Brockley Common

I went to a meeting of the Brockley Cross Action Group meeting last night, to find out what their plans are for the area and see if there was any way I could help out.

It's a good group of people who actually seem to know how to get things done and have a clear vision for how they want to improve the area.

The plans for "Phase 2" of the Brockley Common development, on the wasteland by the station are really needed and will open up the land they've converted for "Phase 1", which at the moment is pretty inaccessible. I'd walked past it a hundred times and still wasn't clear how to actually get in there.

Brockley's lucky that it already has Hilly Fields and, to a lesser extent, Telegraph Hill, and I don't see the Common poaching many of their visitors any time soon, but it would completely transform the area around the station, which is currently such a poor advert for the area.


Stuart X said...

Just to say that Brockley Common Phase 1 is only accessible through organised public days (e.g. an Open Day). Personally I was pissed off that having raised £30,000 to clear it all and re-plant in preparation for phase 2 (see BXAG website), see a perfectly new security fence line established along tracks, Network Rail and Council agreed there couldn't be open public access until it was all finished, adopted as highway/park and properly lit.

Seems to me people might get frustrated waiting another year or two for all that to happen, but then a licence is a licence and its actually quite an achievement to get one of those from Network Rail!

lee newham said...

I wasn't aware that you could go onto the common.

How about some well designed signage, bespoke, unique to brockley. Treat it like an art project.

dakanube said...

i have often wondered how long the site had been around, i read the update regularly, and really value the content, so i thought i'd go back and find the oldest post to see if you had some sort of introduction/mission statement.

So far haven't found anything of the sort... ws this the first post?

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