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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Local Parades Improvement Initiative Success

We have successfully applied for, and been granted, bids to make improvements to Newlands Park Parade and Kent House Parades in Penge.

The improvements for each parade are different but will include new parade signs, hanging baskets or planters, new litter bins, pressure washing and chewing gum removal.

Both parades will benefit from the improvements and we take this opportunity of thanking the Traders from these parades and the Penge Traders for working with us on these successful bids.

We hope local Street Friends and Trader will help to keep these parades looking inviting and reporting issues which need to be addressed.

Thank you

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Ellie Reeves Selected As Labour Candidate

Ellie Reeves (pictured below) has been selected as the Labour candidate to replace retiring MP Jim Dowd in Lewisham West and Penge. Ellie lives in the constituency and is an excellent candidate with a long history of activity in the Labour Party and trade union movement. Her sister, Rachel is the Member of Parliament for Leeds West.

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Coffee Morning On Saturday

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Spring Fair Today @ Melvin

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Bromley Cats Protection League Sale

This event takes place tomorrow at Holy Trinity Church (pictured below) in Lennard Rd from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is 30p.

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Concert On Saturday

Singer/songwriter Kerst will be performing at Holy Trinity Church in Lennard Rd at 7pm.    Donations on the door. For more information, please go to http://www.kerst-songs.com

 

 

 

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Jim Dowd MP To Stand Down

Following the surprise announcement on Tuesday, Jim Dowd MP (pictured below) for Lewisham West and Penge has decided to retire.  Jim had a majority of nearly 13000 over the Conservatives at the last election and represented this area since 2010. He had been the MP for Lewisham West since 1992.

Jim Dowd
GB Labour MP Lewisham West and Penge

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