The bad and the good of Brockley Cross [Updated]

Brockley Cross closed after shooting incident
Not driving, but parking

"The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life ... maybe we can too."
- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2

[Update] At the exact moment we were writing this, there were reports of a shooting at Brockley Cross roundabout. Brockley Kate's found a link to a News Shopper newsflash here and provided the first photo. That can be placed in the "bad" category.

Here are a few pictures which represent the challenge and opportunity for Brockley Cross. Two classic bits of antisocial parking and one bit of community gardening, at last producing green shoots of recovery at Brockley Common, thanks to the hard work of more conscientious citizens, determined to improve this part of the neighbourhood.

Worth noting that when we posted a photo of the van outside the Holistic Centre the other day, we were told off by a reader for being too hard on the poor old driver, who was clearly just there while loading and unloading. The photo above is taken early in the morning, on a completely different day. Van in the same place, unattended.

We'll check in with the Council to see how their promised tougher policy on parking abuses in the area is going...