Brockley Cross Action Group concern over Common materials

The South London Press today covers the concerns of Brockley Cross Action Group, which fears that the first phase of the long-awaited Brockley Common project that will improve accessibility to Brockley Station, will use ersatz materials in its construction:

"When work started last week they [BXAG] were shocked to discover Lewisham council planned to use cheap “concrete and tarmac” for the job. Lewisham has admitted it will not be using the materials that the residents wanted but claims tarmac will definitely not be used.

"BXAG trustee Stuart Woodin said: “We have waited a long time for this. “This is the ramp phase of the project and we chose really good-quality surfacing and steps – even negotiating a good deal with suppliers. But the council just want to use tarmac and concrete and it’s disappointing because we were always promised a high- quality scheme. “The council has failed to share its costings with us so we don’t know how much extra needs to be raised. We have been asking for 18 months."

The article references a petition against the changes, which has been signed by 130 people. Unfortunately, we don't know if there's an online version of the petition, but please feel free to post your views here and we will pass them on to the relevant people - if they haven't already seen them...