Welcome to the Highams Residents’ Association (HRA).
Founded in 1955 specifically for residents in The Highams Estate; Crealock Grove, Henry’s Avenue, Keynsham Avenue, Lichfield Road, Marion Grove, Mason Road, Montalt Road, Nesta Road, Tamworth Avenue and The Charter Road.
We are the oldest Residents’ Association in the Borough. Located in the leafy suburb of Woodford Green, Essex within the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
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In 1955 several concerned neighbours got together and formed the Higham’s Residents Association. Following the war, developments were taking place to rebuild communities and facilities. It was felt by the residents that the Highams Estate was worth protecting from indiscriminate development and this has generally been the ethos of the Association since then.
- The Highams Park was purchased by the Council in 1937 for use as a Park. Before World War II the Warner Estate staff played cricket in the park on Saturday afternoons. The Council had to obtain a waiver from Sir Henry Warner to allow the development of the prefab estate. When the prefabs were due to be demolished HRA lobbied the Council to re-instate the site as a public park.
- It was proposed in the early 1960s to erect a thirteen-story block of flats on the corner of Chingford Lane and Montalt Road. HRA made strong objections to the proposal, graphically demonstrating from what distance the flats could be seen and the proposal was dropped.
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News & Events
We publish regular newsletters where we endeavour to keep you updated on news in and around the area.
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HRA Tea Party
The Annual HRA Tea Party held on Sunday 12th May 2019 was a great success. See photo below of Dave Jennings our Chairman awarding a prize to the winners of our 'Name the Teddy Bear' competition!
Highams Park Forum
A group of local people all interested in the betterment of life in their area.
The Highams Park Planning Group
The Highams Park Planning Group is a group of local people which has been designated by Waltham Forest Council to create a Community Plan for the Highams Park Neighbourhood Area.
The Highams Park Society
The Highams Park Society was formed in 2006 and sets its goal as "Helping Promote Community Life".
The Friends of The Highams Park
The Friends of The Highams Park is a voluntary group in north east London. Its aim is to is to protect and enhance The Highams Park for the benefit of visitors.
The Woodford Green Amenity Group
The Woodford Green Amenity Group is a charity run for and supported by the residents of Woodford Green.