On my daily walk from Brinkster Central down Central Road to the station yesterday morning I found this box and pile of clothes strewn around the pavement. I don't know if this was a charity donation that had been hijacked by someone or was just dumped there though my feeling is that it's more likely to be the former (if people want to dump their rubbish experience suggests that they do at the top of Washington Road). Either way it's fairly depressing but I was cheered by the knowledge that the LB Sutton street cleaner makes his way down Central Road at roughly the same time that I do so was confident that it would soon be taken care of.
Is it me or does the problem of dumping seem to be getting worse? If you've seen anything dumped tweet me a pic to @brinkleyroad with with the hashtag #dumpedstuff
Unfortunately it looks as though Kingfish has felt the impact of the financial downturn and competition on Central Road as there are notices in the windows to say that the property has been repossessed. According to the notes in the window the landlord had his bailiffs enter the property yesterday and secure it so it really does look like it's all over for Kingfish.
With Nefi's across the road open longer hours plus all of the other restaurants and take-aways in Worcester Park it probably was going to be a challenge to maintain a restaurant that only provided a conventional fish and chip menu but Kingfish has been more than just a restaurant to Worcester Park in that it's pretty much the first thing you see on Central Road when you come under the bridge due to its prominent location and obvious signage.
I'm definitely sad as it's been a regular spot for me when I've been on the way home late from the station or when Brinkster Minor was on the way back from football practice so he'll also be upset that it's gone.
Let's hope that we get something good there quickly as it's such a prime spot.