Who we are
Hayes (Kent) is a lovely village in the London Borough of Bromley, located in the North-West corner of Kent. It is within easy reach of London with direct trains to London Bridge, Cannon Street and London Charing Cross Stations. It offers frequent and reliable bus connections to Bromley, Croydon, Orpington, Biggin Hill and Westerham.
The Hayes (Kent) Village Association (HKVA) was founded in 1933 and the Committee, which runs the Association is made up of a group of residents who volunteer to help make Hayes a great place to live!
The aims and objectives of the HKVA are to:
a) represent and promote the interests of all local residents, organisations and businesses.
b) seek to improve conditions for local residents, organisations and businesses.
c) work in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to achieve our aims.
d) represent the interests of local residents, organisations and businesses in consultation with the local authority and other bodies.
e) foster social and charitable activities.
f) produces a quarterly Review and maintain a presence on the Internet.
g) be Non-party political and non-sectarian.
You can read the Constitution we operate under here.
HKVA Review & Business Booklet
The Review magazine is published quarterly in January, April, July and October and is available both online and by subscription.
Its main aim is to inform our members of the major issues affecting Hayes and to provide articles about the area.
If you are interested in advertising or getting a subscription to the HKVA Review then click here.
Each year we will publish a FREE Business Booklet to all subscribers.
You can also sign up for our HKVA newsletter, which can be sent directly to your In Box! Just use the HKVA Newsletter subscribe box on the Contacts page.
Planning goes on throughout the year. Each week we check Bromley’s current list of planning applications for Hayes and its adjacent areas, and if necessary letters of objections are sent. The process varies considerably from straightforward and simple to complex and lengthy. As well as the numerous drawings and other documents there are reports from consultants, sometimes running to several hundred pages.
If you need assistance in this area then please contact us via the website.
The HKVA hosts a number of family-friendly events each year, such as:
- The Easter Egg Hunt,
- Front Garden Competition
- Family Treasure Hunt and
- Valuation Day.
We also support all major events such as the Annual Village Fair and the all-important Hayes Christmas Lights. Both these events are run by committees separate from the HKVA.
If you are interested to join any of these committees please get in touch via the website “Contact Us” page.