Data released this morning shows that unemployment has fallen by 56% in Bromley and Chislehurst since August 2010, meaning 908 more people are in work in our area than when the Conservatives were elected to government.
Since being elected as the MP for Bromley and Chislehurst in 2006 I have worked with local residents, Parliamentary colleagues and staff at Southeastern and Network Rail to improve the rail service in our area.
In March I wrote to Jim Kehoe, Chief Planning Officer at Bromley Council, to outline my concerns, as well as those raised by local residents, over proposals to build a 3G sports pitch in the grounds of Kemnal Technology College.
It has recently come to light that Newsquest plans to cut the number of staff working at the News Shopper and close its Petts Wood office, something many local people, especially the paper’s dedicated readership, are understandably worried about.
Local Conservative MPs Bob Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst), James Brokenshire (Old Bexley & Sidcup) and Jo Johnson (Orpington) have warmly welcomed the news that the Waste 4 Fuel site will be cleared. The three MPs have maintained pressure to see that the situation was resolved, holding regular meetings with the Environment Agency and Ministers at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.
A number of residents have recently contacted me about an application to build a 3G sports pitch in the grounds of Kemnal Technology College. The proposal, which goes before the Plans Sub-Committee at Bromley Council on Thursday 2 April, would be jointly funded by the FA and the Football Foundation and would be expected to provide at least 85 hours of use over a 7 day week.
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