Brownhill Blog

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins has passed – or has it?

With banks and Post Offices only accepting the old style coins as deposits from their own customers what can you do if you suddenly come across the odd one whilst hoovering down the back of the sofa or at the bottom of an old handbag? Well there is some good news, why not spend the […]

The Collapse of Monarch Airlines Leaves Thousands Stranded

Following the news that Monarch Airlines have gone into administration, the Government is advising all Monarch customers currently abroad to continue their holidays as planned. Additional flights are being organised to repatriate all passengers affected at no cost. You should visit the dedicated website or call the helpline number at least 48 hours before you […]

Number Plate Theft

Vehicle number plate theft is a national problem and has more than doubled in the last 5 years. This is due in part to an increase in speed cameras, a rise in petrol costs, toll and congestion zone charges. Both vehicle registration and proof of identity are required to obtain number plates. Without these, thieves […]

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Are You Underinsured?

As the saying goes “there is no place like home”. It provides shelter, accommodation and protection for your family and possessions. Furthermore, it is an extension of your personality and status. Every aspect of your life is reflected in your home. Each room filled with memories, necessities/essentials and precious possessions. Thus it is important that […]

Can You Ever Be Too Old to Drive?

Can You Ever Be Too Old to Drive?

Currently, there is no upper age limit for driving a car. All drivers have to renew their licence once they reach the age of 70 and every 3 years thereafter. Those approaching their 70th birthday will be sent a renewal form by the DVLA. When completing the form you have to confirm any medical conditions […]

London to Paris

Our Very Own Keith Penning is Cycling from London to Paris

We are proud to announce that our very own Keith Penning will be taking part in the London to Paris bike ride on 14th – 18th June 2017. 50 riders, all raising money as part of St Christopher’s 50th anniversary celebrations. (Make a donation)   Although Keith used to ride on a daily basis, he hasn’t […]

The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park

The Grand Opening of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park

The Official Public Opening of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park is happening tomorrow, Saturday 29th April 2017. For the first time in decades, this little known historic building will be open daily to the public. Lying on the border of Beckenham and Lewisham, Beckenham Place Park is one of the borough’s finest nature reserves. […]

Towing a Caravan or Trailer This Summer? 9 Useful Tips

With winter now in the rear view mirror and the warmer weather ahead of us, thoughts turn to days out and holidays. If you are considering on hitching up a caravan or trailer, then beware. What you can tow depends on its size, weight, the type of license you have and when you passed your […]

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The Ogden Table Review

What does this mean for you and your business? You may recently have read in the press that the Lord Chancellor has amended the discount rate provided in respect of personal injury claims from 2.50% to -0.75%. This change has been made to protect the position of claimants who cannot rely on high investment returns […]

The newly released £1 coin standing up on a white background

All Change! The New £1 Coin

With the phased introduction of polymer notes in 2016, we now we can look forward this year to the redesigned £1 coin! According to the Royal Mint it is estimated that 1 in 30 coins currently in circulation are counterfeit and that the new design will be harder to reproduce. Along with an undisclosed security […]