Bromley Council’s decision to put Orpington Priory up for sale and relocate the museum that is housed there has caused widespread anger in the local community. If you want to know more about the plans to save the Priory and how you can be involved, a meeting will be held later this month.
An event called the Orpington Heritage Tweet-up will be held at the Greenwood Community Centre at 7pm on 27th April. There will be talks from a number of local groups at the meeting, including Orpington and District Archaeological Society, Bromley Borough Local History Society, and Orpington History Organisation. Those attending the meeting will also be updated on developments surrounding the Save the Priory and Museum campaign.
Even though there has been a great deal of attention in the local media and on social networks since the council’s proposals were put forward for consultation, there are many in the community who are unaware of the plans. Some people do not even know that there is a museum within the Priory or make use of its facilities. Those running the Save the Priory initiative want to change this view and ensure that the building remains open for the future.
You can find out more about the campaign by visiting the Save the Priory and Orpington Tweet-up websites.
What do you think about the plans to close Orpington Priory? We would love to hear from the local community regarding their objections to the closure. You can also share your memories of the Priory below.