Welcome to the Penge & Cator Councillors’ Blog

Kathy, Kevin and Peter

Kathy, Kevin and Peter

Thank you for visiting our web site. Following the elections of May 2014, your local councillors for the Penge & Cator Ward on Bromley Council are Kathy Bance MBE, Peter Fookes and Kevin Brooks. We are proud that you have again chosen Labour Councillors to represent you.

We hope this blog will help keep you in touch with local events and the decisions of your local council.   Please use the comment sections.  We cannot promise to reply to each one individually but we will read them regularly and try to update news.   We want to read your views and opinions because by letting us know what you think is important, you will be helping to make sure that we are speaking up and campaigning on the right issues.

We hope you will find our site helpful.  We will try to update the content regularly and thanks again for calling by.

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David Nicholson Memorial Concert

This annual organ concert takes place on Sunday @ 3pm @ Penge Congregational Church in the High Street. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society as well as tea and refreshments.

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Concert @Holy Trinity Church

Beckenham Concert Band are performing tomorrow night @ Holy Trinity Church in Lennard Rd @ 7-30pm. Admission is £5. All proceeds go to the Living Well Project.

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St Christopher’s Hospice New Education Centre – Seeking Local Views

St Christopher’s Hospice is seeking local views on plans to build a new, world-class Education Centre at their site on Lawrie Park Road.

We attended a drop in session yesterday to view plans of a larger footprint but lower educational building.  The plan is for the old building to remain in place whilst the work on the new build is completed.

The are asking for local views to help shape the project before submitting a planning application to LBB.  The new building will cost approx. £6billion but they have already secured £2billion.

Feedback forms can be completed on line at http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/educationcampaign



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Planning Application – 85 Royston Road

Please let us have your views on the following Planning Application

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16/04224/FULL1 | Construction of three storey building comprising 6 flats (2 no. one bedroom and 4 no. two bedroom flats) with 5 car parking spaces. | 85 Royston Road Penge London SE20 7QW
Reference 16/04224/FULL1
Alternative Reference PP-05343065
Application Received Fri 09 Sep 2016
Application Validated Mon 26 Sep 2016
Address 85 Royston Road Penge London SE20 7QW
Proposal Construction of three storey building comprising 6 flats (2 no. one bedroom and 4 no. two bedroom flats) with 5 car parking spaces.
Status Awaiting decision
Appeal Status Unknown
Appeal Decision Not Available
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Councillors Forum Tomorrow Night

This joint event organised by West Beckenham Residents Association (www.westbeckenhamra.org)and Copers Cope Residents Association (www.coperscope.org.uk) is being held at 8pm at the old Public Halls in Bromley Rd opposite St George’s Church in Beckenham on Wednesday night.  One of us will be present to answer your questions. There will also be a representative there from Clock House, Copers Cope and Kelsey and Eden Park wards.

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Community Links AGM On Wednesday

Community Links are the co-ordinating body of voluntary organisations in the borough. Their AGM is tomorrow night at 6pm at Community House in South Street, Bromley. For more information on their work, please go to http://www.communitylinksbromley.org.uk

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Proposal – Eden Park High School

Since plans for a new school in Balmoral Avenue was deferred at planning committee we have received many e-mails asking for our support for the temporary school at Ravensbourne School to open in 2017 and the permanent school in Balmoral Avenue to open in 2018.

We are acutely aware of the need for additional secondary school places in Bromley and do support both proposals.

However, Cllr Colin Smith is emailing residents that Balmoral Avenue is not suitable and the school should be sited permanently on the Kentwood Site in Penge.

We would not object to a secondary school in Penge however Kentwood is a small site with a primary school and adult education facilities.  We do not want to lose the playing field and we would not want to see a high rise building on the site.

Last week we attended a meeting on School Data and asked about plans for the Kentwood site and the Portfolio holder for Education advised that there is no support or plans to use Kentwood for a secondary school.

We will keep you informed as things develop.

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