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Friendship Agreement signed with Canada

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.

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Many soldiers are buried in Canadian Corner at All Saints’ Church in Orpington, and in recognition of their heritage, the headstones face west towards Canada.

Street Parties Fees Waived

Applications from residents and Street Friends applying to hold a street party in support of the Big Lunch 2019 on 1-2 June are again being processed free of charge.

The closing date for complete applications is 23 March 2019.

More information on street parties and how to apply or call 0300 303 8658.

Planning School Places

Secondary School Places

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

Adult Education

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.

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Green Garden Waste Subscriptions

If you are a frequent gardener, or if you are not able to home compost large amounts of garden waste yourself, our green garden waste subscription collection service, exclusive to Bromley residents is ideal for you.

Go online to subscribe to Green Garden Waste Collections

An alternative to this is our green garden waste sack collection service for smaller deposits of waste.

More info on Green Garden Waste Sack Collections

New Environment Contracts

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.

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Diabetes Prevention Week 1-7 April


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.


Find out the facts and what you can do

Crime in Bromley

Fly-tipping is a problem that we are focussing on across the Borough. We can and do prosecute fly-tippers, and offenders will be taken to court.

  • An Orpington resident has been prosecuted following a discovery of a large amount of waste dumped on Star Lane, Orpington. Read more
  • Building company prosecuted after discovery of building and construction waste fly-tipped in Churchfields Recreation Ground, Beckenham. Read more

More information on how to report fly-tipping

Bromley Trading Standards are always working to prevent residents from being victims of doorstep crime, especially those who are most at risk.

  • Appeal for information about the location of a distinctive truck following a doorstep crime incident in the Shortlands area. Read more
  • Croydon plumber prosecuted and pleads guilty to 10 counts of fraud by false representation. Read more

More on rogue traders and how to report them

More info on what we are doing to prevent crime in the area

Bromley News

Shortlands get funding to improve travel

Shortlands to be part of multi-million pound liveable neighbourhoods programme to improve travel for pedestrians and cyclists. Read more

Bromley in Top 10 for Blue Badge Scheme

Bromley Council among the top ten Local Authorities in London for the successful enforcement of the Blue Badge Scheme.

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Bromley Receives ‘Good’ Rating

Ofsted reports that Bromley Children Services has improved dramatically over the past two years and receives ‘good’ rating.

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Dr Bike Cycle Maintenance Session

Date: 16 March 2019

Location: Norman Park, Hook Farm, BR2 9SX

Time: 8:30-10.30

Cost: Free

Orpington Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Date: 16 March 2019

Location: All Saints Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, BR6 0QD

Time: 19:30-21:30

Cost: £10 for adults, £5 for children

Bromley Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date: 16 March 2019

Location: Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, BR3 3BP

Time: 19:45-22:00

Cost: £16, £13 and £9 + kids rates

Free Early Education Information Sessions

Date: 23 March 2019

Location: 3rd Floor, Bromley Central Library, BR1 1EX

Time: 9:30-14:30

Cost: Free

Spring into Cycling

Date: 23 March 2019

Location: Norman Park (Hayes entrance) BR2 9EF

Time: 11:00-14:30

Cost: Free

Bromley Register Office – Open Morning

Date: 6 April 2019

Location: Bromley Civic Centre. BR1 3UH

Time: 10:00-12:00

Cost: Free

Easter Fun with Pots!

Date: 10 April 2019

Location: Crofton Roman Villa, Crofton Road, Orpington, BR6 8AF

Time: 10:30-15:30

Cost: £4 per child + adult carer free

Free Early Education Information Sessions

Date: 27 April 2019

Location: 3rd Floor, Bromley Central Library,BR1 1EX

Time: 9:30-14:30

Cost: Free

Dorset Road Allotments Open Day

Date: 19 May 2019

Location: Dorset Road Allotments, Dorset Road, Beckenham, BR3 4EA

Time: 11:00-15:00

Cost: Free

Churchill Theatre..

London’s glittering West End truly is on your doorstep at the Churchill Theatre. From The Mousetrap to Rocky Horror, Cabaret to An Inspector Calls, there is something on offer for everyone.

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