Safer Neighbourhood Agenda and Minutes – Meeting Thursday 19th May 2016

The Safer Neighbourhood Board is meeting in St Paul’s Cray on Thursday. Any member of the public may attend.

Agenda

Minutes

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BBC Series ‘Back in time…’

Dear Residents

I’m writing from Wall to Wall television – We make BBC2’s living history series Back in Time for Dinner and Back in Time for the Weekend.

We are currently looking for a fun, London based family for our brand new series ‘Further Back In Time’. I wondered if this was something you could possibly share with the members of your Residents Association. And also with any other families or friends who you think may be interested in finding out more.

This is a really fantastic opportunity for a great family, who with our help, will be fast-forwarded through 50 years of incredible history to explore how we lived and what we ate. Both previous series were extremely well received and were among BBC2’s top rating factual shows last year, averaging 3 million viewers a week.

I have attached our flyer but please let me know if you would like to receive any paper copies in the post or if there is anywhere that you recommend we share this. If anyone would like to receive more information about the show they can e-mail backintime@walltowall.co.uk – ideally with some photos and a few details about themselves.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this e-mail. We’re keen to talk to interested families as soon as we can, so if you could share this with your residents that would be very much appreciated.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions whatsoever.

Yours extremely thankfully,

Paul Braund
Casting Producer

Link to ‘Back in time…’ flyer

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AGM 2016

The 2016 AGM will be held on Wednesday 1st June at 8pm in the Keston Village Hall.

To view the chairman’s report and agenda please click on the link below

AGM 2016

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Flightpath watch April 2016 newsletter

To view the Flightpath watch April 2016 newsletter click on the link below

Flightpathwatch April 2016 Newsletter

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FIBRE BROADBAND

BT OpenReach has now connected the new cabinet in Heathfield Road so residents can now contact their broadband provider to upgrade to a high-speed service.

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Telecoms Mast at the Keston Village Hall – Planning Application 16/01288

Dear Resident

We have been advised by Cllr Michael that this item will be on the agenda for Plans 1 Sub-committee this coming Thursday, 28th April. It is being recommended for refusal on the following grounds:

1. The proposal, by reason of its height, siting and design, would have a seriously detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the Keston Village Conservation Area and the openness of the Green Belt within which it would be sited, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, BE11, BE22 and G1 of the Unitary Development Plan, Supplementary Planning Guidance for the Conservation Area, Policies 7.4, 7.8 and 7.16 of the London Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

The item appears on List 4 of the Plans 1 agenda which means that it cannot be granted permission on Thursday evening, even if Members wish to do so. If Members were to be sympathetic to the plan, it would need to be deferred and then moved to List 2 of a future planning agenda (items meriting special consideration).

The applicants argue that the mast is needed to improve the 3G service and provide 4G service to the Keston Village area. It would be a shared site between Vodafone and Telefonica (02).

You can attend the meeting on Thursday evening, which begins at 7pm. It will be held in one of the Council committee rooms because the Council Chamber is being used for election preparations.

Update
The Plans 1 Sub-committee members unanimously voted to refuse the application for the mobile mast at the meeting on Thursday 28th April on the following ground.

1. The proposal, by reason of its height, siting and design, would have a seriously detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the Keston Village Conservation Area and the openness of the Green Belt within which it would be sited, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, BE11, BE22 and G1 of the Unitary Development Plan, Supplementary Planning Guidance for the Conservation Area, Policies 7.4, 7.8 and 7.16 of the London Plan, and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Their view was that this is a particularly sensitive site, lying as it does within the Keston Village Conservation Area and the Green Belt. It is also located within a Site of Interest for Nature Conservation and an Area of Archaeological Significance. The Grade I listed Keston Windmill is located to the north of the application site.

In addition, the mast, if permitted, would have been visible to those residents living in the row of houses at 120 – 128 Heathfield Road.

For all these reasons, they felt that I could not support the siting of a mast at this particular location.

However, Councillors are aware that local mobile telecommunications are poor and need improving. To this end, Cllr Michael who chaired the committee has asked Vodafone to consider a less environmentally sensitive site for a mast.

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COM 740 Keston Common

The planning application to utilise and exchange common land at the junction of Heathfield road and Westerham road has been approved. The additional land is required to make space for the installation of a roundabout. The decision letter and relevant documents can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Decision Letter
Decision Cover Letter
Customer Survey 2016
Decision Plan

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Belgium Attack Briefing – Preventative Steps Taken by Met Police

The Metropolitan Police are taking steps to prevent a terrorist attack in London following the recent atrocities in Belgium and how members of the public can report anything suspicious.

Please click on the link below to view a copy of their briefing.

Belgium Attack Briefing

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Bromley Common and Keston Ward April 2016 newsletter

Dear Ward Member,

Please find attached the Bromley Common and Keston April 2016 newsletter

Regards,

PCSO 7330 Gary Hill
Bromley Common and Keston Neighbourhood Policing Team
Email – BromleyCommon.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2607

BCK SNT April Newsletter

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