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News from the KRA – Security Questionnaire results

Security Questionnaire

You will recall that following all the recent burglaries, we issued a questionnaire about communal security options before Christmas. To date we have received 73 responses from which it can be seen that whilst there is clearly a high level of concern about security in some areas of the village, in other parts, virtually no responses were submitted.

We can only conclude that there is a lower level of concern in those areas where there were few responses. Naturally by far the strongest feedback was from the Warren Estate where a number of the recent burglaries took place. Within that area the preference was for CCTV/ANPR closely followed by Neighbourhood Watch and then Whats App. There was positive interest in all the other options although with lower scores. The next most active response came from Forrest Drive, The Glade, The Chase, etc. where CCVT/ANPR, Mobile Patrols, Whats App and Neighbourhood Watch were all fairly evenly favoured.

The clear outcome is therefore that the Warren area shows far more active support for communal security measures than elsewhere. Also the measures which gained most support were fairly consistent, although the Waterhouse Lane, Bonsor Drive & Outwood Lane only really favoured ANPR reflecting the nature of those roads. The practical effectiveness of the various options of course remains subject to debate in the absence of clear empirical data. We continue to press for information from the Police through meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner and our MP. We are aware that our Councillors are also in active dialogue with the police on this matter to ensure that we are made aware of criminals’ methods and can make more informed security choices.

Des Camblin
Kingswood Residents Association

News from the KRA – Security options for Kingswood

As you will be aware, there has been no let-up in the recent spate of burglaries in Kingswood. We have already published information on the basic measures which police advise should be taken for individuals in relation to protecting their own properties. In this note we focus on communal measures that groups of residents might […] Continue reading →

Security in the Village

Update from Des Camblin – Chairman Kingswood Residents Association I circulated an initial note on security following the two recent serious burglaries in Kingswood. Naturally there has been considerable discussion and activity on this matter since then. It must be stressed that the KRA is not equipped to give advice on security nor does it offer […] Continue reading →

News from the KRA – Proposed Changes to Waste Management

Many members have complained to the KRA about fly-tipping in their neighbourhood, and we have brought this to the attention of our Councillors. In tandem with this, Cllr Rod Ashford has provided the following update: Surrey County Council are holding a public consultation regarding a Revised Waste Management plan that will affect us in Kingswood. […] Continue reading →

Kingswood Post Office

News from the KRA Residents may not be aware that the sub post office is now being run by Mrs Urvashi Patel. Mrs Patel is not connected with the business which operates the shop and has asked us to publish the statement below to clarify the position. Dear Kingswood Residents, I would like to introduce […] Continue reading →