Wednesday, 25 March 2009

On The Brinkley

If you thought that the sighting of a cock-pheasant in Cheam was incredibly rare and unusual, then brace yourself for news of a potential house-buyer being spotted in Worcester Park. Such an endangered species there were rumours that they were extinct, but apparently not.

Claire has e-mailed me with this question:

"We are thinking of moving to Brinkley Road and I wondered if you wouldn't mind letting us know what the road is like?

The place we are hoping to move to is at the top end near the High Street. If you could let us know if it is a quiet road and if there is much trouble from the High Street, any noise from the plumbers that you know of, noise from anywhere or anything really that we might need to know before we consider moving there that would be great!!"

Hmm, now if only there was someone online that lived in Brinkley Road and could help with this request. Just someone, in fact anyone. Nope, can't think of anybody.

So I guess it falls to me to say that Brinkley Road is, unless I have missed anything, a very decent suburban street to live in with probably just the odd bit of noise from people staggering back from bars/pubs on a Saturday night.

I imagine parking may be a bit of a squeeze being so close to Central Road, but that's the price you pay for convenience.

But over to you - if you can help Claire, add your comments below!

20 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

Well Claire I was raised in Worcester Park and until i left in ooh say 1990, Brinkly road was along with Browning Avenue, the worst place to live in w/park. There were several large families (who shall remain nameless) who ruled those streets, whether they are still there i don't know. I gather alot of the houses round there were sold off in the housing boom but i drive through there regularly and i still dont rate the area. I wouldn't live there but it all depends on what your used to really, I grew up on the other side of the high street which is nicer, if you're coming from a more urban area than w/park then go for it coz it isn't as bad as say areas in Sutton or kingston, but in my opinion Brinkley still is probably amongest the least desirable streets BUT the old saying with property experts is 'better to have the worst house on the best street than the best house on the worst street.' Do more research Claire. Go there in the evening and on a Sunday afternoon when all the kids are home.. hope this helps regards. Caroline

The Brinkster said...

I'm sure I know somebody who..... hey wait!?!? ME!!! :D

Claire, if you want to drop me an email (address at the top of my blog) I'll give you the full rundown and maybe even chuck in an invitation for a cuppa at Brinkster Central.

You can view Brinkley Road on Google Streetview here:
http://tinyurl.com/cn59mf

Worcester Park said...

Everybody - free cup of tea on offer (see above). Just e-mail The Brinkster and tell him your name is Claire.... ;-)

The Parkerilla said...

My name is Claire and so is my wife's

The Colonel said...

The biggest problem with Brinkley Road is that there isn't a finger lickin' good KFC on the corner of it, yet...

Anonymous said...

I cut through Brinkley on Saturday night (about 11.30)only to have to avoid about 20 drunken teenagers (possibly 14/15 year olds!)falling off the kerb, being sick, etc outside one of the houses! Don't know if this is a regular occurence down there or just a normal Saturday night in Worcester Park...

Ian Morris said...

I know they might have caused a bit of a mess, but why did you try avoiding them? Their fragile drunken bodies would have been no match for a car.

The Parkerilla said...

And on the basis of one of my favourite quotations that "the law shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of justice" not a jury in the land would convict you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire, I am a working mother of 3 young children who lives on the near the central road end of Brinkely Rd, in the 6 years we have lived here we have never had any problems. Its an excellent location for the shops, station and schools. Not aware of anyone ruling the road or drunken teenagers. All our neighbours are very frendly and in the main decent well mannered people. I would recommend it as a place to live.

Anonymous said...

I have to add this....we are South Africans now living in London & moved from Tulse Hill (because of the unsavoury element there)to Worcester Park, after spending a whole day viewing various places. We chose W/Park because of its tranquility & guess what..we live on Brinkley Road!!! We have yet to experience any of the incidents mentioned in previous comments & as soon as we are able to buy a property, we intend buying in W/Park. Very convenient place to live!!and very happy there.

Alex said...

I think the first comment was spot on and offered good advice - Claire would do well to have a good, look across WP, at different times of day and on different days. Brinkley Road and Browning Avenue are two of WP's least desirable locations and a few visits will undoubtedly reveal why.

That said, if you previously lived in somewhere like Tulse Hill or Wallington's notorious Roundshaw Estate or Zimbabwe, Brinkley Road would undoubtedly be an improvement.

[Perhaps someone from Brinkley Road would like to angrily lecture me on the subject of how wonderful and tranquil Zimbabwe is?].

Ian Morris said...

I have lived in Mighty WP all my life (28 years) and have no idea why some of these guys on here think there is a problem with Brinkley (Browning, fair enough. It is a bit dodgy). My partner and I live in Brinkley and before that Washington. There is, in our opinion, no more or no less trouble in Brinkley than there was at Washington or our address before that (Hughenden).

Anonymous said...

alex you are so pathetic.how many murders or violent assaults and muggings have happened in brinkley or browning.A there would be far more from other aereas of worcester park like the avenue or cuddington.and the few murders i know to of happened have all been commited by people far away from browning or brinkley.check your facts

Worcester Park said...

I agree with the above comment. What exactly is wrong with Brinkley Road and where are the reports of all these troubles that are supposed to afflict it?

Anonymous said...

I lived in Browning Ave from being 5yrs old until I was 17 and it wasn't as bad as people are making out, neither was Brinkley, maybe if it is now as bad as people are saying then that is down to the people that live there, but then there are a lot of places like that now. Where I live now used to be one of the noicest areas but due to the youth of today it is slowly going down hill.

Downwind of the Cock said...

I can see it now, the slogan that the Worcester Park Tourist Authority should adopt, maybe even have it inscibed on a golden arch at each end of Central Road

"Worcester Park - Safer Than Soweto"

KFCock said...

maybe the slogan should be
"Worcester Park - Sometimes Safer Than Soweto"

Alex said...

In response to Anonymous of Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:22:00 AM

Nocturnal Anonymous, you put the case against living in Browning or Brinkley rather well.

Judging from your level of skill with the English language, clearly you are unfamiliar with the basics of written communication. I must therefore conclude that you routinely prefer to settle disputes with a method less mighty than the power of the pen.

I really hope Claire isn't unfortunate enough to move next-door to you. I mention this because I somehow sense there is a high probability that both your neighbouring properties regularly come up for sale.

Kingsmeader said...

I grew up in Worcester Park, and I have to say that both Brinkley and Browning were always skanky. This was over 30 years ago mind, and compared to our road, alot of the roads looked rank off from Central Road, but Browning/Brinkley just looked dirty, unkempt and full of commoners - though quite handy for Broadway Bargains which I suppose is rather apt.

I wouldn't want to move there personally, though I wouldn't want to move back to suburban life a la Worcester Park anyway. Far too dirty and noisy - even though I absolutely love this Blog ! It's great to reminisce and see how everything's changed. Nice job on it. :)

Downwind of the Cock said...

Ah, Kingsmead Avenue, loved it when I lived there.

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