Chesterfield v Bromley FC

Chesterfield v Bromley FC

Chesterfield’s six-game unbeaten run was ended by defeat to fellow National League play-off chasers Bromley.

Michael Cheek gave Bromley the lead after 19 minutes, slotting past Chesterfield goalkeeper Grant Smith after being sent clear by Billy Bingham.

Captain Laurence Maguire, brother of Manchester United and England defender Harry, equalised in the 74th minute, collecting the ball from a corner and scoring his first goal of the season.

However, with five minutes left, Joseph Kizzi latched on to a Frankie Raymond ball to head home the winning goal.

A third straight win moved Bromley level on points with Chesterfield, who hold the final play-off spot on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Spireites striker Akwasi Asante faces nine months out after rupturing his Achilles.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Woking v Bromley FC

Woking v Bromley FC

Jack Cook’s own goal handed Bromley a remarkable victory in a 4-3 National League thriller at Woking.

Jack Bridge had given the visitors a third-minute lead at the Laithwaite Community Stadium, although the home side hit back in determined fashion to lead 2-1 at the breakthrough Moussa Diarra and Cook.

Woking was within 11 minutes of just a second league win in nine attempts when Michael Cheek levelled to spark a frenetic finish.

Sam Dalby put the Cardinals ahead once again with 81 minutes gone, but their joy proved to be short-lived.

Substitute James Alabi made it 3-3 with a 25-yard piledriver just two minutes later before the unfortunate Cook turned Liam Vincent’s cross into his own net.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Which festivals are happening in south London in 2021?

Which festivals are happening in south London in 2021?

These summer music festivals are set to return and many of them will take place in south London.

After a year of cancellations, postponements, and live music streams – the festival scene is set to make a comeback in 2021.

From Wireless Festival to Kisstory and everything in between, many popular festivals will be rehomed or return to south London.

Below we have listed 8 festivals that have been confirmed with dates.

Wireless Festival – September 10- September 12

Where: Crystal Palace Park

What to expect: After its 2020 festival was cancelled, wireless announced they will not return to Finsbury Park in September – for south London festival-goers, this will be music to their ears.

Wireless has previously featured some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, Rap, Grime and R&B since its inception, boasting former headliners like Jay Z, Stormzy, Rhianna and Kanye West.


A$AP Rocky and Skepta were billed to headline Wireless 2020.

A line up is yet to be confirmed.

For more information visit here.

Gala Festival – July 31-August 1

Where: Peckham Rye Park

What to expect: Festivalgoers can expect two days of independent music, food and drink nestled in a woodland corner of Peckham Rye Park

Expanding to a two-day offering in 2021, the festival will celebrate both legends and emerging artists in club culture and dance music.

“GALA is expanding from one day to two, which means double the amount of summer vibes and world-class house, disco and soul.” – Resident Advisor

For more information visit here.

South Facing Festival -August 5-29

Where: Crystal Palace Bowl

What to expect: South Facing Festival is a month-long series of concerts taking place at the historic Crystal Palace Bowl.

After being dormant for over a decade, Crystal Palace Bowl is set to welcome musical talent and reignite its use for live music.

Bob Marley played his largest-ever UK gig at the venue in 1980 at the last ever Garden Party.

This year, music lovers can expect an array of artists from Dizzee Rascal to the English National Opera.

For more information visit here.

YAM Carnival -August 28

Where: Clapham Common

What to expect: YAM Carnival celebrates Black culture from around the globe. The event is set to welcome artists such as Davido, Femi Kuti, Kehlani, Honey Dijon and more.

For more information visit here.

Southport Weekender -September 4

Where: Morden Park

What to expect: ‘The world’s friendliest party’ is set to takeover Morden Park in September 2021.

Festival-goers can expect to hear from pioneering DJs, live music and ‘the next generation of artist’s flying the flag’ for House, Disco and Soul music.

For more information visit here.

Wide Awake -September 3

Where: Brockwell Park, Brixton

What to expect: The festival for people ‘looking for something different’ will feature genres; leftfield Indie, Post Punk, Electronica, Techno, Jazz and more.

Wide Awake will feature the likes of black midi, Tinariwen, Dream Wife, Songhoy Blues, Daniel Avery and more.

For more information visit here.

KISSTORY – September 25 – September 26

Where: Streatham Common

What to expect: This Summer, the Kisstory party will feature the very best Old Skool and Anthems for two days at Streatham Common.

For more information visit here.

Tranzmission Festival – September 5

Where: Morden Park

What to expect: London’s Rave Festival returns for its 5th year, at a new location.

