We are delighted to introduce the 2018-19 Charlton Village Residents Association Committee.
Chairman: Ally Dodsworth
Treasurer: Joanne O’Connor
Committee: Stuart Boyle, Howard Jones, Denise White, Gillian Cowan, Arzu Pearce.
We are passionate about preserving the rural and picturesque nature of Charlton, as a safe place to live, while at the same time providing links with neighbouring areas and, most importantly, looking out for any of our residents who may benefit from any extra care and attention. Please contact us with any concerns, views or opinions. We are here to liaise with Surrey County Council and Spelthorne Borough Council, among others, on your behalf. But we are not just about street lights and grass cutting, we also want to make sure every resident, who wants to, feels part of village life and community. Sign up for the CVRA e-newsletter so we can keep you up to date with the latest news and events.
We have a strong Charlton Village Residents Association that works hard to look after the area and the interests of its people. For example it monitors local planning applications, organises a Community Speedwatch, and works closely with Surrey County Councillors and Spelthorne Borough Councillors. In a nutshell our aim is to protect the interests and improve, or at least maintain, the quality of life of Charlton Village residents.
We are fortunate to live in a negligible crime area. However, we are members of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme and we send out regular updates via email. Our Neighbourhood Watch reference number is No 53 Sunbury and Shepperton. Please quote this to your insurance company as some will offer a discount. Our Local PCSO is Colin Gibbons ID NO 11724 who can be often seen in Shepperton should you have any queries, or he is contactable through 101.
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What else do we do?
- we produce a newsletter 3 or 4 times per year. This keeps residents up to date with all that is happening locally.
- we put on events as a way of getting to know each other (see the Village News page)
- we buy and plant bulbs, trees, shrubs etc to improve the look of the village for all its residents and passers-by.
- we improve village amenities. Projects include seating, notice boards and making, painting and erecting the village signs.
- we hold our Annual General Meeting each May.
To cover the cost, each household is asked to contribute an annual subscription of £3.00 per year. A Bargain – we think you’ll agree! We do the rounds in May/June when we also collect £5 towards the famous Hanging Baskets of Charlton which adorn Charlton Road beautifully throughout Spring and Summer as part of Spelthorne in Bloom.
If there is anything else you want us to spend money on please let us know and we will evaluate and report back.
If you have any problems or queries about the village do contact one of the members of the committee. We might already be addressing the issue or, if we can, we will represent local residents to try and resolve problems and improve your quality of life. We do NOT however get involved in disputes between neighbours!