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Famous People – Sir John Lubbock

The Lubbock family lived in the mansion house of High Elms, near Downe. Sir John Lubbock (born 1834) was the son of Sir John Lubbock (born 1801) and was a banker for his family company. He is best known for … Continue reading

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Thank you for responding!

We have been told that the proposals to spend £1.2m on the B&Q giant green house, and two basket-shaped concrete sculptures, have been dropped! We couldn’t do it without everyone’s help, sharing the news, and writing to object. Thank you!

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The sabotaged bomb at The Greyhound

When I was living in Bromley, during the war I was staying with my grandparents in Sharpes cottages when a bomb dropped into the carpark of the Greyhound hotel and no more than 50 feet from where I was sleeping. … Continue reading

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Incendiary bombs and ARP wardens at Havelock Brick Pit.. by Arthur Sheppeck

Mr Arthur Sheppeck Some recollections from Arthur Sheppeck, who played in the brickfield, mainly from 1941 to 1949. He remembers the Brick Pit being 60 feet deep. He told Friends of Havelock Rec, in 2015: ‘One day, one of the … Continue reading

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Let’s NOT spend £1m on a giant greenhouse in the High Street – never mind the two recycled basket funnel sculptures.

The proposal is for the council to spend £1.2million on this ‘Street Clutter’ from money scrimped and saved from other contracts, such as park maintenance.  It is being rushed through so they can construct them in June. Our money is … Continue reading

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Thanks to your help – Maplin tower block rejected by one vote!

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to object to this development. The Development and Control Committee voted 9 to 8 to reject the proposal for the ugly dominating tower over the former Maplins shop. Losing the application … Continue reading

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EMAIL NOW – Or this will be approved next week:

Bromley council’s planning officers have recommended that our Development and control committee should approve a 12-storey high rise to be built over the former Maplin’s shop on the corner of Ethelbert Road.  This means that it’s almost certain to go … Continue reading

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2020 Draft Open Space Strategy – List of Parks with Actions

These are actions, against specific parks, in the Draft Open Space Strategy here: https://cds.bromley.gov.uk/documents/s50083222/Idverde%20Draft%20OPen%20Space%20Strtaegy.pdf Please excuse any duplicates that have not been spotted; they were repeated in the different strategic-objectives tables.  It is expected that many of these will not … Continue reading

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Write to say ‘No’ to the Draft Open Space Strategy

Object to the Draft Open Space Strategy; It aims to cut maintenance even further, and to rank the open space with the aim of selling some. Continue reading

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SAVE our Neo-Georgian Shop (AGAIN)

The developers who own the shop, that was formerly Maplins, have amended and re-submitted their planning application – please object! Here’s the link to the application (so click the Comments tab, then add a comment, chosing ‘Objection’ as the reason) … Continue reading

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