residents associations in the uk

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The majority of Residents' Associations were formed from the expansion of housing provision in the 1930s with the aim of bettering the lives of residents and forming a community. This tradition of forming residents groups on new developments within the borough continues today.  Traditionally throughout the UK local councillors would stand as independents, however throughout the 20th Century it became common for councillors to be elected with a party affiliation.

Sometimes, the best way to learn is to look at others doing similar things to you.  For this purpose, we have been researching other residents’ associations around the country to ascertain when they were formed and their history, so do please let us know about your RA.  

The following is a list of those we have researched so far:

1924HillingdonIckenham Residents' Association
1928HounslowHeston Residents' Association
1928MertonRaynes Park & West Barnes Residents' Association
1929RickmansworthCroxley Green Residents' Association
1936CroydonOld Couldon Residents' Association
1945BromleyWest Beckenham Residents' Association (WBRA)
1949BuckinghamshireLoudwater Residents' Association
Chelsfield Park Residents' Association
1973SussexWillowhayne Residents' Association
1990HackneyRioCross Residents' Association
?Richmond upon ThamesSherland Road Residents' Association
Epsom & EwellClarendon Park Residents' Association

Heathfields Residents' Association
First Minutes of AGM

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2nd May 2018

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