Change is in the air. Work continues apace on Walworth Road, and the traffic there has approved considerably; not sure how it’s impacted the surrounding streets, however. Big news in Camberwell is that St George have had their plans for the Mary Datchelor school approved (pending legal issues), and a big development at the top of Camberwell Road has had the go-ahead as well (see here for details — look at me, reduced to stealing scraps from the SE5Forum table).
I’ve no doubt this is good news for some people, and perhaps for Camberwell in general — depending on what you want from the area. Speaking from a purely selfish point of view, it could mean trouble; if property prices continue to go up I won’t be able to buy here, and if they have a knock-on effect on rents, I may not be able to rent here either. I could be writing the WoolwichOnline Blog soon.
While I am still here, I notice that work is taking place on the exterior of Cube, the seldom-open club and trouble-magnet. They’re getting rid of the deep red exterior; fingers crossed they’ll open the place up a bit and let some light in, too. It could be a nice little venue on that corner. I remember when it used to be a Greek restaurant, with a club downstairs that was one of the few after-hours drinking venues in the area. I went there a few times, always the worse for wear.
The Chinese takeaway on Vestry Road has been renamed Chop Chop. That cheered me up a bit.