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'Building a Better Bromley' sessions set to start

by Jim Dunton Thu 19 September 2013, 3:06 pm

A series of public meetings aimed at ensuring Bromley continues to prosper in spite of government funding cuts will begin later this month.

Council leader Stephen Carr has called five “Building a Better Bromley” sessions across the borough to discuss how the authority can best meet people’s needs and aspirations while delivering government-imposed funding cuts of £55 million over the next four years.

The meetings will feature Carr, cabinet members, and senior council officers, and are aimed at providing residents with a direct line to those at the helm of the authority.

In an open letter to residents, Carr said the sessions were an important way for the council to ensure that its budget for 2014-15 had as much input from local people as possible.

“Only by working together and with our partners across the borough can we continue building a better Bromley and keep our borough the special place it is,” he said.

“Your views helped us make difficult choices in the last three years and as elected councillors it is vital to talk with you as we shape the future of our council and set the budget for 2014-15."

The first meeting takes place on 26 September at the New Life Church in Biggin Hill, from 7-8.30pm.

Details of subsequent sessions are available at www.bromley.gov.uk/publicmeetings

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