Barclays agree to delay bank closure

Barclays Bank have said that they will defer the closure of their branch in Bexley Village until September.  The news follows representations by James Brokenshire to senior managers over the impact of the closure on the Village during a particularly challenging period because of the engineering works to replace the bridge at the Old Mill. 

Barnehurst Rail Landslip

A landslip has blocked the train line at Barnehurst causing significant disruption right across Southeastern Metro services.

Exciting year ahead at Queen Mary's

James Brokenshire has welcomed progress on the new Cancer Centre and Kidney Unit at Queen Mary’s which, alongside refurbishments elsewhere on the site will help deliver a wider range of high-quality care for patients in Sidcup.

Southeastern trains risk fines over performance

The Rail Minister, Claire Perry, has said that Southeastern trains could face a multi-million pound penalty if it fails to perform. In a letter to James Brokenshire, the Minister also pledged to work more closely with Transport for London.

Olympic legacy building completion at Chis & Sid

James Brokenshire has visited the new Learning Centre being built at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, constructed using materials from the London 2012 Olympics BMW Group Pavilion. 

James pushes for Southeastern improvements

James Brokenshire has met with Southeastern Managing Director, David Statham, in order to highlight once again the need for action to be taken in order to make better progress against current performance and punctuality targets and the importance of ensuring that passengers are properly advised on alternative routes during the Christmas closures of Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge.

Record number of people in work

James Brokenshire has welcomed new figures which show the number of people out of work and claiming Jobseekers Allowance has fallen by 57% since 2010, as UK businesses continue to create more jobs.

James shares the limelight with Universities Minister at Rose Bruford

Higher Education Minister, Jo Johnson MP, has underlined continued Government work to support innovation and specialist learning during a visit to Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts in Sidcup. The Ministerial visit was arranged by James Brokenshire MP to highlight the college’s work in providing some of the most highly-rated artistic performance and technical teaching in the UK and its contribution to the community in Sidcup. The college also plans to export its performance arts education to key international markets.

Old Farm Park

Bexley Council confirms plans to dispose of part of Old Farm Park in Sidcup.