Vote for our Best Local Newcomer 2017

Time again to vote for the prestigious Brockley Central Best Newcomer Award. Last year, Crofton Park bakery Cat Food won the vote in a crowded field and joined a legendary group of local businesses in our hall of fame.The competition is open to any high street business that has opened in Brockley / Crofton Park, ...

Dennis Bovell – Lovers Rock as 1970s X-Factor

Earlier this month, Dennis Bovell was made an Honorary Fellow at Goldsmiths, a recognition of his contribution to music and his links to the South East London area. Bovell is probably best known for his many reggae/dub productions, including producing Linton Kwesi Johnson, helping to establish the Lovers Rock genre (including writing Silly Games for Janet ...

Bella Nova, 304 Brockley Road

It's time to right a wrong and ensure that a new(ish) Brockley establishment gets a mention before the Newcomer of the Year vote.Bella Nova opened in Midtown in the autumn and is one part Central Perk, one part greasy spoon, serving everything from lattes and ciabatta to full English breakfasts.Please share your reviews here.

Lewisham Councillors call on Labour to change Pro-Brexit stance

Seventy Labour councillors from Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark, unhappy at Labour's pro-Brexit policies, have written a joint letter to the party's leadership, asking them to change course.Labour has struggled to spell out its specific position on Brexit and this letter is similarly vague, falling just short of calling for Labour to stop the Brexit process ...

Midtown elves transform Brockley Road tree

The elves have got to another tree, @BrockleyCentral! Thank you to Layla and team in ‘midtown’ Brockley. #community #lovebrockley #LoveLondon— Jo R (@JoRatcliff1) December 22, 2017Another Brockley Christmas tree has been given a festive transformation. Its cheerless safety barriers are now beautiful. Thank you to the people who did this.

Dates for 2018

Our regular Big Bird Watch will take place on Sunday 28th January, most likely from 10.30am. Our annual orchard maintenance and pruning session will be held on 4th February at 2pm, followed by our 8th Wassail at 4pm. If you want to start learning the words in anticipation, check out this link.

Ashmead School expansion plans revealed

A visualisation of the Lewisham Way elevationThe application for the expansion of Ashmead School is now available on the Lewisham Council website. The proposal is for:"Construction of a three storey school building (use class D1) at Lewisham Way frontage of Ashmead Primary School, Ashmead Road SE8, to facilitate an increase from 1 to 2 forms ...

Crofton Park Christmas Tree Transformed

Every year the #CroftonPark tree is an embarrassment - so well done locals who took matters into their own hands and guerilla decorated it last night! @BrockleyCentral— Jenny Wood (@WoodyJen) December 20, 2017 Finally, the big society steps up!After years of suffering under the dead hand of Lewisham Council, which each December provides the ...

Crofton Park train campaigners aim high

Michael from the Cinderella Line campaign group, which campaigns for better train services through Crofton Park, writes:Thameslink have proposed to run four trains to Crofton Park every hour at the weekend, which is great, but they are suggesting we'll have to wait until December 2018. Bah! Humbug! We think that's way too long to wait.In ...

Coming soon: Grounds and Grapes

The store front in HOPGrounds and Grapes is a new coffee shop and bar that's taking shape in Honor Oak (41 Honor Oak Park). They've been recruiting for a chef and have launched a holding website.To follow them on Instagram, click here.