Monthly Archives: February 2012

Peacock’s in Penge is saved

Our Peacocks has escaped the list of stores to be closed so for now its future seems assured.    One of our residents has told us that the staff who work there said that, if people locally supported the store while it was … Continue reading

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Broken roads or broken children – Bromley Tories make wrong budget call

When setting their budget on Monday, Bromley Tories were faced with a choice.   In the previous weeks, council finance officers had worked the figures to find another £1.7mn while still keeping to a nil budget increase.  What an opportunity.  Amongst … Continue reading

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Opening date for new Aldi store

Looks like its to be 19th July.   A lot of building work still to be finished.  (For those who don’t know, it’s by the traffic lights on Croydon Rd on the old Robin Hood site.)  We are still concerned about possible traffic congestion … Continue reading

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Car Club parking bays proposed for Penge streets.

Car clubs have grown significantly across London in the last five years.  The number of members had risen to 132,000 in January 2011. The number of car club vehicles now totals over 2,500.    A car club provides its members with … Continue reading

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Planning Consent given for extra flat at 149 Maple Rd

     Planning permission was given last night for the conversion of the existing two bedroom ground floor flat and basement into 2 one bedroom maisonettes.  No objections from local residents were received.  The existing six two bedroom flats were recently built … Continue reading

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Parking scheme proposed for Penge East, Sydenham side.

Generally, local residents have resisted controlled parking schemes, where, after paying a fee, residents can have sole use of parking bays at certain hours.   However, residents in Linden Grove on the Sydenham side of Penge East Station, have recently responded that … Continue reading

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The Queen to Visit Bromley for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Queen is set to visit the borough for an event to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in May. The London Borough of Bromley has been selected to host an event as part of South London ‘s Jubilee celebrations.  Residents and … Continue reading

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