The Gape of Water

One Brockley man has been fighting an epic battle with the machine, trying to persuade Thames Water to properly fix the leaky water main near his house by Hilly Fields.BCer Chris first reported the problem on January 4th and despite repeated visits and building works that have caused traffic disruption, the utility has merely been ...

Bite Mi – Best Newcomer 2017

Congratulations to Vietnamese cafe Bite Mi, winner of Brockley Central's Best Newcomer Award for the best new local high street business of 2017.In the first re-ballot in the award's history, the top three were:Bite Mi - 34%Saka Maka - 27%Parlez - 18%Bite Mi is a fast, friendly cafe with a simple and authentic menu that ...

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, ...

Shop Small in Brockley

I have recently changed jobs, moving to a new agency, which means lots of new clients I have to remember to disclose if I ever mention them. I am currently surrounded by lots of people working diligently to support American Express' Shop Small campaign (tomorrow), which gives Amex card holders £5 credit when they spend £10 ...

plant.furniture

plant.furniture is a new Brockley-based retail business, operating from Breakspears Road and specialising in vintage plant pots from the 1960s and 1970s. Founders James and Eleanor say:"We fell in love with West German planters of the 1960s and 1970s (as well as similar styles produced in East Germany, the Netherlands and Italy). Plant pots produced ...

Brockley mustard

Local food entrepreneur Julien is starting a mustard business, but before he takes the plunge, he thought it wise to see whether people like mustard. He writes:"I used to make Cocospice, a Sri Lankan inspired dry sauce that our friends at the Larder and Jones of Brockley used to sell."Now, I am setting up a ...

Brockley Mess for sale

Would it not be easierIn that case for the governmentTo dissolve the peopleAnd elect another?- The Solution, Bertold BrechtMidtown cafe The Brockley Mess is up for sale. The estate agents say:"Contemporary coffee shop & restaurant for sale situated in a desirable location within Brockley. Well-presented trade area measuring approximately 1,066 sq ft (GIA) for 51 ...

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 ...

The Future of The Ladywell Playtower

Four potential bidders for the Ladywell Playtower - including two cinema chains, a cultural consortium and Goldsmiths - have been shortlisted by Lewisham Council, who have launched a public consultation about the future of the iconic building.The Grade II-listed Playtower has lain dormant for years, but now four exciting concepts have been identified, including:Goldsmiths"Goldsmiths propose ...

MOT garage closes to make way for more homes

The Geoffrey Road MOT garage is closedThe MOT garage on Geoffrey Road has been closed and boarded up, to make way for a new housing development, which is yet to earn planning permission. The garage has lived with the Sword of Damocles hanging over its head for years and the development has gone through a number ...