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Boundary Walk Sucess 2019
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Welcome to your May 2019 Newsletter

May Bank Holiday Waste Collections

May Bank Holiday is fast approaching and this update is a reminder of the revised waste collection schedule.

New Mayor Appointed

Councillor Nicholas Bennett JP of West Wickham Ward was elected Mayor of Bromley for 2019-20 at the annual meeting of the Council earlier this month.


Councillor Nicholas Bennett said It is a real honour to serve as Mayor and, as part of my role, I am looking forward to meeting many residents across the borough and raising awareness of the good causes I have chosen to support.”


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Dementia Action Week 2019

What can you do this week to help the people in your community affected by dementia?

You could volunteer as a befriender to help a person live well with dementia.

Local activity and support groups are available for people who suffer from dementia and their carers to meet others with similar experiences.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with dementia and could benefit from assistance, or you would like to volunteer as a befriender then please visit the Bromley Dementia Support Hub.

Bromley Adult Education College

Are you going away this summer? Would you like to gain confidence or refresh your knowledge in speaking another language before your trip?


Bromley Adult Education (BAEC) are offering a number of courses over the Summer period, including basic Italian, Spanish and more.


BAEC offers vocational courses in subjects such as English, Maths and ICT. More information about courses starting in September 2019 will be on their website from 10 June.


View BAEC site

Want a Chance To Give Back to Your Community?

Volunteering, such as being a Friend of one of our Parks, can be a fun and rewarding experience. It also offers you a chance to give back to the local community, making a difference to the people around you whilst inspiring change.


A volunteering opportunity can also allow you to develop new skills, build knowledge and experience.


Visit the website to see our wide range of volunteering opportunities in Bromley

Free Golf Lessons for Your Child…and You!

Get active with Mytime Active’s six week programme of fun golf lessons..


Mytime Active are offering six FREE golf sessions over the course of six weeks to children under 16, and a parent or carer that can join too.


This a great opportunity to get outdoors and spend time being active with your family doing something fun!


Offer is valid until 31 May 2019.


Free Get Active in Golf Lessons

The Council has been successful in offering a number of apprenticeships in its services such as: housing, education, Chief Executive’s, human resources and more.


We want to recruit and train talented people who are passionate about delivering services to our local community, and in return you will be joining an organisation committed to investing in you and also funding the cost to attain your qualification relevant to the role.


Apprenticeships and training


We are always looking to recruit skilled individuals to join our organisation. If you are interested, visit the website to view any current vacancies in Bromley Council

Bromley Libraries Offer to Young People

Bromley Libraries have a great selection of books for young people, but did you know you can also borrow e-books and e-audio books to enjoy on your phone, tablet or browser?


Bromley Libraries also offer work experience placements through the Bromley Education Business Partnership, currently looking for volunteers aged 14 to 18 to help run a Summer Reading Challenge. For more information, visit your local library or email srcvolunteers@gll.org

Bromley Council Wins Public Finance Award

Bromley Council has won an award for its performance on pensions, treasury and asset management from the Public Finance Awards, run in association with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


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Thomas and Jurgita’s Story

Thomas and Jurgita needed a civic wedding ceremony at fairly short notice to allow a space of one month before their overseas ceremony. They chose the Chairman’s room for their civic service and weren’t disappointed.


“The registrars were excellent in helping us through the process and the day has gone really well, I have already thanked the registrars for what they have done for us,” said Thomas.

“Initially we were thinking of booking one of the smaller rooms but I always wanted to come into the Old Palace and the room we chose was really so beautiful,” added Jurgita.


We wish them both all the very best for the future.


More information on Ceremonies

Discover Nature

Looking for a chance to get outside and explore nature?

Bromley Parks has a range of educational sessions for all ages, where you have the chance to learn all about nature and wildlife.

Beeche promote fun and positive educational experiences, designed to engage the whole family in games and exploration of the woodland environment.

Outdoor sessions

Garden Waste Collections

It’s that time of year again. The sun is coming out and so is the lawnmower.


If you are unable to home compost large amount of garden waste yourself, you will benefit from the garden waste subscription with fortnightly collections, exclusive to Bromley residents.


Apply for or renew a garden waste subscription

Election Results


The European Parliamentary Elections took place on Thursday 23 May in the UK.


Results will be available after 10pm Sunday 26 May 2019.

Bromley News

Application to build on Metropolitan Open Land


An application to construct four to eight storey residential development on Metropolitan Open Land has been rejected.


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Dockless e-bike trial in Bromley

Dockless e-bikes are available in the Borough following an agreement between the Council and Lime.

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Warning about safe disposal


Waste collection crew praised for quick response following the discovery of a small fire in their collection vehicle.


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Enchanted Children’s Festival


Date: 1 June 2019

Location: Priory Gardens, Orpington, BR6 0HH

Time: 10:00-18:00

Cost: Free

Glass Painting Course


Date: 7-28 June 2019

Location: Mottingham Learning Shop, Beaconsfield Road, SE9 4DZ

Time: 12:30-14:30

Cost: £5

1230 Bromley – Business Networking Lunch


Date: 19 June 2019

Location: Aqua Restaurant, 4-6 Market Parade, BR1 1QN

Time: 12:30-14:00

Cost: £28

Free Early Education Information Sessions


Date: 22 June 2019

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

Time: 09:30-14:30

Cost: Free

Cycle Maintenance Course


Date: 29 June 2019

Location: 32nd Scouts Hall, George Lane, BR2 7LG

Time: 09:00-15:00

Cost: £35

Fostering for Bromley Information Session


Date: 10 July 2019

Location: Bromley Civic Centre, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Time: 18:30-20:30

Cost: Free

Bec Rec Rocks!



Date: 13 July 2019

Location: Croydon Recreation Ground, Beckenham, BR3 3NR

Time: 13:00 – 20:00

Cost: Free

Chelsfield Village Fair


Date: 13 July 2019

Location: Chelsfield Cricket Green, Bucks Cross Rd, BR6 7RN

Time: 12:00 – 18:30

Cost: £3.50, under 14s free

Marvellous Motown


Date: 19 July 2019

Location: Church House Gardens, Bromley, BR1 1HA

Time: 19:30

Cost: from £25

Magic of the Musicals


Date: 20 July 2019

Location: Church House Gardens, Bromley, BR1 1HA

Time: 19:30

Cost: from £25

Big Band Fever


Date: 21 July 2019

Location: Church House Gardens, Bromley, BR1 1HA

Time: 19:30

Cost: from £25



All events are posted on Bromley Council’s events page.


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