- Do you want to ensure Crystal Palace Park is enjoyed for generations to come?
- Police Community Consultation Event
- Building better futures for all - Bromley Children & Young People Partnership
Children’s Strategy for 2012 to 2015
- Charles Griggs leaving Bromley Met for Southwark
- Bromley Mencap win the Guardian Public Services Award for Carers, Families and Communities.
- Tell Us Once - service to ease the bureaucracy of grieving
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On 19th October Bromley Council’s Executive established the Crystal Palace Park Management Board to examine future governance options for the park. The Board is made up of an Executive Project Board and a number of stakeholder groups including a newly formed Community Stakeholder Group. This is where you come in.
Community Links Bromley is working in partnership with Bromley Council to recruit eleven individuals to the Community Stakeholder Group. Three of these positions will be ring fenced for people who are already involved in voluntary activities related to the park.
For further information and to download an application pack, visit www.bromley.gov.uk/crystalpalacepark.
The key dates for your information are:
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Continuing CLB’s community engagement work with Bromley Borough Police (BBP), on the 15th of November we hosted another successful community consultation event, this time at Christ Church Anerley.
In keeping with the intention to reach vulnerable and hard to reach groups the latest event aimed to attract individuals from refugee and immigrant communities and hoped to look at their experiences of policing in Bromley.
Event organiser Frances McAuley (CLB) said “we were delighted with the turn out; over 56 members of these communities attended from over 27 different nationalities. As the majority of attendees were women we provided a crèche and for those with minimal English interpreters”.
BBP Borough Partnership Manager said “A really successful event that has enabled the Police to break down barriers and develop relationships for the future”.
A follow up feedback event is planned for Spring 2012.
Click here to view some of the photos taken at the event.
The Bromley Children and Young People Partnership published a consultation on the draft Children’s Strategy for 2012 to 2015. This has three crosscutting ‘areas of focus’ and sets out the key actions that partner agencies will deliver. The three areas of focus are:
- Improve the emotional health of all children and young people
- Improve the life chances of children in care
- Improve the transition of young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to Adult Services
The Partnership wants views on different aspects of the three ‘areas of focus’:
- Is what they are trying to achieve by 2015 right for each area of focus?
- Is the analysis of the needs of the children and young people, parents and carers right?
- The appropriateness of proposed actions and tasks within the area of focus.
Stephen Blann’s briefing continues covering content and issues raised by the strategy from this link . The full draft Strategy and an online response form can be found at www.childrenstrust.bromleypartnerships.org.back to top
On this breaking news, Commander Griggs said “It has been an absolute pleasure being your borough commander and serving the people of Bromley for the past five years. We have experienced massive crime and disorder reductions in that time and public confidence and satisfaction is at its highest levels; a true testament to the strength of the partnership working in our borough. I am proud of Bromley Police, the BCEF, and what the Safer Bromley Partnership has achieved and as a resident of Orpington I will keep a close eye on my successor.”
He is transferring to Southwark to take up the role of Borough Commander on 3 January 2012, where he expects to serve for a further three years to complete a thirty-five year career with the Police.back to top
Congratulations to Eddie Lynch and the team. The article that featured Bromley Mencap’s Award in the Guardian Society supplement can be found here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/publicservicesawards/when-roles-are-reversed?newsfeed=true and a full list of the other winners can be found on-line here http://www.guardian.co.uk/publicservicesawards/2011-winners .
Bromley Council has teamed up with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver Tell Us Once, a new service that automatically notifies relevant government departments and service authorities of a family’s bereavement.
Under the new service, a local registrar can now support a recently bereaved person through the step-by-step process that will automatically notify central and local governments of their change in circumstances. By notifying up to 28 different services in five key government areas on behalf of the family, Tell Us Once can save up to seven separate phone calls that a family member will normally have to make.
Said Graham Arthur, Executive Councillor for Resources: “These are times in everybody’s lives better spent with family than dealing with government. Tell Us Once removes red tape and gives time back to families when they need it most. When something as major as a death happens in a family, we understand that the last thing anybody wants to be doing is dealing with government administration.”
For more information about Tell Us Once and the service being provided in your area, please visit: Reporting bereavement: www.direct.gov.uk/death-tellusonce