Cash converters

Is it possible to have too much money? BCer Kenny Tinsel sent us this photo of a new cash machine being installed outside the Brockley Barge. After years without a free cash machine near Brockley Station, we now  have four in a 50 yard radius.

Goodbye too to the phone box, a relic in the smartphone era.

41 comments:

Mb said...

I'm guessing 30mins before the first complaint about the stealthy economic purging of the poor from Brockley. How will the destitute phone people? HOW!

Catherine Shovlin said...

Not to mention it's an unnecessary eyesore...

Brockley Cynic said...

Perfectly positioned for gambling addicts and chicken lovers.

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Anonymous said...

Now we have a "feature cash machine" in the middle of Brockley :)

Sally said...

4? Post Office & Costcutter I know about, where's the other one?

Anonymous said...

Nisa on the other side of the tracks

Matt-Z said...

Who makes money out of this, if the cash is free, and it's not in a shop?

Mb said...

Think they are paid by the banks? So I guess we do indirectly? Banks would be thrilled if we could do away with coins and notes, LU certainly would.

Anticashpoint said...

I think this is the eviction of the poor by stealth. Where will those go who can not afford mobile phones? This is an outrage! We must protest about this machine!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually use payphones anymore?

Tim said...

Sophisticated criminals in films.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmnn, it is pretty hideous and seems like unnecessary street furniture with so many other free cash-points in the area now.

Anticashmachine said...

Dr Who
Dossers
Thoseeople... raiding the box
Posting ads
for sex
trades
urinals
those out of battery power
women in cars that break down at night who have forgotten their mobiles
men who do not want their partners to see who they have called on their mobiles
persons making prank calls

need I go on? This is a community asset.

Printer Man said...

a tree would have been better

Ian on the Hill said...

Not sure how the Barge will feel since they just put in new machines to make using cards, and getting cashback, easier.

Anonymous said...

Let's have a traditional red phone box over the top of the cash point. Everyone's a winner.

Sir Mungalot said...

This is a cash machine.

There are no negatives.

A win for Brockley.

Sir Mungalot said...

Ian on the Hill

I am quite sure they will get over it.

Magnus Destruction said...

Maybe it will scare some of the poor people away.

kolp said...

Useful; it'll disperse queues at the other cash points.

I'd like it more if had a charging point for mobile phones.

Also I was hoping that stretch of land would ultimately be a docking station for when SE London finally/hopefully gets TFL cycle hire scheme.

Anonymous said...

Boris bikes in Brockley?

Surely a pipe dream?

Anonymous said...

Sadly the greens would never let it through. There would be objections to the planning permissions left right and centre based on some "changing the feel of the area" or conservation bollocks. And the fact that their man in Brighton didn't think of it.

Billy said...

No Anonymous 18.50. That's bollocks, and you know it.

Anonymous said...

Sadly not. The Greens would find off any sort of Boris Bike at the pass.

Fact check said...

How would you lke to eat your words? with a side order order of mung beans and sour grapes?

http://www.jennyforlondon.org/cyclehire/

Anonymous said...

I'm talking about local greenies and their sky-dish-banning ways

Matt-Z said...

A decent spot for a cycle hire rack would be the space recently vacated by the recycling bins outside the sorting office. Unless it turns into the fabled Waitrose.

Fact check said...

There's a direct correlation between politics and sky dishes? Really? Yeah whatever. Don't strain anything while thinking will you. Just another gormless anon.

Billy said...

"I'm talking about local greenies and their sky-dish-banning ways" Er, no - you were talking about bike hire schemes. And talking bollocks, as I said.

Blot on the landscape said...

Why oh why did someone think that putting that hunk of metal in that spot was okay?

It looks absolutely awful and is in totally the wrong place

Who decides this rubbish?

How long will it be until someone mounts the curb with a digger or a 4x4 and drives off with it.

It begs belief, things like this gets signed off! by some idiot.

I've stopped using the cash point at the post office in the evening hours, as I don't like the dregs from the barge trying to butter me up for cash.

I'm similarly avoiding the cashpoint outside Tesco's Lewisham way.

Surely at the station would have been better.

Anonymous said...

Given that the fruit machine in the barge has, in the past, suffered the attentions of local patrons who tried to steal it (it is now chained to the floor.) I would expect this al fresco moneybox to be subject to attempts to redistribute wealth.

Why don't they build it into a wall like everywhere else?

Fact check said...

There are plenty of stand alone cash machines around. Leave SE4 occasionally, you'd be amazed at what's out there.

Anonymous said...

I always get people from the Gantry asking me for money

Anonymous said...

I would like to swap the betting shop into a bank rather than having another cash machine

Anonymous said...

"Why don't they build it into a wall like everywhere else?"

Brockley is not like everywhere else.

Anonymous said...

This seems like a step backwards after the path was widen and the trees planted.An unnecessary eyesore IMHO opinion.No planning application required then?

Anonymous said...

I'm up for the plan of mounting the curb with a 4x4 and making off with it. Who's with me? Or maybe a even a tank?

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's my plan!

You must have been ear wigging in the Barge.

kolp said...

Good point, the space vacated by the recycling bins outside the post office also another good spot for the TFL cycle hire scheme. We must have it in S E London.

I have seen the bikes ridden in SE4- twice recently.

Thomas Hardy said...

And now the planning application DC/12/81161/FT has been refused. To quote the letter:

Reason for refusal

The structure is considered to have an unacceptable impact on visual amenity and fails to preserve or enhance the character of the conservation area, contrary to URB 3 Urban Design, URB 14 Street Furniture and Paving and URB 16 New Development, Changes of Use and Alterations to Buildings in Conservation Areas of the UDP (July 2004) and Objective 10 Protect and Enhance Lewisham’s Character and Policies 15 High quality design for Lewisham and 16 Conservation areas, heritage assets and the historic environment of the Core Strategy (June 2011).

Additional Informative

The applicant is advised that the installation of the unauthorized ATM/Telephone Kiosk has been referred to the Council's enforcement team.


I wonder if BT will appeal?

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