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.
Kingswood Residents Association
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 →
The Kingswood Residents’ Association would like to wish all residents a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Continue reading →
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 →
The Kingswood Residents Association would like to advise residents of works as follows: Outwood Lane/Chipstead Valley Road Please note that this road is currently closed to all traffic until Sunday (29 October) A217 Average speed cameras The cameras all seem to have been installed. They are mounted in pairs (presumably one for each lane) on […] Continue reading →
The Kingswood Residents Association would like to advise residents of major drainage works at Outwood Lane – details from Surrey County Council as follows: The works are scheduled to start on Monday 9 October 2017. We will be using two way, three way lights and road closures during these works, we will update signs accordingly. […] Continue reading →
The Kingswood Residents Association would like to advise residents of a public meeting taking place on Friday 29th September at 6.30pm at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, SM7 3AJ, to discuss future plans for Epsom and St Helier hospitals. The meeting will be chaired by Crispin Blunt MP for Reigate and there will be […] Continue reading →
The work is due to start 1st August 2017 and will take approximately 12 weeks. A lagoon is to be constructed at the junction of Holly Lane and Outwood Lane and there will be associated replacement of drains in the local area. 2 way and 3 way traffic lights will be used. Occasionally the road […] Continue reading →
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 →
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 →