A historic friendship agreement between Thunder Bay, Canada and the London Borough of Bromley was signed on 7 March 2019.
The Worshipful Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Kim Botting FRSA, and the Mayor of Thunder Bay, Councillor Kristen Oliver, signed the agreement marking more than 100 years of friendship which started during World War I and commemorates the sacrifice Canadian soldiers made for freedom.
Ninety-six per cent of children in Bromley have been offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools for September, with 91 per cent getting one of their top three choices and 73 per cent achieving their first preference. These figures are well ahead of the London average, despite a significant increase in applications. Read more
School Place Planning
We continue to work hard to meet the demanding challenges of providing sufficient school places as demand rises. Year-in-year-out we are able to offer every on-time applicant a school place. Now we would like to widen the school place planning debate and invite everyone interested to meet our team at a community event in the Central Library from 4:30pm on 18 March. Find out more
Bromley Adult Education has been rated ‘good’ across the board by Ofsted in its recent inspection.
The report focussed on the quality of teaching and learning across a range of academic and vocational subjects, as well as programmes for personal development and interest.
In all areas, the service was judged ‘good’ by Ofsted.
Bromley Council’s new environment contracts, the largest total value contracts ever awarded by the Council, has been agreed over an eight year period. This series of integrated contracts, commencing in April 2019, will deliver services covering waste management, ensuring that zero waste is sent to expensive landfill, street cleaning, park management and arboricultural services.
Star Lane Closed in Anti Fly-tip Operation
Star Lane, St Mary Cray is closed as part of an ongoing borough-wide anti fly-tip initiative. Concrete blocks are being used to prevent vehicles accessing the lane in an attempt to deter fly-tipping.
An estimated 22,024 people in Bromley were living with diabetes in 2017 and this number is predicted to increase by 35 per cent over the next 20 years. That represents an extra 7500 people living with diabetes in Bromley by 2035.
NHS England and Diabetes UK have joined forces to highlight the lifestyle changes that have been proven to make a difference in preventing the disease.
Bromley’s Annual Public Health Report on diabetes prevention says; ‘know your risk’ and take steps to eat healthily, manage your weight and improve your physical activity – all of these together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.