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Kelsey Park Musical Afternoon, 2 to 5pm Sun 2nd July 2017

This year’s Musical Afternoon will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the Friends of Kelsey Park. We will have many of our regulars – including the immensely popular ‘New Generation’ big band from the players of the wonderful BYMT; the choir and glee club from St Mark’s School and the Bishop Justus Jazz Band, which has concluded the afternoon for some years.

 

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Novelty Dog Competition Times – Sat 20 May 2017 at Market On The Green

Calling all Beckenham Doggies, come along to the Novelty Dog Competition at Market On The Green on Saturday 20 May. There 8 categories to show off Beckenham’s winning dogs. If you would like to enter sign up here.  

  • 10.30 am – 11.00 am – Best Biscuit Catcher & Waggiest Tail
  • 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm Fancy Dress (dog) and Cutest puppy (6-12 months)
  • 1.30 – 2.00 pm – Fastest Sausage Eater & Best OAP Dog (over 7 years)
  • 3.00 – 3.30 pm – Best Trick & Longest Eyelashes

 Your owners may enjoy the local produce market, hula hoop workshop, live entertainment and fair. They can find out more here.

 

 

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Market On The Green 20 May 2017, Novelty Dog Competition, Spy Ravens and Little Diamonds,

Market On The Green is back for 2017.  

The 20 May market kicks off with a 4-legged theme, the Beckenham Business Association is running a Novelty Dog Competition. With 8 categories to enter, there’s bound to be at least one category for your furry friend.

  • Best Biscuit Catcher
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Fancy Dress (dog)
  • Cutest puppy (6-12 months)
  • Fastest Sausage Eater
  • Best OAP Dog (over 7 years)
  • Best Trick
  • Longest Eyelashes

Further details and booking information can be found here.

Of course we will have a usual local produce and craft stalls (a full list on our Market page) … many of our favourites are back plus a few new stalls to tempt you.

There will be lots of entertainment, including free live performances on stage.  We are very excited to welcome 2 special acts to the stage….  Spy Ravens and Little Diamonds are two great junior pop bands. A parent from Balgowan Primary School who works in music auditioned for a boy band and girl band (year 5 – 9 year olds) to go into a national competition. The children had to write 3 songs each, which the parent helped produce. Now they will both perform for us at Market On The Green, please come along for 12.30and show your support.

The above information correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.

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Bromley Council Tax 2017-18 increase

Bromley Council have set their budget for 2017-18 and this includes Council Tax increases of 1.99% as well as a two per cent hike in the adult social care precept.  However the Council have said that there will be no further cuts to services.

Bromley Times reports that Council leader Cllr Stephen Carr said: “There have been no new cuts in services this year due to our careful handling of the budgets over the past few years, coupled with our robust approach to ensuring services are delivered effectively and efficiently by those best placed to provide them.

“We have, however, had to increase council tax to help balance the budget. In addition a government precept of two per cent is included to help mitigate the impact of the growth in demand for adult social care as our population ages – a particular issue in Bromley which has a larger than average older population.”

The attached document was given to Residents Associations at a Council Meeting late last year and provides further information about the 2017-18 Budget Strategy including graphs which show how little funding Bromley receives from Central Government in comparison to other boroughs.

2017-18 Bromley Budget

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Bromley Trading Standards Talk, Town Centre Improvement Update and Copers Cope AGM – 8pm Weds 29 March 2017, Beckenham Public Halls

Our AGM and Public Meeting is at 8pm Wednesday 29th March 2017, Beckenham Public Hall, Bromley Road, Beckenham and al open to all local people.

Our guest speaker is  Robert Vale from the Bromley Trading Standards who will be presenting and taking questions on scams and doorstep crimes affecting the residents of Bromley Borough.

Update on the public realm improvement scheme for Beckenham. 

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Christmas Trail tomorrow Sat 3rd Dec 2016

As part of the Beckenham Christmas celebrations we bring you our Christmas trail. Fun for all the family,  complete the trail to win some coins (while stocks last, between midday and 4pm).  To take part download the  free Huntzz app to your smart phone (App store or Android) and look for the trail called Christmas in Beckenham. 

The trail will finish on Beckenham Green where Christmas On The Green will be taking place.

Christmas On The Green

Make sure you head to Beckenham Green (next to St George’s Church) this Saturday for Christmas On The Green and Light Switch On.  This is a community event organised by your local Copers Cope Area Resident’s Association with lot’s of free fun for the whole family. Plus our local produce and craft market and a fun fair including a Ferris Wheel (we love a Ferris Wheel on The Green).

Come along to enjoy live entertainment, funfair, local produce and craft market, Treasure Hunt, Christmas Lights Switch On and a community sing-a-long. Plus special guests Olaf (look-a-like) and of course Santa. 

