Posted tagged ‘London’

Blending the aspirational with the practical | Brockley

September 24, 2010

South London blog Brockley Central has blogged before and after pictures of a regeneration project in Tower Hamlets to show what can be achieved in their area.

The photos of the project, which a Brockley resident played a leading role in, were  uploaded to highlight similar potential in the Brockley Road and Lewisham Way area of the south London suburb.

Brockley Central points out that our streets make a major contribution to our prosperity and quality of life, yet too often we accept the ‘crappy status quo’ as though any other reality is impossible.

You can view the original post via this link: Triumph of imagination 2: High Street 2012 | Brockley Central.


Cinema for Camberwell Green campaign steps up a gear | Southwark

August 10, 2010

The campaign to turn an old bingo hall on Camberwell Green back into a cinema is stepping up a gear, South London Press reports.

The future of the Gala Coral building is up for grabs and a planning application for change of use pits the Christian organisation leasing the building against those who believe that Walworth and Camberwell need more arts venues.

You can read the original post via this link:

Cinema for Camberwell Green campaign steps up a gear | The South London Post.

Riverside running track unveiled | Southwark

August 5, 2010

A 500m running lane has been marked out on the Thames Path between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge.

SE1 Blog reports that the project, launched by Olympic medalist Christine Ohuruogu, is intended to promote Cancer Research UK’s Run 10k series of fundraising events.

A poll of 1,000 runners carried out for the charity revealed that 27% found dawdling pedestrians to be a nuisance.

You can read the original post via this link: Christine Ohuruogu unveils riverside running track | SE1 Blog .

New food growing space on Regents Canal | north London

July 12, 2010

A group of community gardeners has raised money to build a food growing space on top a tunnel over the Regents Canal.

Kings Cross Local Environment reports that the recently completed project is part of the Greener Islington and healthy communities’ initiative to promote allotments and community food growing.

You can find the original post via this link: New food growing space on Regents Canal |Kings Cross Local Environment

The problems with leasing a shop in Brockley | south London

July 1, 2010

Brockley Central documents an attempt to take over an empty shop in the neighbourhood with a particularly unsatisfactory conclusion.

You can read the original post via the following link: Brockley shops – no vacancies | Brockley Central.

North London vs South London knife crime | south London

June 3, 2010

A hyperlocal blog has questioned why Vauxhall was selected to test out the London mayor’s knife arches for schools.

Lurking about SE11 has done an analysis on the 2006 and 2007 figures for knife crime, to try to determine whether it’s worse in South London than in North.  The results are quite surprising.

North London vs South London knife crime. Not all young people in South London are bad Boris | Lurking about SE11

Does this shop support the regeneration of King’s Cross? | Islington

May 26, 2010

Balancing the needs of local residents and passers-by is a complicated issue for the planning system. A kebab shop at 2 York Way illustrates the dilemma for local residents.

You can read the original article by following this link:  Does this shop support the re-generation of King’s Cross? | Kings Cross Local Environment