Bromley South station platforms are dangerously overcrowded in the morning and evenings. Network Rail recognise that the station is one of the busiest on the Southeastern network. There are lengthy queues to get on to the platforms and to leave on return. The platforms are very narrow because of the buildings in the centre making the standing room on the platforms at the sides of these buildings precarious.
Bromley Liberal Democrats are campaigning for Network Rail to prioritise plans for easing the congestion at Bromley South. One option being considered is an additional entrance/exit on to Kentish Way. Other options include demolishing the buildings on the platforms, and building a transfer deck that links to the existing ticket hall. Caroline Pidgeon, Deputy Chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee and Liberal Democrat member of the London Assembly, came to see the problem for herself during a visit in November. She met the 3 Liberal Democrat candidates for Bromley Town, Julie Ireland, Rhian Kanat and Sam Webber, and saw the difficulties for herself. She has contacted Network Rail who have acknowledged that Bromley South is one of the busiest stations on the Southeastern network and Caroline Pidgeon, Network Rail and the local LibDem candidates are arranging a meeting in 2018 to discuss the options and timings for this vital work.
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The main political parties in Bromley came together to show their opposition to pro-fascist rally on Saturday 4th November by the far-right political group “Britain First”.
In a unique display of unity, the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties issued a joint statement:
“We have put party politics aside to come together in united opposition to the appearance of a fascist group walking through our town. We stood together in quiet solidarity in Bromley on Saturday to make it clear that this group does not represent the views of the people of Bromley. We are an inclusive and all-embracing community in Bromley, we are enriched by our friends, family and work colleagues who come from all corners of the world, who represent all religions and all ethnic backgrounds. They are part of our community and we will stand resolute against anyone who seeks to divide us.”
Bromley parents were left shocked on 2 October when they turned up to their local health visitor drop in baby clinics only to find them closed without warning. The service had previously been run by Bromley Healthcare as part of the health visiting services but these services were moved to Oxleas trust on 1 October after the contract had quietly been put out to tender by the Council earlier this year.