Lewisham Place: Like Lewisham Shopping Centre, only slightly more lime green

The future of Lewisham Shopping Centre has been the subject of feverish speculation over the years: Would it be completely rebuilt? Submerged below ground? Turned into a gastrodome? Appended with a cinema?The answer is none of these things. Instead, they're adding some green signs. Fromthemurkydepths reports:Lewisham Shopping Centre owners Landsec have just gained approval from ...

Buro, Brockley Cross

Buro is a new co-working desk and studio space has opened in SE4.The workspace is managed by the owners of the property, who themselves are self-employed South London professionals. Phil Fisk is an award-winning photographer who studied at Goldsmiths and never left the area, and his partner Sarah Greene an Events Director who made the ...

Barclays Crofton Park to close

It seems @Barclays are closing the Crofton Park branch! 😱 @BrockleyCentral @CroftonParkLife @JaneCanDoSE4 @BeecroftFOBS pic.twitter.com/cWdAwQBgOV— Molewife (@Molewife) March 16, 2018The last bank branch in SE4 will close on July 6th.

The South East London solar buyers club

Our local renewable energy collective says:Brockley households are being given the chance to cash in on cheap solar power, thanks to a new community ‘buyers’ club’.  The not-for-profit project aims to bring households together so that they can use their collective purchasing power to knock down the costs of buying and installing solar panels on ...

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 ...