Shortlands Residents Association
Welcome to the Shortlands Resident's Association
Serving Shortlands for over 80 years
Report suspicious mopeds
To all Shortlands Residents,
Sadly on Friday the 10th November at around 0950hrs a Shortlands resident was the victim of a moped enabled robbery near to the junction of Kingswood Road and Den Road the victim received injury's consisting of a broken arm where she fell to the ground after her bag was snatched by a moped travelling along the pavement.
The Shortlands team were first on scene and provided the initial investigation and first aid.
The Shortlands team are continuing to assist in the investigation to hopefully catch the offenders Bromley CID are now investigating this incident.
Following this incident can I please ask that all Shortlands residents are aware of this incident and please report any suspicious Mopeds in and around Shortlands Ward; this is especially important if the moped appears to have more than one rider.
Could I also ask that if residents notice mopeds parked where they feel is suspicious such as alleyways or quiet roads or even suspicious activity around garage block areas could they report all suspicious activity to 101 or the Shortlands Team. They park these vehicles somewhere, re-fuel them too so please keep an eye open and call 101 if you think you notice something unusual.
By providing the above information the shortlands team can be more proactive and intelligence led to try and stop further incidents happening within the ward and further afield.
Shortlands Ward DWO, PC Russell Edwards
Business as usual for Bromley Libraries
Social enterprise leisure and libraries operator GLL started to manage the Council’s library service on November 1, with a commitment to maintain opening hours for all 14 libraries.
The news follows the award of a ten-year contract to GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) which will generate savings for the Council thereby helping protect the library service and other frontline services, including those for the most vulnerable. The decision to award the contract to GLL followed a tendering exercise, with the specifications meaning that the successful provider would need to operate the existing library service, with the same number of libraries and existing staff.
Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation said, “We are very proud of our library service, which is demonstrated by the multi-million investment we have made and the way we have looked to protect this service. We are pleased to welcome GLL, who are an experienced libraries operator, to the Borough to manage our library service. It is very much business as usual, with opening hours unchanged and the same levels of staff continuing to serve residents of this Borough and the many others that use our libraries.”
Chris Symons, Director of Development at GLL said, ““We are excited about managing Bromley libraries – bringing our wealth of experience and innovation in providing high quality library services that local people want. Where we operate libraries, footfall increases as we attract readers of all ages into brighter, more modern facilities. We are looking forward to working with staff and customers to demonstrate the positive difference a social enterprise can make at community level.”
GLL, which is a charitable social enterprise, already manages a number of library services elsewhere and will be able to generate savings to the Council by utilising their economies of scale as well as their charitable status meaning that the cost base is reduced.
For information, please note the updated e-mail contact addresses for each library, which are published on the Council’s website, : http://www.bromley.gov.uk/directory/11/libraries_in_bromley
Includes Parking, Library and War Memorial updates
Following amendments to the proposals public consultaion will now be on 16/17/18 November 2017 – Churchill Theatre – Wells Room