Local News

Southeastern Consultation

James Brokenshire has published his submission to the consultation on the future of the Southeastern rail franchise, calling for greater capacity, better reliability and improved compensation and customer service.

Future of the Southeastern Rail Franchise

James Brokenshire has called on Southeastern users to contribute their views to the Department for Transport’s current consultation on the rail franchise serving Old Bexley & Sidcup.

Good News for Blackfen

James Brokenshire has welcomed positive news for Blackfen and its High Street as Bexley Council approves a £200,000 investment aimed at improving parking and pavements on Gloucester Parade. In addition, a new heavy duty cleaning vehicle will mean regular ‘deep-cleans’ for Blackfen.

Rose Bruford gains Degree Awarding Powers

James Brokenshire has welcomed the news that Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has been awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), acknowledging the rigour and academic integrity of the training it provides and allowing it to continue to expand the curriculum it offers.

Bexley Businesses come to Parliament

James Brokenshire has welcomed a wide variety of Sidcup and Bexley businesses to Parliament for a special Bexley Business Briefing.

Sidcup Business Improvement District Approved

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that Sidcup businesses have voted in favour of the establishment of a Sidcup Business Improvement District, with businesses planning to work together to increase footfall and build a sense of community amongst traders and residents.

Autumn Statement 2016

James Brokenshire has welcomed the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as a stable platform, providing confidence and certainty and tackling the long-term challenges facing the UK economy.

James supports Standing Up 4 Sitting Down Campaign

James Brokenshire met with a number of residents at Woodville Grove the Anchor Housing Association’s sheltered housing development in Welling to discuss what more can be done to ensure local shops and high street are accessible to all and particularly those with mobility issues.