Toads will shortly be migrating back to the ponds from which they hatched and emerged last year. From dusk, our patrols (wearing Hi-Viz jackets and using torches), will be attempting to save many of these animals as they cross our dangerous roads. Many are killed when crossing Rushmore Hill, Main Road, and Shelleys Lane, but please inform us of any other locations.
We specially request that motorists slow down from around dusk onwards for the next month to six weeks.
Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.
P.S. We always welcome new patrol members!
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Model Railway Society Show at the PB Village Hall on 13th and 14th January at PBVH. All welcome. 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Lots of layouts and a shop and refreshments.
A 23-year old Bosnian man was found dead on the tracks near Knockholt station on the evening of 5 November. Jamie Simmons of Southwark is on trial at the Old Bailey today for his murder.
Read more at Kent Online…
On 6 Nov, the R5 from Orpington station was 45 minutes late, then dumped its passengers at Green Street Green, despite protests from the passengers. It was a long walk home in the dark for many.
If you are resident of Pratts Bottom please attend the Annual General Meeting of the Residents Association on Friday 22 September, 7.30 pm at the Village Hall. The dreadful bus service will be one of the issues discussed. Be there early to be sure of a seat!
Come and do your Christmas Shopping at the Pratts Bottom Village Hall on Saturday 25 November. 10am – 2pm.
Lots os stalls selling gifts, cards and great ideas for Christmas gifts as well as local craft work stall. Do come along and get some of that seasonal spending compeleted one month before the big day.
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’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