For Our Community


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, founded in 1933, to protect the interests of residents and preserve the amenities, is made up of a group of residents who volunteer to help make Hayes a great place to live! The HVA is most passionate about supporting a number of charities to support the hard work they do to achieve their goals.

Here are some of the things we look after in and around the area:

HKVA Review

The Review magazine is published quarterly in January, April, July and October and available both online and by subscription. Its main aim is to inform our members of the major issues affecting Hayes.

If you are interested in advertising or getting a subscription to the HKVA Review then click here.

HKVA Newsletter

You can also sign up for our HVA newsletter, which can be sent directly to your In Box! Just use the HKVA Newsletter subscribe box, which you can see on the bottom of this 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 straight forward 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 HVA hosts a number of family-friendly events each year, such as:

  • The Easter Egg Hunt,
  • 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 sub-committees separate from HVA.

If you are interested to join any of these committees then please get in touch via the website “Contact Us” page.

HKVA Newsletter
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Residents in Hayes