Angered locals form community group in Bromley to tackle “failing” council

A community group led by residents across Bromley is launching this week to tackle local councillor’s “failing” the Bromley public.

Backing Bromley will be launched on Wednesday, and will start putting pressure on Bromley council by raising 1,200 estate agency-style signs.

The signs will warn the council that residents are “no longer prepared to accept elected leaders falling short of their responsibilities to the young, the old and the vulnerable.”

Cray Valley resident David Christian said: “Backing Bromley is being launched today so residents can come together to hold the council to account over its failures and we will be making our presence felt.

“We want our council to succeed but we believe that its leaders should be more responsive to us, the people of Bromley.

The leader of Bromley council, Stephen Carr and the deputy leader Colin Smith will no longer be able to rest on their laurels while old, young and vulnerable are let down because a new campaign group is here to stand up for Bromley.”

Residents from Bromley Common and Keston, Bickley, Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom, Chislehurst, Copers Cope, Cray Valley West, Farnborough and Crofton, Hayes and Coney Hall, Plaistow and Sundridge wards have all joined together to form the new group.

Together they reference a “catalogue of failures” by councillors, with concerns including the treatment of whistle-blowers, school places, parental support for disabled children and the quality of Bromley’s care homes.

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One Response to Angered locals form community group in Bromley to tackle “failing” council

  1. a mcmahon says:

    hear hear!

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