history of residents' associations


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 in the order they were formed, so do please let us know about your RA.  

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


EstablishedAreaNameAbout
1907
Clarendon Park Residents' Association
1924
Ickenham Residents' Association
1928
Heston residents' Association “to preserve our heritage and maintain an acceptable standard of environment for all residents of Heston present and future”.  We are still pursuing that objective some 88 years later with a membership of 571 households.
1928
Raynes Park & West Barnes Residents' Association
1929
Croxley Green Residents' Association
1936
Old Couldon Residents' Association
1945
West Beckenham Residents' Association (WBRA)
1949
Loudwater Residents' Association
1973
Willowhayne Residents' Association
1982
Heathfield Residents' Association
1990
RioCross Residents' Association
?
Sherland Road Residents' Association


This is a work in progress .....

HELP DESK

We can't promise to fix all of your problems, but we can promise you won't have to face them alone



also on this site




We invite you to join the Good Services Bureau so that we can support you better and you can support each other.  We understand you or your RA may not be in any position to do so at this time, 

but please consider making a small donation towards our work. Thank you

This site was updated on 25th July 2018 - Please report any broken links through our Help Desk