The KRA is a well established Residents Association serving circa. 760 households sited in and around the Kingswood Estate in the Stanborough Ward of Watford Borough in the County of Hertfordshire, England.
It was almost 30 years ago in 1986 that the KRA was formed with the sole aim of promoting closer ties within community and helping members with any problems they might encounter, and endeavouring through established contacts to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
There are also many expats who rely on the KRA for updates on local events and personalities. Several of them are sent copies of the Newsletter on a regular basis.
The Kingswood Estate is encompassed by 4 main roads: North Approach which runs parallel to the A405, Sheepcot Lane South, Briar Road and Appletree Walk. Sixteen of the estate roads are covered by the KRA.
Three schools are sited within the estate boundaries. Kingsway Infants in North approach, who with Kingsway Juniors in Upper Briar Road share the same sports field, whilst Lower Briar Road is the home to Kingswood Nursery School and Early Years Centre.
A varied and useful selection of shops are to found in North Approach for those that do not wish to travel into Watford town centre.
A total of 26 volunteer Street Representatives are the life blood of the association and the route for information on problems and concerns in general to the Committee, which meets locally every month on the first Monday to discuss them. Urgent problems can be routed through Ken Emmons who can in many cases give advice or expedite a speedy solution where needs be.
There are always vacancies for Street Reps even though many of them have years of service.
Socially the Association organises occasional day trips for members and a five day Spring Trip and three day Tinsel and Turkey around Christmas. Add to this the ever popular Senior Citizens Dinner and a special day trip for the children.
The Association has always had a good working relationship with Watford Borough Council and our local Police Community Support officers, these connections have resulted in positive support for Highway problems and other Community related issues, whilst planning matters have been mainly resolved in close cooperation with the relevant Town Hall officers.
Local Councillors attend the monthly meetings and have represented the estate on several issues. The local Community Police also attend.
With the best will in the world the Association cannot cure all that goes wrong on the estate but our record on getting it right is not a bad one. The input from members is a very important link in the chain and rest assured your interests are always have priority.
Why not become an active member by becoming a Street Representative, delivering the Newsletter and selling the Lucky House Draw tickets. It takes only around three hours a month. We guarantee you will soon get to know a lot more people, and people will know you.
Help us keep up the high standard and meet the aims already set.
A map of the area covered by the Association can be found here
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