Budget 2016-17: Your Views Wanted

mxied_coins_200Bromley Council is seeking residents’ feedback and comment as part of the 2016-17 budget setting process. This builds on the approach taken last year and will include an online survey as well as sessions with representatives from residents’ associations and a public meeting. The aim is to seek views on the main themes of ‘Building a Better Bromley’ and the future shape and direction of the Council, taking into consideration the resources to deliver these, given significant budget reductions.

The council wants to encourage as many people as possible who live in the borough to take part in the online survey and to attend the public meeting. The online survey and background information is available at: www.bromley.gov.uk/budgetviews

Hayes Place Redevelopment Enters Final Stages

The first of the new houses at Hayes Place, by the green, are almost ready for occupation by their new owners, who are expected to start moving in this month (November).

151103 New Hayes Place
Peter, Graham and Neil outside the showhouse

Once the site is completed next year, it will be end of a long saga in which your councillors have been involved for many years. Following our intervention, the number of the units in the development was reduced to make the site less cramped, and a block of flats was included which will go a small way to replace the provision for senior residents that was on the site previously.

In answer to some queries that have been raised with us, there has also been a change of scaffolding contractor on the site, so residents may have noticed scaffolding being removed and replaced during this and last week.