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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Greenhouse Build

The Brandon gardening group have a new greenhouse, constructed by Peter Balazs, with some help from Tom. This was built this week, and has been fitted out with some rack shelving so that it is ready for use. Please see the following gallery of the various stages in the build process. This should be a […]

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Junior Gardening Launch Event

We has a successful launch of the new Junior Gardening space beside the Jack Hobbs club this Saturday. Helene & Verity ran a ‘learn & share’ event, and Giovanni brought one of his display bee hives to teach all our junior gardeners about the importance of bees as pollinators. Peter attended on behalf of the […]

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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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Brandon Parklet Ideas

As part of the great estates initiative we are exploring ways that we might improve amenities in the Brandon, and are looking at improvements that we could make on the Maddock Way shopping parade. Ideas include the restoration of some new public art on the wall spaces, some more planting, evaluating the possibility of having […]

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