Category: Community Facilities

Junior Gardening Area

Brandon Junior Gardening & Eco Club In June 2021 Brandon TRA decided to develop an unused corner of the playground beside the Jack Hobbs club into a Junior Gardening & Eco Club. We started off with some oil drum planters donated by WeAreWaterloo, and ran sessions led by Helene Ok, assisted by Brandon residents, Marie-line […]

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CGS Funding – Damaged Wooden Planters

Back in 2009, LB Southwark installed 22 wooden raised bed planters  to effectively ring fence the (Grade 1 listed) Henry Moore “Recining Figure No 3′ and protect it from the threat of metal thieves. In the interim period, the Brandon gardening group has looked after the planting within them. However, when these planters were originally […]

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Murals and Public Art on the Brandon

Probably best known for the Henry Moore, Reclining Figure No. 3,  The shopping parade had a (now lost) mural celebrating the Chartists Kennington connection by Anthony Holloway, there were other works by Holloway and Lynn Easthope, some of which have now been lost. Edward Hollamby the original estate architect was very much a fan of […]

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Refurbishment of Maddock Way

For far too long Maddock Way has been the most neglected part of the Brandon. It has continually fallen between two stools, residing on Housing land, yet the units are managed by Southwark Property Services. The ground underfoot is a patchwork of different tarmac repairs, all the drains have been blocked for years, causing severe […]

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Vacant Shop Unit – Maddock Way

The TRA has been working with the Great Estates team on a project to come up with some ideas to rejuvenate the Maddock Way shopping precinct. However there is one mystery that nobody in Southwark seems to be able to answer – The retail unit beside the pharmacy on Maddock Way has been neglected and […]

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Great Estates Update – July 2021

We received the following update from David Suen I just wanted to keep you updated with where we are on the Great Estate project, here are the highlights: The bin storage units have been procured and I am waiting for it to be signed off. I will then award the contract and I can then […]

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Great Estates Update from David Suen

Please below the uddates that we requested (in black) and the responses we received from David Suen (in blue)   Gardening Strand Update on planters below tower blocks? We met on site before Easter to review planting; the job is expected to be completed next week. The plants look healthy and with the regular watering […]

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Advice and support during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

With the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be finding things harder than usual at the moment. You are not alone, and help is available. Link to PDF Document Southwark Council Public Health Division Last updated 02 June 2020 Sources of Support for Local Residents

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Brandon Estate discussed at the Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Issues on the Brandon Estate were one of the topics being considered by the Overview & Scrutiny committee (OSC) on 2nd June 2020. Tom Lloyd (TRA chair) and five other residents joined the (video) meeting to make representations to the OSC, which included Cllr Evelyn Akoto, and ward counsellors Alice McDonald and James Coldwell. The […]

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The Jack Hobbs Club Fiasco

In 2018, Southwark promised to return our community hall to Brandon residents’ use.  

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