One of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic is that commuter towns like Bromley will be transformed. It is up to us to decide if they become retail deserts or centres of our community.
Bromley Lib Dem members have worked together and re-imagined what Bromley Town Centre could look like in the years ahead. We visualise a thriving retail economy attracting independent and specialist retail outlets, that serves as a hub for community, education and cultural activities, with a truly "green" shopping centre that lives up to its verdant name and becomes the most environmentally sustainable shopping centre in London.
You can read the full report here. Some of the highlights are:
- A covered High Street to welcome shoppers whatever the weather and to encourage street food vendors, visiting street entertainers, children's play events, and places for people to chat with old friends and make new ones.
- Re-energised Library - a community hub, with education, entertainment, health, community and cultural activities available to all at minimal cost.
- Easier access for all, including cycle routes, safe well-lit clean pedestrian routes, better signage for bus-routes, consideration for disabled access at Bromley South and in The Glades.
- A Bromley Museum
- Making routes into Queens Gardens and Church House Gardens as extensions to the High Street to encourage visiting musicians, local choirs, street performers and more.
The new Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor, Luisa Porritt, has spoken of how the 600 neighbourhoods of London can lead the way to recovery - this is how we feel we can lead the way in Bromley.