Brockley Common back on track

The Brockley Cross Action Group, long-time campaigners for the land to be reopened for public use, have finally been re-engaged on the project, which has suffered from severe delays and cuts to the scope of work.

As this update from the Brockley Cross Action Group shows, there is now hope that the project can deliver on its original promise, but they're asking for community help to make it a reality. Congratulations to the team for their hard work and perserverence and please help if you can:

Well, at last the finishing touches are being done on Brockley Common phase 2! What a long haul and we still have one final phase to go.

We have submitted a snagging list to the council this week and Joan Ruddock is talking to Network Rail to sort out the northern boundary and Darren Johnson to TfL to see if they can help (so that performance area and northern steps get built).

There is a very interesting planting scheme that is emerging and we now have some funds for this £12,800 - £7,800 from the Brockley Ward Assembly and £5,000 from the Action Group's reserves.

We hope to get this established next spring. But we currently have a lot of weeds in the bare earth and we need to stop them going to seed as soon as possible! Well done to those who started on the job last weekend.

Another weeding party is being organised for this Sunday afternoon – 18th Oct 2-4pm. If this isn't convenient just let me know if you can help at any other point. There will be a further effort on Sunday 1st November - more later. Please bring gloves and a small fork if you can – and old shoes/boots! Children very welcome!