Bromley, twinned with Neuwied in Germany is the largest London borough by area, occupying some 150 km sq (59 square miles). Its population from 2014 records stands at around 321,000 and estimates of population growth for 2018 give us a figure of 336,155.
The name Bromley is Anglo Saxon for ‘the place where broom [a shrub] grows’.
A shrub it has. A tube station, it does not. There is a tram though.
Famous residents of Bromley include HG Wells, Charles Darwin, and David Bowie, one of our favourite artists of all time, who was indeed a resident of Bromley from the age of eight and spent much of his young life here.
There are several places you can visit on what I’d say is something of a ‘Bowie landmark walkabout’. Re-tracing some of Mr Bowie’s favourite haunts: his schools, the bandstand, pubs and the coolest of them all, a former bomb-shelter and cave system.
I’m wondering if the local geology of this cave system is why they couldn’t continue the London underground to this area.
The Chislehurst caves, open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, is twenty two miles long, and was a gig venue in the 1960s where bands including The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Bowie himself would play.
In late 2017 Bromley said ‘we can be heroes’ and a search for their “most heroic” current resident took place.
The resident deemed most heroic; a person that would go “above and beyond the call of duty” would be given the job of… turning Bromley’s Christmas lights on.
Having missed this event, we can only imagine what was so dangerous about the Christmas lights in 2017 that required such a hero.
Seriously though, finding a local hero is reassuring. And a local security provider is a real option available to all. And aside from having Bromley’s “most heroic” resident on your side, it is true that other more readily and widely available measures can bring legitimate reassurances to the local community.
CCTV in this case can bring real, tangible defences to help prevent burglaries.
Crime at Christmas sadly takes an upward turn in numbers, with burglaries rising up to a shocking 20% http://www.ukcrimestats.com/National_Picture/
It’s reassuringly reported however, that homes with CCTV are 90% less likely to be burgled. Quite a figure. https://www.lockedhome.co.uk/2017/08/22/houses-cctv-90-less-likely-burgled/
Securico CCTV is happy to be able to offer the local Bromley community a 10% discount on professionally installed CCTV security systems. Backed by a minimum one year on-site warranty and a support team who’ll provide first-class assistance over the phone or remotely over the internet to keep you up and running.