Jam Circus flats refused

A proposal to build three flats to the rear of Jam Circus has been rejected by the Council on the basis of poor quality and an overbearing design. The plan was for:The change of use and conversion of the existing shop together with demolition of the existing single storey structures and the construction of a ...

Heat Massage, 315a Brockley Road

Heat Massage is a new massage therapy room, in Heat salon on Brockley Road. Prices start from £25 for 30 minutes (or £20 for baby massage).For details, click here.

Crofton Park refresh

Lewisham Council has a launched  public consultation in relation to its plans for the Crofton Park stretch of Brockley Road.The proposals are to:Narrow the available road width widening footways allowing for inset parking, disabled parking and electrical vehicle charging bays to be constructedRaise the carriageway level (raised junctions) locally in three areas to reduce vehicle ...

Villa Toscana up for sale

Villa Toscana, the Brockley Road restaurant, is up for sale.This venue has had a colourful and unsuccessful decade and a takeover, followed by a makeover, is necessary. It occupies a prime spot, bang in the middle of Brockley's main drag, but dated decor, a bewildering decision to block the front windows and regular changes of ...

Midtown plot for sale

A Brockley Road plot with planning permission for development as flats is up for sale - yours for a mere £900k.The site, on the corner of Brockley and Arabin roads, is occupied by a 3 storey house with a single storey garage extension. Permission has been secured to death mask the house and add an extension, ...

Gently, 405 Brockley Road

We are delighted to be open now in #CroftonPark, every day. Come for a nose. We are selling gorgeous #gifts, #books and #homewares. pic.twitter.com/Xob4LLb2um— Gently (@gentlyhome) July 23, 2017Open seven days a week in Crofton Park, selling homewares and gifts, Gently Elephant now has a sibling.

Virtue signalling

@TeamCatford @brockstreetart @BrockleyCentral @henryfix_ @HitherMurals @honoroakpark @CroftonParkLife A non election post! pic.twitter.com/6ukVDxNePl— Lionel Stanhope (@lionel_stanhope) June 9, 2017Not only does this new sign, created by Lionel Barber as part of the Street Art Festival, brighten this Brockley Road bridge, but it succinctly captures the truth of Greater Brockley: Brockley to the left, Brockley to the ...

Brockley’s dark territory brightened

During the last decade that this site has been running, many of the ugliest parts of Brockley have been, if not beautified, then at the very least significantly improved. But the railway bridges crossing Brockley and Mantle Roads represent grot's last stand in SE4.However, hidden in the small print of the announcement about the 2017 ...

Turners to close

Turners, the Brockley Road hardware store, is to close later this month. The shop has been providing a valuable service to the local community for decades and built a loyal customer base, who've come to rely on the fact that Turners will always have what they need, however obscure.Recently, the owner of Turners was a ...

Brockley Road: Heroes and Villains

Two neighbouring venues on Brockley Road have recently made an effort to pretty themselves up for summer, to vastly different effect.Firstly, we have Central Cafe, who have taken a look around and noticed that people seem to like spending time in places that look nice. Their minimalist makeover is a soothing addition to the high ...