Road works in Westerham Road next week

Dear Resident

Please see the information below

I’d like to notify you of two sets of upcoming road works on Westerham Road, Keston starting next week, which are both related to the new development on Westerham Road (close to the junction with Fishponds Road).

Southern Gas Networks (SGN) will be completing their gas connection works to the site from Tuesday 18/04/2017 until Friday 21/04/2017 under temporary two way signals. These are the works that were planned last month but were cancelled due to the emergency gas escape works in Croydon Road, Keston. Thames Water will then be completing their water connection works for the site from Monday 24/04/2017 until Tuesday 25/04/2017.

Unfortunately, on this occasion SGN and Thames Water are not able to work collaboratively under the same set of traffic management as their assets fall on the opposite side of the road to one another, meaning that traffic would not be able to pass through if they both worked on site at the same time.

Both utilities will be manually operating their lights during peak times to minimise delays as much as possible. These works are planned consecutively as the final part of Westerham Road that needs to be resurfaced is taking place once these two final planned works have been completed.

If you have any queries, please let me know.

Kind regards

Ben Howard, Traffic Officer
Transport & Highways | Environmental & Community Services London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 020 8461 7507 | Mob: 07951 071 248 | Fax: 020 8313 4796 www.bromley.gov.uk/roadworks

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New Biggin Hill Consultation – Deadline 10th April

Biggin Hill Airport are consulting on a new flightpath. Deadline 10th April 2017.

The new proposals provide an instrument guidance approach to runway 03. This will enable planes to land in conditions where currently they probably would not be able to. This will be most likely to increase the volume of large planes but as long as pilots follow the guidance accurately it should marginally improve matters for Keston Village residents. A link to the consultation leaflet can be viewed by following the link below.

New Flightpath Consultation

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Vacancies on the Keston Village Hall Trustee Committee

The Keston Village Hall (KVH) Trustee Committee are looking to recruit two new trustee members. The job of a KVH Trustee member is not particularly onerous, the committee has quarterly meetings which usually take place on a Monday evening and last 1 to 1.5 hours. There may be small additional tasks to be carried out depending on the expertise of the individuals involved. the overall task is to keep a well maintained village hall for the benefit of the village residents. For further information you can view the article by clicking here

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Emergency Gas Works – Leaves Green Road, Keston

A letter regarding planned emergency gas works in Leaves Green Road, Keston read as follows:

Dear Councillors,

We have emergency gas works on Leaves Green Road, Keston (close to the Blackness Lane junction). Southern Gas Networks (SGN) started their works over the weekend, working under temporary two way signals and are set to be in place until the end of the week. The works are related to a resident having low gas pressure issues and needing a new service relayed from the gas main.

I have requested for SGN to manually control their lights during peak times (07:00-09:30 and 15:30-19:00) to try to minimise delays as much as possible.

These works are very close to the major planned junction works at Heathfield Road / Westerham Road which are also being managed under temporary three way signals.

I’ve informed our comms department and have requested for some information to be updated onto the LBB website and LBB twitter.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please feel free to share this information

Kind regards

Ben Howard, Traffic Officer
Transport & Highways | Environmental & Community Services London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 020 8461 7507 | Mob: 07951 071 248 | Fax: 020 8313 4796 www.bromley.gov.uk/roadworks

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Consultation letter for the proposed mast in Holwood

A copy of the consultation letter for the proposed mast in Holwood can be viewed by clicking here.

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Potential mast in Holwood (CTIL 149744 / VF 87800 / TEF 72106)

Keston residents, be aware that proposals are being considered for a new telecommunication mast on the Holwood Estate. Information can be found here. If you have strong feeling you are advised to write in to the council to make your opinion count. Additional images.

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Fox Lane Appeal

29 Fox Lane was refused by the London Borough of Bromley, The applicants have lodged an appeal. Please see the link below.

Fox Lane Appeal

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Bromley Common and Keston Ward newsletter – October 2016

The October newsletter is now available to download at the link below.

October 2016 Newsletter

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Improvements to bus route 336

From Saturday 20 August route 336 which runs between Catford and Locksbottom will be running more frequently in order to meet increasing customer demand.

We’ll be increasing frequencies so that buses run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, instead of every 20 minutes, and on Sundays and each evening buses will run every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.

New more environmentally friendly buses with Euro VI standard engines will be introduced, and the route will be operated by Stagecoach (previously Metrobus).

An email is being sent to users of route 336 who have a registered Oyster card informing them of the frequency improvements.

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