The Honeypot and Goldcrest Plumbers reopen

Brockley Safer Neighbourhood Team attended the reopening of Honey Pot and Goldcrest plumbers on Upper Brockley Road yesterday. They say:

"We will be working with the businesses, our partners & local residents to ensure there is not a reoccurrence of anti-social behaviour."

The businesses were closed after a decade of crime and anti-social behaviour at that location forced the police and the Council to take a range of measures, including ordering the businesses' temporary closure.

Supercuts remains closed.

12 comments:

Richard Elliot said...

I noticed the plumbers had opened up as I walked past this morning. The Honey Pot still had its shutters down (not surprising at 9am on a Saturday).

Jones said...

Good, it's nice to see the hysterical reactions of a few provocateurs can't keep a good business down. Let's hope the neighbours don't rabble rouse again.

Monkeyboy said...

They were shut because of the actions of yobs and criminals. If they stay away then they will stay open. Easy.

Annonymous said...

I need to let Jones and others know that they have no idea at all about the situation regarding these shops...the nearest residents have had bullets on one occasion flying through their front room window luckily embedding in the wall....these people used to have to stay out on Friday and Saturday evenings until it was safe to return at about 1am....literally fearing for their lives on a regular basis not daring to go home and for years....Yes the Honeypot does great food BUT....nobody should live in fear for their lives....YES YOU ARE TOTALLY UNINFORMED AND WOULDN'T LIVE WITH THIS....sadly the council can only close these shops for 6 months.....after 3 months they can shut them again. The people who own these shops are not repentant but triumphant on their return lets hope nobody dies in the coming weeks with all the terrible trouble these people have caused over the years with guns knives and drug crime. WAKE UP TO THE REAL FACTS!!!!!

Annonymous said...

The plumbers was a front for gawd only knows what? shame they were able to be re-opened!

Former UBR Resident said...

Jones, I can tell you there's nothing "hysterical" about their reactions. Those businesses made the lives of immediate neighbours unbearable, in the form of constant noise, drug use, fights, and litter. What's worse was their selfish inability to recognise their neighbours and clean up their act. They had plenty of opportunities, as the problems had existed for years. Anyone who dared to confront them would receive abuse - this included even elderly residents who had lived in the street long before the businesses opened. I know because I spoke to these people first hand. I doubt you have.
Thankfully, I lived far enough away from the shops to be able to avoid going past too often, but that didn't mean I didn't see the anti-social effects myself - cars speeding down the narrow street, or going the wrong way up it, noise, littering in my garden, arguments and fights on the street.

Resident of UBR said...

There is obviously a structural issue here and people of Brockley should continue to work on it for the sack of their future. Continue to write in to the police if anyone should see any crime, anti-social behaviour rising. They won't win forever!

Real UBR Resident said...

'people used to have to stay out on Friday and Saturday evenings until it
was safe to return at about 1am....literally fearing for their lives on
a regular basis not daring to go home'

Are you completely insane or just living in a paranoid delusion? I live right next to the shops and so I know exactly the situation here. Not once was I fearing for my life or unable to go home until it was safe, and if you were then you need to see a psychiatrist. It's people like you that were making my life intolerable after I was frozen out because I didn't want to join your pressure group to get the shops closed a few years ago. So now it looks like inner city New York in the mid 80's all boarded up and derelict I hope you're pleased. Perhaps if you had a positive disposition then you wouldn't feel so pathetically victimised, but then it wouldn't fit in with your Daily Mail world view.

Why don't you 'WAKEUP TO THE REAL FACTS'...

Optimistic UBR resident said...

hmmm.... i also live on the parade and i must say this doesn't chime with my experience, I've never feared for my life there. There can be some noise and people gathering outside the shops but no discernable threat of death.

I don't think this kind of hyperbole is helpful for anyone and it's not a great reflection on our little community - we've had some pretty tough times and it hasn't looked great to be on shut down over the last six months but let's not give people the impression we're on murder mile here. 

At the risk of sounding like a dippy-hippy it would be great if parties on all sides could approach the next 3 months as a bit of a new beginning, see if we can try and co-exist without resorting to any of the negative behaviour or judgements that have got us top where we are now.

Rita said...

I used to and it was a nightmare. There suddenly seem like a lot of people who lived above the shops, which is odd as I knew most of my neighbours and we all found the fighting, noise, abuse, drunken bad behaviour and selling of drugs a few metres from a school totally unacceptable.

Real UBR Resident said...

'There suddenly seem like a lot of people who live above the shops.' Really, what two? I think there's a hell of a lot of claimed 'former' residents as well but what can you do. Do you want a copy of my council tax bill because you disagree with me?

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