Music lovers can expect a massive line-up for Drum & Bass, Garage, Jungle, House & Old Skool.

For more information visit here.

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Prince Philip’s funeral guest list: The 30 guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s final farewell

Prince Philip’s funeral guest list: The 30 guests who will attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s final farewell

Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday with just 30 guests because of coronavirus restrictions.

The full list of mourners to attend the funeral for Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week at the age of 99, has been announced, as the royal family contends with heavily downscaled plans to meet coronavirus rules.

Only 30 people will be allowed to attend the service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, which takes place from 3 pm on Saturday.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen faced “some very difficult” decisions as she selected the 30 permitted guests from the original 800-strong congregation that was planned, and had tried to ensure all branches of the duke’s family were there.

Despite the restrictions, the Palace said the funeral would still be a fitting farewell for the country’s longest-serving consort.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor will lead the service, and pallbearers will carry the coffin. They are not included in the 30 guests rule.

The Queen will be accompanied to her late husband’s funeral in the state Bentley by a lady-in-waiting, which will set off at 2:44 pm. The vehicle will form part of the procession making its way to the chapel on Saturday afternoon.

While the Queen will be joined by her trusted companion on her way to the service, she will sit by herself in the quire of the chapel, with all mourners following Covid-19 guidelines and remaining socially distanced.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “At its heart, it is still a family event. We are following the Covid guidelines.

“There was a limit on who could be invited as a guest and Her Majesty wanted to ensure that all branches of the duke’s family were there, and had to make some very difficult decisions about who would be there.

“For those that unfortunately can’t be there, I’m sure they will be making their own private arrangements about how they commemorate the duke, and indeed celebrate the duke. “

The nation will fall silent, as will many other Commonwealth nations, at 3 pm in memory of the Duke.

The full list

1. The Queen

2. The Prince of Wales

3. The Duchess of Cornwall

4. The Duke of Cambridge

5. The Duchess of Cambridge

6. The Duke of Sussex

7. The Duke of York

8. Princess Beatrice

9. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

10. Princess Eugenie

11. Jack Brooksbank

12. The Earl of Wessex

13. The Countess of Wessex

14. Lady Louise Windsor

15. Viscount Severn

16. The Princess Royal

17. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence 

18. Peter Phillips

19. Zara Phillips

20. Mike Tindall

21. Earl of Snowdon

22. Lady Sarah Chatto

23. Daniel Chatto

24. Duke of Gloucester 

25. Duke of Kent

26. Princess Alexandra

27. Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden

28. Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse

29. Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

30. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The Duke’s funeral will be broadcast across radio and TV on the BBC from 12:30 pm and on ITV from 1:15 pm.

Roadworks – delays likely

Roadworks – delays likely

Roadworks, delays likely 12 Apr 08:02 – 16 Apr 23:59 Hayes Garden
Responsibility for these works – Thames Water
Information for Road Users
Location: Hayes Garden
Traffic lights, etc: Road closure
Current status: Work in progress
Work info last updated: 13/04/2021 13:13
Data source:
Thames Water

Bromley to join national one minute of silence with this streamed on Saturday

Bromley to join national one minute of silence with this streamed on Saturday

Published Thursday, 15 April 2021

Bromley to join national one minute of silence with this streamed on Saturday.

The national one minute of silence in remembrance of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh taking place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3 pm is being observed locally, with this being streamed on the Council’s website.

The one minute silence will be observed before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, with local residents invited to observe this virtually to help maintain social distancing. The Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Hannah Gray and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Colin Smith will be observing the silence on the Old Palace Lawn representing the Borough in front of the union flag at half-mast.

Councillor Hannah Gray, the Mayor of Bromley said, “We in Bromley will join the Nation in the act of remembrance for the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his funeral.  It is a time to remember his many years of public service and his extraordinary support for Her Majesty the Queen for more than 70 years as husband and consort. We may also reflect on his many initiatives including the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and his early support for the protection of the world’s environment along with our own personal memories, as we come together to mourn. Naturally, along with many residents, our thoughts and prayers remain with Her Majesty, the Queen, and other members of the Royal Family.”

The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes. See, with an online Book of Condolence also now available at

This local act of remembrance will be streamed on the Council’s website, with a link being published on Saturday from

Pickhurst Lane phone mast refused

Pickhurst Lane phone mast refused

A mobile phone mast proposed near the bottom of Station Approach has been refused planning approval by the Council.

The twenty-metre structure was to be sited in the forecourt of the petrol station close to the entrance from Pickhurst Lane. The application was refused on the grounds that the mast would have a significant detrimental impact on the visual amenities of the surrounding area and this would outweigh the public benefit that it would provide’.

