HRA AGM 30 September 2021

By | September 16, 2021

Please come to our AGM at 7:30 (7:00 for refreshments) in the WI Hall Burhill Road – all Hersham Residents are very welcome including members, ex-members, prospective members and anyone who just wants to come along and find out about local issues.

Please see the agenda below. This is out first meeting for some time and will be important to discuss current local news, and future issues and arrangements for the HRA as we emerge from covid.

text of agenda follows – a printable word version can be downloaded below:

Hersham Residents Association
HRA active positive and non-political since 1971
Annual General and Public Meeting
Thursday 30th September 2021 at the WI Hall Burhill Road

7.00pm for refreshments etc with a 7.30pm start


1 Welcome
2 Apologies for absence
3 Approval of minutes of the AGM held on 16th May 2019
4 Chairman’s report
5 Election of Officers and Committee

The following officers are proposed: Derek Williamson President; David Lock Vice-President; William Cowap (Chairman); Ann Cowap Treasurer/Membership; and the following members of the committee: Chris Allen; David Allen; Karl Attard; Jean Campbell; Iwona Januszajtis-Neale; Edward Meryon; and Steve Bicknell

6 Treasurer’s report and approval of accounts for 2019/20 and 20/21
7 Appointment of Auditor / Independent Examiner
8 Future Subscriptions to be reviewed and proposed at the next AGM
9 Any other formal business (wider discussion on local matters can follow – see below)


After the formal business:

  • Refreshments, (soft drinks, wine, snacks) will be available – and there will be opportunities to check and renew membership.
  • Speaker to be arranged

Updates on local issues

  • Updates from Hersham Youth Club and the Friends of Hersham Library
  • Update on Hersham Beer Festival
  • Esher bypass
  • Waitrose development

Wider discussion from perhaps 8.30 – possible areas for debate:

  • Potential collaboration with the Hersham Village Society
  • Restarting the Hersham Community Council campaign
  • Ideas for improving Hersham, including particularly things which might benefit from CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) grant applications
  • Any other Hersham issues queries and questions not already covered earlier in the meeting

[The meeting is scheduled to finish at 9.00 – but could be extended slightly if there was interest in further debate]

Planning objection – Pleasant Place

By | October 1, 2020

Formal objection to planning Application ref 2019/1769

Location: 41 Pleasant Place, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4HR re: caravans and no of pitches on site with reference to the planning inspectors views. See objection which can be downloaded here:-

HRA lockdown

By | May 11, 2020

HRA normal activities have been suspended for the moment in view of the current crisis – but will be resumed when government restrictions allow and it is safe to hold meetings again etc. The AGM which was scheduled for the 21st May will be cancelled this year and membership issues normally dealt with at the AGM will be handled separately. Thanks for bearing with us on this. If there are key local issues which you feel the HRA should be aware of during the lockdown please email

Coronavirus advice

By | March 24, 2020

We hope you are keeping well and staying safe.

Here are a few links to national information and local initiatives which may be useful as below:

Note useful business advice and support from Elmbridge: –
On you can access the what you need to do advice on Coronavirus.   The following is the link to the latest (March 24th) government advice on businesses that need to close

On NHS – further really clear advice 
On Elmbridge B Council see for various useful links and advice including which highlights a community helpline – 0300 200 1008 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) and volunteering information

On see Elmbridge Coronavirus Support –

After all that, why not search for something amusing e.g. the Covid-19 Uplift group on Facebook – humour when we most need it!

Please pass this to others if you think this will be of use and if you find any other good sources of information please let us know on and we can add to the above.

24th March meeting

By | March 15, 2020

This meeting has been cancelled for obvious reasons and the AGM is being reviewed

Next HRA meeting – 7.30pm to 9.00pm Tuesday 18th February 2020 at the Watermans Arms

By | February 10, 2020

Key agenda items will include.

  • Planning related matters
  • Consultation on the Elmbridge Local Plan 2020 -see local plan consultation link
  • Homes for Hersham – report on meeting at Denbies Wine Estate
  • Social events for the coming year
  • Christmas in Hersham in 2020
  • Preparation for the AGM to be held on 21st May
  • Any other businesses – an opportunity to raise other issues

All HRA members supporters and others are welcome


By | January 30, 2020

Attended a very useful and inspiring event tonight the launch of the love Hersham initiative which will encourage people across Hersham to donate 500 hours of time to community events. The HRA would like to encourage participation and will be providing more details as the initiative develops.

‘Love Hersham’ initiative

By | January 26, 2020

This initiative is being launched on Thursday January 30th at 7:30pm at St Peter’s – all are welcome.

Love Hersham – see lovehersham is an exciting new initiative being organised by Hersham Churches Together which invites all members of the community, whether members of a church or not, to take part in a series of social action projects with a target of 500 hours of serving our community.

Ideas floated so far include

– volunteering to walk a Hersham Hound,
– organising an afternoon tea,
– setting up a group to clear the churchyard, or Vauxmead,
– gardening for the elderly,
– a family craft afternoon and
– involving children in litter picking.

The organisers would love to hear about any ideas for further projects or from anyone who could commit some time to help lead or assist in a project. Please send your ideas and your offers of help by email to

The launch of Love Hersham will be Thursday January 30th at 7:30pm at St Peter’s. The organisers say that information and updates will be posted on the Facebook page, and on the website, Please invite family, friends and neighbours to the launch and come along to find out how you can serve our community during lent this year.

18th February for the next HRA meeting at the Watermans Arms

By | January 21, 2020

A date has been fixed for the next HRA meeting at the Watermans Arms (function room from 7:30) – please note this for your diaries. Amongst other things the agenda will include an opportunity for brainstorming ideas, initiatives and new approaches the HRA might pursue in future.

Please do come along all welcome.

The HRA AGM – please note the date 21st May 2020

By | January 21, 2020

A date has been fixed for the HRA AGM – if you are interested in Hersham please note this for your diary.

Members and non members all welcome to review the year, share ideas, concerns and issues about Hersham, and listen to a speaker on a Hersham related topic. Refreshments / wine available – we look forward to seeing you there; venue the WI Hall (green building on Burhill Rd – just off Burwood Road near St Peter’s Church).