Proving that smaller, franchised, high street convenience stores don't have to be like Costcutters comes the new Budgens on Brockley Road, near-neighbour to the new Co-Op.
From the street, the new shop is a vast-improvement on what was there before. Inside the shop looks clean and well-kept and we got a friendly pat on the shoulder for no particular reason from the manager as we left. When we asked where something was, they not only knew what we were talking about, but where to find it.
As a result of this article, we also have a lovely new "Crofton Park" tag, which people have been asking for.