KVRA Submission in response to planning application DC/14/03021/FULL1

The attached pdf (or link below) is an electronic copy of the submission in response to the latest planning application from Keston CE School, reference above. Hard copies will be delivered to LBB for yourself and our three Councillors this afternoon.

Click here for the Document Link

For the PDF copy please click here.

Posted in Keston CE School, Traffic | Leave a comment

URGENT & IMPORTANT – Roundabout Consultation

The attached document from LBB proposes a roundabout at the junction of Heathfield Road and Westerham Road. Additionally there is a letter from Spencer Pritchard, a plan of the roundabout and a short questionnaire.

Officers have considered the routes of traffic generally and HGV vehicles in particular and the letter suggests 6 benefits and says the scheme will not significantly increase traffic through Keston Village. We STRONGLY DISAGREE with these assumptions and together with other local groups, with residents’ comments and suggestions we have formulated an alternative proposal (see previous post below) Our proposals would restrict HGV lorries from travelling through the village and improve safety for all.


Please use the LBB form to cast your vote. If you have difficulties printing the form, please collect a copy from Ravi at the Post Office.

To view the Consultation Questionnaire click here

To view the Consultation Letter click here

Posted in Traffic | Leave a comment

KVRA formal response to latest planning application DC/14/03021/FULL1

To view the latest document please click here

Posted in Keston CE School | Leave a comment

LBB Public Consultation – Proposal for a roundabout at junction of Heathfield Road and Westerham Road.

During the Autumn KVRA understands that LBB are due to start a public consultation on their proposal for a roundabout to be located at the junction of Heathfield Road and Westerham Road.

The discussion document on the link below is self explanatory and has been developed by KVRA and The Friends of Keston Common (FoKC) initially to seek residents responses. The document proposes that a much more fundamental approach is adopted to reduce the volume and weight of traffic traveling through Keston Village. Your comments are welcomed and can be passed to any KVRA or FoKC member or e-mailed to kestonvillage@gmail.com or david.clapham1@btopenworld.com Once all the feedback is received, a final version will be submitted as our response to the LBB public consultation.

Please spend time reading the document as ever increasing traffic levels along Heathfield Road will impact on us all.

The document can be accessed using the following link:


If you experience difficulties please click here to open the document

Posted in Traffic | Leave a comment

Keston Village Broadband Speeds

To assist in gathering information regarding your internet speed please click on the link below where you can log your speed and post information via a form.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Keston Windmill Open Days

The Keston Windmill will be open from 12 to 5pm on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September. For more details visit their website kestonwindmill.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


The KVRA AGM will be held at the Keston Village Hall Thursday June 19th at 8pm.
Click this link for the Agenda and Chairmans Report

Posted in AGM | Leave a comment

KVRA Update on Keston Village School

Although LBB may want to reserve the right for another bulge class once the current one has moved through the school, KVRA understand that there is no inclination for the Local Authority to seek a second bulge class.

In response to residents’ concerns, LBB are making efforts through a Section 106 agreement that there would be no further growth in pupil numbers for five years.

Despite residents’ suggestions that a temporary single classroom would be the most sensible and cost effective solution, we understand that the latest intention is for LBB to work with the school to develop plans for a single permanent classroom with additional improvements such as improved sporting facilities and additional toilet facilities.

Once a formal planning application is submitted, residents will be informed.

    A Section 106 agreement is a legally binding requirement which is proposed to form a part of any subsequent planning permission

Posted in Keston CE School | Leave a comment

Varied Volunteering Opportunities

There is a fantastic tradition of volunteering in our local communities and many activities that support vulnerable people would not happen without our volunteers. People with a wide range of skills and knowledge are needed to help out in day centres, provide administrative support for local voluntary groups, speak up on behalf of vulnerable people, get involved in sports groups, or become trustees.
Whatever it is you would like to get involved in the Volunteer Centre Bromley can help you decide what would suit you best. With over 350 vacancies covering volunteering with older people, young people, plants, computers, cameras, DIY, sports, driving, art materials, or managing people and projects, there is something to suit everyone.
What some local volunteers have said:
“… it makes me feel valued and I can fit it in with my work.”
“I help him out every week. We’ve become friends.”
“… school is such a friendly place to volunteer.”
“I never knew I could use my computer skills to help other people.”
For a confidential, one-to-one discussion, or just to ask a question about volunteering contact the Volunteer Centre Bromley on 020 8315 1905. Alternatively, have a look at the national volunteering database www.do-it.org.uk.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment