Three councillors represent Penge and Cator on the London Borough of Bromley council. Kathy, Kevin and Simon are all Labour councillors, elected in 2018, and all live in the ward.

As well as taking up individual concerns, we are always pleased to attend meetings of local residents and groups. You can contact us by post, phone or email or meet us at our regular surgery.  This is held on the first Saturday of each month between 10.45 and 12.15 outside the Post Office on High Street Penge.

See copies of the Councillors’ community newsletter for the latest about their work.

Kathy Bance MBE (first elected 2010)


I have lived in Penge for 45 years, been a Labour Councillor since 2010 and served as Mayor of Bromley in 2017.

I received a Mayor’s Outstanding Volunteer’s Award in 2006 and an MBE in 2011 for over 30 years of voluntary work in Penge.


Kathy runs daytime surgeries at Melvin Hall. Email/phone Kathy to book an appointment.

Contact me on kathy.bance@bromley.gov.uk
Tel:  07943 062569

Kevin Brooks (first elected 2014)


I have lived in Penge for eleven years and have been Councillor for Penge and Cator since 2014.

I have bid for greater investment in Penge and I successfully
led the campaign to save Melvin Hall from being sold off to developers, securing a vital community centre.

You can contact me on Kevin.brooks@bromley.gov.uk / Tel: 07507336939

Simon Jeal (first elected 2018)

simon-jealI’ve lived in Penge and Cator since 2010 and was delighted and humbled to be elected a Councillor for Penge and Cator in 2018.

I am a committee member of Penge Partners, I help run the Penge Festival and volunteer with Bromley Homeless Shelter.

You can contact me on Twitter @simon_jeal / simon.jeal@bromley.gov.uk / 07973 745014