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Hartley & District Residents’ Association

 

The Hartley & District Residents’ Association (HADRA) was founded in 1970. It covers 17 roads and about 1,000 homes. The aim is to; ‘Protect and advance the common interests in the area’ It is a kind of watchdog and relies on all residents to report on changes and developments which could affect adversely the area in some way. The organisation is recognised by the council and our local Councillors become involved when necessary.

Membership is open to all residents and there is an annual subscription of £3, due each spring. Two Newsletters are published in the spring and autumn; they are delivered to your door by a Road Steward. Membership means that you can receive the advice and support of the organisation on appropriate matters if relevant and where there is not a conflict of interest.

If you would like to become a member of HADRA, please contact our Membership Secretary.

The Hartley & District Residents’ Association was founded in 1970. It covers 17 roads and about 1,000 homes. The aim is to "Protect and advance the common interests in the area". It is a kind of watchdog and relies on all residents to report on changes and developments which could affect adversely the area in some way. The organisation is recognised by the council and our local Councillors become involved when necessary.

It is funded by subscriptions and advertising revenue.

Membership is open to all residents and there is an annual subscription of £3, due each spring. Two Newsletters are published in the spring and autumn; they are delivered to your door by a Road Steward. Membership means that you can receive the advice and support of the organisation on appropriate matters if relevant and where there is not a conflict of interest.
 
Relevant issues. The priority for the Association is the increasing pressure on in-filling, also called ‘garden grabbing’ and back garden development. The Association will back objections where we feel that privacy, quality of life and the character of the area is seriously threatened. However, there are many other issues which are addressed from time to time - from bonfires, intrusive foxes, diminishing postal collections to excessive noise, yapping dogs and road safety matters.
 
Matters outside the area. Many meetings are attended outside the area by our members, allowing our involvement with what goes on in Coulsdon, Purley and Croydon, and the identification of issues when they affect our residents. Last year a donation was made to help in the fight to keep Farthing Downs free from developers.
 
If you would like to become a member of HADRA, please contact our Membership Secretary.

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