Harvington : Park Wood and Sports Ground

I am seeking to engage with local people who would be interested in joining with me in seeking ways to rejuvenate the Park and facilities at Harvington.

The area is currently showing severe signs of neglect and lack of tender loving care. The ‘Friends of Parks’ is now left with just one survivor from the previous group. The playground area is in need of improvement,the pavilion/clubhouse is in the main unuseable and all is subject to vandalism etc.

The Council are falling down on any obligations they have and neither they or the Council contractors seemingly have any funds available to try and rectify or improve matters.

I have made initial contact with the local councillors, Wendy from the friends group, Cherie Langley from Langley Estate Agents and Mac from Eversley Rangers football club. The area is extensively used for activities – exercise,dog walking,sports etc., so any improvement would be in everyone’s interest.

Any future project would depend on support from the users and other interested parties willing to get together to come up with a plan.

I would be delighted if anyone who has an interest could make contact with me with a view to doing something about it.

Look forward to hearing

Keith Rodwell

Bromley Friends Forum (vice chair)

The group which oversees all Parks friends groups in Bromley

email ktr10e@talktalk.net

07503 652778 or 02036382428

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!