Kids Carrot Treasure Hunt – 1.15pm

Help Olaf find lost carrots on Beckenham Green and win some chocolate gold coins.  Keep an eye out for golden carrots for a special prize.

Christmas Light Switch On and Sing-A-Long  – 4.30 pm to 5pm

The tree lights on The Green and Christmas lights throughout the town will be switched on to festive fanfare. Look out for song sheets being passed round for the festive sing-a-long extravaganza. Santa is due to make an appearance on Beckenham Green.

Live Entertainment – Midday to 5pm

  • 12.00 – Salvation Army Band
  • 13.0o – Olaf Christmas Dance Party from Brilliant Birthdays
  • 14.00 – West End Singers from Cantando Entertainment.
  • 14.30 – Churchfields Primary and Worsley Bridge School Choirs go head to head.
  • 15.00 – Beckenham Youth Choir
  • 15: 30 – Josef Pitura-Riley  – Singer/Songwriter from South East London
  • 16:00 – Churchfields Community Choir
  • 16.30 – FiL Straughan, a musical tour de force, powerful vocalist &  versatile entertainer leads the community sing-a-long and lights switch on.

Local Produce and Craft Market – Midday to 5pm

35 stalls of local produce and craft, hot food, mulled wine and beer. A perfect chance to purchase some gifts, pick up some essentials and enjoy some lunch.  See our market page for the complete list of stallholders.

Above details were correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.

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Christmas Cabaret ‘A Cantando Christmas’ – Fri 16 Dec 2016 at Venue28, Beckenham

 

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Christmas On The Green and Light Switch On – This Saturday 3rd Dec 2016

Make sure you head to Beckenham Green (next to St George’s Church) this Saturday for Christmas On The Green and Light Switch On.  This is a community event organised by your local Copers Cope Area Resident’s Association with lot’s of free fun for the whole family. Plus our local produce and craft market and a fun fair including a Ferris Wheel (we love a Ferris Wheel on The Green).

Come along to enjoy live entertainment, funfair, local produce and craft market, Treasure Hunt, Christmas Trail,  Christmas Lights Switch On and a community sing-a-long. Plus special guests Olaf (look-a-like) and of course Santa. 

Kids Carrot Treasure Hunt – 1.15pm

Help Olaf find lost carrots on Beckenham Green and win some chocolate gold coins.  Keep an eye out for golden carrots for a special prize.

Christmas Trail – Midday to 4pm

Complete the Christmas Trail using your smart phone and win some gold coins (while stocks last). The trail is fun for the whole family and you’ll  find a few interesting local facts along the way. You will need to download the Huntzz app to your phone (it’s free).  A link to the trail will be provided on Friday 2nd Dec on our website and Twitter.

Christmas Light Switch On and Sing-A-Long  – 4.30 pm to 5pm

The tree lights on The Green and Christmas lights throughout the town will be switched on to festive fanfare. Look out for song sheets being passed round for the festive sing-a-long extravaganza. Santa is due to make an appearance on Beckenham Green.

Live Entertainment – Midday to 5pm

  • 12.00 – Salvation Army Band
  • 13.0o – Olaf Christmas Dance Party from Brilliant Birthdays
  • 14.00 – West End Singers from Cantando Entertainment.
  • 14.30 – Churchfields Primary and Worsley Bridge School Choirs go head to head.
  • 15.00 – Beckenham Youth Choir
  • 15: 30 – Josef Pitura-Riley  – Singer/Songwriter from South East London
  • 16:00 – Churchfields Community Choir
  • 16.30 – FiL Straughan, a musical tour de force, powerful vocalist &  versatile entertainer leads the community sing-a-long and lights switch on.

Local Produce and Craft Market – Midday to 5pm

35 stalls of local produce and craft, hot food, mulled wine and beer. A perfect chance to purchase some gifts, pick up some essentials and enjoy some lunch.  See our market page for the complete list of stallholders.

Above details were correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.

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Pasadena Roof Orchestra 8pm Fri 2nd Dec 2016 St. George’s Beckenham

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Vivaldi Four Seasons by St George’s Chamber Orchestra – 7.45pm Sat 19 Nov 2016, St George’s Church Beckenham

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Beckenham Annual Remembrance Service – Sunday 13th November 2016

The Beckenham Annual Remembrance Service and Parade will be held at Beckenham War Memorial on Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10.50 am

 The Parade will form up at 10.15 am in St George’s Road (adjacent to St George’s Church), to move off at 10.25 am to the War Memorial via Albermarle Road and Beckenham High Street to form up on the road around the Beckenham War Memorial roundabout.

