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RICHINGS PARK
Residents' Asociation 

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RICHINGS PARK RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION INCLUDING THORNEY

Minutes of the May road stewards committee meeting can be read here. 
Next meeting is Tuesday July 16th. 7.30pm at the Sports Club. 

At the meeting in May we approved a draft of the minutes of this years AGM notice which you can read here. They will be finally approved at next year's AGM

R.P.R.A. local projects 

As a committee we have been looking at ways we can enhance Richings Park as a community. Small working groups were set up to investigate what we could do.

We have some funds available for this thanks to your annual subscriptions as well as fundraising we have done in the past

These are our ideas

  1. Mobile book swap located near to Lotus Wellbeing clinic where a mobile container could be wheeled in and out and be stored indoors out of office hours. A possible permanent storage unit like a telephone box will need planning permission.

  2. Notice board opposite Iver station advising what can be found in Richings Park with directional signs to Parks, the residents or Kingfisher Garden, transport options (that caused a laugh) a bit about the history of the Park.

  3. Plant more mature trees across the park – although we may have some restrictions as the verges are owned by Bucks Council, they do not actively maintain them as much as we would like.

  4. Repair café, possibly sited at the Sports club as the small pavilion is being vacated soon. The aims include; promoting sustainability by reducing waste, fostering a sense of community by bringing people together, and empowering individuals by teaching repair skills and encouraging resourcefulness. Insurance and liability costs would need to be factored in.

  5. We are also planning interpretative boards in the Residents Garden (Next to Blu dry cleaners)  and Kingfisher Garden (on Thorney Mill Road by the River Colne ) with information about each of the sites and the history of them.

Please let us know what you think of the projects and if you have any ideas, let us know. We will try and respond as quickly as possible. 

Get in touch

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What's on at Iver Environment Centre in 2024. Click here to go to the Colne Valley and Iver Environment Centre page for a full list of events. Put the dates in your calendar so you don't forget them. 

Richings Park Golden Jubilee Sports day June 2002. Video of the event. A bit of a trip down memory lane - click here to go to the page. 

Working together 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 communities.

 

We are a committee of volunteers who all live in Richings Park. We have a chairman elected from within the committee, and we meet monthly, championing all things Richings Park and Thorney. Each committee member is responsible for a road in Richings Park, enabling us to deliver information and newsletters informing you of what is going on and important news.

We encourage each road to have a What's App group in case urgent information is needed to be shared quickly.

Please contact us on the contact form below to be added to your road group.

You can find a list of the committee members in another tab on the website.

We have two Parish Councillors and a Bucks Council Councillor on our committee, enabling us to have local information, planning, and development issues, etc. shared monthly.

Minutes of our meetings are on a tab on the website and residents are welcomed at the beginning of every meeting to raise issues or discuss local plans and concerns about the community and use of the Green Belt. 

 

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 wishes to preserve. With the increase in developments, commerce, and at the moment, plans to build a number of Data Centres and the erosion of the Green Belt for other developments 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. Two of our committee members regularly attend Heathrow committees and members of the committee are also active in sub-committees concerning lorry movements, air quality etc. 

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.

Link to our constitution.

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 are open to all residents to raise any concerns.

Our meetings are held at Richings Sports Club at 7:30pm. 

                                          Our next committee meeting is on Tuesday 16th July 2024 

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!

What's App 

We have What's app groups for most of our roads and a Richings Park Community What's App page for information about what is happening in the Park - alerts about train delays, road works, items for sale, and What's on. Use the contact form below to let us know your street, your name and mobile phone number and we will send you a link to join. 

Funding

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 Richings Park Sports Club;

  • A defibrillator for the village centre (outside the new take away shop)

  • Organising events, such as #RichingsChristmas,  Centenary events etc.

  • Funding litter picking equipment for #RichingsSparkle carried out by resident volunteers

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 or by Direct Debit or Pay Pal 

                          Please give to either your Road Steward or drop at our local Costcutter

Pay online:       

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Each £5 paid makes an essential contribution to the hard and voluntary

work the Residents’ Association undertakes on your behalf.

If  you would like to pay by Direct debit, it is £5 per annum. 

Lloyds Bank 

Richings Park Residents Association

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Acc No 00699180 

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