Brockley Bites - 'Deeds not Words' Edition

Brockley Common Update

The Brockley Common project (improving the environment on the east side and opening up the common area between the railway line and Coulgate Street) is still happening, only a bit slower than had previously been anticipated. According to the Brockley Cross Action Group:

"Brockley Common is about to receive Planning Permission, but there have been complications with TfL money and what they are going to do as the new owners of the network from 2009. The next Brockley Common meeting is at the Broca, 7.30pm on February 13th and the station flowerbed and Brockley Common clean up is on Sunday, February 17th . It would be great to see some of Brockley Central's readers there. We really need more members as with all these new flowerbeds planned and done we are quite stretched."

Upper Brockley Road Shooting

As if further proof were needed that the Council and the Police need to take the anti-social behaviour problem at the corner of Upper Brockley Road and Lewisham Way seriously...

This is the South London Press' report on a non-fatal shooting that took place just after Christmas.

There is a feeling among some local residents that, until recently, the authorities had not been taking the problem as seriously as it deserved. However, in October, Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock said:
"I have now taken a personal interest in this issue and have asked the police to use enforcement as a means of tackling these problems once and for all."
In response to the shooting, Cllr Dean Walton said:

"I would like to remind the mayor of his pledge made to local residents last November and use all his powers to make sure that the Upper Brockley Road becomes a genuine safer neighbourhood."

Project Eyesore: Help Needed

We're planning the next Project Eyesore update. So far, only Barry has come up with the goods in terms of pictures of local eyesores. We need more. Please email your photos in.

Brockley Central Drinks II Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that Brockley Central Drinks II is tomorrow, at 8pm, Jam Circus. We have switched to using Roman numerals, to denote the occasion's epic status.