Liberal Democrats across the country have been speaking to voters about how disastrous Brexit is going to be, and Bromley Liberal Democrats will be holding their own conversations with local people on their action weekend on 8-9 September. We'll be holding street stalls (with our famous Brexometer) in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington and we'd like to hear people's views on how the Brexit process is going.
Here are the dates and locations for our stalls:
Saturday 8th September – Beckenham High Street, outside Marks & Spencer, 10.30am to 3pm
Saturday 8th September – Orpington High Street, outside W H Smiths, 10.30 to 3pm
Sunday 9th September – Bromley High Street, outside WH Smiths, 11am to 3.30pm
Please come along and join in the conversation. If you can't make it to our street stalls please let us know your views by completing our survey here
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Bromley Council have published a consultation document for what they are caling their "Masterplan" - it's a vital document for everyone who lives in Bromley as it will cover development in the town centre over the next 15-20 years and, if it happens as planned will make the centre of Bromley unrecognisable. The council are asking for comments and feedback and we would urge everyone to participate - the deadline is 14 September 2018. You can download a feedback form here.
The Lib Dem position is that while there are many parts of our town centre that would benefit from redevelopment we do not think this proposal is fit for purpose. The size and scale of some parts of the development would dwarf Bromley as it is at the moment, losing any essence of what Bromley is, without any all round plan of the implications for other services, health, transport etc.
Manufacturers must scrap the “smorgasbord” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods so that Bromley Council can reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling, Bromley Lib Dems are warning.
Analysis from the Local Government Association suggests that only a third of plastic used by households is able to be recycled. It found 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays are used by households a year but just 169,145 tonnes of this waste is able to be recycled.
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