Pickhurst Lane Phone Mast Refused

Hayes Common works – Update

Hayes Common works – Update

We are well aware of the controversy over the filling in of the bike tracks and jumps on Hayes Common and removal of the dens that local children had made. We can well understand the disappointment of both parents and children at the move, especially in recent times when the common provided such respite from domestic lockdown.

It seems the works were carried out in response to reports of excessive damage to the Common – particularly trees – as well as being an enforcement of existing by-laws. While the Council has generally taken a pragmatic approach to enforcement of these by-laws it appears that some additional recent damage to the trees and surroundings had meant action had to be taken.

The full explanation for the works is as follows:

On 17th March 2021 idverde received written concerns regarding the existence and extent of the area used for bike jumps. The concern was based primarily around the safety risk posed to both the users of the jumps and other site users. Upon further inspection we found jumps of significant size which we deemed to be dangerous. In addition to this, trees in the immediate vicinity had been vandalised and one had its root base excavated which resulted in that particular tree unfortunately having to be felled due to the risk it presented.

Hayes Common is a Local Nature Reserve and part of a Site of Scientific Interest, as well as Common Land. The presence of such a feature as well as the activity itself contravenes a number of the bye laws for common land.

As a Local Nature Reserve the significant level of ground disturbance from digging and the repeated use by bicycles has resulted in a large area of bare ground where flora is unable to grow. Combined with the damage to trees in the vicinity this represents a real ecological concern. A similar issue exists with the construction of dens which result in large volumes of timber dangerously stacked against trees, often for long periods of time. These structures are unstable and dangerous and could arguably represent an increased fire risk during periods of dry weather. The removal of dead wood from the woodland floor negatively impacts the wider woodland ecology by reducing the surface are of deadwood in contact with the soil which again in a Local Nature Reserve is an important consideration.

It is standard working practice for us to take such action when informal structures are built within our parks as it is considered anti-social behaviour/vandalism and also create serious health and safety issues for other users. We sincerely appreciate the impact of Covid and the strain it has on many young people. We’ve seen a significant increase in numbers of visitors to our parks and open spaces over the last year, and this is forcing us to observe our duty of care more sensibly. While a minority of users may enjoy using such a feature we have a duty of care to all site users, particularly when the act contravenes the bye laws in place. This was the second bike track which we had been made aware of in Hayes Common, the first in February which was also filled in.

As your local councillors, we were disappointed at the breakdown in communication between the contractors, Council, councillors and other interested groups which led to the current position; this is currently being looked into to ensure a repeat situation does not occur.

Clearly it would be preferable to see solutions that respect the wishes of all users of our Common and open spaces, including generations both present and future. Each of us councillors have been users of the common either in our own youth, with our children or, in one case, now grandchild.

Furthermore, the continued attractiveness of the Common is due in no small part to the tireless efforts of the Friends of Hayes Common and we greatly appreciate all that they do.

Revealed: Top performing primary schools in Bromley

Revealed: Top performing primary schools in Bromley

The best performing primary schools in Bromley have been revealed.

Topping the table is Balgowan Primary School, with 96 percent of students meeting the expected standard.

Information is based on The Department for Education (DfE) published list from 2019, as last year’s results were put on hold due to coronavirus.

Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as ‘working at the expected standard’ or better in writing.

It is based on a series of national curriculum tests at the end of Key Stage 2, which take place for mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

A student’s raw score is then scaled because despite tests being developed each year to the same specification, the questions are different, and the difficulty of tests may vary.

Once a score is scaled it will fall somewhere in between 80 (the lowest score) and 120 (the highest score).

The results are based on ranking schools by the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard.

Here’s the top 20:

1. Balgowan Primary School – 96%

2. St James’ Roman Catholic Primary School – 94%

3. Burnt Ash Primary School – 93%

4. St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School – 93%

5. Highfield Junior School – 88%

6. Warren Road Primary School – 88%

7. St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School – 87%

8. Wickham Common Primary School – 87%

9. Raglan Primary School – 86%

10. St George’s, Bickley, Church of England Primary School – 86%

11. St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – 85%

12. Farnborough Primary School – 84%

13. Scotts Park Primary School – 84%

14. St Nicholas Church of England Primary – 84%

15. Crofton Junior School – 83%

16. Downe Primary School – 83%

17. St Philomena’s Primary School – 83%

18. Stewart Fleming Primary School – 83%

19. Hawes Down Primary School – 82%

20. Hayes Primary School – 82%