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Bromley council leader welcomes town centre cash

Fri 12 August 2011, 2:39 pm

Bromley Council leader Stephen Carr has welcomed the 400,000 granted by London mayor Boris Johnson for town centre improvements.

The award was made last week from the Outer London Mayoral Fund, and will fund projects in Bromley, Orpington and Penge.

Carr said: "This is very welcome news for the borough and we will invest this money to support our ongoing work and give our town centres a much needed boost.”

The money will be spent on inward investment projects, more support for independent businesses and improved Christmas events and lights.

Bromley will see a series of promotional initiatives designed to increase footfall and vibrancy, including a live nativity scene and free parking in the town centre for limited periods. 

Orpington's pedestrian route between the High Street and the station will be improved and Empire Square in Penge will be upgraded. 

Funding was not allocated in Beckenham and Crystal Palace from stage one of the Fund but further bids will be submitted in round two.

Council leader Stephen Carr is one of the speakers lined up for the Invest Bromley conference on September 20. Book your place here.

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