Welcome to the Hever Residents Association (HRA). We are a voluntary and non-profit making organisation. Our stated aims are “to preserve, protect and if possible, improve the local environment”.
HRA formed in January 1990. Since then we have organised numerous village events, to help bring our community together, and helped to preserve the character of our village.
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What do we do?
- Events – We help to organise numerous events to help bring our community together. In 2018 we had our inaugural village scarecrow competition and Halloween party. Other events included an Easter egg hunt, a yarn bomb for the Royal wedding, family Christmas carols and a life saving course.
- Planning – We keep an eye on local planning applications and let members know if any major issues arise. In 2018 we helped organise a village meeting about the Sevenoaks District Plan, we submitted a number of responses to the plan. We also put pressure on local authorities to monitor events such as Neverworld, and helped inform member about the new charges for the station car park.
- Preservation – We aim to help protect our village and its landmarks. In 2018 we restored the red telephone box on Uckfield Lane. In the past we have also erected the village notice board opposite the Henry, the beacon post on the parish field, and researched, designed and installed the village sign that hangs from it.
These are just some of the things made possible by your support.
Help us help you…
Villages, such as ours, rely heavily on the support of their residents. In rural communities residents associations carry some “clout” with Local Authorities and other agencies, which helps give local people a voice that will be listened to and heeded (well – sometimes!)
Your subscriptions help us meet our stated aims and maintain Hever as a village we are all proud to be a part of.
Please become a member and help us achieve these aims.
We would also love to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved, either by becoming a committee member or an associate committee member and just lending a hand on the odd occasion. If you are interested in helping us, please contact Laura Palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org 01732 864 257 Brooke Cottage, Uckfield Lane, Hever, TN8 7LG.