Mud, glorious mud

The area outside the Barge, which BC complained about recently, has turned into the Somme.

All the paving has been taken up, leaving the phone box stranded in a sea of mud, and next to it lies a giant hole (dug to Australia?).

BC hopes this is a prelude to glorious restoration, but with council contractor Conways in charge, who can be sure?

In the meantime Brockley Rd pedestrians are left dodging the traffic as the plastic barriers are frequently blown into the road.

And the baffled drinkers in the Barge are barricaded into the pub ...