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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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

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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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