Since 1945, West Beckenham Residents’ Association (WBRA) has represented the interests of residents in local matters.

WBRA covers an area of about five square miles in the Beckenham addresses in the wards of Clock HousePenge and Cator, and Kelsey and Eden Park. Each of these wards is represented by three councillors.

We are not affiliated to any political party. Our committee is currently made up of ten volunteers. We meet every few months, but most of our day-to-day business is conducted easily by email between us.

For more information, or contributions for the Review, email   info@westbeckenhamra.org

Also see the notice board outside the Odeon cinema near the war memorial

Beckenham Business Association Workshop

Beckenham Lines Up Day of Networking, Advice, Clinics and Workshops to Boost Your Business

Beckenham Business Association, supported by LB Bromley, is holding a day of business workshops, networking and talks to boost your business. It will be held at Time Night Club Southend Road (near Beckenham Junction Station) on Wednesday 6 September 2017, from 9am to 3pm.

As well as the networking and advice sessions, there will be one-to-one PR, social media and SEO clinics, speed networking and practical talks on hot business topics such as ‘Turning Your Prospects into Leads’, ‘Online Marketing’ and ‘Sources of Alternative Funding’.

Beckenham’s very own “2016 Great British Bake Off” star Jane Beedle will talk about ‘Following Your Dream’ and how a chat over a cup of tea turned into a successful garden design business that led to a place on TV.

All monies raised from the Beckenham Business Day raffle will go to MindCare Dementia Support, part of Bromley & Lewisham Mind. The charity helps provides dementia support across Beckenham, Bromley and Lewisham to help adults with dementia stay in their homes and local communities.

The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, will officially open the event, and Kat Webb, who runs the weekly guided tour In Ziggy’s Footsteps – The Walking Tour of David Bowie’s Beckenham, will MC and present the prize for the best dressed stand.

Beckenham Business Day is FREE for Beckenham Business Association Members and just £25 if not, and that includes one year’s membership of BBA. You don’t have to be a Beckenham business to attend – visitors are welcome at a cost of £10, which doesn’t include BBA membership.

For further details and booking visit the Beckenham Business Day page.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Beckenham Improvements work update

Work for week commencing the 21st August 2017.

·       Surfacing work between Manor Road and Albermarle Road will be done between 8pm-5am starting Monday 21st until Saturday 26th at 5:00am. The full length of this section of the High Street will be closed between these dates at 8:00pm-5:00am, with diversions in place.

·        Letters to residents and businesses directly impacted by this section of work have already been notified. All residents in Rokewood Apartments, St Brides House or The Mews, who have not received a letter detailing the night surfacing work should contact Conway’s Liaison Office, Helen McConnell on tel 07917 518 529 or email Beckenham@fmconway.co.uk

·       Work will continue in front of Gallery 17 until early next week.

·       The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

·       The footpath adjacent to Beckenham Green is anticipated to reopen early next week.

For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works.

Previous completed works

·       Temporary asphalt surface has been laid on the corner of Albemarle Road and the High Street.

·       Work on Church Ave junction has been completed regarding slight adjustments to the existing improvements.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Work for week commencing the 14th August 2017.

  • Drainage work and kerbing will continue between St Brides House and Gallery 17. Works in front of shop entrances will be completed out of hours for those retailers affected.
  • Asphalt will be laid as a temporary surface on the corner of Albemarle Road and the High Street. It is anticipated this footpath will open towards the end of week commencing 14th August.
  • At Church Ave junction slight adjustments will be made to the existing improvements.
  • Roadside compounds along the High Street outside NatWest and St George’s Church will be cleared in preparation for resurfacing work to take place week commencing 21st August. Further details about the resurfacing will be included in next week’s update, but all residents and retailers along this section of the High Street will be informed next week.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works.

Previous completed works

  • Paving and kerbing completed beyond the entrance to St Brides House.
  • Block paving adjoining the planters on Beckenham Green has been completed.
  • Transport for London traffic signals work at the Bromley Road/Church Ave/High Street Junction.

Beckenham High Street Updates

Work for weeks commencing the 7th August 2017.

·         Kerb laying, drainage work and paving between Beckenham Supermarket and Gallery 17.

·         The entrance to St Brides House will be relaid on the weekend of the 5th & 6th of August. All residents and retailers using this entrance are aware that this work will be taking place this weekend. All residents parking will be re located whilst this work is carried out. It is hoped that by Monday morning this entrance will be opened, however additional days may be required to complete this work.

·         The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

·         Transport for London traffic signals work at the Bromley Road/Church Road/High Street Junction.

·         Pavement laying will continue adjoining the planters on Beckenham Green and will be completed by the 11th August.

For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works and therefore trenches such as at the Albemarle and High Street junction cannot be filled.

Previous completed works

·         Paving and kerbing completed to Marks and Spencer. Paving commenced outside of Beckenham Green.

Beckenham High Street Update

Friday 28th July 2017
Beckenham Improvements work update
Work for weeks commencing the 30th July 2017.
·         Kerb laying, drainage work and paving continuing north from Church Avenue.
·         The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.
·         Transport for London traffic signals work at the Bromley Road/Church Road/High Street Junction to be completed by the end of the week.
·         Pavement laying will continue adjoining the planters on Beckenham Green and will be completed by the 11th August.
For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works and therefore trenches such as at the Albemarle and High Street junction cannot be filled.
Previous completed works
·         Paving and kerbing completed to Marks and Spencer.