Green shoots

Is Brockley's recession a V, U, W or an L?

The imminent re-opening of Moonbows as the Brockley Mess, of Dandelion Blue as Browns of Brockley and of The Talbot as a functioning pub suggest the state of the local economy may be starting to improve.

As economic indicators go, it seems as reliable as any other.

A while back, around the time of the Lehman collapse, we polled BC readers about their personal circumstances - how optimistic were they feeling, financially speaking? We stupidly forgot to record the results, but the majority of those who voted (on a scale of 1 - 4, 1 being champagne, 4 being Special Brew) opted for option 2 - Sancerre.

The opening East London Line extension is perhaps less than six months away and promises structural change for the area, regardless of the peaks and troughs of the business cycle. But how does Brockley feel now, nearly one year on? The poll on the right hand side poses the same question as last time.

Thanks to those on Twitter who suggested the re-poll.