Bromley Council have (sort of) announced the Residents’ Consultation Meeting for their new Open Space Strategy 2021-2031 which sets out priorities for, and allocates resources across council owned and managed Open Spaces in future years.
You may remember several months ago the row that erupted when a previous consultation document went out stating that they were looking at the “disposal” of open and green spaces. The Council did not seem to appreciate local residents’ opposition to this phrase and its implication, leading to an apparent (and very disgruntled) walk-back of this phrase with the Council declaring that our open spaces were “not for sale”.
Well, it seems to be happening again. The invitation seems to have been sneaked out and sent to a very select few. It was not until Bromley Living Streets Tweeted out the consultation that we found out about it!
Even our own Councillor Ian Dunn who sits on the Environment Committee and chairs the Countryside Consultative Committee had not been…erm… consulted.
- What are they trying to hide?
- Why do they appear to want to sneak this consultation out under the radar?
- Why are they not informing opposition elected representatives?
If you are a Bromley resident you can register for this consultation, which is due to take place on Thursday 7th October at 6pm here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7584683414413148943
It behoves us all to send a strong message to the leadership of Bromley Council that our open spaces are not for grabs, and for us to once again get them to confirm that they are “Not For Sale”.