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Local eateries sign up to Eat In To Help Out

The Government has introduced an initiative to help cafes, restaurants and other eateries by offering discounts to customers who eat in participating outlets on a certain days in August. The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme allows you to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a…

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Reactivate the Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform

Bromley Council is looking for creative and community-minded business proposals to reactivate the cherished concert platform in Crystal Palace Park. In 1996, Ian Ritchie Architects won a competition to design a permanent concert platform in Crystal Palace Park. The structure, which is largely made of oxidised Corten A steel, was designed on the principles of…

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They Came, They Sawed, They Conquered – Penge Men in Sheds

Penge’s Men in Sheds are a regular presence at local events, selling lovely handcrafted nick nacks, usually created from old re-purposed wood, at ridiculously cheap prices.  But what is Men in Sheds? The Men’s Shed concept brings together older men in a space with which they are comfortable. They can socialise and carry out activities that…

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Crystal Palace Park – Through the lens of Trish Anderson

We are very lucky to have the magnificent Crystal Palace Park as our very own extended back garden.  It’s a beautiful space, with woods, lakes, historic artefacts and sports facilities.  In fact, all it seems to lack is a big glass building… It attracts many people from all over London and beyond to enjoy its…

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Poetry in the Park Winners 2019

This summer the Friends of Cator and Alexandra held a Poetry in the Park event to celebrate the launch of London as a National Park City. This was one third of a long weekend of events which included an enhanced version of our annual Music in the Park and another special — Physicality in the…

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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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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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Vote for the best cafe in SE20 for 2018

In the first of our series of polls, celebrating the best in Penge for 2018, we asked our Facebook group members to nominate the finest local cafes. They served up the following options and we want you to vote for the finest… The best cafe/coffee shop in SE20 is… Bluebelle Cafe Cafe Casbah Alexandra Nurseries Hardedge Cafe…

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Penge Town Centre – Last Chance to BID

The businesses in our town centre are currently voting on whether to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) for Penge. It’s a big decision but we hope it will be successful. Mark Painter, Shadow BID Board Chair and Commercial Director Propertyworld, explains what a BID is and what it could mean for Penge: “A…

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