A reminder that any person wishing to object to the Crab Hill, Beckenham (Ravensbourne station) pay-by-mobile parking scheme should do so no later than 31 August 2016. For some additional comments, see here.
At our Garden Party on 30 July 2016, we handed over a cheque for £3,000 to the London Borough of Bromley as the RVPS 50% contribution for a Community Tree Project. For this and other tree news, see this link.
A further application has been made with details of conditions relating to the demolition of 4 Oaklands Road, Bromley and erection of 11 flats. A new application has also been made with details of appearance, landscaping and scale. See here.
A further planning application details the various conditions for the redevelopment at Upfield, Hillbrow Road, Bromley to provide six two-bedroom flats, and includes a well-illustrated road condition report - see here.
The appeal against the refusal of the application for the controversial development at 20 Blyth Road, Bromley, and affecting residents in Bracken Hill Lane, has been dismissed. See this link.
Bromley Council is planning to demolish all the homes in Ethelbert Close. A meeting with Bromley Civic Society will be held on 25 November 2015 to discuss these town centre homes under threat of demolition - see here.
The planning application for a two-bedroom bungalow at the rear of 13 Calmont Road, Bromley, at the junction with Ambleside, has been refused. On the other hand, an application, for a part one / part two storey extension has been granted. See here.
A hybrid planning application has been granted subject to various conditions for the demolition of the plant rooms and refurbishment of the hotel and erection of a new leisure centre at the Bromley Court Hotel. See here.
Transport for London is working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service and City of London Police to run Community Roadwatch - a road safety initiative which aims to reduce speeding in residential areas. See here.
Please use the following box to perform a search of the Ravensbourne Valley Preservation Society site:
Future meetings are on the first Thursday, every other month, at 8 p.m. at the Bromley Court Hotel as follows:
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At our 2016 AGM, there was a presentation on the history of the Bromley Court Hotel by the General Manager, Max Ball. Other agenda items included:
- Revision of the constitution
- Planning officer’s reports
- Roads and traffic report
- Community projects and tree officer’s report
- Beckenham Place Park representative’s report
- Membership secretary’s report
- Determination of subscriptions
- Appointment of an auditor
- Election of officers
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Peter Clarke of 210A Ravensbourne Avenue, Beckenham on Friday 29 January 2016. He died aged 72 from a short battle with cancer. His funeral was held at Beckenham Crematorium on Thursday 11 February 2016.
Peter was a former road rep for Ravensbourne Avenue and will be remembered fondly driving one of his many antique cars around the local area.
We welcome Anna Koffer, who has taken over the role of road rep for Farnaby Road (lower numbers).
On Saturday 22 August 2015, we held our summer garden party at the Shortlands Tavern as a way of saying thank you to all our road reps and officers, some of whom have been serving the society for over 25 years! About 30 people turned up to what was an outstanding success – the weather was beautiful, our reserved part of the pub garden was perfect, and the conversation flowed convivially far beyond the allotted time. We were also delighted that Councillors Tickner, Dykes and Harmer were able to join us. And we take the opportunity once again to say thank you to all those who support the society year in year out.
We are sorry to inform residents and members that, unless we are able to obtain further support from any volunteers to help us deal with planning applications, we will no longer be providing personalised and specific advice to members. However, we have made available self-help resources under the Planning tab, and RVPS will continue to formally object to planning applications as and when appropriate. If you would like to support us with planning, please contact the chairman.
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Our thanks to Councillors Tickner and Mellor for supporting our successful campaign to oppose knocking down this property. See here.
RVPS Roads and Traffic
We are very happy to announce that the vacancy for Roads and Traffic has been filled by Andrew Storey.
After over 25 years of active participation in the Society, Ann has decided that it is time to let someone else be the Road Rep for Ravensbourne Avenue (evens). We are enormously grateful for the dedication and commitment shown by Ann over such a long period and wish her well for the future. Finding a replacement might have been troublesome. but we are delighted to announce that Monica Wiltshire will now be taking over Ann’s duties.
There are interesting proposals for a new lake in Beckenham Place Park. See this link.
Brian Sanders and Leslie Tucker have been made Life Members of the society. Brian was treasurer for over 20 years and Leslie has been involved in various capacities since the founding of the society over 25 years ago. Both have made an enormous contribution to the society and to our community and we remain very grateful for their efforts.
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