Category: Estate Management

High Street Recovery Fund – Decision Outcome

We are pleased to announce that we have secured the full £25,000 grant funding that we applied for. This funding will be used as match funding towards the ideas that we are looking at to redevelop many aspects of Maddock Way, Please see the full details here.

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Maddock Way Regeneration

The TRA has been working with the Great Estates team to develop some ideas to improve Maddock Way. Ideas suggested so far have included the addition of seating & planting, the regeneration of derelict retail units, the installation of some public art pieces, hosting a weekend Farmers Market, replacement of the paving underfoot, improving the […]

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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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Susannah Oso moving on – Resident Services Contact

We received the following message from Nat Stevens, regarding Susannah Oso.   Dear All Susannah Oso is moving to another area of the Borough and her last day as Resident Services Officer for Brandon 1 and Conant and Rutley is Friday the 20th of August 2021. Susannah has worked very hard in the last couple of […]

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Great Estates – New Planting outside tower blocks

The Great Estates project to install new planting outside the tower blocks has now been completed, and handed over to our residents to look after. The planting has turned out to be smaller than the visualisations that were shared with us to indicate what the finished scheme would look like (above) so it has been […]

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Proposed New Growing Area & Issues with Wooden Planters

We have been in consultation with the Great Estates team over recent months to come up with a design for some new organic growing plots for residents to use. Last week we were presented with a proposal from Ruth & Sophie for a scheme containing 10 wooden raised be planters, as detailed here. However we […]

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