HERSHAM RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Why a Hersham Residents Association?
Elmbridge is a district of over 110,000 people.
Hersham with just 12,000 residents, can easily be ignored when decisions are being taken. Only a strong and active Association can ensure that Hersham's voice is heard.
We take pride in our independence, and welcome supporters of all political views-and of none. We do not contest local elections and will work with anyone who has the interests of Hersham at heart.
To promote the interests of all the people of Hersham, to foster a feeling of goodwill, and to help the people of Hersham however and whenever possible.
Our Association was formed in January 1971 at a public meeting in Hersham to campaign for improvements. In 1976 we decided not to promote candidates in either Borough or County Elections. We believe that be keeping out of the political arena our Association can function more effectively as a line of communication between the community, and our elected representatives.
Our Acheivements include...
Successfully opposing the proposed closure of Hersham Library and of Hersham station on Sundays.
Helping to get Hersham Green proposed as a conservation area and playing a leading role in saving the tree nursery site from housing development.
Succesfully campaigning for more parking spaces for the disabled.
Helping to get Hersham Youth Club reopened and continuing support for it.
Accessing Jubilee and Milenium funds for the notice board on Hersham Green, and the village sign onBurwood Road.
Commissioning a Millenium Painting which is hanging in the Hersham day centre.
Contributing towards the sponsorship of Hersham in Bloom.
Made a considerable contribution to the shape of the Goverment Design and character plan for Hersham. pdf here
Organising the Poetry competition in 2011 which was a huge success.
And We Also
Scrutinise all planning applications affecting Hersham. Keeping an eye on the inexorable pressure to develop.
Organise social events and public meetings
Publish a newsletter
Keep watch on road safety and maintenance