Three days in May

This is due to be a big month for Brockley, with three grands projets due for completion in May.

The Hilly Fields cafe should act like a sponge for the area's young families, freeing up some floor space in the likes of the Brockley Mess and hopefully providing some temporary relief in the Forever War that wages between parents and non-parents there.

The Gantry will boost Brockley nightlife and bring the area's nicest (commercial) outdoor space back in to action for the summer.

And Gently Elephant will inject some more confidence into this stretch of Brockley high street, as well as drawing customers in from surrounding areas, to boost passing trade for other local shops.

No idea when we can expect Conway to finish at Brockley Cross, but you'd think it would be possible to complete the new scheme by the end of the month too...

UPDATE: As pointed out below, May should also see the start of Hilly Fields cricket.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grands Projets, surely!

Anonymous said...

What on Earth are Conways [not] doing at the end of the bridge entry to the station? It is a massive pool of water now you have to jump over to get to the station!

MonkeyBoy said...

Wow, all sounding good for the summer.
for the musos out there I also hear that Brockley Studios are building a new studio to be ready in the summer. Anything else exciting happening in Brockley this summer ;-)

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Anonymous said...

We used to walk through puddles when I was a lad.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Hilly Fields cricket from May as well!

Brockley Nick said...

Well spotted. If we can find two more things, I will be able to change the headline to Seven Days in May

@HighStreetBen said...

And about time on all too - cant wait! Go Brockley!

Anonymous said...

Any news on the development of MOT on 180 Brockley Road?

Ed (CPZ) said...

Steps forward but how many back with the new westside developments?

Brockley Nick said...

@Ed - swapping a corrugated fenced skip yard for housing, however gaudy, is not a step back.

Anonymous said...

What happened to all that guff about the toilet block being unsuitable for a cafe because the structure was undermined by the surrounding trees. Huge cracks in the walls were alluded to last year.

kolp said...

Does the Broca Food Market having a ice-cream pop up event on 12th May count?

M said...

What about Beecroft Garden School - sign up says you can visit on tuesday mornings - has anyone been.

Fattyfattybumbum said...

Anyone know when the micro-brewery goes into business - perhaps another May event or are we talking much longer? Either way its pretty exciting.

kolp said...

BeeCroft...I see what they did with the new name of Brockley Primary School.

Anonymous said...

Any update on:
- The cafe in the former George's barbershop
- Cooper's Bakehouse getting their own retail outlet
- The work that seems to be going on in the former Whites DIY by the Rivoli
- The shop with the Under Offer sign next to George's barbers

Any of those could happen in May? Good times ahead for Brockley (hopefully)!

Anonymous said...

There is definitely 1 (maybe 2) new chicken shops opening in Ladywell in May...

Lady in the Well said...

The chicken shops are already open.

Anyone know of any interest in Masons?

Monkeyboy said...

Two monkeyboys? Either that was not me or Ive got early onset Alzheimer's. Anyway, all good. Especially looking forward to the cafe.

Bursting the PR bubble said...

The only real event in that area for most people though will remain the regular train services to areas of London that aren't so sh**y.

Anonymous said...

There's not much on there for Real Brockley is there!

Fattyfattybumbum said...

@ Bursting the bubble - don't let us stop you hopping on one...

@ Anon 15:21 - I don't understand. What do you mean by 'Real Brockley'?

Anonymous said...

@Nick it is to me as I will have two shoe boxes where I once had a redbrick school and leafy hill.

I'm thinmking of starting a microbrewery and frozen yoghurt place, I'll call it Micro Soft.

Ed (CPZ) said...

^Ed (CPZ)

Brockley Cross said...

Apparently "real" people don't drink tea or eat food

Ed (CPZ) said...

Anyone who uses such mindless rhetoric as 'real' in this context makes huge metaphysical assumptions and should probably be ignored.

Anonymous said...

Interesting use of the word 'sponge' there.

Robert said...

And don't forget that the Wickham Arms pub quiz is back on weekly from this Wednesday (8.30pm start).

*End of plug*

Tamsin said...

Ah, Wednesdays is good. Might be there. Presumably it is OK for just the two of us to turn up and offer our combined knowledge of history, literature, science and geography for sale in return for sports and music that we know very little about?

Tamsin said...

Ah, Wednesdays is good. Might be there. Presumably it is OK for just the two of us to turn up and offer our combined knowledge of history, literature, science and geography for sale in return for sports and music that we know very little about?

Anonymous said...

How about the cannabis farm supplies shop? Is that open yet?

Monkeyboy said...

Re the structural problems with the old toilet. Suspect that was nonsense or if true, manageable. The alternative is disappearing into a massive hole while eating your focaccia.

Foxberry Flo said...

Go Brockley. The area that's been up and coming for nigh on ten years is finally coming up.

NAT said...

Prefer the other Monkeyboy.

Very sound on the whole Brockley Studios issue.

Monkeyboy said...

I'm Sparticus!

Anonymous said...

are we also getting the CPZ??? YES!!

Anonymous said...

Troll.

Anonymous said...

May should also see the return of evening and weekend Thameslink trains at Crofton Park and trains running through the London core - a great thing for all Crofton Park users!

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