Park Hill Residents Association
24/04/2013......Posted by Vidhi Mohan
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to have a chat with John Ingman, the excellent Chair of the Park Hill Residents Association (PHRA). John has been a Park Hill resident since 1973, and has been associated with the Residents Association since its inception many years ago. PHRA represents around 2,600 households in Park Hill, and John and his committee work tirelessly to speak and campaign on behalf of residents on various issues. These range from planning matters, roads and streets, issues at Park Hill Park, and crime and safety in the area.
Park Hill is a changing community, with many new arrivals to Croydon drawn to the area due to its proximity to East Croydon Station, excellent choice of family housing, green spaces, and the high performing Park Hill Infant and Junior Schools. Unfortunately though, a majority of the new Park Hill residents have not engaged with the Residents Association, and membership has been falling year-on-year.
On Wednesday, 1st May, the PHRA will be holding its AGM at the Park Hill Junior School, Stanhope Road, at 8pm. For the last few years, only around 100 residents have been attending this very well organised event. Residents have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to their local MP, Gavin Barwell, as well as their local Councillors and the police. I would urge as many Park Hill residents as possible to attend the AGM and support the PHRA, especially if you have not been there before. Itís an excellent opportunity to get to know your neighbours, as well as understand and discuss issues that matter to you and your community.
I am sure John and his committee are looking forward to meeting all of you there next week.