Road works at junction of Croydon Road and Elmers End Road 28 October

There will be road works between Langley Road and the traffic lights at the junction from from 9am on 28 October, for up to three days. The left hand lane up to the traffic lights will be closed.

The works appear to be in order to install gas and electricity to just one property on Croydon Rd.

Traffic towards Croydon will be diverted right at the traffic lights along Elmers End Rd and then Croydon Road A213, Penge Road A213, South Norwood High Street A213, Portland Road A215, Spring Lane A215, Long Lane A222, Croydon Road A222. There will also be a separate signed diversion in place for HGVs/high vehicles to avoid the low bridges in the area.

The diversion signs for the 367 bus towards Croydon appear to indicate that will turn right, then enter the bus interchange and from there will be able to rejoin its route by turning right at the junction.

How to spot and avoid scams – WBRA AGM speaker Rob Vale

West Beckenham RA held its AGM on 4 July, at Christ Church Hall. The guest speaker, Rob Vale, gave an entertaining talk on the many new ways that criminals are always trying to get our bank details. Advice on how to spot rogue traders and scams and what to do if you are targetted can be found on the LB Bromley website at


If you suspect a neighbour or family member is being targetted, you can phone the Rapid Response number 07903 852090 and if possible the team will try to get an officer to attend while the perpetrator is still there. 

You can also sign up to receive scam alerts from the team. When LB Bromley see a new scam, they will send out this alert direct to you.

Rob also asked that anyone who is close to a vulnerable adult to complete the survey on “Safeguarding”. The Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board is responsible for making sure there are the right services in place to keep vulnerable adults safe from harm and abuse.   It is made up of health and social care professionals and the police. The Board also has representation from private, voluntary and independent organisations.


West Beckenham RA Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held at 8pm on Monday 4 July, at Christ Church Hall, Fairfield Road, Beckenham.

Guest Speaker will be Rob Vale, Head of Trading Standards LB Bromley, who will speak about scams and how to spot and avoid them.

CCARA members are welcome to attend, as are new members for either Association!