Monthly Archives: March 2013

Historic Local building to be lost if Oakfield Road clinic goes ahead

The planning  report on the proposed new clinic in Oakfield Road (see blog for 23rd March) has now been published.  The report recommends permission. The proposal includes demolition of the current buildings, including the Croydon Union building, which is locally listed.   The planning … Continue reading

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Future Plans for Beckenham Beacon – important meeting this Thursday.

We are reprinting the following announcement for the Copers Cope Residents’ Association: As many will have heard, the South London Healthcare Trust (SLHT) went into administration. One of the proposals the NHS Trust Special Administrator (TSA) has recommended is that … Continue reading

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Advice for Affinity Sutton Tenants on Government Welfare Changese

Find out how the Government benefit changes could affect you and get advice and support at this free event. Thursday 28 March 2013′ 11.30am to 1.30pm at St Hugh’s Community Centre 42 Castledine Road Penge, London SE20 8PL A free sandwich lunch will be provided.

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Planning Application for new medical clinic in Oakfield Road

A Planning Application is being considered to convert the former Penge Clinic, 17-19 Oakfield Road.   The proposal is for the demolition of the old clinic and erection of a two storey building (with accommodation space ion the roof) for use as a … Continue reading

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Planning Application for Penge Police Station

A Planning Application is being considered to convert the former Police Station on Penge High Street into 5 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom flats.   5 parking spaces will be provided in the yard by the demolition of outbuildings.  The war time … Continue reading

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Link to Bromley Council Update

Bromley Council regularly produce an e-bulletin on local issues.  They cover the whole borough and not unsurpringly tend to reflect the views of the majority party.  However, you may be interested in reading it.  The link is http://www.bromley.gov.uk/Update

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New Beckenham Station Car Park Extension Deferred Again

The planning application by Bromley Council to extend the New Beckenham station car park by 70 places on land to the rear of Kings Hall Rd was deferred again last night at committee.  We called for the proposal to be rejected due … Continue reading

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Penge Rec, Cator Park and Alexandra Park all being improved

All three of the major parks in our ward are having their facilities improved.   We have long argued that Penge Rec, probably the best used  open space we have after Crystal Palace Park, needed an upgrade in the children’s area.   … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Bureau sessions, new timings and locations

The Council’s decision to reduce funding to the Beckenham and Penge CAB has led to the closure of the office in Snowdown Close.   CAB services in the area now have to be run from “outreach” centres across the ward.   This … Continue reading

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Penge Post Office smarten up – no more pigeons.

Ever since our dedicated Post Office closed there have been complaints about the service in the replacement.    These have often been about the length of time it took to be served.  Recently, these have reduced and it seems that except … Continue reading

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