The Queen is to visit Bromley this month as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour. Meanwhile, library users are being reminded courteously to pay their fines. Or else!
The Queen will be visiting Bromley town centre on Tuesday, May 15, for a preview of a special public event to commemorate her Jubilee Year. The 85 year old Monarch will be accompanied by her husband of 64 years, Prince Philip, who is a sprightly 90, and as might be suspected, both security and the large crowds will necessitate special traffic arrangements. The following month, the Royals will be at the centre of a spectacular pageant on the River Thames.
Other, less than spectacular things are happening in the London Borough of Bromley. At the present time, anyone logging onto a computer in one of the borough's libraries will be greeted with the message pictured below. It remains to be seen if this is a sign of hardship for the borough, its residents or both, but at least in the UK they don't send the police to collect library fines from pre-schoolers.
Bromley is also unquestionably one of the greenest boroughs in Britain, and offers its residents some innovative ways of disposing of their garbage. Everything from mobile phones and computer equipment to unwanted furniture and old clothing can now be recycled at no cost.