Lovely station for ducks

The Brockley Cross Action Group took advantage of the rainy weather to demonstrate the problem of 'ponding' outside Brockley Station ticket office, caused by poor workmanship when the new steps were built.

It's been a problem since it was built, but contractors Conway have not been asked to remedy the matter.

A BXAG spokesperson said:

While everyone else had to tiptoe around the inconveniently located small lake the family of 3 ducks were observed clearly relishing the opportunity for a spot of dabbling!

The water feature has been growing in size in recent months, an unfortunate and unintentional result of works carried out by Lewisham Council two years ago. It was perhaps only a matter of time before pond life began to take full advantage of this new habitat.

We have been developing Brockley Common as as haven for both people & wildlife and with the woodland area we have provided a refuge for many garden birds. But we never expected to see ducks on the Common!

We realise every Common should have a pond, but this one is poorly located and we think it is high time Lewisham Council sorted the problem out! They should stop ducking the issue!