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; also to promote the well being of the community.

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.

From this page you find out about:

What do we do?

  • EventsWe help to organise numerous events to help bring our community together.  Sadly many of our events in 2020/21 had to be cancelled, however we did hold our third scarecrow competition over the summer of 2020.  In 2019 our events included an Easter egg hunt, a scarecrow competition, a Halloween party, family Christmas carols and we held a meeting about the Sevenoaks District Local Plan.
  • PlanningWe keep an eye on local planning applications and let members know if any major issues arise.  Early in 2020 the head of planning enforcement from Sevenoaks District Council came and met with our members.  In 2019 we organised a village meeting about the Sevenoaks District Plan, we also submitted a number of planning letters both supporting and opposing local developments.
  • PreservationWe aim to help protect our village and its landmarks.  We have restored the red telephone box on Uckfield Lane, 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:  hra@hever.org    01732 864 257    Brooke Cottage, Uckfield Lane, Hever, TN8 7LG.

Thank you.