Homer: Animals are crapping in our houses, and we're picking it up! Did we lose a war? That's not America.
That's not even Mexico!
- The Simpsons
We're hosting Taco Sunday at the Broca Food Market every Sunday from 11.30am to 5pm until Christmas We use only fresh products from the market and have been trading at Brixton street market for over a year now.
A new restaurant looks set to open on Mantle Road, on the west side of Brockley Station.
The team behind the project is in the final stages of securing the lease for units 3 and 4 of the parade, which are currently occupied by the Broca Food Market (the owners have been seeking a new tenant for their premises, to allow them to relocate).
Until the deal's done, there are no more details to share, but the ambition is to create a full-blown restaurant, rather than a cafe / shop / takeaway / whatever hybrid.
More news soon, hopefully.
The Brockley Cross Action Group is using Patchwork Present to organise a neighbourhood whip round to buy our own Christmas tree. So if a local tree would boost your festive spirits, click here to contribute what you can. Suzanne writes:
We'd like a big beautiful tree for Brockley this Christmas, and now that councils have stopped paying for Christmas trees we need a bit of help! Just contribute what you can afford and we can all enjoy a lovely tree in our town centre this Christmas.
The Brockley Christmas Market is organised by the BXAG, a community group and registered charity, and run by unpaid volunteers. The Market is run as an independent event and receives no financial support or subsidy from Lewisham Council.
One of BC's neighbours is a former writer for Metro. No wonder the guy got out.
Metro's editorial team have put their heads together and come up with this list of London boroughs, ranked from worst to best, in their opinion. Lewisham comes 28th, beating only the boroughs that got no votes - including Kingston, Havering, Bexley and Redbridge.
Now, not even Metro is taking this list seriously, but house prices being equal, it would be hard to make the case that Lewisham deserves to be ranked above Camden, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster or even Southwark. Beyond these ones though, Lewisham can hold its head up alongside a host of other boroughs:
- Hackney? Cool, but dirty and often inaccessible. See also: Haringey
- Richmond, Wandsworth and Merton? Handsome but stiff and monocultural
- Barnet? Far too far out and not worth the bother
- Tower Hamlets? Too many flats, too many elaborate road systems
- Hammersmith & Fulham? Surely London's most overrated borough
Lewisham is an underwhelming place to visit, but an amazing place to live.
Most importantly, BC has just spent the last week outside the London bubble and therefore feels obligated to point out that all 32 London boroughs are the real winners.
Thanks to Patrick for the heads up.