Branch Chairman: Joy Lank
Vice Chariman Political/Membership: Toby Sims
Vice Chairman Fundraising: Diane Hatch
The ward lies to the south of the Borough divided by the A21 and A232 roads with excellent road links to the M25, Town Centres of Bromley, Orpington and Croydon. Within a short distance there is Orpington B.R. Station and a Bus Terminal. To the south the London Biggin Hill Airport.
In Locksbottom is sited the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) that was opened in 2003 by her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
There are a number of small shopping parades within the ward situation at, Locksbottom, Crofton Lane, Kelvin Parade, Tile Farm Avenue and Farnborough Village
Farnborough Village is some what unique in retaining its old charm of village life and part being a conservation area.
In Farnborough & Crofton there are a number of open spaces namely Sparrows Wood, Roundabout Wood, Darrick and Newstead Woods, Tugmutton Common and Crofton Heath. The area also benefits by having a number of inside and outside sports and recreation facilities and within easy reach to the High Elms Golf Course.
The area is renowned for its long standing history by having the remains of a Roman Villa in Crofton Road, nearby Caesar’s Camp in Keston and Darwin’s House in Downe. In addition there are a number of Churches of various denominations.
Within Farnborough & Crofton there are a number of well supported restaurants, fast food outlets and public houses.
There are a large number of nursery, primary and senior schools in the area and consists of:-
Newstead Woods. Academy Senior School
Darrick Wood. Academy Senior School
Darrick Wood Junior School
Tubbenden Primary School
Farnborough Village Primary School
Griffin – Centre for children with special needs.
There is a dedicated community spirit throughout the ward organised by areas of local residents namely:-
Crofton Place and Sparrows Drive Residents’ Association
Crofton Residents’ Association
Farnborough Park Management
Farnborough Village Society
Oregon Square Residents’ Association
There are a number of Friend’s Groups that give voluntary help to maintain the park lands and open green spaces. These are:-
The Friends of Tugmutton Common
The Friends of Newstead and Darrick Woods
Tugmutton Allotments Association
There is also a strong an dedicated committee that serve on the Safer Police Neighbourhood Team who can be contacted on 07920 233 856.
For further details and information about the Branch by contacting Orpington Association at No 6 Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9JJ.
Telephone 01689 820347 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org