Keston Commonside Vehicle Incursion Measures update

Dear Members.

I am writing to bring you up to date with the proposal to install wooden bollards (As per attachment).

An application to the Commons planning inspectorate is required due to the amount of posts to be installed and this is being drafted.

Once the Commons Planning inspectorate receive the application for this proposal they will arrange for a site visit and I will you keep you updated re the outcome.


Mr T.Smith
Street Enforcement Manager
Neighbourhood Management | Environment & Community Services
London Borough of Bromley

Planning Proposal link

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Night Time Commission Consultation

Dear Residents

Please see below. If you have any thoughts on London’s Night Time Economy, please let Cllr Lymer, the Portfolio Holder for Public Protection & Safety, have your thoughts before the 2nd February deadline. Her email is

Kind Regards

Cllr Alexa Michael
Bromley Common & Keston Ward
London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 0208 464 1999

Night Time Commission Consultation

The Mayor of London has established the Night Time Commission to give him independent advice on London at night. By this we mean all activities between 6pm and 6am, across the whole of London. Our interest is not just in commercial operations like pubs and restaurants. We are equally interested in services, retail and leisure, the experience of London night workers and the ability of all Londoners to use and enjoy streets, public spaces and transport networks safely at night.

At the outset of its work, the commission wants to give organisations with an interest and involvement in London the chance to feed into the debate. Your organisation is one we are specifically consulting.

This is a public call for evidence and we encourage you to share it with other organisations. Please note that we will be consulting separately with London residents via Talk London and other channels.

Consultation questions

We are interested in answers to the following questions. We are not making any rules about length of answers. But we would ask you to answer them in order.

• Question 1. What are the strengths of London’s night time economy? In other words, what is good about London at night?

• Question 2. What are the weaknesses of London’s night time economy? In other words, what is not good about London at night? What does it lack?

• Question 3. What are the threats to London’s night time economy? In other words, are there issues or trends which we will have to address in the short, medium or long term?

• Question 4. What are the opportunities for London’s night time economy? In other words, how could London improve its night time offer? What should we be looking to develop?

• Question 5. What innovations, or ideas from other cities, would make London better at night? This might include commercial opportunities, ideas for events or marketing, initiatives to protect residents, visitors or workers, or ways to improve standards. If you have examples of good practice, we would like to know about them.

• Question 6. In July, the Mayor published his Vision for London as a 24-Hour City. It contains ten principles for the development of London at night. What do you like or not like about the vision? Are the ten principles right? What would you add or exclude, and why?

How to respond

You do not have to answer all of the questions. It will help us if your opinions are supported by factual and statistical evidence where appropriate. Feel free to include links and attachments.

Please include your name, job title, organisation name and email address in your response.
We may publish responses on the Greater London Authority (GLA) website. Personal contact details will be removed from submissions before publication but will be retained by the GLA for specific purposes relating to its night time economy programme, such as seeking additional information.
Please send your response to by 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018.

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Bromley Crime Summit – 30th September 2017

Dear KVRA Members,

Bromley’s Annual Crime Summit will be held on Saturday 30th September and all residents of Bromley are invited.

Pastries and beverages will be served at 9:30am in the Information Stands area, with the main event being held between 10am – 1pm in the Council Chamber at Bromley Civic Centre. Free parking is available in the car park accessed via Rochester Avenue.

Sessions this year include:

Tackling Gangs Campaign – Bromley Youth Council

Borough Police Update – Deputy Borough Commander Trevor Lawry

Front Office Provision Consultation – Representative from MOPAC (Mayors Office for Policing and Crime)

Cyber Fraud & Scams – Matthew Bowler from City of London Police who are the National Policing Lead for Cyber Crime

Q&A – All of the above speakers and LBB

We will have a SNB Board Members only meeting immediately following the Crime Summit in one of the Committee Rooms between 1-2pm.

Kind regards,

Kate Lymer

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Biggin Hill Memorial Chapel

Click on the link below to see the BBC News coverage of the RAF Chapel/ Museum development and petition against the current plans. Featured are Peter Osbourne and Rita Radford.

BBC News

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Last Ditch Attempt to Stop The Desecration of the Biggin Hill RAF Memorial Chapel

To All of You who care about this Iconic Chapel,
Last Wednesday I was allowed just three minutes to present our case to Bromley Council’s Executive Committee, but they are ignoring our 7,600+ voices. They are proceeding to a special Full Council Meeting for final verification on Tuesday next week, but so far are not allowing me to represent our case to all 60 Councillors, because they estimate local votes to be less than 4,000.
Please could you come to Bromley this Tuesday 25th July at 6.30pm for a show of ‘People Power’ in a last ditch attempt to change their minds?

The address is:- Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close Bromley, BR1 3UH. Both Bromley South and North British Rail Stations are close by, and a large multi-storey car park is adjacent to the Civic Centre.
Despite all our pleas, no national newspapers have picked up on our campaign, despite this campaign being of such National (and International) importance, so you are are our last chance!! Please still keep spreading the word, just Google: Protect Biggin Hill RAF Chapel.
Thank you, Rita Radford

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Green Flag Award

From: “Friends of Keston Common”
Subject: Green Flag Award
Dear Friends

I am delighted to announce that Keston Common has been awarded the Green Flag of Excellence for 2017/18. The attached is a scan of the temporary certificate handed to me this afternoon at the winners award ceremony in reading. Our formal certificate and flag will be sent to us in due course. I can also announce that South Hill Wood and Chislehurst Recreation Ground in the borough of Bromley have also achieved this same award. My thanks to all those who helped Keston Common reach this standard, especially to the staff at idverde who were instrumental in us entering the scheme.

best wishes

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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

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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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