Working for our community
Who are we?
A group of proud residents, who love where we live and volunteer our time for the betterment of the Richings Park and Thorney community.
Made up of a small committee, led by a chairman elected from within the committee, that meet monthly, championing all things Richings Park and Thorney.
What do we do?
We promote the welfare and interests of our community and, where appropriate, combine our efforts with other bodies for the benefit of our residents.
Protect. We live close to London, Slough and Heathrow and benefit from being close to major transport infrastructure. This means we face many threats to the tranquility, quality of life and character of Richings Park that our community wish to preserve. With the increase in developments, commerce and the potential Heathrow expansion, it is important that we have a strong collective voice.
Coordinate. We work with other bodies to make sure the best interests of our community are promoted.
Drive Community Spirit. We aim to promote what is going on within our community. Having a connected village is important for driving initiatives and maintaining our community spirit.
When do we meet?
The Committee meets every month to address issues and act as a voice for the local community. The first 20 minutes of each committee meeting is open to all residents to raise any concerns. Our meetings are held at Richings Park Sports Club at 7:30pm. Refer to our latest committee meeting minutes for the date of our next meeting (link here).
How do I get involved?
We always need help and support – we are all volunteers! This can be a little or a lot as many hands make the area a better place to live. Please, please get in touch!
We are funded through the residents of Richings Park and Thorney. We ask for the equivalent of only 10p a week to support the association – this is then reinvested back into the community to support initiatives, events and the upkeep of community spaces. Some examples of what we have successfully achieved in recent times include:
Raising funds to build a children's playground at the Richings Park Sports Club; and a defibrillator for the village centre (outside the fish and chip shop)
Selection of the christmas lights in the village
Organising events, such as #RichingsChristmas, Family Fireworks, and the Summer Fete
Funding litter picking equipment for #RichingsSparkle carried out by resident volunteers
Funding the upkeep of the residents’ garden in the village
Lobbying for a station car park to free up the local roads (development in progress)
Becoming accredited community representatives at Heathrow for their various consultations
Lobbying Heathrow to install a noise monitor in Richings Park to measure aircraft noise.
When and how do I become a member?
Due? Annual subs are due in April every year
How much? £5 per house per year
Pay? Cheque or cash in the envelopes provided. Please give to either your Road Steward or drop at our local Costcutter
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Each £5 paid makes an essential contribution to the hard and voluntary work the Residents’ Association undertakes on your behalf.