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Bexley council puts culture at the centre of its growth plans

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:11 07 March 2018

Bexley Hight Street. Picture: Google

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The council has promised to build on the work that took place to bid to become the Greater London Authority’s London Borough of Culture, and has restated its commitment to put culture firmly at the centre of its growth plans.

Leader of the Bexley council, Cllr Teresa O’Neill, said; “I’d like to congratulate the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest and Brent on achieving London Borough of Culture status for 2019 and 2020.

“To win the accolade would have been a great achievement for Bexley, but even though we weren’t successful, our bidding journey has been so valuable in creating a strong foundation to build on.”

Cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, Cllr Peter Craske said: “Going forward we have aspirations for working with our partners and communities to further develop our cultural and creative agendas.

“This is important because we recognise the role culture has in creating identity, shaping our communities and providing new opportunities.”

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