New cash machine for the west side

A BC reader reports that the new Nisa on the West Side of Brockley Station has a free cash machine inside.

Relative newcomers to Brockley will be unaware that it was once a financial desert, with only one free cash machine in the area - the Barclays in Crofton Park. Other than that, if you wanted some money, you were welcome to head to the petrol station and pay for the privilege. The situation was not only annoying, it hamstrung local shops. 

Today, however, we have six, including one on Lewisham Way, one in Ladywell, two next to each other opposite the Brockley Barge.

31 comments:

good news said...

A small sign that things are on the up for the area.

Hugh said...

Why does that Nisa supermarket say Haines Park on the side?

NAT said...

There are some small drawbacks to posting before reading.

wendy said...

The "midtown" Brockley shops are still hamstrung. Something like £1.75 to get your cash.

TM said...

Oh dear. I remember when Hugh used to pull people up for spelling mistakes. The Nisa sign actually says Haynes Park with a Y. Still doesn't explain it however. Has anybody asked inside?

Transpontine said...

New Cross is still a bit of a free cashpoint desert, except at the Queens Road junction end where there are three (two at Barclays and one at Post Office). In central New Cross there's only the Sainsburys, fine if you happen to be shopping, not so handy on a winter's night when walking across a dark empty car park with cash is not very inviting.

I have sometimes popped into Goldsmiths to use the one there when I have been caught financially short at that end of New Cross, but I gather the cashpoint there is closing this month.

Bea said...

Why Haynes Park?

I asked yesterday and was told that this is how the agent advertised the lease. The shopkeeper said it was on all the agent’s paperwork and they just continued to use it. They did search the internet and couldn’t find a Haynes Park but decided it must be right as there was a Crofton Park nearby!

I was told that the sign will be changed shortly to something more appropriate.

NAT said...

Haynes Park has a nice ring to it.

West Brockley needs some definition.

We don't want to put the shopkeeper to the trouble of changing signs...

kolp said...

"I was told that the sign will be changed shortly to something more appropriate."

Hmm "appropiate" it'll probably be the ward name rather Brockley!

Proper signage seems to be a theme round, it's misspelt, grammar issues, not in keeping with the local by-laws, inaccurate or non existent...

monkeyboy said...

it's light, bright, absence of queues (at the moment at least) spacious and seems better stocked and organised.

The misleading name is the least important observation.

Anonymous said...

Haynes Park Brockley beats Westside for me

Anonymous said...

Did the unmissable train station next door which is named, Brockley, not make anyone from Nisa ask the question? What a bunch of ....

Anonymous said...

Whoever started calling it the "West Side" should be made to live in Catford.

See if the snobs on the "East Side" like that.

Anonymous said...

There's a lovely Conservation area in Catford.
It's nicer than the 'West Side' I'm afraid.

Tamsin said...

You could go "Surrey" and "Kent". There's an old county boundary sign in the Sandbourne Road Community Garden, on Vesta Road by the Aske's school and as I recall in one of the front gardens in St. Norbert Close.

Ben said...

Anon above - There may be a nicer resi area in Catford but the high street is seriously minging, as is most of the area.

Anonymous said...

It's no worse than Lewisham Way or even Brockley Cross.
My point really though was to highlight the absurdity of calling the people who live east of Brockley station 'snobs' while slagging off Catford.

Anonymous said...

I live in Brockley and work in Catford, if you really believe that Catford is "no worse than Lewisham Way or even Brockley Cross" you seriously need to spend some more time in Catford with your eyes open! Think crossing the road in Brockley Cross is annoying? try getting anywhere in Catford!
Last week I saw a fight in Greggs, someone drive into a traffic light and a man with a swastika tattooed on his face. That was a pretty quiet week...

Anonymous said...

Loving the fact that the people at Nisa didn't notice the whopping great train station next door to them, which was wholly & entirely NOT called 'Haynes Park' !!!

Does suggest that they're not local ... I think I'll stick with the Brockley Rd Costcutter, at least they know what the area is called!!!

Excited!!! said...

!!!

Mb said...

A lemon is a lemon despite the shop owners geographic knowledge. Quality, price, convinience, ambience. Anything else is minor.

terrencetrentderby said...

haynes park has a nicer ring to it than brockley, the costcutter has a better selection of gentlemans mags though #tornbetweenthetwo

Anonymous said...

Yeah Costcutters can't be beaten on smut.

spincat said...

I am really confused... have lived in area 22 years and have never heard of haynes park.

Anonymous said...

It can't have hamstrung the shops that much or they would have had one installed somewhere and subsidized the fee that would have otherwise been charged by the servicing company.

Malcolm

Morris Day said...

The best purveyor of quality jazz mags in Brockley used to be the newsagent where Degustation is now. I knew someone who came across London to get a particular BDSM mag from there. Now of course it's all on the intenet, sad really...

terrencetrentderby said...

very sad, another part of our culture like cock fighting and badger baiting strasbourg has stolen from us

Andy Endwell said...

Well it’s rather irrelevant what the name is as in six months it will be closed!

Bet your wrong said...

Put your money where your mouth is then and lets have a wager then.

The Cat Man said...

They sell a good range of catfood, even though abit pricy.

Brockley gal said...

It looks very popular to me in the early evening and gives a whole different feel to that side of the station. Well Done.

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