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High Street spruce up nears completion

Some much needed TLC has recently been delivered to Penge Town Centre with facelifts to pavements, the squares and a number of local businesses. In the last 2 years funding from the TfL and GLA totalling nearly £1m, has been used to implement a programme of regeneration for the town centre. Penge has seen its two public…

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Nice and Cheesy… Rat Run Productions are doing it for laughs

Once upon a time Penge was the butt of jokes courtesy of its unusual name (derived from the old celtic word Penceat, meaning edge of wood).  Nowadays, Penge makes its own laughs and the local Rat Run Productions was born from a mutual love of improvisation and sketch comedy. A group of Penge based actors, they decided to…

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PTB Community Award – Millie Knights

In addition to celebrating the very best shops, pubs and eateries once a year in our annual poll we like to occasionally recognise the individuals who help to make Penge such a great place to live, work and play.  This year we have awarded our special Community Award to Millie Knights. The first time some…

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The PTB Awards – Best of SE20 2018

Every year we ask our Facebook group members for their nominations for the best in Penge and Anerley and then allow them to vote on their favourite in each category.  Each year the quality gets better and the competition fiercer so for every winner there are many others heavily supported and well worth a visit. Anyway, here’s the…

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Rachel Tucker – West End star is back in Penge

With the amazing Rachel Tucker appearing again at the Penge’s lovely Bridge House Theatre on 30th September, it seemed fitting to publish a tribute by Jon Preston to this famous performer with local credentials.    Rachel Tucker is well known in Musical Theatre circles. However, I was ignorant of her track record and her talent when she and…

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Penge: A Poem by Matthew Ker

One of our Facebook group members has written a poem about the area and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with the world. PENGE by Matthew Ker In the shadow of history’s palace Near the memory of where glass melted hot Down the road from Jurassic footprints There’s a name that…

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High Street shops to receive a makeover

London Borough of Bromley has successfully secured £100,000 of funding from the GLA to improve the appearance of shopfronts on Penge High Street. To take this forward the council has appointed You&Me Architecture as a partner to deliver the programme of improvements. There is currently enough funding to deliver works to around 12 shop units…

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Penge winners in Time Out’s Love London Awards

There are plenty of Penge winners in the Time Out Love London awards. – The SE20 dinosaurs won best landmark. – Crystal Palace Park won best park. – The Goldsmiths scored a clean sweep, winning best LB Bromley pub, music venue and beer garden. – The Bridge House was runner-up for best beer garden. – Sicilian Art…

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Your vote counts – Penge Hustings

The next meeting of Penge Forum, on Tuesday 24th April, will be a hustings meeting for the local elections for Bromley Council in May. There are three wards which include parts of Penge – Penge and Cator, Crystal Palace and part of Clock House.  Penge Forum have invited one candidate from each party to attend the meeting to answer…

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Do you have green fingers? Prepare for Penge in Bloom 2018

Penge in Bloom is a free competition, for residents, business and community areas. We encourage all those who love to garden to turn our town into a blooming success. There are awards for the winners and an opportunity to enter the Bromley in Bloom competition. Judging will take place in June/July so now is the…

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