BEWARE OF TREE SERVICES SCAMS

Residents are being advised not to respond to various flyers and leaflets offering tree services to avoid potential scams. In one incident a resident was quoted a low price for tree and garden work only to receive a final bill for an extortionate amount - which included much more for garden waste disposal - way … Continue reading BEWARE OF TREE SERVICES SCAMS

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PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH

Five more demonstrations - including one at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace - are planned this month by Bromley library workers who are entering the third month of strike action against their employer, social enterprise leisure services’ giant Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, represents the 50 Bromley library … Continue reading PALACE PROTEST PLANNED AS BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS THIRD MONTH

NEW INITIATIVE TO RECRUIT CARE WORKERS IN BROMLEY “Number of people aged over 85 will have doubled by 2030”

An initiative to recruit new care workers into the council and care homes in Bromley borough is underway. The new recruitment initiative 'Wake Up 2 Care'  is inviting interested people to a recruitment event on Thursday 8 August.  Applicants are advised to book a place onto one of two information sessions available. The session is … Continue reading NEW INITIATIVE TO RECRUIT CARE WORKERS IN BROMLEY “Number of people aged over 85 will have doubled by 2030”

LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH

FIFTY library staff have been on strike since June 6th over Greenwich Leisure's alleged treatment of them - and they're not in Lambeth. The strike is in the neighbouring borough of Bromley where Greenwich Leisure run the libraries on behalf of Bromley council. The deal for Greenwich Leisure was announced in a Bromley council press … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: LIBRARY STAFF STRIKE OVER GREENWICH LEISURE TREATMENT (and they’re NOT in Lambeth) / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS / SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS / SPAMBETH

LIBRARY WORKERS ON ‘FUTILE’ STRIKE SAY GREENWICH LEISURE

Bromley library workers have been on strike since June 6th to demand full staffing of Bromley’s libraries. The Unite union says the strike is also "part of a campaign to give a big pay boost to workers employed by social enterprise leisure services’ giant Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). "The 50 library staff, who are employed … Continue reading LIBRARY WORKERS ON ‘FUTILE’ STRIKE SAY GREENWICH LEISURE

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL: “BROMLEY’S REFERENCE TO ‘REPUTATION MANAGEMENT’ IS POTENTIALLY TROUBLING”

The Campaign for Freedom of Information's comments on Bromley contained in the report are as follows: page 9 A request to Bromley for information about the Adult Social Care Precept was answered after 112 working days.21 21 Decision Notice FS50761605, London Borough of Bromley, 30 July 2018. page 11 Bromley’s performance slid from 77pc in … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL: “BROMLEY’S REFERENCE TO ‘REPUTATION MANAGEMENT’ IS POTENTIALLY TROUBLING”

BROMLEY WARD BOUNDARIES SET TO CHANGE

From the Local Government Boundary Commission: Political map of Bromley set to change In drawing up new boundaries, the commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far … Continue reading BROMLEY WARD BOUNDARIES SET TO CHANGE

BROMLEY COUNCIL LEADER HITS BACK OVER UNACCOMPANIED ASYLUM SEEKER CHILDREN CLAIMS – Calls on Tory Government to introduce more level playing field

Bromley council's leader has denied Labour opposition claims they are no longer funding unaccompanied asylum-seeker children (UASC) arriving here- and demanded the Conservative Government make the system fairer to ALL councils. The borough's Labour councillors said in a statement that buried in the council accounts for 2018-19 was a note stating Bromley had "removed itself … Continue reading BROMLEY COUNCIL LEADER HITS BACK OVER UNACCOMPANIED ASYLUM SEEKER CHILDREN CLAIMS – Calls on Tory Government to introduce more level playing field

WHAT’S GREEN AND CAN BE FOUND ON PAVEMENTS IN CROYDON AND BROMLEY?

Image: London borough of Croydon Hundreds of dockless electric bicycles have appeared on the pavements of Croydon and Bromley to offer residents and visitors "new greener ways to travel." The bikes, which can be accessed and locked using a mobile phone app, are being distributed at key areas across both boroughs making it easier to … Continue reading WHAT’S GREEN AND CAN BE FOUND ON PAVEMENTS IN CROYDON AND BROMLEY?

PUB GIANT FINED £180,000 FOR HYGIENE BREACHES / TAKEAWAY GETS COURT BILL OF ALMOST £1,000

A judge has fined a national brewer £180,000 after Croydon council prosecuted one of its pubs for having a dirty kitchen, mouse droppings and poor hygiene practices. At Croydon magistrates court on the brewer was fined £180,000, plus ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs, after it admitted multiple hygiene failings found at its … Continue reading PUB GIANT FINED £180,000 FOR HYGIENE BREACHES / TAKEAWAY GETS COURT BILL OF ALMOST £1,000