Ashby Mews: erection of gate, tarmac resurfacing and Conservation Area status

9 June 2018 Brockley Society is aware of the installation of gates at the northern end of Ashby Mews and has advised initiating mews residents (frontagers) that: retrospective planning application is needed otherwise LB Lewisham will start enforcement action as the gate is too high even though the Mews is […]

Brockley Conservation Area: Advantages and Responsibilities

(This article appeared in the June 2016 Newsletter) Special architectural and historic interest Because of its special architectural and historic interest, Brockley Conservation Area was designated by the council in 1973 and extended in 1991, 1993 and 2005. Building of this speculatively-developed Victorian suburb began in the 1830s. Most houses […]

Shopfronts and Signage

Brockley Society Open Meeting: Tuesday 14 April 2015, 7.30pm, Brockley Social Club, 240 Brockley Road, SE4 2SU. We are campaigning to improve the look of Brockley’s shopfronts and signs. We would like Lewisham Way, Brockley Cross and Brockley Road to look inviting, encouraging all who pass through to shop there. Click here to […]

Significant changes ahead at 180 Brockley Road

  The narrow site at 180 Brockley Road has been home to Brockley Motors since 1960. Prior to that it was the site of the Ritz, a cinema open between 1913 and 1954 under various names including the Brockley Picture House, the Giralda and the Palladium. The site is currently […]

Unfriendly Development at the Crown & Sceptre

  We think that Friendly Street is lovely. There is an incredibly well preserved set of early Victorian terraces on the west side of the road, which are wonderful and we also happen to think that our local public houses are treasures worth preserving. We were therefore very sad to […]