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Heritage trail showcases Beckenham's best

by Jim Dunton Fri 8 November 2013, 5:30 pm

Bromley Council has launched a new heritage trail showcasing highlights of Beckenham's heritage as the town waits for news of a multi-million-pound funding bid for public-realm improvements.

The trail takes in St George’s Church Courtyard, Thornton’s Corner, Kelsey Square, and other areas, and was recently launched by volunteers from Beckenham Civic Society - some of whom were dressed in historic clothing.

Meanwhile, Bromley said it expected Transport for London to make a decision early next month on proposals for junction improvements, new granite pavements, new street furniture, and lighting improvements for Beckenham town centre, which are part of a bid for match funding-it has submitted.

Councillor Peter Morgan, Bromley’s regeneration lead, said the improvements would boost the town’s economy and its general trading environment.

“Beckenham is home to a diverse and successful range of independent businesses, specialist shops, restaurants, and cafes and is a fantastic place to live and work,” he said.

“Public realm improvements improve the local economy and trading environment.

"We are committed to making improvements and this bid ultimately drives forward our vision to build a better Bromley.”

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