Penge rubbish problem ‘getting worse’

In case you missed it The Bromley Times front page features High Street Penge and the rubbish issue – See the picture in the article!

We have been pressing for a solution for several years now as the piles of black bags and discarded rubbish continue to litter our high street.

Too many flat conversions have been permitted above High Street shops without including any facilities for rubbish storage.  We have been successful in addressing this problem via the LBB planning department which now ensures all new conversions include bin storage areas.

Residents have had enough and have launched a petition – link below:

We will continue to work with LBB to come up with a solution and as Penge has been awarded some of the Mayor’s New Homes Bonus money we and our Penge Traders had agreed that this issue is a priority and if necessary, we will use some of that money to ensure our High Street is transformed into a welcoming place to live and shop.

Bromley Times article – link below:




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This blog is maintained by Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, Cllr Peter Fookes and Cllr Kevin Brooks, the Labour Party councillors for Penge & Cator ward on Bromley Council.
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2 Responses to Penge rubbish problem ‘getting worse’

  1. Matthew Burdekin says:

    The whole of Penge is filthy not just the high street! All of the streets, main and side, are covered in fly tipping, litter and dog waste. If the money is not there to address it, as per last council meeting, why are surrounding areas so much better? The chaps with carts simply walk past litter and mess picking up odd bits rather than picking it all up!

    I have to play dodge the dog poo if I want to take my son out for a walk or on his scooter!

    We are not talking putting a man in the moon here! Get it sorted for goodness sakes!


    • There is money available this year.
      The litter problem is an ongoing issue not only in Penge. We need to continually Report problems e.g. fly tipping, dog fouling, missed recycling collections, graffiti, etc via the official LBB site. or 020 8464 3333.

      This provides statistics which can be used to make a case against poor quality services.
      We also need to educate people about putting bins out too early and we must make a stand against fly tipping.

      We did a Christmas walk around the Groves in Penge and were surprised how clean and graffiti free that area is.

      We have plans for a clean up very soon in known hotspots.

      Happy to address any issues if you email us.


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