ESSENTIAL WORKS NEXT TO CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY

Essential works are being carried out next to the historic vaulted subway which runs underneath Crystal Palace Parade. The aim of the works, being carried out by Bromley council's highways department, is to remove pressure exerted on the courtyard walls by soil and therefore protect the vaulted structure. "The work is an essential first step … Continue reading ESSENTIAL WORKS NEXT TO CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY

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Bromley sign friendship agreement with Canada – links date back to First World War and the building of Orpington hospital by Ontario government

A historic friendship agreement has been signed between Thunder Bay, Canada and the London Borough of Bromley. The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kim Botting, and the Mayor of Thunder Bay, Cllr Kristen Oliver, signed the agreement marking more than 100 years of friendship which started during World War I and commemorates the sacrifice Canadian soldiers … Continue reading Bromley sign friendship agreement with Canada – links date back to First World War and the building of Orpington hospital by Ontario government

BROMLEY SHUT FLY-TIPPERS FREEWAY

Star Lane in St Mary Cray has been closed as part of an ongoing Bromley borough-wide anti fly-tip initiative. Concrete blocks have been installed to close the lane, preventing vehicular access to deter fly-tipping in an area which has become known for this type of anti-social behaviour, say Bromley council in a statement. Surrounding roads … Continue reading BROMLEY SHUT FLY-TIPPERS FREEWAY

COMPANY PROSECUTED FOR NOT HAVING PLANNING PERMISSION

A company has been prosecuted for failing to comply with an enforcement notice following the conversion of offices into residential accommodation without planning permission. The owners of the property in Penge High St, appeared at Bromley magistrates court where they pleaded guilty to breaching the enforcement notice and were ordered to pay a total of … Continue reading COMPANY PROSECUTED FOR NOT HAVING PLANNING PERMISSION

ROGUE TRADERS ONE: LOCATION OF ‘DISTINCTIVE’ TRUCK SOUGHT

A 'distinctive truck' is being sought by a council's trading standards department following two incidents of doorstep crime. The truck is described as a white four door open back truck, with its most distinctive features being a green coloured surround and a red coloured cage at the back of the cab. The appeal for information … Continue reading ROGUE TRADERS ONE: LOCATION OF ‘DISTINCTIVE’ TRUCK SOUGHT

SOUTHWARK PREPARE FOR BREXIT, BROMLEY PREPARE FOR THE BIG LUNCH

SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PREPARE FOR BREXIT Three weeks after Southwark Council announced a £2 million Brexit budget reserve and an immediate £300,000 funding package, the council have created a new online information resource to help residents with any concerns or questions they have about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March. The new guidance … Continue reading SOUTHWARK PREPARE FOR BREXIT, BROMLEY PREPARE FOR THE BIG LUNCH

BLUE BADGE MISUSE – DRIVER FROM BARNSLEY FINED FOR OFFENCE – IN BROMLEY

Blue Badge holders’ relatives are again being warned not to misuse the badge following further prosecutions brought as part of Bromley council’s ongoing campaign to prevent misuse. Eleven more drivers have been ordered to pay fines totalling £5,944 for misusing a Blue Badge, with almost all of these cases involving a Blue Badge belonging to … Continue reading BLUE BADGE MISUSE – DRIVER FROM BARNSLEY FINED FOR OFFENCE – IN BROMLEY

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED "I want to bring Lambeth together" - Jack Hopkins Cllr Jack Hopkins is the leader-elect of Lambeth council following his selection by the Labour group of councillors on Monday (Jan 28). He is expected to be confirmed as leader of the council at its next full meeting on February 13. Cllr … Continue reading NEW COUNCIL LEADER NAMED “I want to bring Lambeth together” – Jack Hopkins / LEWISHAM GIVEN £10,000 TO EXPLORE ADS BAN ON HIGH FAT, HIGH SUGAR AND SALTY FOODS / COMPANY FINED AFTER WASTE FLY-TIPPED IN RECREATION GROUND / FREEDOM PASS RENEWAL

PLANS FOR NEW-LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN MADE PUBLIC 

Plans to refurbish and extend the 'Grape and Grain' pub at the top of Anerley Hill have been submitted to Bromley council - with lots of support for the planned roof terrace. Local campaigner Francis Bernstein says: "Following their public engagement meeting about the proposal last year, my concerns from their last application have been … Continue reading PLANS FOR NEW-LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN MADE PUBLIC 

SYDENHAM FLY-TIPPING TRUCK CRUSHED / CROYDON CLAMPDOWN SEES VEHICLE SEIZED

A vehicle involved in fly-tipping incidents in Sydenham has been crushed. The white Ford tipper truck was seized in September after CCTV surveillance revealed it was involved in fly-tipping incidents in Kangley Bridge Road, Sydenham. A council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "The vehicle was actually seized in Kangley Bridge Road, which is also … Continue reading SYDENHAM FLY-TIPPING TRUCK CRUSHED / CROYDON CLAMPDOWN SEES VEHICLE SEIZED