Dear Cray Resident,
Change is in the air, coming to the Cray Valley very soon and it will be good news, a nice change in these difficult, challenging times!
The London Borough of Bromley ward boundaries are changing, due to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s recommendations, reducing the number of councillors from 60 to 58, resulting in wide-scale changes.
Your local Labour Party saw the possibility of reviving the historic names of St Mary Cray & St Paul’s Cray, recognising the community links that were so wantonly abandoned at the last re-organisation.
We are working hard to re-forge the lost sense of community and Labour’s traditional place within it, rekindling the kind of community that cares for each other. Every neighbour matters, no-one should be left behind.
What this means for St Mary Cray:
- A sense of belonging to the area in which you live, and this is important. Whoever heard anyone say that they lived in Cray Valley East or Cray Valley West? However, they do say that they live in St Mary Cray or St Paul’s Cray and they are proud of it.
- Having conversations and listening on the doorsteps is essential to finding out what people think important: road safety, housing, education, police on the beat, numerous potholes in the roads, the environment and other issues. We have reacted to the desire to see cleaner streets and green areas by organising regular litter picks in various locations and reporting road and other defects.
- “Levelling up” is urgently required in St Mary Cray & St Paul’s Cray. Bromley Conservatives’ lack of interest puts the ward at the bottom of the pile. This must change. The time has come for St Mary Cray & St Paul’s Cray to be treated fairly. Time for action, not just slogans.
- Reinstate St Mary Cray & St Paul’s Cray within the automated postal address system to prevent confusion for Emergency Services and put us back on the map!
- Encouraging sport, recreation and the arts to thrive in St Mary Cray & St Paul’s Cray would make the ward a better place in which to live and work.
If we all work in a spirit of neighbourly co-operation there will be nothing that, together, we cannot achieve!
St Mary Cray & St Paul’s Cray Labour Party