Boris backs borough at Invest Bromley conference
Tue 20 September 2011, 11:23 am
Bromley’s suburban character gives it the perfect mix of opportunity for growth blended with quality of life for those who live and work in the borough, according to London mayor Boris Johnson.
Speaking in front of an audience of more than 150 investors at the Invest Bromley conference today, he said: “Bromley is one of the great urban centres of London with a young, growing dynamic population and provides considerable opportunity to deliver economic growth.
The mayor said he was firmly behind the work the London Borough of Bromley is doing to renew and regenerate its high streets.
“We need to look after communities and the high streets – that’s why I support so passionately what Bromley Council is doing in renewing its high streets.
And he added that he felt continued investment in infrastructure was vital to the success of London’s outer boroughs.
“It is vital for economic success of London that we continue to make investment in infrastructure to link what can be described as London’s 158 villages,“ said the mayor.
“We need to do what Victorian forebears did which is to invest in infrastructure and that’s’ what we want to help you achieve. Transport not only makes London more competitive in long term but drives jobs and growth now, and in the tough times which we are in now, it is absolutely vital.
“If we continue to invest in Bromley’s infrastructure, continue to improve the look and feel of Bromley town centre ad continue to build a sense of trust and community, then the natural genius of the people of Bromley and the dynamism and enterprise of the private sector in this borough will do the rest.”
Later, during a Q&A session, the Mayor also emphasised the importance that improving infrastructure and regeneration plans play in attracting big employers to the borough to further drive economic growth and make improvements in employment prospects.