Closure of PH(N)RA

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Dear Association Member,

As you may recall back in September 2021, the Chairman’s report outlined the problems we were having getting new people to come forward and serve on the committee.

The report specified a timescale of December 2021 for individuals to apply for positions. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen so without sufficient committee members we’ve been given no choice but to wind-down the Association.

With the Pound Hill North Facebook page reaching over 10k members, it is clear that the traditional residents associations no longer resonate with a younger audience and the older membership is reaching an age when they are unable to actively contribute.

As per the constitution, we are going to donate the residual funds to charity. Last year we gave the membership the opportunity to suggest a charity. With only a handful of responses there were no overwhelming suggestions, so the selections made previously by the committee members are going to be used.

We will donate an equal percentage of the remaining funds to each of the charities listed below.

Rangers Lodge Wildlife Hospital Registered charity No. 1193206 Paid
Coroners Court Support Service Registered charity No. 1105899 Paid
Crawley Open House Registered charity No. 1048919 Paid
Deafblind UK Registered charity No. 802976 Paid
Alzheimer’s Society Registered charity No. 296645 Paid

There is no plan for further written confirmation, The receipts from the charities will be posted on the PH(N)RA website, as will be the final audited accounts. The website will be online until the current hosting package expires on the 04/04/2024

Receipts and Expenditure Account 2020-21 as per signed copy distributed to membership (unsigned here for security reasons)
Receipts and Expenditure Account 2020-21 v2

Receipts and Expenditure Account 2021-22 (unsigned here for security reasons) signed copy available upon request
Receipts and Expenditure Account 2021-22

Receipts and Expenditure Account 2022-23 (unsigned here for security reasons) signed copy available upon request
Receipts and Expenditure Account 2022-23 v3

Annual General Meeting 2021

Notice is hereby given that the twenty third Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will no longer go ahead due to safety concerns for our membership, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ability of the committee to maintain normal service has been significantly affected. Therefore, the committee feels that the membership Fees for the 2021 ~ 2022 year should not be payable. With the expectation that the next payment date for members subscriptions, will be September 2022 at next year’s AGM.

A number of Committee members are willing to stay in place. However, we now have positions vacant for Honorary Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Honorary Secretary and a Committee Member. If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please contact us via email email general@phnra.co.uk.

We have struggled for a number of years recruiting new members to the Committee, without someone coming forward (in particular for the senior positions). We may be forced to wind down the Association.

The Chairman’s Report 2021 and Receipts and Expenditure Account 2020-21 will be circulated in due course (mid September) to our membership.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Raised Bed Tidy and Replanting

PH(N)RA would like to extend their gratitude to the people responsible for tidying and replanting the raised bed at the corner of Park Way and Milton Road.

We’ve been chasing the Council for some time to get this work done. Last year we encouraged WSCC to remove some of the lower branches from the bean tree to allow more light into the flowerbed.

Unfortunately this was when our luck ran out!

After the branches from the bean tree were removed, they were simply left in the flowerbed. Many emails over a number of months were ineffective in getting these branches removed. We stopped emailing at the end of summer, as it would have been pointless replanting at that time.

A few days ago, a pair of local residents took it upon themselves to complete the work started by the Council. They removed the bean tree branches, weeded and replanted the raised bed.

On behalf of the Residents Association I would like to say a big Thank You.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman PH(N)RA

Covid-19 Pop up cycle lanes

A number of people have requested that the Pound Hill North Residents Association share information on the ability to comment on the Covid-19 Pop up cycle lanes.

The following information has been taken from the West Sussex County Council Website:

Overview
The County Council has been awarded £781,000 from the Governments emergency active travel fund to implement seven new and improved ‘pop-up’ cycle lane schemes, with an expectation that the facilities will be available for use by the end of September 2020.

