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
Brenda Johnson writes, “You may already know that the May Fete is on 20th May 2017. The contacts are Lesley Jones who is the Chair of the Fete Committee, lesleynigel(at)yahoo.co.uk, and for stall information Brenda Johnson, lancejohnson100(at)hotmail.com. The Fete is the usual format, starting at 12.00 on the Green.”
Also, Brenda reminds us that All Souls is holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 11th March in PB Village Hall from 9.30 – 11.00. Entrance fee 50p. All welcome!
Land Adjacent to Knockholt station north side Sevenoaks road.
Change of use of land for siting of caravans for residential use for occupation by Irish Travelers with an amenity block, septic tank, hard standing, reproofing of land and boundary fence. Part retrospective.
Please put your views in writing to Clare Preece, Planning Division, Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Bromley, BR1 3UH.
Further details on Bromley Planning Portal
We have a new associate vicar. Read all about this and other news here.
The Pratts Bottom Dramatic Society invites you to Alternative Accommodation by Pam Valentine and A Cut in the Rates by Alan Ayckbourne. Cost £12 including fish and chips. To book call 01689 602837
Buy all your Christmas presents at the annual Christmas Market, which will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday 26 November from 10 am to 2pm. Entance is free.
Orpington and District Model Railway Society will hold its Annual Show on 14-15 January at Pratts Bottom Village Hall, 10am to 5pm daily.
Entrance £3.50 for Adults and £1.50 for Children. Refreshments available.
There are a variety of operating layouts including live steam, a club shop, traders and demonstrations. Come along to this very friendly affair.
The Pratts Bottom Residents Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on
Friday 30th September in the Pratts Bottom Village Hall at 8pm. Refreshments will be served from 7.30pm
The Guest Speaker will be Karl Hardy, on the subject of Counter Terrorism and Protective Security.
Bob Trott has asked for the Green Street Green Village Society to be added to our links page, which is now done.
Bob says, “We have two organisations under the umbrella title of the GSG Association – one running/owning the village hall as a Charity, and the other the Village Society which produces the Newsletter. Mrs Margot Rohan is our Secretary (covering both sections) available on 01689 600985 and I Chair both 01689 605037. We are setting up cross transfer arrangements between the two village halls, as ours is much smaller and not suitable (we have no parking) for such things as wedding receptions.”
G Scale Society – Kent Local Area Group
Sunday 18 September 2016 – 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Pratts Bottom Village Hall
At least 3 large scale model railway layouts and sales stand.
All are welcome
Admission ; adults £2.50 Children £1.00