Kim Botting

Councillor for Orpington ward
Kim was elected as an Orpington Ward Councillor in 2014 & enjoys representing the ward . Kim has lived in Orpington for 40 years now.

A retired Police Officer of 38 years service, she reached the rank of Chief Inspector .

Kim’s role on the Council is serving on, The Public Safety & Protection Committee. The Education Select Committee . The General Purposes & Licensing Committee. The Council BTTA Town- Twinning Representative .Kim sits on the safer neighbourhood panels of Orpington & Chelsfield . Kim is chairman of Neighbourhood Watch where she lives and is a member of the Green St Green Village Society Committee.

In 2015 Kim received a Public Nomination Certificate in the Partnership Category of the Local Government Achievement Awards.

2015-2016 Kim was the Mayor of Bromley Borough for a year -raising £ 50,000 for her chosen charities Bromley CONNECT & The National Brain Appeal.
Kim is a of the Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Kim is a School Governor for Blenheim Primary School in Orpington.

Kim is married with 4 grown up children & is devoted to family life.

Kim is keen to continue to serve all the residents of Orpington Ward as she has since she was elected.

Committee appointments

  • Council (Chairman)
  • Urgency Committee
  • General Purposes and Licensing

Appointments to outside bodies

  • Bromley Arts Council


New Mayor is Orpington Ward Cllr Kim Botting

Councillor Kim Botting of Orpington Ward was elected Mayor of Bromley for 2018-19 at the annual meeting of the Council on Wednesday, 16 May.

As one of her first mayoral duties she appointed Councillor David Cartwright of Mottingham and Chislehurst North Ward as Deputy Mayor.