Close the gap in Crofton Park

Last week, a 41-year-old man was killed at Crofton Park Station, when he was hit by a train. Reader Emily believes this underlines the need to do something about the large gap between the trains and the northbound platform. She writes:"I am always a bit nervous of the gap - it’s huge - when I ...

Campaign group wants to create new Brockley nature reserve

Campaign group The Fourth Reserve Trust exists to create a nature reserve along the Brockley railway cutting. They are campaigning to protect the ancient woodland next to the Crofton Park scout hut, which has been granted 'Asset of Community Value' status. They write:The scout hut, situated on Courtrai Road, is on a strip of land ...

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 pic.twitter.com/TocQSV17St— 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 ...

Crofton Park Vinyl

What a record looks likeWill writes:We are setting up a vinyl record shop in Crofton Park Library. Most of the proceeds will go directly towards funding the running of the library and improvements to it.We will be working closely with the already established and successful Crofton Books, who are also based at the libraryThere will ...

The Aviva Community Fund: Vote for Marnock Road community garden

The Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park Neighbourhood Forum is fundraising to improve the public garden in Marnock Road (Crofton Park). Member Kay writes:We have big plans for the Railway Garden and need your help to make them a reality! Firstly, we'd like to thank all those who voted for the project at the Crofton ...

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 ...

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.

Coming soon: Gently

Gently is the sister shop of Gently Elephant and will be opening in Crofton Park soon. Owner Helen teased this shot today and promises a shop for grown ups.

Coming soon: Another Elephant

I saw a little elephant standing in my garden,I said 'You don't belong in here', he said 'I beg you pardon?'- Spike MilliganAnother local store opening to share...Helen from Brockley children's store (and Brockley Central award winner) Gently Elephant writes: "We have collected the keys for the old Swintons shop in Crofton Park (between Aqua ...