 Following the Service, the Parade will re-form and march off to proceed to St Georges Road via the High Street, The Drive, and Church Avenue, for the march past in  Bromley Road outside St George’s Church and dispersal by the Mayoral Representative in St George’s Road Beckenham.

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TONIGHT – Have your say – Residents’ Forum and Open Meeting – 8pm Weds 19 Oct 2016 Beckenham Public Halls

Our Association is holding a joint Open Meeting with the West Beckenham Residents’ Association. Between our associations we cover the whole of Beckenham and so have invited a panel of councillors from every Ward to take your questions.

Come along and direct your concerns to the panel, join us from 7.45pm, at 4 Bromley Rd, Beckenham BR3 5JE. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Have your say – Residents’ Forum and Open Meeting – 8pm Weds 19 Oct 2016 Beckenham Public Halls

Our Association is holding a joint Open Meeting with the West Beckenham Residents’ Association. Between our associations we cover the whole of Beckenham and so have invited a panel of councillors from every Ward to take your questions.

Come along and direct your concerns to the panel, join us from 7.45pm, at 4 Bromley Rd, Beckenham BR3 5JE. We look forward to seeing you there. joint-west-beck-residents-meeting-word-version

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Market On The Green tomorrow, 10 to 4pm Sat 24 Sept on Beckenham Green

Over 40 stalls selling local produce and craft and lots of yummy food for lunch. Free entertainment,  Batman (lookalike) on stage entertaining the kids with a dance party at 11.30am followed by Churchfields Community Choir,  male vocalist Raphael Dawkins, West End show tunes from Cantando Events and Beckenham songstress Bianca Nicholas. The will also be a funfair and face painting for the kids.

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Market On The Green – Sat 24 September 2016

Beckenham’s Market On The Green has over 40 stalls selling local produce and craft and lots of yummy food for lunch –  jerk chicken, gourmet burgers, wood fired pizza, cakes, chocolate, artisan breads, handmade sauces and conserves, hand painted cards, handmade children’s and adult jewellery, Kent apple juice, locally produced fruit gin, plants and seeds, rare breed lamb & pork, local brewed beer,  fruit and veg, Kent strawberries, handmade fudge, pottery, ceramics, soaps, candles, gifts and more. We are pleased to announce a local beekeeper will be selling honey at this market.

Entertainment

Our special guest this September is Batman (lookalike), he will be on stage entertaining the kids with a dance party at 11.30am. Beckenham songstress Bianca Nicholas makes a long awaited return,  new to the Market is male vocalist, Raphael Dawkins. Plus some West End show tunes from local Cantando Events  and regular favourite  Churchfields Community Choir. We still have room for one more performance, if you are interested please get in touch.

The will also be a funfair and face painting for the kids.

 

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Beckenham Business Day – Tomorrow 7 Sept 2016 at Beckenham Public Halls

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Cabaret – Friday Night at Venue 28 – 9 Sept 2016

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Churches Together In Beckenham’s annual picnic – 1pm 18 Sept 2016 on Beckenham Green. 

There will activities for all ages, including information on local churches and arts/crafts and facepainting. Food and soft drinks will also be available.

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RBS Bowls Club Open Day – 3pm tp 5 pm Sunday 7th August

Some of you may have had a go at ‘bowling for a pig’ at Market On The Green in September. You can try the real thing for free at the RBS Bowls Club Open Day this coming Sunday 7th August from 3pm to 5pm.

No special dress, just wear flat shoes (trainers are fine). The club is located at the RBS NatWest Sports Ground (now Gambado, Goals and the Beckenham Gym) – entrance just before 155 Copers Cope Road BR3 1NZ . Please feel free to bring along any friends; a warm welcome will be guaranteed.

If you have any questions please RBS-pic call 020 8658 8188.

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Market On The Green Tomorrow – 10am to 4pm Sat 9 July on Beckenham Green

See you tomorrow on at Market On The Green for local produce and craft stalls, yummy lunch stalls and entertainment.

Proctors Estate Agent have teamed up with Market On The Green to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. They have arranged lots of fun including, free balloon modelling, charity raffle and best of all a micro pig petting farm, those 4 little piggies are sure to be the stars of the day. They will also be hiding 10 Proctor piggy banks on The Green for you to find with special surprises inside each of them.  Clues will be posted on Twitter on the day, so follow Proctors to get involved.

Bottons Family Funfair with new Race-o-Rama ride, face painting by Tiger Dragon Butterfly and free live entertainment. The Gambado’s Tiger will be on the prowl to meet and greet the little ones.  Beckenham’s RBS Bowls clubs is running a ‘Bowling for a Pig’ game and Bromley Road School also have an activity  tent.

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Stalls and hot food

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