I appreciate that the ongoing debate about the extension of the operating hours at Biggin Hill Airport raises strong and genuinely held feelings from residents across the constituency, and I thought now would prove an ideal time to update you on the current situation.
It’s a vote I’ve been heavily involved in over the last few months, having been asked to Chair Syed Kamall’s rival campaign at the beginning of the summer, and one that’s been well fought out by all four candidates.
For the first time, the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group and the British Beer and Pub Association, along with Nestlé Professional, are launching a competition to find Britain’s best Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the year. The winner will be recognised with an award in Parliament.
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.
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