Information about CHRA

Chadwell Heath Residents’ Association (CHRA)  has been working to promote and support the interests and concerns of local residents for over a century, having originally been founded, as The Ratepayers’ Association, in 1902.  It is a not-for- profit organisation, led by a group of voluntary members who organise and run meetings on behalf and for the benefit of all residents living in the Chadwell Heath and Whalebone Wards.

CHRA is not affiliated to any political party. However, we have established and maintained strong links with our Ward Councillors and the elected MP, regardless of the political parties that they represent. The Association has valuable contact with Council Officers who manage various council departments and are invited to attend our meetings. We have good contact with our local Police Officers, who also attend most of our meetings. Residents have the opportunity to debate and present questions to all speakers, including special guests, on various local issues.

CHRA cares about the character, heritage and green spaces of our local environment. We aim to provide an opportunity for the community to have their say on planning applications and other local issues that might affect the quality of life for our residents.

By working together, the Residents’ Association can provide a much stronger voice than just one individual working alone. Often, one person’s concerns are a problem for many others in our community. The CHRA enables issues to be addressed collectively and forwarded appropriately.

CHRA meetings are normally held every second Thursday of the month excluding August and December.  Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held at The United Reformed Church Hall, on the corner of Mill Lane, entrance Beresford Gardens, RM6 6RS.  N.B. the hall accommodates a maximum of 70 people. CHRA members are also kept up to date through monthly emails.

CHRA hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where annual accounts are produced and Committee members are elected for the coming year.  In special circumstances an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) may take place. CHRA affairs are governed by a set of rules called The Constitution.

CHRA is managed by a team of voluntary committee members which normally include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and four Committee members elected annually. 

The current Honorary President is Ron Curtis, and Keith Hutton is the current Chair.

 

Chadwell Heath Residents’ Association is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of its activities.

We aim to develop an inclusive atmosphere of friendship and respect and welcome each person, regardless of their age, disability, ethnic origin or nationality, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil status, religion and belief.

We strive to eliminate any unfair or unlawful direct or indirect discrimination in all our activities. We value diversity and welcome residents from all communities in the area to become members.

We remain pro- active in taking steps to ensure inclusion and engagement for all members, visitors and external contacts.