Bromley Council

Call 020 8464 3333

Bromley London Borough Council handles council services for the borough of Greater London and was created in the shake-up of the councils in 1963.  It meets in the Civic Centre in Bromley.

The council runs the schools and children’s services in the area as well as handling waste and recycling and also parking.  It is also in charge of collecting council tax, organising benefits for residents and also health and social care services.

The council area is sectioned into 21 different wards:

  1. Bickley
  2. Biggin Hill
  3. Bromley Common & Keston
  4. Bromley Town
  5. Chelsfield & Pratts Bottom
  6. Chislehurst
  7. Clock House
  8. Copers Cope
  9. Cray Valley East
  10. Cray Valley West
  11. Crystal Palace
  12. Darwin
  13. Farnborough & Crofton
  14. Hayes & Coney Hall
  15. Mottingham & Chislehurst North
  16. Orpington
  17. Penge & Cator
  18. Petts Wood & Knoll
  19. Plaistow & Sundridge
  20. Shortlands
  21. West Wickham

Contacting the council

A good place to start when contacting the council is their main website  Here you can find out lots of information about the different services that the council offer and often apply for or pay for different things by setting up an account.

The main contact number for the council offices is the switchboard which is ideal if you are unsure which department you need to speak to.  This number is 020 8464 3333. There is also an automated payment line to pay things like council tax and rents on 0300 003 0089 – you do need your 9 digit reference number to make a payment through this line.

There are also contact numbers for the different departments to get you straight through to the right person.  For example for council tax queries and information about different benefits, ring 0300 303 8670 while the business rates team are on 0300 303 8659.

For school admissions queries, you can ring 020 8313 4044 while for housing queries for council-owned properties, you can call 020 8313 4098.  And if you need the waste and recycling team for issues such as bins not being emptied or fly-tipping you have spotted, then call 0300 303 8658.