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Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Discovered a great little cafe in Orpington today (St Mary Cray actually). It's called the Croft Tea Room and is a proper community place selling locally sourced food. It does fry-ups, lunches, sunday roasts, cream teas and more with plenty of veggie options and has a little shop attached too. The food and the service were both top notch.

http://crofttearoom.co.uk/
 

moon

Happy Happy Jo Wonderland
I had no idea this was happening.... (i've been posting loads of Daily Mail articles recently... what is happening to me :p)

Bromley neighbors despair over 40ft high rubbish mountain | Daily Mail Online
'Despairing neighbours have pleaded for action to be taken to end their four-year nightmare of having to live next to a stinking 40ft high, 20,000-ton mountain of rubbish which keeps bursting into flames.

The rat-infested mix of rotting industrial and domestic waste is said to spontaneously combust on a weekly basis ‘like a smoking volcano’ and has been branded a health hazard by fed up families.

In March, Bromley Council signed an agreement with the Environment Agency (EA) to clear the abandoned tip at the end of a cul-de-sac in St Paul’s Cray, Bromley, south-east London, but as yet no action has been taken'

It is now being cleared
Homes dwarfed by stinking 18,000 tonne waste mountain

Did they even think that whenever it rained the run-of from the heap would be adding toxic waste to our water supply?
 
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Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
( btw supposedly the glades is now called "intu" - what a stupid name. im sure everyone will keep calling it the glades and itll have to be renamed )

Shopping centre set to return as The Glades

Shopping centre intu Bromley is set to return as The Glades following its sale to an overseas investment fund.

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has bought an 85 per cent stake in the shopping centre from majority owner Intu Properties and Aviva, and an intu spokesperson confirmed the name would change.
 

moon

Happy Happy Jo Wonderland
No way!! I thought the rebrand had gone really well for them, although Bromley also became so busy that I actually stopped going there..lol
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Developments in Beckenham Place Park.

The squirrel is getting repainted...one of these designs (poll to pick which now closed)


I'll miss the old one


But even better than that the mansion house has been taken over by Bussey Building crew. There have been 4 soul nights put on there but I've missed all of them. I also saw a planning permission type thing go up about allowing alcohol to be sold in park grounds, so i think something is afoot for the future for the mansion as a venue. Really hope so

You can now walk inside the mansion pretty much anytime...its open to the public till late. Lovely building
 

ska invita

back on the other side
was just up there earlier. All i can say is the traffic was backed up hard, with people going two ways down a one way street at one point.... And failing to move in either direction.

btw nice to see some new life on Bromley north high street (where the cinema is). Last time i was there most of the shops seemed boarded up
 
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ska invita

back on the other side
Interesting news here
Major changes set for Beckenham Place Park
Highlight for me is:
Part of the site is also planned to be evacuated to install a lake and wetland area.
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In its ‘master plan’ it stated the desire to use the proposed lake to provide swimming and other leisure uses. :thumbs:


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In other news the new ski slip flats in bromely south are total eyesores way too big a building for that area and theres more skyscrapers coming
New 23 storey tower block proposed for Bromley North
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Hayes is handy for me.

It's opening on Saturday, which is good timing as the New Inn is currently closed.
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
i think its got one showing in the churchill theatre....whats happened to the Odeon?
The Odeon (which became a Cineworld is now closed) Not sure if it's temporary or permanent.

There's gonna be a cinema at that new development off Westmoreland Road when it opens.
 
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