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Bromley bids for town centre improvement cash

Thu 21 July 2011, 1:56 pm

The London Borough of Bromley is bidding for more than 500,000 to improve town centres across the borough.

The application for funds from the new Outer London Fund, would be spent on improvements to Beckenham, Bromley, Penge, Crystal Palace and Orpington town centres.

The submission follows the launch of the fund by London mayor Boris Johnson following his visit to Bromley in March.

Council leader Stephen Carr said: "We have looked at projects which will provide value and particular support for businesses.

“We will deliver these exciting initiatives in a timely and cost effective manner and provide lasting value.”

The following town centres would see projects get underway: 

  • Beckenham - introduction of town centre sign and support for independent businesses
  • Bromley - traditional Christmas Fayre, including live nativity scene and processions and a heritage trail highlighting the historic areas of the town 
  • Crystal Palace - improving south entrance of the park, to make a more legible connection between the Park and Penge High Street 
  • Orpington - improving pedestrian route between High Street and its station 
  • Penge - upgrade to Empire square 

The money would also pay for Christmas events and lights in other areas around the boroughs, plus on intiatives to encourage inward investment and supporting independent businesses.

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