Hayes & Coney Hall Ward Councillors

Hayes and Coney Hall Councillors celebrated success at the Civic Centre on Monday 11th March as motions they proposed and seconded respectively were passed by the Council.

Councillor. Turrell proposed a motion to see both West Wickham and Penge Police bases re-opened by the Mayor of London. He argued that Police officers had to take the bus in order to carry out business and that this was bad for Police efficiency and productivity. He also noted that the re-openings would fall in line with the Metropolitan Police’s new aim of officers being no further than 30 minutes walking distance from the communities they serve.

Councillor. Coldspring-White seconded a motion calling on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to reverse the ULEZ expansion and recognise the damage his financial recklessness is having on the borough. He spoke of the damaging effect ULEZ has had on residents’ finances and how the Mayor has failed to provide a ‘ULEZ dividend’ to recompense residents, especially in the more rural parts of Hayes and Coney Hall. 

Both motions were passed, with all Bromley Conservative Councillors voting in support of the motion. Bromley Labour Councillors voted against both motions.

Councillors. Coldspring-White and Turrell said:

“We are happy to see our Conservative colleagues support these motions, which go to the heart of the issues facing residents across Hayes, Coney Hall and Keston. Increased Police bases in West Wickham (and Penge) will make it easier for local officers to attend cases within the Ward – tackling a key priority residents have told us about. Calling on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to reverse his disastrous ULEZ policy is something we have long campaigned for, with residents consistently speaking about this on the doorstep. We thank Bromley Conservatives for backing this motion. We think it is telling that Bromley Labour failed to vote to support local residents.”

Councillors. Coldspring-White, Michael and Turrell will continue to raise important issues on behalf of residents at the Civic Centre.