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:


EstablishedAreaNameAbout
1924HillingdonIckenham Residents' Associationhttps://ickenhamresidents.co.uk/about/
1928HounslowHeston Residents' Associationhttp://www.hestonresidentsassociation.org/about-hra
1928MertonRaynes Park & West Barnes Residents' Associationhttp://www.rpwbresidents.org.uk/about/history
1929RickmansworthCroxley Green Residents' Association
1936CroydonOld Couldon Residents' Associationhttps://www.theocra.org.uk/brief-history-of-ocra
1945BromleyWest Beckenham Residents' Association (WBRA)http://www.westbeckenhamra.org/about-us/our-history/
1949BuckinghamshireLoudwater Residents' Associationhttp://www.lraonline.org.uk/history/
1950Bromley
Chelsfield Park Residents' Associationhttp://www.cpra.co.uk/the-estate.php
1973SussexWillowhayne Residents' Associationhttp://willowhayne.org/?page_id=84
1990HackneyRioCross Residents' Associationhttps://riocross.wordpress.com/history/
?Richmond upon ThamesSherland Road Residents' Associationhttps://e-voice.org.uk/sherlandroad/history/
1999
Epsom & EwellClarendon Park Residents' Association

2012Cambridge
Heathfields Residents' Association
First Minutes of AGM


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