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As a resident, newcomer to the area, or someone who is relocating locally, we would like to take a few moments of your time to provide you with a brief introduction to KERA (the Kilworth Estate Residents Association) by telling you a little of the area’s background and what the Association, under different Resident Association names, has been able to achieve over the past 14 and more years, not only for the benefit of its members but, through their support, for all the residents of the Kilworth Estate Area.
The Killworth Estate was built on fields and orchards between Porters Civic House & Southchurch Hall. The Estate land ownership was transferred in 1868 by Francis Letitia Philippa Kelso, widow of the 2nd past the said Edward Killworth of Southchurch Hall and covered the area between the Manor referred to as Porters Situate and the messuage & fields of Southchurch Hall which had been previously run as a farm by the wealthy Killworth family.
The Killworth Estate was built around the 1900's, mainly comprising of large grand houses . During the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond, due to the large size of the properties, single properties were bought and split into 2, 3, 4,5,6,7 & 8 different dwellings.
We are developing KERA beyond its historical boundaries into the immediate surrounding areas, enabling even more residents in the whole of Southend to benefit from the legal and planning expertise we have built up and our knowledge of the workings of the local council. To be successful and to make our voice even stronger on local issues, we need more members in the Southchurch area, and other parts of Southend that lie outside the original boundaries of the Kilworth Estate. Our vision is to make Kilworth Estate the best of areas in which to live, by working to improve facilities, helping as many residents as we can and engendering a spirit of community in the area through our activities and the sharing of common objectives
We hope that you will want to join us and we look forward to welcoming you and your family as members of the Association. As members you can request access to the WhatsApp group and/or Facebook, these groups discuss local issues of interest or concern to residents of the Kilworth Estate. You will be welcome to the Association’s Annual General Meeting, which is in August, and other events that we arrange, such as Virtual Coffee Mornings & Open Gardens afternoons.
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Sue Pinkerton - Chair KERA
Simeon Brookstone - Treasurer KERA
Emma Ley - Vice Chair KERA
Anna Watson - Secretary KERA
MP for Rochford and Southend East - James Duddridge - 01702 616135
Kursaal Ward Counsellor- Matt Dent - 01702212372
Kursaal Ward Counsellor- Tricia Cowdrey - 01702212274
Kursaal Ward Counsellor- Maggie Kelly - 01702534411
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – 01702 215000
Council Tax, Housing and Council Tax Benefit – 01702 215001
Housing Advice and Choice Based Lettings – 01702 215002
Parking, Highways and Transport – 01702 215003
Planning, Development and Building Control – 01702 215004 Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing – 01702 215005 Waste, Fly tipping, Fly posting and Graffiti – 01702 215006
(including Education and Children’s Social Services) – 01702 215007 Adult Social Services – 01702 215008
Registration Services (Births, Deaths and Marriages) – 01702 215009 Electoral Registration and Councillor Enquiries – 01702 215010
Leisure, Culture and Tourism including – 01702 215011
Crime stoppers – 0800 5551111
Samaritans – 0330 094 5717
Southend Hospital – 01702 435555
Police Emergency – 999
Police Non-Emergency – 101
Coastguard – 01702 294998
Porters Grange Primary & Nursery School – 01702 468047
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary & Nursery School – 01702 534546 Bournemouth Park Academy – 01702 4686
Southchurch High School – 01702 900777
Cecil Jones Academy – 01702 468000
Grammar School: Southend High School for Girls – 01702 588852
Grammar School: Southend High School for Boys - 01702 606200
South East Essex College - 0345 521 2345
Essex University Campus - 01702 328200