Rally for Peoples Vote

Over 100,000 people marched through central London on Saturday 23rd June to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal.  Thousands of Liberal democrats joined the march including many Bromley Lib Dem members.   

 

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Future of the Royal Bell

The new owners of the Royal Bell in Bromley High Street opened their doors to the public on 6 June so the people of Bromley could see what the future might be for this valuable piece of Bromley's history.   They are planning a 5 star hotel with a significant extension at the back to provide enough rooms to make the enterprise financially viable.  

 

 

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Thank You Bromley!

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted Liberal Democrat in the local election on 3 May.   Disappointingly we didn't win any seats, but saw a huge increase in our vote across Bromley and only missed out by 43 votes in one of our key wards, Bromley Town.  

We had Lib Dem candidates in all 60 seats for the first time in many years, and across the borough we nearly doubled our vote from 8% to 15%.   We came second in several seats, and overall we proved that the Lib Dems in Bromley are a force to be reckoned with. 

Nationally, the Lib Dems have had the best set of local election results for a decade, winning seats across the country.  We held every single Council and Mayoralty we were defending and took control of Richmond, South Cambridgeshire, Three Rivers and Kingston-upon-Thames. In total we've made net gains of +75 seats, more than any other party.  

Thank you to everyone who voted for change, it might not have come to Bromley this time but it is coming.   Why not sign up and help us - help us make that change - make Bromley a fairer place for all.  


Bromley Police Force to Merge with Croydon and Sutton

Bromley police will merge with Sutton and Croydon police the Mayor of London has announced.  Bromley LibDems condemn this decision and ask all concerned Bromley residents to sign a petition calling on the Mayor to urgently reconsider this decision.  

"Bromley is geographically the largest borough in London, and the police here are already under strain - we lost 3 police stations just a few months ago.   Now our police cars will be expected to help in Croydon or Sutton - how on earth are they going to get back quickly enough to assist local residents?" said LibDem road safety campaigner Chloe-Jane Ross.  "We all know how much pressure the police are under due to Tory cuts, but while this might be a possible solution in inner boroughs, combining Bromley, Croydon and Sutton would create a huge area which in our opinion is just too big for one unit to cover without their own dedicated resources.   "

 

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Bromley Opting Out of Rogue Landlords Database?

Bromley Council are one of the few London Boroughs that has not submitted  data to the new “Rogue Landlords” database launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan before Christmas.   

Records from 10 London boroughs have now been published on the database and a further 8 have said they intend to submit records in the next few weeks.  A notable exception is Bromley.  Lib Dem Campaigner Sam Webber called on Cllr Colin Smith,  Leader of Bromley Council, to commit to taking part in the database.  “With the lack of affordable housing in Bromley, more and more people find renting privately is their only option.   Fears of rogue landlords and agents make renters feel particularly vulnerable – by joining in this scheme Bromley Council will help to reassure renters that their prospective landlord or agent is not one of the unscrupulous few, while at the same time providing a deterrent to landlords against poor practice.”

 

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Police in Greater London facing £26.3m real-term cut despite Govt smoke and mirrors

Police in Greater London are facing a real-term cut of £26.3 million next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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

 

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Appeal to Mayor about Moped Crime in Bromley

The Liberal Democrats have written to Mayor Sadiq Khan to appeal to him to investigate why moped crime in the Bromley Borough has escalated recently, in contrast to the rest of London.  This is particularly rife in the Penge and Clock House area, where worried residents have told us of moped riders targeting schoolchildren on their way home, in Croydon Road Recreation Ground, for example, and both adults and children being robbed of jewellery, as well as mobile phones, in residential streets throughout the area, including between Croydon Road and Clock House Road.

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