New stats from Met Police show Bromley Town was the 2nd worst ward in the borough for weapon crime - news coming only days after we heard that police in Greater London are facing a real-term cut of £26.3 million this year.
On 21 December the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year. Taking into account inflation, that means the Metropolitan Police will fall a real-terms cut of £26.3 million
The additional £270m of funding the government claims to be investing in the police nationally depends entirely on local Police and Crime Commissioners raising the police precept in their areas, which the Liberal Democrats have branded a “stealth council tax rise.”
Homesdale Road still closed for through traffic - work to fix a gas leak so unavoidable - but some kind of timescale would be nice as it is hugely inconvenient for residents in that area
We had an early Christmas present on 13 December when planning permission for the proposed school at Bromley South was REFUSED! Just to reiterate - we love the idea of the school, but it's in the worst possible place. We've enjoyed the victory but now we need to get back to work to make sure all those Conservative councillors who voted against the plan start working hard finding an alternative site for the school before they let it slip out of their hands and their rejection is "conveniently" overturned on appeal.