Why do residents associations exist?
They are set up to:
- meet the needs of the community
- have a clear purpose to tackle issues and problems collectively rather than individually.
What do residents associations do?
In Brent these include:
- dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour working with Police and BHP staff.
- organising inclusive social activities for all communities on the estate (age, race, etc)
- working in partnership with BHP to deliver services for example estate walkabouts.
- arranging general and annual meetings for all residents on the estate to discuss issues affecting the area.
- regular contact with BHP staff.
- campaigning on issues where they do not see eye-to-eye with us
- helping to create a greater community spirit and trust.
- providing access to the local BHP community halls for hire on estates
Associations must be registered every year to receive an annual grant from BHP.
Resident associations also have:
- regular contact with us
- residents views fed into their decision-making processes
- campaigns on issues where they do not see eye-to-eye with us
- a greater community spirit and trust.
Setting up a residents association
This takes a lot of time and voluntary effort and to be effective the following points need to explore:
- main reasons for setting up a residents association. Speak to our Resident Involvement Team so that they can provide assistance, advice and resources
- set up a small group that represents the community (i.e. ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities) and discuss the ideas
- plan a public meeting to explain ideas and elect a committee
- agree a constitution
- elect a Chair, secretary and treasurer.
Help and assistance
We have put together a number of guidance documents that residents associations should find useful to help them manage their own associations.
These documents are available to download in portable document format (pdf).
Find your nearest
To find your nearest Resident Association please download our spreadsheet in either MS Excel or as a pdf.
If you would like to set up a new Residents Association or have any questions about the current associations within the borough please contact the Resident Involvement Team:
You may need Adobe Reader software to view the pdf files on this page, which is available as a free download from the Adobe website.
Updated 05/04/2012 02:30:40 PM