Brockley Christmas Market, December 13th

Des from the Brockley Cross Action Group (BXAG) has written regarding the Christmas Market. He says:

"The final pieces of the jigsaw have been fitted and the Brockley Christmas Market is now a reality.

"It was very much touch and go for several weeks when we were told that we could not use Coulgate St as Network Rail contractors would be closing the street from the beginning of December. Other possible options were explored and eliminated, but a last minute change of plan means that the construction work is now delayed until January and we have the "green light" for the market.

"Last year's was good (about 1700 people attended), this year will be better. We are providing more stalls and live music throughout the afternoon culminating in a 'Switch on of the Brockley lights by actor Patrick Baladi [Neil from The Office and former flatmate of a friend of BC's] and a festive choir in front of the Brockley Barge.

"John Stainer School are working with the BXAG and will be providing part of the live music (a band composed of teachers & parents) and we have incorporated plenty of interest for children including lantern making and Santa and his elves in the grotto."

Des doesn't add whether the controversial "green" Father Christmas suit will return.