WELCOME to the home page of the Kingswood Residents’ Association – an organisation run by the residents of Kingswood for the benefit of the whole village.
So let’s start by telling you about what we do . . .
The association, known to everyone as the KRA, has its roots before the Second World War and was founded with the aim of protecting and preserving the character of our lovely village, which it has been doing ever since.
Whether you’re worried about a neighbour’s planned new building, speeding on our narrow roads, parking outside the village shops, transport links, the state of our roads, crime and security, the upkeep of paths, or anything else that impacts on the community, we’re probably the people to turn to first. With designated road representatives for every road in the village, we are ideally placed to spot any potential problems. Our volunteer committee of 26 members and officers, which includes four boroughs and county councillors, meets every two months to consider all the issues that have been brought to our attention, as well as keeping a close eye on the many planning applications that could change our village’s character.
As an example, we’ve worked closely with Inspired Villages over their plans to build a retirement village on the Legal and General site, preventing any over-development on the site and getting legal guarantees protecting the Green Belt land there. We also worked in conjunction with Network Rail and Southern, the local rail franchise, on redevelopment of the station site and succeeded in getting their plans scaled back, plus much-improved parking and drop-off facilities.
To be truly representative of Kingswood, we need as many residents as possible to join the KRA so their voices can be heard in the many decisions that affect us all.
If you’re already a member, then thank you for your support. If not, just click on the image below to find out how to join. It’s just £5 a year and, we promise you, it’s money well-spent.
Please note that the KRA is a separate body from the Kingswood Village Community Association and also from the individual private estate companies and road associations, which all have their own aims and objectives.
KRA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
KRA Chair Reports for the Village Voice
- KRA Village Voice Report – March 2022
- KRA Village Voice Report – December 2021
- KRA Village Voice Report – June 2021
- KRA Village Voice Report – March 2021
- KRA Village Voice Report – October 2020
- KRA Village Voice Report – September 2020
- KRA Village Voice Report – July 2020
- KRA Village Voice Report – March 2020
- KRA Village Voice Report – October 2019
- KRA Village Voice Report – July 2019
- KRA Village Voice Report – April 2019