Spitfire Air Display at Coolings, Sat 9 September, 3pm

At 3pm the Biggin Hill Spitfire will be making a special flypast and mini display only for Coolings. This will be a FREE EVENT so just turn up and enjoy the sound of the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engine perform in the sky above you. Please make sure you allow yourself enough time to park once arriving at Coolings.

There will also be talks happening on the day:

  • Meet the Spitfire Pilot, Clive Denney at 11am, cost £10
  • “Spitfires at Biggin Hill” by Bob Ogley at 2pm, cost £10

For more information, visit www.coolings.co.uk

Bromley Annual Crime Summit, Saturday 30 September

Bromley’s Annual Crime Summit will be held on Saturday 30th September and all residents of Bromley are invited! Pastries and beverages will be served at 9:30am in the Information Stands area, with the main event being held between 10am – 1pm in the Council Chamber at Bromley Civic Centre. Free parking is available in the car park accessed via Rochester Avenue.

Sessions this year include:

  • Tackling Gangs Campaign – Bromley Youth Council
  • Borough Police Update – Deputy Borough Commander Trevor Lawry
  • Front Office Provision Consultation – Representative  from MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime)
  • Cyber Fraud & Scams – Matthew Bowler from City of London Police who are the National Policing Lead for Cyber Crime
  • Q&A – All of the above speakers, Bromley Fire Brigade and LBB

Contact Kate Lymer, www.facebook.com/BromleySNB

New 431 Bus from Sevenoaks to Orpington

Your webmaster attended a public meeting at Knockholt this evening, chaired by Cllr Nick Chard of Kent County Council. Phil Lightowler, KCC’s Head of Public Transport, explained that Arriva as a private company had decided to withdraw the 402 service between Dunton Green and Bromley from 24 July. Austin Blackburn, MD of Go-Coach, announced his new 431 service from Sevenoaks to Orpington. It is accepted by all that this is a poor replacement for the hourly 402 service.

Buses for Orpington will depart from Pratts Bottom at 1002, 1202, 1402 and 1602. The return buses will leave Orpington at 1030, 1230 and 1430. The 431 bus will operate only on weekdays. Holders of free bus passes can travel before 9.30 by paying £1. Passengers for Bromley will need to change at Green Street Green or Orpington High Street.Additional buses run on school days. See below for full timetable.

Letter from Jo Johnson 14.6.2017

Letter from Arriva 10.5.2017

431 Bus Timetable

Sign the Biggin Hill RAF Chapel Petition

Following the Council’s decision to adopt the plans for Biggin Hill Museum and the Chapel, which many think are most unsuitable, Dave Evans, Rita Radford (Downe RA) and others have started a 38 Degrees Petition to protect the Chapel. Twenty signatures are needed to get started.  Please help by signing the petition and spreading to others via email/ social media using this link

PLEASE NOTE: To make your opinion count you must sign the petition. Comments made on this site are welcome but will not affect the petition .

Halstead Open Gardens, Sun 11 June, 10.30-5

Beautiful gardens to explore, Art exhibition, Plant sale, Village flowerpot sculptures

Cream teas/barbeque/refreshments, Children’s play area & bouncy castle

Live piano jazz, Grand prize draw

Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the day, Free entry for under 16’s (must be accompanied by an adult), available locally from: Hancocks village shop, the Cock Inn, the Rose & Crown, the Village Ironing Shop, Halstead Community Primary School, the Three Horseshoes, Knockholt. Also available by emailing hog2017@outlook.com