We learnt yesterday that the planning application for a single classroom is to be determined at 7pm next Thursday 23rd October 2014.

The Planning Committee No. 3 meeting will take place at the Civic Centre. This item is the first application on the agenda and is recommended for permission. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to give us the best possible chance to secure a Condition of;

Please click this link for a flyer explaining the background.

We need as many residents to attend as possible to support the KVRA position.

Please diarise and discuss with your neighbours and friends. Remember some elderly residents don’t have e-mail, if possible please print the flyer for them.

If you need transport, please ask neighbours or let me know.

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Bromley Road Safety Information for residents

Interested in saving money on your petrol? Would you like some tips and tricks to make your journeys smoother and more efficient? Bromley Road Safety’s Complete Driving Course can show you how. Open to all full license holders, it costs only £18 and includes a free, 1-hour on-road session with a DVSA-registered Fleet Trainer. It’s offered in conjunction with Bromley Adult Education College; the next course takes place on 9 October 2014 from 9.30am to 3pm at their Kentwood Centre, Penge. Places are limited, so book yours today online at or ring 020 8460 0020.

Winter is around the corner – are you ready for driving in all conditions? Build your confidence, update your skills, learn to handle all weather and more with Bromley Road Safety’s Winter Driving with Confidence. At a cost of only £18, the course makes a wonderful Christmas present and includes a free, 1-hour on-road session with a DVSA-registered Fleet Trainer. It is open to all full license holders and runs on 21st January 2015 from 9.30am to 3pm at Bromley Adult Education College, Widmore Centre, Bromley. Places are limited, so book yours today online at or ring 020 8460 0020.

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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.

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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

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

To view the latest document please click here

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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 or 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

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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.

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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

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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

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