• Penge Forum is not affiliated to any political party but we do make sure that our local representatives and Bromley Council are kept aware of the concerns of residents in our often undervalued corner of the borough.  Our Committee is made up of volunteers and any member is welcome to join.   Committee details are below.
  • Penge Forum holds four open meetings a year where you can hear from and question the people who make a difference to our lives in Penge and Anerley. These have included the Council’s traffic adviser, our local police sergeant, health provision as well as questioning our local Councillors on how they were representing our community. In April Penge Forum will be hosting a Hustings meeting for our General Election candidates.
  • We also comment and make submissions on planning and licensing issues that affect our community. We are supporting the fight to keep a youth club at the old Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Snowdown Lane, Anerley Town Hall and the Adult Education Centre at Kentwood. We are working to protect the look and balance of our public places.
  • Penge Forum is a member of the Penge Town Centre Team which brings traders, residents and Councillors together to influence Town Centre Management in Penge. We are consulted by the Council on matters of budget, planning and regeneration.
  • We are currently developing this web site and will be producing newsletters and email bulletins to keep you up to date on important local developments, activities and concerns.
  • Our current committee consists of:  Chair, John Getgood, Vice Chair: Wendie Roach, Secretary: Chris Doran, Treasurer: Stephen Brushett; Shirley Homewood (Conservation Areas); Jane Morley (Road Safety); Chris O’Shaughnessy; Roger Taylor.   All our local councillors are also invited to committee meetings.

Why you should become a member

  • All these activities are undertaken voluntarily. No member of Penge Forum is paid for the work they do. But we do need money to pay for the hire of halls, run the web site, send out newsletters and make a bigger impact at local events.
  • The more members we have, the better we can represent those who live and work here and make Bromley Council listen to our concerns.

Membership is just £5 a year, so please join and play your part in making the voice for Penge and Anerley as powerful as the area deserves.


If you wish to join please send your name and address together with a cheque for £5.00, made payable to “Penge Forum”, to Stephen Brushett, 43, Cottingham Road, Penge, SE20 7PU or hand to one of our Committee Members at one of our Open Meetings.


2 Responses to About

  1. Linda Pier says:

    A customer of the library has given me your name as he thought you might like to be aware of our coffee mornings at the library. The next one is Friday 1st April at 11 am. Local author Mike Uden will be talking about his new book and about creative writing in general. Tickets are free, as are refreshments. Perhaps some of your members might like to come along. Please email me on linda.pier@bromley.gov.uk or penge.library@bromley.gov.uk should anyone be interested. Perhaps I could have your email address in order to let you know of future events?
    Thank you
    Linda Pier
    Senior Customer Service Assistant
    Penge Library


  2. Hi,

    I would like to introduce myself, my name is Steve Carpenter, I am a director of Galloways Estate Agents.

    My company is new to the High Street of Penge however I use to live in the area until 2 years ago. Prior to moving out, I lived in the area for approximately 25 years. So I very much class myself as a local lad. An avid Crystal Palace fan too!

    The reason for getting in touch in with yourselves is due to the fact I am slowly but surely trying to build firm roots in Penge with local businesses, schools, residents and the fast growing social media networks. I would love to have an opportunity to meet with you to introduce myself in person.

    We have a very successful office in West Norwood, which is currently the most Google reviewed estate agents in West Norwood. I pride myself on brilliant reviews before fees. I work closely with the local businesses and residents in West Norwood and hope to do the same in Penge. We have a good social media following of local people. So I would be happy to help advertise any up and coming events, also I would be interested in any sponsorship. On the point of sponsorship we have today erected a number of boards in the local areas advertising the St Johns Primary School Christmas Fair. The fair is due to be held on the 2nd December 2016 between 4pm – 7pm. Do you think you could help us give the event some further exposure?

    I have a couple of photos of the boards around St Johns church, which I can email over.

    Kind Regards

    Steve Carpenter

    282 Norwood Road
    West Norwood
    SE27 9AJ
    020 8766 6111


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