generally.

I usually try to remain very conservative in my forecasts, but I can see a bit of upside once it's completed, or at least offering some support against a general downward slide in proprty prices.

Percentages? Wouldn't like to say, Sir.

drakefell debaser said...

I think your guess is about right catman but I would add another year. I think any future Olympic factor will be confined to the North East. It has lifted East London as whole already and the way things are going, the village will be smaller than planned. A nail biting period ahead perhaps.

Me said...

I think you've also forgotton that there are numerous reviews of places. You know where you've written 'review to come' and they haven't....

Unless I've missed something somewhere.

Hugh said...

The Olympics has Sweet FA to do with Brockley. To think otherwise is just silly.

Tressillian James said...

Sweet FA, Hugh? I think it's due to the Olympics that we are getting the ELL? Which will link us in, not only to the Olympic venues (some of which will be around afterwards), but also Canary Wharf in 4 stops, and a greater sense of prosperity for the South East.

Jt said...

Let's be honest the best posters, ie the wittiest and most informative are the unregistered.

Tressilliana said...

Catman, if you hadn't frequently told us that you have two degrees and a professional qualification, I wouldn't be saying this - but as you have, look at this extract from your post above:

'This is seperate to the expectations within the people like us.

Only for those excellent entreprenuers such as we, the brockley middle class, would of have such forsight.'

Do you ever proofread?

Anonymous said...

As a fairly regular Anon poster I would have personally taken my business elsewhere had the Anon facility been scrapped. Not interested in signing up.

The Cat Man said...

Isn't it obvious?

Jt said...

The odd typo is one thing, but muddled sentence structure is quite another. Sentences are the building blocks of an argument. Muddled sentences don't enhance your credibility, they reduce any inclination to take you seriously because for many muddled sentences equate to muddled thinking.

lb said...

I'm finding myself agreeing wuith Hugh here; the "second wave" theory seems about as plausible as the "flat earth" theory.
Not that I really care, I'd like to be living by the seaside in 5 years time.

Thank Gawd not everyone thinks like the "Brockley middle class" if they come out with sentences as garbled as those. The country would be eating out of bins within weeks.

lb said...

Actually, looking at today's further stock market falls, we'll probably all be eating out of bins anyway soon enough. I'll be hanging round Meze Mangal's - a better class of leftover.

The Cat Man said...

If you think that is garbled you should take a train journey to Chatham!

drakefell debaser said...

Surely spam is the stop gap between prosperity and bin rummaging? Delia will be advocating it soon. Spicy Spam Rigatoni...mmmm.

monkeyboy said...

i need a new pc, bored of trying to read the gossip on my phone.

Anonymous said...

You need a Mac mate.

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