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

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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

SHOPS OWNER IN SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF FRAUD: CLAIMED ON TWO PREMISES (BUT YOU CAN ONLY LEGALLY CLAIM ON ONE)

A business owner has been sentenced to a twenty-six week suspended prison sentence for fraudulently obtaining small business rate relief on two separate businesses, one in Orpington and one in Eltham. The shop owner, from Forest Hill pleaded guilty to two offences under the Fraud Act 2006, at Bromley magistrates court in January 2019 and … Continue reading SHOPS OWNER IN SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF FRAUD: CLAIMED ON TWO PREMISES (BUT YOU CAN ONLY LEGALLY CLAIM ON ONE)

GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS GET GO-AHEAD

UPDATE: GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS APPROVED LAST NIGHT. APPARENTLY A UNANIMOUS DECISION. CRYSTAL PALACE WARD CLLR ANGELA WILKINS SUPPORTED THE APPLICATION AND GOT ANOTHER CONDITION ADDED RELATING TO WASTE REMOVAL - Ed. Plans to redevelop part of the Grape and Grain pub at the top of Anerley Hill are being recommended for permission by officers … Continue reading GRAPE AND GRAIN PLANS GET GO-AHEAD

CENTURY HOUSE PLANS GIVEN GO-AHEAD – Building was once Church Road’s other cinema / BELVEDERE ROAD PLANS

Permission to demolish the building known as Century House – at one stage Church Road’s other cinema – have been given the go-ahead by a Bromley council planning committee. Approval has been given to replace the building - described in a Bromley council planning report as an ex car showroom - with a four-storey building … Continue reading CENTURY HOUSE PLANS GIVEN GO-AHEAD – Building was once Church Road’s other cinema / BELVEDERE ROAD PLANS

‘GOOD SAMARITAN’ SAVES ELDERLY MAN FROM ROGUE ROOF TRADERS – WHO FIND POLICE WAITING FOR THEM!

A vulnerable elderly man was set to become a victim of roof traders attempting to overcharge him for work done - before a stranger intervened. The ‘Good Samaritan’ noticed the door of a transit van opening with a man leaning out whistling to beckon the older man to get into the van outside the Esso … Continue reading ‘GOOD SAMARITAN’ SAVES ELDERLY MAN FROM ROGUE ROOF TRADERS – WHO FIND POLICE WAITING FOR THEM!

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

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