‘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

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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

VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AT VICAR’S OAK CEREMONY

Lou Yates (centre) Tweeted: Just two of the fab local community assets otherwise known as neighbours who helped create our #vicarsoakpath Volunteers were praised by Bromley's deputy mayor Cllr David Cartwright as he officially opened the new Vicar's Oak path at the top of Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace on Saturday. "This is an incredible project … Continue reading VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AT VICAR’S OAK CEREMONY

CALLING ALL RESIDENTS OF BROMLEY, CROYDON, LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK – YOUR CHANCE TO INSPECT YOUR COUNCIL’S BOOKS!!!!!!!…..and here’s how to do it:

From Peoples Audit‏ @PeoplesAudit For the next few weeks, many Councils (& other orgs like @TfL) must open their books to public inspection. Public rights are here: https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf  Our audit guide is here: http://www.thepeoplesaudit.info/guide-to-audit-rights/ … Don't miss this important chance for a #peoplesaudit. #transparency From: National Audit Office: 2014 Local Audit and Accountability Act (Words in … Continue reading CALLING ALL RESIDENTS OF BROMLEY, CROYDON, LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK – YOUR CHANCE TO INSPECT YOUR COUNCIL’S BOOKS!!!!!!!…..and here’s how to do it:

COUNCIL FACE £80,000 BILL TO CLEAR FOUR DUMPED ‘ARTICS’ FULL OF RUBBISH

Bromley council face an £80,000 clean-up bill after four articulated trailers were dumped in the Lower Sydenham / New Beckenham area. The latest incidents follow a 40ft articulated trailer full of dumped rubbish being abandoned in Oakfield Road, Penge in May. An investigation is underway following the discovery over the weekend of 4 40ft abandoned … Continue reading COUNCIL FACE £80,000 BILL TO CLEAR FOUR DUMPED ‘ARTICS’ FULL OF RUBBISH

LARGE FIREWORK COSTS SHOP MORE THAN £2,000 – sold to underage volunteers

A Bromley business has been heavily fined for selling fireworks to children aged 15. As part of a test purchase operation in the weeks prior to November 5 ‘firework season’, Bromley council’s Trading Standards team sent two under-age volunteers into a Bickley shop to buy fireworks. The volunteers were sold a large firework called “Neptune … Continue reading LARGE FIREWORK COSTS SHOP MORE THAN £2,000 – sold to underage volunteers

LANDOWNER FINED FOR FAILING TO CLEAR FLY-TIPPING “Could be the first of many prosecutions” – council leader

A landowner has been prosecuted for failing to clear fly-tipping from his land in Blackbrook Lane, Bromley - in what could be the first of many such cases. The landowner, from Welling, failed to attend Bromley magistrates court to answer the charge of failing to comply with an untidy site notice, contrary to section 215 … Continue reading LANDOWNER FINED FOR FAILING TO CLEAR FLY-TIPPING “Could be the first of many prosecutions” – council leader