Boundary Commission Proposals for Kingswood
As you may be aware, the Boundary Commission (BC) is revising the ward boundaries throughout the country making adjustments to achieve a more even number of voters in each ward. This exercise is undertaken from time to time to adjust for population changes.
In the course of making any changes, the BC is also directed to avoid splitting established communities. However despite this directive, the draft proposals now out for consultation, show a new boundary straight through Kingswood following the railway line https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/11616.
The village would thus be split with the majority of residents in one ward and the minority, along with the village hall, shops, pub, restaurants and railway station in the other.
The KRA, the KVCA and our 3 Councillors, Rod Ashford, Ros Mill and Simon Parnall strongly oppose this proposal and are calling on as many residents as possible to object to it.
If you agree that the proposed boundary goes way beyond your red line, and you have not already sent your comments by post or email, please take the time to sign our online petition on change.org, no later than 10 August 2018 to enable us to submit this to the Boundary Commission.
The more responses they receive the more likely it is that we will be able to keep the community of Kingswood together! Thank you.
Des Camblin, Chairman, KRA
Bob Gunn, Chairman, KVCA
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The KRA would like to draw resident’s attention to the upcoming changes to rail timetables. A new timetable will be in operation on all routes from Sunday 20 May and the times of every train will change. For more infromation please visit www.railplan2020.com. Continue reading →
Please see below information from the Kingswood Residents’ Association regarding the use of WhatsApp in relation to security. One of the security measures which our recent survey showed to be of fairly universal interest was the formation of local WhatsApp Groups. We have been asked by residents how best to set up a Group for […] Continue reading →
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, […] Continue reading →
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 →