The Kingswood Residents Association is a voluntary organisation that aims to protect and promote the collective interests of the residents to ensure that Kingswood remains a unique and special place to live. This is achieved by working with the Borough Council and County Council to ensure that our needs and concerns in respect of planning applications, services, roads, public transport, parking and tree preservation are communicated.
Our aim is to continue to strengthen our lines of communication to all residents and make the KRA more relevant and visible in this community and in every way that we can, to ensure Kingswood remains a unique and special place to live.
There continues to be a range of activities carried out by the Kingswood Residents’ Association (KRA), on behalf of all residents:-
- Carrying out a huge amount of work to monitor Planning Applications. This includes work on projects which have a significant impact on Kingswood such as the Station site, where we prepared a planning brief based on the public consultation we carried out. We maintain an interest in all key Kingswood sites, e.g. the Station and Legal and General and have also contributed funding, where justified, to residents’ planning appeal cases.
- Continuing to develop our Membership database and to gain new members through our increased activity and through the diligent work of road stewards. Our membership level has continued to rise and is now at around 53% – however to be able to claim to be really representative we still need a higher number and we would encourage you to ask your friends and neighbours to join and support us.
- Continuing to make good use of the Email system which allows us to distribute email messages to members about matters in Kingswood and includes a monthly gardening newsletter.
- Organising Coffee Mornings for residents to come and talk to Borough and County Councillors, the Police and members of the KRA committee about any concerns or issues.
- Organising Village based Events such as the Street Party and Open Gardens held in 2012 to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee.
- Arranging for the grass bank, opposite the shops, to be cleared and planted with daffodils.
- Undertaking work to develop a new Village Website to improve communication and to publicise local events for residents.
Joining the KRA
Please consider joining the KRA. The cost of membership is just £20 for 4 years or £5 annual standing order – for the whole household. This money mainly goes to pay for the professional advice and legal services we need from time to time, to protect all our interests. Please see our Membership page for details of how to join us.
If you are a KRA member and haven’t been receiving messages, then please do contact Dave Saunders and make sure we have your correct email address.