St John’s CPZ causes knock-on problems

With grim inevitability, residents just outside the new CPZ in St John's are now complaining that it is having a knock-on effect on their streets. James writes:"New parking restrictions in St. John’s causing a nightmare for us residents at the north end of Wickham, Breakspears etc... I literally see cars stalking down the road each ...

BMW flips on St Asaph Road

The News Shopper reports:"A man had to be cut free from a BMW after a car being chased by an unmarked police car crashed into it in Brockley."Police said officers chased a Mini Cooper from Pomeroy Street to St Asaph Road shortly before noon yesterday (October 25) after it failed to stop when it was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Please do not park your car in the middle of our park

The latest in an occasional series about people who park wherever they feel like in Brockley. Tom writes:"I live near Hilly Fields and love the park. I went for my evening run yesterday and came across these guys. I'm not normally one to get involved in moaning on internet but thought this didn't seem right ...

Brockley Cross Audi showroom closes

@BrockleyCentral @MPSLewisham @LewishamCouncil it's gone. Hooray! Thanks whoever sorted it 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/7mroDd9vGT— Ben Pearce (@HighStreetBen) April 6, 2017 @BrockleyCentral Car is gone & t/ tree is - staggeringly - still alive. My neighbour had been tending it before t/ accident and she knows :) pic.twitter.com/qEkPbMQbdt— Katy Cooper (@DecSop1) April 6, 2017

Blight rider

Perhaps naively, I assumed that if a bellend drives a car into a tree and abandons it in the middle of the pavement in one of Brockley's main thoroughfares, that the car would be removed within days, perhaps hours. Instead, this car has been left in Brockley Cross for weeks, for the community to work ...

Then tell me future boy, who is the president of the United States in 2017?

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads! We need a pick-up truck. Another addition to our collection of eccentric Brockley vehicles, this DeLorean looks like it might have played a starring role in the Secret Cinema production of Back to the Future in 2015.

Ladies and Gentlemen: We got him

Able was Howard ere he saw Brockley. We have accomplished what Jeremy Paxman never could. We have taken down the kingpin. The Mail reports:Former Tory leader Michael Howard has been convicted of failing to say who was driving his car when it was caught by a speed camera [on Lewisham Way].Lord Howard, 75, and his ...

Lewisham borough goes 20mph from September

From September 2016, all council-managed roads in the London Borough of Lewisham will have a 20mph speed limit, to reduce accidents and all the horrible things associated with them.Roads that are managed by Transport for London (red routes) will not be included at this time. These are primarily the South Circular (A205), New Cross Road ...