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CRA Membership is open to all households situated in the three Parish Council wards of Chigwell, those wards being Chigwell Village, Chigwell Row and Grange Hill. Annual membership fee is £5 per household.

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About us

The CRA was founded in 1985 with the aim of providing a voice for local residents on issues involving them in the locality.

CRA supports community projects that have a direct benefit for the Chigwell community and are in accordance with the objectives of the CRA.  Chigwell residents can apply to the Secretary for funding, outlining the purpose of the project, the benefits that will accrue to the community and who will be responsible for the project. The CRA committee will then consider the application and notify the applicant of the outcome.

Who we work with

The CRA originally consisted of members households around the Chigwell Park estate and the High Road, but soon grew to incorporate households in other parts of Chigwell, Grange Hill and Chigwell Row.

The Association has always tried to work closely with the Parish and District Councillors representing Chigwell, Grange Hill and Chigwell Row to protect the distinctive features of Chigwell and its community.

What our members do

CRA now has around 300 member households and looks to safeguard and maintain the character of Chigwell and to monitor the amenity services for the community. Therefore it always works to check and challenge unsuitable or over development in the area and to preserve the green belt sites and pleasant setting of our area, as well as trying to ensure that the existing infrastructure is not overwhelmed.

Become a member

We need more residents to join both to make our voices louder when seeking to protect the village and to help with raising funds to enable us to function effectively.

We also need the input of and feedback from residents on local issues relating to planning and development, highways, transport and parking.

CRA Membership is open to all households situated in the three Parish Council wards of Chigwell, those wards being Chigwell Village, Chigwell Row and Grange Hill. Annual membership fee is £5 per household.

Chigwell Residents Association About Us
Chigwell Residents Association Objectives

Our mission

Chigwell Residents Association Objectives

  • To ensure that Residents are being well served by the Council or other appropriate authority.

  • To ensure that the Parish Council acts in the best interest of the residents and is accountable for their actions.

  • To foster and encourage (although not to organise) membership of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme within the area.

  • To monitor the amenity services such as: road cleaning, street lighting, refuse collection etc.

  • To monitor all projects of a commercial nature in the neighbourhood and protect the Green Belt and when appropriate take such action as deemed necessary to resist, so as to minimise the loss of amenity that could result from any undesirable development.

  • To press the Police and the Epping Forest District Council to regulate parking and to ensure that road safety is paramount in the area.

  • To organise or allow to be organised, such social functions as may be authorised by either an Annual General, General or Management Committee Meeting, the funding of which shall be entirely separate from the Association’s General funding.

The benefit of being a Chigwell Resident

Local Services

Neighbourhood
Watch (NHW)

Chigwell is a beautiful place to live and we have many benefits in terms of location. One aspect, however, that concerns many residents is security.

The advantage of an official NHW is not only the community aspect but the significant support from the police. Some residents have even received discounts on their home and car insurance as a member of a NHW in their area.

To join the official NHW, please contact our district office on 07778 296650 - Office Hours Only

Or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In an emergency please call Essex Police by dialling 999

For non-emergency enquiries, dial 101

Residents'
Concerns

CRA regularly reviews planning proposals and attends Parish Council meetings to raise concerns about planning proposals that are out of character and lead to over-development or loss of Green Space/development on Green Belt sites.

CRA will be actively following up on the state of the roads and potholes with the Parish/District Council as this was one of the key concern highlighted during the recent door to door canvasing for the Local Elections.

Rubbish
Collection

When are my bins due to be collected? Check your collection

My bins have been missed! Report a missed collection

I've notice dumped rubbish or fly tipping.
Report dumped rubbish

Highways
Problems

Do you need to report potholes, broke drains or broken streetlights? You can call 0345 603 7631 or make a report online.
Report to Essex Highways

Or have you noticed any minor Highway maintenance issues? Report to the Highway Rangers

Get to know our team

The CRA Committee Members

Christine Fuchs

Chairperson

Shahzaad Malik

Vice President

Nadeem Iqbal

Treasurer

Maisi Crespo

Website Manager & Membership Coordinator

Salena Malik

Secretary

Danielle McKenzie

Committee Member

Lynne Moir

Committee Member

Chris Jolly

Committee Member

Bella Katechia:

Committee Member

Debby Rye

Non-voting Committee Member

Sunny Sandhu

Head of Planning
Chigwell Residents Association Become a Member
Membership £5 a year

Join the Chigwell Residents Association

Become a member of the CRA by entering your details into our online registration form.

Please set up an annual standing order via your bank for the 2 January of each year. This will facilitate membership payment reconciliation and will remove the trouble of remembering to renew each year.

Chigwell Residents Association Become a Member
Membership £5 a year

Join the Chigwell Residents Association

Become a member of the CRA by entering your details into our online registration form.

Please set up an annual standing order via your bank for the 2 January of each year. This will facilitate membership payment reconciliation and will remove the trouble of remembering to renew each year.