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Here at Visit Chislehurst, we often get asked questions about local issues – anything from pot holes to major campaigns for local schools. Visit Chislehurst is a network of local businesses working together to making a thriving and vibrant town.

Whilst we would like to take on many of the issues of our local town, we can’t do it all and some areas are just simply outside of our jurisdiction. That said, we would like to point you in the right direction…

If you have an issue with your local council or something that you think needs to be brought up, we would encourage you to contact your local councillors.

Should the issue be about flytipping or a pot hole, it would be best to use Fix My Street first. They deal with things like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs or street lighting.

Who are your local councillors?

The Chislehurst Ward Councillors are;

1) Councillor Katy Boughey

2) Councillor Ian Payne

3) Councillor Eric Bosshard

All their contact details are here on the Bromley Council website. You can also find the local councillors for Bickley, Bromley Town and neighbouring wards on this page.

Local Government elections take place on 3rd May and this page will be updated once our new councillors have been announced.

What do they do?

According to the Local Government website, we found this information about their role;

  • Their primary role is to represent their ward or division and the people who live in it
  • They provide a bridge between the community and the council
  • They are an advocate for local residents and should signpost to the right people at the council
  • They should keep us informed about the issues that affect them
  • Build strong relationships and encourage local people to make their views known and engage with councillors and the council
  • Good communication and engagement is central to being an effective councillor
  • They must respond to queries and investigate concerns
  • Communicate council decisions that affect them
  • Know their patch and be aware of any problems
  • Know and work with representatives of local organisations, interest groups and businesses
  • Represent views at their local council meetings
  • Lead local campaigns on their behalf.

Please do contact your local councillors with any queries.

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