BUILDER PROSECUTED AFTER HE PAID FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE TO BE REMOVED – ONLY FOR IT TO BE DUMPED BY ILLEGAL OPERATORS

A builder has been prosecuted for fly-tipped and hazardous waste found dumped in Nash Lane, Keston. The builder, from Eltham, admitted that he’d been working on a property refurbishment in Bromley and that he’d paid for the controlled and hazardous waste to be disposed of. He arranged for the waste to be taken by an … Continue reading BUILDER PROSECUTED AFTER HE PAID FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE TO BE REMOVED – ONLY FOR IT TO BE DUMPED BY ILLEGAL OPERATORS

GREENWICH LEISURE IN £40MILLION LIBRARIES DEAL

Strikers and supporters (including two Bromley Labour councillors) outside Bromley central library Greenwich Leisure's deal with Conservative-controlled Bromley council to run the borough libraries has a contract value of £40,739,536 over a ten-year period - with an option for the company to run the service for a further five years. The figures come in one … Continue reading GREENWICH LEISURE IN £40MILLION LIBRARIES DEAL

LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS SIXTH MONTH – APPEAL LAUNCHED ON JUSTGIVING TO HELP STAFF RAISES MORE THAN £3,400

Striking staff and supporters outside Bromley Central library. An appeal to raise £5,000 to support Bromley libraries staff who have been on strike since JUNE has been launched on the JustGiving website raising £3,469 so far. The 50 library staff, who are employed by GLL, voted by 98 per cent to strike on pay and … Continue reading LIBRARIES STRIKE ENTERS SIXTH MONTH – APPEAL LAUNCHED ON JUSTGIVING TO HELP STAFF RAISES MORE THAN £3,400

LABOUR COUNCILLORS OPPOSED GREENWICH LEISURE DEAL – STRIKE CONTINUES DESPITE TALKS

Labour councillors opposed the original boroughwide libraries deal Greenwich Leisure did with Bromley council. Labour group leader Cllr Angela Wilkins told News From Crystal Palace: "From the outset, Labour councillors opposed this service being taken out of the council. "Of all services, we just couldn’t see how (assuming all libraries stay open) the service could … Continue reading LABOUR COUNCILLORS OPPOSED GREENWICH LEISURE DEAL – STRIKE CONTINUES DESPITE TALKS

BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Committee meeting July 2017 “We are not envisaging any redundancies as a consequence of this….” TUPE transfer.

The decision to grant Greenwich Leisure the libraries contract was made at a Bromley council committee meeting in June 2017.... Agenda item CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE PROVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES - PART 1 Meeting of Renewal, Recreation and Housing Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee, Wednesday 5 July 2017 7.00 pm (Item 9.) Report DRR17/034 At … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Committee meeting July 2017 “We are not envisaging any redundancies as a consequence of this….” TUPE transfer.

BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Committee meeting September 2018

Agenda item PROVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES - CONTRACT PERFORMANCE REPORT Meeting of Renewal, Recreation and Housing Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee, Tuesday 18 September 2018 7.00 pm (Item 35.) View the background to item 35. Report DRR18/043 Members considered an update on the Provision of Library Services contract with Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) over the … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Committee meeting September 2018

BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE JULY 2019 “Current strike action is partly due to non-filling of vacant posts” says councillor – but officer says key reason is over pay

Agenda item MINUTES OF THE RENEWAL, RECREATION AND HOUSING PDS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 6 MARCH 2019 AND THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON 7 MAY 2019 Meeting of Renewal, Recreation and Housing Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee, Tuesday 2 July 2019 7.00 pm (Item 5.) Minute 92 – Provision of Library Services – Contract Performance … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE JULY 2019 “Current strike action is partly due to non-filling of vacant posts” says councillor – but officer says key reason is over pay

BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Council motion considered

Agenda item COUNCIL MOTION - LIBRARY SERVICES Meeting of Renewal, Recreation and Housing Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee, Tuesday 3 September 2019 7.00 pm (Item 33.) View the background to item 33. Minutes: Report CSD19125 Members of the PDS Committee considered a motion which had been referred from a meeting of the full Council on … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Council motion considered

BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Committee minutes September 3rd 2019

Agenda item PROVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES - CONTRACT PERFORMANCE REPORT Meeting of Renewal, Recreation and Housing Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee, Tuesday 3 September 2019 7.00 pm (Item 34.) View the background to item 34. Minutes: Report DRR19/010 Members considered an update on the Provision of Library Services contract with Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) in … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE LIBRARIES DISPUTE: Committee minutes September 3rd 2019

Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold

A nationwide pilot clampdown led by Croydon council against illegal online knife sales to children has secured its 11th prosecution. Since June Croydon have been carrying out prosecutions as part of its trading standards team leading a nationwide pilot clampdown backed by National Trading Standards against online knife sales to children. An Essex-based company pleaded … Continue reading Bushcraft company fined £10,000 for illegal knife sale / Firm prosecuted for illegal scaffold