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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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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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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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New Town Centre Planning consultation – How to work the commenting and thumbs up

A quick guide to commenting, or giving a comment a thumbs up: The consultation is divided into 12 categories, so to prevent the old blank-page scare, compose what you want to say, and work out which ‘theme’ it fits in, … Continue reading

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2020 BROOMTIME IN BROMLEY

Here’s the first of the articles from our August 2020 newsletter, the full contents of which, has been sent to members. Please support our work to promote and save our heritage, by joining the town’s civic society – a snip at £10 a … Continue reading

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2020 Online ‘Easter’ Hunt!

Do the 2020 Bromley Civic Society Website Easter Egg Hunt! Continue reading

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Picturehouse is new home for rescued Art Deco Screens

“Look out in the new Picturehouse Cafe for the Art Deco screens from the former Co-op in Widmore Road.

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“Picture Perfect Day” our heritage walks, in the words of a lady on the street…

On Saturday 22nd June I lined up outside Boots in The Glades more out of curiosity than anything else, as a lifelong resident of the borough of Bromley I figured there wasn’t much I didn’t already know. How wrong I … Continue reading

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