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© Old Bassett Residents’ Association 2017 -
Why bother with your Residents Association?
To increase the profile of ordinary people
Residents Associations are an increasingly effective way for local people to create a strong corporate voice. This helps us protect our area and amenities, many of which are under threat. The Council, Police and other bodies all recognise the importance of Residents Associations as a means of building bridges with local people.
To stay connected
It is helpful to know what’s happening in your area in terms of planning, local services, events, etc. We produce our own newsletter which we deliver to 330 local households and we have our own website through which you may contact us. Do let us have your views on local news, events, recommended services too!
To get to know the locals
Meeting nice neighbours is a very positive experience. We also meet with other residents associations, local Councillors, Community Beat Officer and Neighbourhood Wardens.
To celebrate where we live
We arrange a few social gatherings every year. We’ve held street parties in our roads and Big Picnics at the Sports Centre. We are lucky to have All Saints’ Church and Community Centre within our area, where we hold regular events like our annual Pancake Party and “Christmas in the Community” events as well as our meetings and other events.
To work towards reducing crime
We run a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area. Find out more about how we work with the Police to take measures against crime.
Can you help?
OBRA is run by local residents, for local residents. We are always on the lookout for new helpers and new ideas. If you would like to help, or would like to stand as a committee member, be involved with Neighbourhood Watch or become a Street Rep, please do contact us today!
We hope you feel that these are good reasons to have and to join a local Residents’ Association and we look forward to meeting you soon
OBRA is a member’s Association and relies on income from membership subscriptions to help publish its newsletter and run events.
If you live in the following roads:
and would like to join OBRA then download a membership form and return it to our Membership Secretary c/o 412 Winchester Road. The membership year run s from 1st April to 31st March to and membership costs £2 per person per year or part year.
OBRA works together with other
neighbourhood associations in the rest of Bassett. Collectively we form Southampton’s “North Neighbourhood Partnership”.
Here are some of the things we get involved in:
Newsletter Archive (pdf)
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