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 mostly conducted 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 High Street Bus Stops

There is still some confusion about the bus stops in the High Street. The buses  have reverted to their pre-work routes over Christmas – up to 7 January. But some stops are still showing old information. The stop outside Lidl is still showing on Countdown that it is closed, but it is not. |Texts to Countdown along the High Street at the previously closed stops may also say there are no buses. But buses are running as before down the High Street and stopping at all stops.

IGNORE THIS SIGN FOR NOW

 

Crooks Saxaphone Quartet at Clock House Methodist Church 16 December

The Crooks Saxophone Quartet is delighted to be performing at Clock House Methodist Church this

Saturday 16th December at 7pm

in aid of St Christopher’s. The church is on Clock House Road at the side of Clock House station. In its long history, it has actually been a concert hall!
The quartet invite you join them for a celebration of Christmas favourites, popular classics and pop and jazz hits and a chance to sing along to some favourite carols!
Mince pies, tea and coffee will be available in the interval for a small donation to the hospice.
There will also be a retiring collection for St Christopher’s.
To listen to some of The Crooks’ music visit: https://soundcloud.com/the-crooks-saxes/tracks



Beckenham Green Christmas Tree

Beckenham’s Christmas Tree was lit on 2 December at the Christmas Market

WBRA part funded this tree from a donation. LB Bromley paid for half, and other donors were Copers Cope Area RA, Beckenham Business Association and local businesses.

The tree can be re-used, so provides good value for money as well as being rather lovely!

 

Beckenham High Street Update

Work for week commencing the 4 December 2017.

Between 4 December and 8th January 2018 improvement works will cease and Conway will not carrying out construction works.

  • One way traffic flow throughout The High Street will change back to two way from 4.30 am Monday 4th December until Monday 8th January 2018.
  • During this period TFL bus services will return to their normal, pre-work, routes. All the usual bus stops in the High Street will therefore be operational. Bus stop G (the new one at Beckenham Junction) will be closed during this period. TFL say that information will be displayed on the bus stops. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/TempBusChanges
  • Beckenham Green has now been reopened to the public. The black surfacing is not the final surface. This will be a more appropriate aggregate surfacing which cannot be laid until late spring / summer when the weather is warmer.

Kelsey Square

Unfortunately Thames Water will be continuing works outside Kelsey Square until the second week in December. To assist with the two way traffic resuming, there will be temporary traffic signals in place. These works have no connection with the High Street improvement works.

 

Bus Diversions in Beckenham High Street

 

BUS DIVERSIONS SUSPENDED DURING

CHRISTMAS PERIOD

 

Bus routes will revert to the pre- work (normal) routes between
4 December and 7 January.
 
Diversions will recommence on 8 January 2018