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Since our last post dated 7 April there have been further significant developments. It needs to be kept in mind that there are two separate but linked planning issues. The first relates to plans to convert the existing buildings into a single shop but, in the most...

Bromley formed part of “Bomb Alley” in the Second World War as German bombers headed to and from central London. Many homes were damaged or destroyed, along with St Mary’s church. Local resident Linda Baldwin has compiled a list of casualties from Shortlands during the...

No crimes were reported in Shortlands ward in the fortnight to 4 May. Phishing emails Regarding phishing emails, you can report these to  report@phishing.gov.uk For dodgy tax phishing emails, report to   phishing@hmrc.gov.uk The different banks also have their own reporting addresses: phishing@natwest.com internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk phishing@hsbc.com emailscams@lloydsbanking.co.uk phishing@rbs.com reportfraud@metrobank.plc.uk phishing@santander.co.uk...

A Covid-19 mobile testing centre is due to be opened on 1 May in Norman Park car park  accessible via Hayes Lane. The car park will therefore be closed to other visitors while this is in place. For further details download the press release from...

With thanks to David Linstead for this note about what can be seen in South Hill Wood and the accompanying page of photographs. Out and About in South Hill Wood and the Glen April 2020 Now that our walks are all so local and circumscribed by the...

This Rainbow Boy mural is on Hayes Lane opposite the junction with Kingswood Avenue. It's not a Banksy; it's by Croydon street artist Chris Shea. He is charging pubs, cafes and homeowners £50 a time to have the stencil added to their properties, raising money...

Sunday 19/04/20 0100- 0200 Hours.  Money Stolen from BMW X5 at no 35.  Crime reference CR3307796/20. Saturday 18/04/20 1330 Hours- Sunday 19/04/20 1915 Hours.  Money stolen from Grey Range Rover Evoque at no 48.  Crime reference CR3307797/20. Thursday 16/04/20 1300 Hours- Sunday 19/04/20 1300...

During these unprecedented times we are together fighting a respiratory virus that puts pressure on our lungs and on our heroic emergency services. Smoke from bonfires and other garden burning particularly affects those with underlying respiratory conditions as well as exacerbating symptoms in Covid-19 sufferers and...

Dear Residents Please see below the crime record for the period from 1st April to 15th April. The lockdown has seen a considerable drop in crime hence only two offences. Re the barbecue theft in Newbury Road.  Due to current circumstances people are spending a lot more time...

Proposals for the redevelopment of the centre of the Village are of great interest and significance to all of us, and demolition of the area behind the hoardings could be drawing closer, with the latest ruling by the independent planning inspector in favour of the...