PLANS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT FOOTZIE’S OPPOSED BY BROMLEY COUNCIL

A proposal to build 151 apartments on Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) at the Footzie social club close to Lower Sydenham station is being contested by Bromley council at a forthcoming appeal. Cllr Alexa Michael, chairman of Bromley council's development control committee, said: “We are not prepared to accept the loss of valuable Metropolitan Open Land, … Continue reading PLANS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT FOOTZIE’S OPPOSED BY BROMLEY COUNCIL

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FRAUDSTERS WARNING AHEAD OF TRADING STANDARDS WEEK (‘Revenue’ may ask you for iTunes gift card voucher codes!)

You are again being warned about fraudsters claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The warning comes in advance of the London Trading Standards week, when the council’s Trading Standards team and the National Trading Standards Scams Team will also be advising consumers on how they can protect themselves and others from scams. … Continue reading FRAUDSTERS WARNING AHEAD OF TRADING STANDARDS WEEK (‘Revenue’ may ask you for iTunes gift card voucher codes!)

LANDOWNER FINED £1,000 OVER ‘UNTIDY’ SITE (one settee, washing machine, several bags of garden waste) 

A Bromley landowner has been fined £1,000 after failing to remove rubbish from a site - one YEAR after being asked to do so. Bromley council's latest move comes as part of a crackdown on landowners refusing to clear up sites they own. Reports of a settee, washing machine and several bags of garden waste … Continue reading LANDOWNER FINED £1,000 OVER ‘UNTIDY’ SITE (one settee, washing machine, several bags of garden waste) 

TRAVELLERS MOVED ON IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS “New powers working well” says Croydon councillor – as Bromley introduce their OWN three-month injunction

"This was a substantial illegal encampment" A large illegal camp on playing fields was moved on in less than 24-hours thanks to a new injunction secured by Croydon council. A group of around 50 caravans set up an encampment on the Purley Way playing field on Sunday 12 August at approx. 11.30pm. Using powers secured … Continue reading TRAVELLERS MOVED ON IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS “New powers working well” says Croydon councillor – as Bromley introduce their OWN three-month injunction

CHURCH ROAD FIRE / PLANS TO REDEVELOP CHURCH ROAD’S OTHER FORMER CINEMA REFUSED / CARBERRY ROAD WORKS

Three fire engines attended an incident outside the Chimeby Links internet cafe on Church Road on Friday. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: "We were called at 1138 on August 17 to reports of a gas pipe leaking and on fire in Church Road in Upper Norwood. "The fire was extinguished … Continue reading CHURCH ROAD FIRE / PLANS TO REDEVELOP CHURCH ROAD’S OTHER FORMER CINEMA REFUSED / CARBERRY ROAD WORKS

‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES HAVE ARRIVED IN BROMLEY AND CROYDON – but data-gathering experiment has humans at the wheel

A UK company developing technology for driverless vehicles has begun gathering data in the Bromley and Croydon boroughs this week to develop its venture to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London by 2019. Up to ten Five AI’s vehicle’s will be driven in for 10 months by fully trained, human safety drivers in … Continue reading ‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES HAVE ARRIVED IN BROMLEY AND CROYDON – but data-gathering experiment has humans at the wheel

FRAUDSTER WHO HELPED CON WOMAN OUT OF £17,000 IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

A fraudster who helped con a 70 year old woman out of £17,000 has been jailed for four years at Inner London Crown Court. The court heard that in December 2016 a Bromley resident then aged 70 was cold called by a man who claimed that a pigeon was stuck in her loft. She allowed … Continue reading FRAUDSTER WHO HELPED CON WOMAN OUT OF £17,000 IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

COME IN NUMBER 46, YOUR TIME IS UP – Council urges owners to microchip their pets after tortoise does a runner 

"I am not a number I am a free tortoise" Pet owners are being urged to microchip their animals after a tortoise did a runner and was found wandering along a main Beckenham road. The 10 year-old male Hermann tortoise called Rossi was spotted by an off duty officer who works for Bromley council’s parks … Continue reading COME IN NUMBER 46, YOUR TIME IS UP – Council urges owners to microchip their pets after tortoise does a runner 

AND FINALLY….BROMLEYWATCH / CROYDONWATCH / LEWISHAMWATCH / SOUTHWARKWATCH  

News From Crystal Palace took a look at Freedom of Information requests made to the other four boroughs covering the Crystal Palace area to see what people there were asking and how they contrasted with FOI questions put to Lambeth. Here are the results:: BROMLEYWATCH BROMLEY LOST £1 MILLION IN PARKING FINES - AND SPENT … Continue reading AND FINALLY….BROMLEYWATCH / CROYDONWATCH / LEWISHAMWATCH / SOUTHWARKWATCH  

COUNCILLOR KATE’S A SCAMbassador! / DRUG USER’S HOME CLOSED BY COURT / ONLINE CONSULTATIONS IN LAMBETH

Bromley Cllr Kate Lymer has been appointed a SCAMbassador. SCAMbassadors are part of the national friends against scams network which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams and they have pledged to help raise the profile of scams. Members of voluntary groups, resident associations and clubs in the borough of Bromley … Continue reading COUNCILLOR KATE’S A SCAMbassador! / DRUG USER’S HOME CLOSED BY COURT / ONLINE CONSULTATIONS IN LAMBETH