It was such a pleasure to see the whole community come together to celebrate Countryside Day. A broad range of organisations were represented and we were entertained by the brilliant band from Keston Primary School and singing and dancing from the Ravensbourne Morris Dancers with the support of the Morris Minors from Elton College. Photographs of the day can be found in the Gallery section (link to the right). These pictures are courtesy of Laurence Pierce.
Additional photographs taken by Laurence of Keston Landscapes can be found by clicking on the following link:
The Police Commissioner’s Roadshow will be held in the Bromley Library on Wednesday evening, the 24th June 2015. To view the flyer please click on the link below.
Commissioner’s Roadshow Flyer
My name is Talitha and I’m writing from Wall to Wall Television (www.walltowall.co.uk) – one of the country’s leading independent television production companies. The company’s output includes Who Do You Think You Are? The Voice and The Gift for BBC One and Long Lost Family for ITV.
We are looking for a London or Greater London based family to take part in another Back In Time social history experiment for BBC Two, summer 2015. Would it be possible to circulate some information to your resident association members through an email, newsletter and/or via social media?
We recently made a very popular BBC Two series called Back In Time For Dinner, in which a family ate their way through typical meals of the 1950s through to the 1990s. Following its huge success, we are looking for a family who, just like the Robshaws, will immerse themselves this time in the leisure and entertainment habits of decades past. We are looking for families with a minimum of two children aged 10+ who are available to film over the summer holidays of July and August 2015. The family should have thoroughly modern leisure habits – turn to modern technology for entertainment and leisure time and enjoy weekend shopping and cinema trips. In the previous series we filmed at the family home and local businesses and amenities so it may be of interest to those who live in your area in the borough of Bromley.
As a hugely educational immersive adventure for the whole family I am hoping you would approve circulating this information in order to reach members of the local community.
I have attached a poster with basic information or you can use the contents of this email. Any interested families should simply email email@example.com to express an interest. There is no commitment to take part at the initial enquiry stage, but we are encouraging applications ASAP.
Link: Back in Time Leisure Flyer
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
With best wishes,
The latest issue of Prepared, the emergency planning newsletter from the London Fire Brigade can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Countryside Day will take place on Sunday, 28 June 2015. Click on the link below to view the flyer.
Countryside Day Flyer
Flightpath Watch www.flightpathwatch.co.uk are a group of concerned residents, including some from residents associations and others from previous groups known as Flightpath, Broad and BRAAD, who have joined forces because they care about the local environment in which we live.
Flightpath Watch are concerned that the result of Bromley Council agreeing on 25 March 2015 to renegotiate the lease they have with Biggin Hill airport will affect not only those living under the flightpath but everyone living in Bromley and surrounding areas. There are three hospitals including the Princess Royal University Hospital and several schools directly below the flightpath. Thousands of residents are also under the flightpath. If Bromley Council agree to an extension of operational hours and increased number of flights the costs to improving Bromley’s infrastructure will be raised from all Bromley council tax payers not the airport.
Please consider your position and visit the website www.flightpathwatch.co.uk to join the campaign.”
From time to time KVRA receives a Stakeholder Bulletin from the Clinical Commissioning Group – for the latest issue please follow the link:-
Bromley CCG Stakeholder Bulletin – Issue 5
Biggin Hill Airport (BHA) have made a formal application to significantly increase operating hours from 89.5 per week (or 99.5 including the limited access ‘shoulder hours’) up to 114 hours per week; many more than similar comparative airports.
KVRA recognise that there will be different views on these additional hours; however on balance the Committee feels that the majority of Keston Village residents are against the prospect and implications of an increase in air traffic early morning and late evenings.
Click here to view a leaflet which provides additional information.
KVRA considers that the BHA application is poorly timed coming before the Government decision on the location for the additional runway for London. The decision, which LBB will make, will last for the 105 years remaining on the Lease.
Please either complete the on-line form www.bromley.gov.uk/BigginHillairport or the reply-paid form enclosed with Councillor Carr’s letter or
Airport Consultation Group
London borough of Bromley
The Friends of Keston Common are working with representatives from KVRA to organise this years Keston Countryside Day, which will take place on Sunday 28th June 2015. We are pleased to invite those who have previously taken part to do so once again.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate. Further details will be circulated when the programme for the day is finalised.