Brockley betting shop application refused

Glenda Rodgers has written a detailed article about this news here, so we won't try to replicate it, but suffice to say that:

1. This is great news for the life of the high street

2. This will be widely welcomed - we've still never seen a single comment in favour of the planned bookie, on this or any other blog

3. We don't believe that, even if they do re-apply, the Council would be silly enough to grant permission. They know the strength of public feeling about this and are no-doubt greatly relieved by Friday's decision.

4. If the current poll is anything to go by, bar operators should be queueing up to make an alternative application.