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Bexley Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

Crowds thronged the ‘Golden Acre’ in Bexley Village on Monday night to watch the lighting of the special beacon as part of Bexley’s celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  The beacon was lit by the Mayor of Bexley Councillor Allan Downing after the Bishop of Rochester led prayers for the Queen, the Country and the Commonwealth.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

James Brokenshire will join the Bishop of Rochester and the Mayor of Bexley at a special Diamond Jubilee Beacon event in Bexley Village on Monday night. The event which has been organised by Churches Together in Bexley Village forms part of the weekend of celebrations to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne. Beacons will be lit around the country on Monday evening with the Bexley Village event starting at 9.45pm at the ‘Golden Acre’ Park.

Bishop's Visit to Bexley

The strength of community spirit and the level of voluntary activity has been highlighted by the Bishop of Tonbridge during a weeklong visit to Old Bexley and Sidcup. Right Reverend Brian Castle gave his thoughts during a meeting with James Brokenshire MP which formed the final event of his local tour.

River Cray Consultation

James Brokenshire has met with the Environment Agency to discuss long-term plans to improve the natural habitat and ecology of the River Cray.  The Environment Agency is currently seeking feedback from community groups and the public on how the biodiversity of the River Cray can be enhanced.

Employment Tribunal reforms aimed to help boost jobs

James Brokenshire has welcomed new Government proposals to speed the resolution of employment disputes saying they will give firms greater confidence to take on staff.  The measures are contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which has just been introduced into the House of Commons.

Employment Tribunal reforms aimed to help boost jobs

James Brokenshire has welcomed new Government proposals to speed the resolution of employment disputes saying they will give firms greater confidence to take on staff.  The measures are contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which has just been introduced into the House of Commons.

Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister

James Brokenshire has met Abdurrahim Al-Keib, the Prime Minister of Libya to discuss the case of WPC Yvonne Fletcher who was murdered in 1984. The Minister for Crime and Security was joined by officers from the Metropolitan Police for the meeting at Lancaster House.

Marriage Reform Proposals Discussion

James Brokenshire will join church leaders and parishioners from Bexley Village on Thursday evening to talk through current Government proposals to allow same sex marriage.  The Old Bexley & Sidcup MP had been invited to discuss the plans which are currently subject to public consultation and listen to the views of local church members.

Waitrose executives pressed to put Sidcup store plans back on track

James Brokenshire has urged Waitrose to think again over its decision to pull out of opening a new store on Sidcup High Street. The local MP joined Bexley Council Leader, Cllr Teresa O'Neill and her Cabinet colleague Cllr Linda Bailey to lobby Waitrose executives during a meeting at the foodstore's central London offices in Victoria.