KVRA first update for 2020 and War Memorial Appeal

Dear Resident
I hope you had a wonderful festive season and the the start of 2020 has been good for you.
KVRA held the first meeting of the year on Wednesday 22 January 2020 and here are the main points of what we discussed:-

2020 War Memorial Centenary Commemoration
The project group led by Peter Zieminski continue to work hard to have everything in place for the event on 10 October, we have had some very generous donations towards the project but need a final push to get all the monies required to make everything happen. Please click on the link below to get a full update and also to see details of how you can donate if you haven’t already done so! To donate please either make a bank transfer to 09-01-29 a/c 35321237 reference War Memorial or drop a cheque into my house 21 Heathfield Road with War memorial on the back.

War memorial update and appeal

KVRA AGM – 26 March 2020 8pm at the Village Hall
A few changes this year – we have brought the date of the AGM forward to March this year to align with our financial year and comply with our constitution, we will not be delivering leaflets about the AGM to households in the village but will be putting information in various different places on social media, however we recognise that not everyone has access to this form of communication and so we will be putting posters in the local shops, pubs and post office, we would also ask you to share information with neighbors who do not have access to digital information. If you have new neighbors please suggest they add themselves to our newsletter distribution list by emailing me on kestonvillagera@gmail.com. More information about speakers will be sent round in the near future.
At this AGM David Clapham will be standing down as Chairman. Fortunately Shelly Sturdy has agreed to take on the role, so it would be really good if as many people as possible could join us to thank David for his tireless work over the last 10 years and to welcome Shelly in her new role. As usual we will have drinks and nibbles after the meeting.

Planning issues
The government Inspector has allowed the appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission for a 5 bedroom house to be built on land behind 15-21 Commonside, there are planning conditions attached for more information go to bromley.gov.uk and search for 19/00125/S78.

Heathfield Road traffic survey
There was a good response to our survey and Paul Spencer provided us with some of the key points that came out of it, which are
-everyone has noticed the huge increase in the volume and speed of the traffic since the new roundabout has been in place
-many people do not walk down the pavements as they are concerned about the traffic
-people have stopped using the local shops because of the traffic
We will be sending the information to our 3 Ward Councillors and will be asking them to support us in obtaining some traffic calming measures.

Xmas lights
We were pleased that we could afford to fund the lights again this year and we are grateful for donations from Wrinkle3 and the Greyhound and also for the contributions made in the collection boxes located in the Village stores, the Post Office and the Greyhound, however we will have to raise the full amount of £1,000 over this year if we are to have Xmas lights in the Village this year. We hope to run an event/events during the year to raise money but if you would like to donate please either make a bank transfer to 09-01-29 a/c 35321237 reference Xmas Lights or drop a cheque into my house 21 Heathfield Road.

Best Wishes
HIlary

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