Diane has lived in the Borough since 1967. A former pupil of Balgowan Primary and Langley Park Grammar School for Girls, Diane qualified as a physiotherapist from the Royal London Hospital in 1981 and worked locally in the NHS for 27 years.
Diane brings this local knowledge and skill set to her current role as the Executive Member and Portfolio Holder for Adult Care Services including
Housing and Public Health. She is also a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board and sits as the Local Authority representative on the Bromley
CCG Governing Body meetings.
Diane was first elected to serve as a Councillor for Kelsey and Eden Park Ward in 2010 and since that time has always been keen to serve residents dealing with issues as diverse as homelessness/housing, environmental issues such as missed bin collections. parking disputes and all Council functions in between.
Christine Harris represents Kelsey and Eden Park Ward. She is married with 2 grown up sons. She set up her own Accountancy business at home working around family commitments. She has always been hugely involved in the local community including 17 years as a Parent Governor and Officer of various PTA committees. For 13 years she has been chairman of a local Residents Association which has involved dealing with local planning issues. She has been Deputy Chair of Beckenham Conservative Association for 3 years.
Peter Dean has lived in the London Borough of Bromley for over 30 years and has represented Kelsey and Eden Park as ward Councillor since 2002. Predominantly interested in Planning Peter is currently Chairman of Bromley's Development Control Committee and also sits on 2 plans sub-committees. He has also served as a school governor for the Unicorn School and Kelsey Park Sports Academy before it became Beckenham Harris. Peter is a full time civil servant and in his limited spare time plays golf to a poor standard.
More than 117,000 meals were claimed in Beckenham under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, according to the latest statistics. In total, more than 100 million meals were claimed across the UK under the scheme, which ran throughout the month of August. In total, 84,700 establishments signed up to the scheme, including 89 in Beckenham
Beckenham Library was one of the first in Bromley Borough to re-open on Monday 6 July as the Covid-19 lockdown eased. Although borrowing a pre-pack of books or using the computer has to be pre-registered*, Conservative Councillors and supporters (pictured socially distancing) welcomed the news.
Schools in Beckenham and Hayes have been allocated a share of £560 million Government investment, to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve the education of children across the whole country. This funding will ensure schools have well-maintained facilities to provide students with safe environments that support a high-quality education.
Councillor Michael Tickner, who represents Copers Cope ward which covered Beckenham Town Centre has welcomed the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, which will give people in Beckenham up to 50 per cent off their bills in restaurants, cafes and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.
Pedestrian-friendly Beckenham High Street is starting to buzz again after the lockdown left only 45 retailers open. Bromley's Mayor has awarded Certificates of Thanks to them all for serving our community during such difficult times.