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JULY Issue 4 20-07-2012



NOTE……..For additional news on Issues being dealt with please see under Issues/Work in Progress


New Logo For CRA20ten – September 2913 – The new organisation now has a new logo..!! The logo has a multi-coloured image representing the diversity of people in the Crays, the quill from the old logo still representing communication…having our say..!!  The website will be updated with the new logo very shortly.

Croft Tea Room – St Mary Cray – Update June 2013 – The Croft Tea Room is a lovely quaint cafe serving up traditional food and selling locally grown produce. Caroll and her volunteer staff make you feel very welcome, the atmosphere is relaxing and it is well worth a visit, they also host many local talks on a whole variety of subjects to do with the Cray Valley and Orpington in general. For more information go to their website  or e-mail at or telephone them on 020 8462 4801.


St Paul’s Cray Circular Walks – Update – This is just one of the walks around the area which take you to areas of natural beauty.

For more information just scroll to the bottom and send a reply requesting details of the other circular walks.


St Paul’s Cray Village Sign – Update – June 2013 – The CRA20Ten are looking to secure funding for a village type sign to be erected along Sevenoaks Way. St Mary Cray, St Paul’s Cray Village, Sundridge Park (featured image), Chislehurst etc… have all benefited from community signage. It is felt by the CRA20Ten that our own area would be lifted by such a sign… watch this space


CVIP – Update – June 2013 – The CVIP, whose panel is made up of the Chairpersons of five Residents Associations based in Cray Valley West, Old St Paul’s Cray Village, Hockendon Lane, Star Lane & Perry Hall Road have been busy distributing grants to local projects. The panel have so far kick started two major projects with grants of £2,500 which then led to those projects securing a further £6,000 in the case of the Cray Festival and a staggering additional £57,000 for works on the St Mary Cray Sand Pit project..!!


Cray Festival – Saturday July 6th 2013

The Cray Festival is on, you will have seen the banners going up all along Cray Avenue and Sevenoaks Way.

Supported by grants from the CVIP and private sponsorship from many companies in the Crays, it looks to be a great day out for the whole family.

Nick Barclay, the festivals’ main organiser and a CVW resident has spent many months putting together a local festival which will hopefully grow year on year and help put the Crays well and truly on the map..!!


Planned Gas Works – Broomwood Road – April 29th 2013 – Letters have been received by residents in Broomwood Road advising of planned works to replace existing pipe lines in the road and leading to residential housing. More updates to follow re: Start Dates / Finish Dates / Traffic Restrictions

Waste Processing Site – April 2013 – A petition has been raised locally by residents calling for the closure of the waste processing site located in Cornwall Drive off Sevenoaks Way, in order to support this written petition we have put an electronic version onto our site to get as many signatures as possible.


New CCTV In Cotmandene – April 2013 – The Council have erected new CCTV cameras in Cotmandene in a bid to combat flytipping, vandalism and other crimes in the area. This welcome edition will hopefully make a welcome change of behaviour to further improve the environment for everybody. Under our LCRA banner, the Association had been pushing for an effective solution, we are pleased to say that the Council has taken our requests seriously and follows the Council tough new stance of action against perpetrators of these crimes by working with Police and using Court Procecutions to get the message across.




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