Englefield Green Village Residents Association (EGVRA)
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Following the amalgamation of the two village groups during the latter part of 1999 (Englefield Green Residents' Association or EGRA and Englefield Green Village Association or EGVA) the single organisation is now known as EGVRA Englefield Green Village Residents' Association. Having one Association enables us to speak for the village as a whole and not have a fragmented approach. We meet as a committee to discuss general and local issues and have meetings with local councillors.
Councillor Surgeries are held on the second Saturday of every month (except August) from 10 am until noon in the Meeting Room of the Social Hall in Harvest Road. If there is a matter of public importance to the village, we hold a public meeting. Residents are able to discuss issues or projects, which will or have affected the village. Councillors can take these points forward to the Runnymede/Surrey Council Meetings. Councillors are able to clarify the Runnymede/Surrey Council's position on local issues. Residents and Councillors are working together for the benefit of the village
Our purpose is to represent the views of residents as well as to protect and improve the historic and natural environment of the village - not all changes are necessary for the good of this village. We meet to consider all planning applications relating to the village, as well as any other matters which affect the community such as street lighting, local shopping, recycling facilities and Neighbourhood Watch.
We organise a Summer Fair on the Green in June each year. 2009 was a resounding success.
We should like to hear your concerns and worries in regard to our village. We are here to help, either with practical assistance or with advice and support. We welcome your ideas for improvements or changes, which we can pass on, to the relevant authorities on your behalf. We would welcome more support with our activities from our residents. Please help us to help you!
The purpose or aim of these meetings is:
To raise Borough and County Councillors' awareness of the views and concerns of the community.
Donation History- EGVRA have been able to make substantial donations to Manorcroft Junior Football for a gang mower, St Jude's School for musical instruments and East2West to help in their work with disadvantaged youth. Donations to other causes are going to be made during 2010
|To Raise awareness||Within Englefield Green of EGVRA's work|
|Local Businesses||To raise awareness of the need for support by residents.|
|Corporate Business||To raise awareness of the impact on local facilities and possible benefits.|
|Review Local Plan||Ongoing review of amendments with a focus on planning and environmental issues.|
|Improvements to the village||The look and facilities within Englefield Green and campaign for the return of a Post Office.|
|Play Areas||The council have identified funds to improve the play facilities within Englefield Green; £25,000 for the Green play area, £75,000 for the Forest estate/Kings Lane area. A skateboardinging facility at the Kings Lane area.|
|Planning Applications||Continue to monitor all planning applications within Englefield Green and represent the residents' position to the council.|
|Residents Points||Continue to present the point of view and concerns of the residents of Englefield Green to the council.|
|Improve Relationships||Continue to improve relationships with Councillors and Corporate business to benefit Englefield Green.|
|The Police Liaison Committee||EGVRA works with this committee in putting a joint front to the Local and County Councillors.|
Assisting in any way possible
We produce The Clarion magazine each Spring & Autumn and circulate it to 3,500 households informing you of local interest items and raising money through advertising
Would you like your road to be protected by it? If you would, please the Chairman, Joyce Taylor, email@example.com, about setting up a Neighbourhood Watch - it is very simple.
We display all planning applications affecting Englefield Green on the noticeboard in the Post Office in Victoria Street. The planning applications list is published under the latest info part of Runnymede Borough Council website here.
To find out how to query pub licensing issues and who to call if you have any issues via the Runnymede Borough website here.
Are you a member? Increased membership numbers increase our effectiveness when dealing with matters affecting the village such as traffic, parking, crime, untidiness and the amount and appearance of housing and office development. So if you are not a member, please join us. Subsriptions are £20 for Life membership for a household or £4 per person for annual membership. Students may join for £5 for up to 4 years. you can downlaod the membership form in PDF format HERE
For more details on the association please contact the Chairman, Joyce Taylor, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01784 432448.