Contrary to assurances (click image to enlarge) given by Arriva to our MP, Jo Johnson, it seems that Arriva is still planning to cancel the 402 service between Dunton Green and Bromley .
Peter Nicholls from London Buses tells us that “Arriva Kent and Surrey have advised us of their proposal to withdraw route 402 between Dunton Green and Bromley from 23 July 2017. The statutory consultation on the withdrawal of the Greater London section is here and I would invite you to respond by Friday 19 May 2017.”
Supplementary Consultation on plans to introduce a new landing system for Runway 03 at Biggin Hill Airport
London Biggin Hill Airport plans to install an all-weather aircraft guidance system for flights landing at the airport from the south west.
We consulted widely on these proposals between November 2015 and February 2016. That Consultation Document and the Post Consultation report – which collated all the responses to the original consultation – are in the airport’s website and remain available at www.bigginhillairport.com/stakeholder-consultation
The original consultation determined that further work was necessary to resolve some technical details with other airspace users, including Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. That work is ongoing.
In the meantime, we (Biggin Hill Airport) are proposing an amendment to the last few miles of the approach route, which more closely follows the line of existing transport infrastructure such as the A23 trunk road and the M25. This supplementary consultation is specifically about that amendment.
This consultation, which runs for a six-week period from 27th February until mid-April 2017, is being conducted in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Cabinet Office and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
We hereby invite you to respond to the consultation as a constituency, local government, interest group or airspace user group representative – or as a neighbour or other stakeholder.
Please go to: www.bigginhillairport.com/stakeholder-consultation
to access the consultation document and for guidance as to how you can respond.
Arriva has decided to stop the 402 bus at Dunton Green with effect from 17 July so we will lose our hourly service to/from Bromley. The R5/R10 service to Orpington has been progressivly cut back, so according to our councillor Lydia Buttinger, “Pratts Bottom must be one of the most poorly serviced communities in London for bus services.” Unlike other parts of London we can’t take the tube, tram or DLR.
A suggestion has been made to extend the R1 and/or R11 from Green Street Green to the Pratts Bottom roundabout. This would add only 5 minutes to the route and would transform public transport for our residents. If you support this proposal or have any other comments on the PB bus services, please email CUSTOMERSERVICES@TFL.GOV.UK quoting reference 7413688.
See Update 10.3.2017
Liz Turnbull, Chairman of the Pratts Bottom Residents’ Association, has asked for this letter from the Council to be put on our website. PBRA intends to send 2 reps to meeting on 1st December, but there is a public meeting on 26th November.
“I am writing to invite two representatives from your Residents’ Association to a round table discussion at the Civic Centre on Tuesday, 1 December from 7pm to 8.30pm to help inform the Council’s budget setting process. We want to hear your views as representatives of local people and talk about the council budget for 2016-17 and beyond. This discussion will be in light of continuing savings of more than £50 million we have to make over the next four years to balance our budget in addition to the £60 million saved in the last few years.
“As with last year we believe these smaller sessions with representatives of our Residents’ Associations will allow us to explore in more detail the issues we face and the difficult decisions we continue to have to make.
“I would be delighted if you and/or a colleague are able to attend and if you could please let Maggie Richardson know by emailing email@example.com or telephoning 020 8313 4422 to help us plan seating and refreshments.
“On this evening, I am inviting associations broadly to the east of the borough. However, if you cannot make this date you would be very welcome to attend an alternative session on the previous evening, Monday, 30 November at the Civic Centre from 7pm – 8.30pm.
“As part of the budget setting process we have also launched an online survey. This is to give Bromley residents the opportunity to tell us their views on our Building a Better Bromley priorities, which have governed the Council’s work and activity for a number of years and to tell us if they broadly support our approach in delivering these Building a Better Bromley priorities given ever reducing budgets and the need to meet the requirements placed on us by the Government. We are also seeking practical ideas and suggestions for saving money as well as how to generate more funds to help secure important front line services. We would be grateful if you would encourage the members of your Residents’ Association to take part in the survey. We are offering residents who are not able to log in online at home assistance with completing the survey in our libraries.
“In addition to the smaller session for Residents’ Associations we are also holding a public meeting from 11 am – 12.30 pm on Thursday, 26 November at the Civic Centre and again we would be grateful if you could encourage members of your organisation to attend. You can find the online survey, details of the public meeting and background material on our website at www.bromley.gov.uk/budgetviews
“We really welcome your views so I do hope your organisation can send one or two representatives to this important session. I look forward to meeting you on the night.
Get Christmas sorted on Saturday 21 November by buying your presents at the Pratts Bottom Christmas Market. There will be crafts, cards and delightful gifts for all your family and friends. Be there or be square…