The schemes are being implemented as emergency measures using Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs). The Three Bridges to Manor Royal, Crawley (1) and Pound Hill to Crawley town centre (2) (4.5km) emergency active travel fund temporary (or pop-up) cycle lane is now open:

  • Starting from: Three Bridges Station (1)
  • End point: Crossing north of Bycroft Way
  • Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes provided on Hazelwick Avenue, connecting with the existing National Cycle Network 21 route.
  • Starting from: Balcombe Road (2)
  • End point: Southgate Avenue
  • Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes provided on Haslett Avenue to complete missing links on the existing route.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet at the bottom of the page and visit the County Council’s ‘Pop-up cycle lanes’ webpage for details of other planned emergency active travel fund cycle lanes.

Accident and traffic flow data will be used, along with automatic counting equipment, to help determine whether the schemes should be adjusted, removed or made permanent. Whilst this is not a formal consultation, we would very much like to hear your feedback on each scheme.

Please take part in this very brief survey to tell us what you think about the Three Bridges to Manor Royal, Crawley (1) and Pound Hill to Crawley town centre (2) (4.5km) temporary cycle lane.

WSCC Have your say on the Pop Up Cycle Lanes in Crawley

There is also two separate petition, where if you have stronger views, you can register your support or opposition:
To: West Sussex County Council

Keep and Improve the Pop Up Covid 19 Cycle Lanes in Crawley

Remove the Pop Up Covid 19 Cycle Lanes in Crawley

You’re welcome to leave a comment on the PH(N)RA website, using the form below. However in order to have your voice hear at West Sussex County Council, please use one/both of the links provided.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Notice is hereby given that the twenty second Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will no longer go ahead due to safety concerns for our membership, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ability of the committee to maintain normal service has been significantly affected. Therefore, the committee feels that the membership Fees for the 2020 ~ 2021 year should not be payable. With the expectation that the next payment date for members subscriptions, will be September 2021 at next year’s AGM.

The majority of the current committee are willing to stay in place. We have a position available for Honorary Secretary. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact the Association on email general@phnra.co.uk

A brief chairman’s report and last years AGM minutes will be circulated in due course to our membership.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Former Chairman – Keith Greenleaves

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Keith Greenleaves Former Chairman of the Pound Hill North Residents Association passed away on Friday 10th February 2020.

Keith became Chairman of the Association at the end of 2005 during the campaign against the Gas Holder travellers’ site proposal. Under his guidance the planning application for this site was challenged and ultimately dismissed.

He served as the Association Chairman for five years. Originally tendering his notice in 2008, however due to the lack of a replacement candidate he continued to extend his term until 2010.

Keith was passionate about the local community, he was diligent, methodical and professional. Keith was known for being ‘relentless’ pursuing issues with the authorities, and would always lead from the front.

On behalf of the Association I would like to pass on our condolences to Keith’s wife Iris and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Kevan McCarthy
Chairman PH(N)RA

The funeral arrangements are as follows: –

Friday 28th February 2020 at 2.45 in the Memorial Chapel at the Crematorium and afterwards at the Copthorne Hotel.

Pound Hill Litter Pick

Pound Hill Litter Pick on Saturday 16th November

Help keep Crawley tidy by joining a community litter pick with LPK Learning CIC on Saturday 16th November.

Meet at Grattons Park near to Peterhouse Parade at 10.15am to collect equipment ready for a litter pick from 10.30 to 12.00. Refreshments will be available from 11.30.

All ages welcome. A limited amount of equipment will be available but please bring your own gloves and a litter picker if you have one. Hope to see you there!

Facebook www.facebook.com/lpklearning/events/Litter Picking

Many thanks,

Lucy

LPK learning:

website www.lpklearning.org.

Facebook www.facebook.com/lpklearning/

Annual General Meeting 2019

21st Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the twenty first Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 10th September 2019, in the Jubilee Room, Crawley United Reformed Church, Worth Park Avenue, commencing at 7.30pm

Please note the change of venue.

Due to limited parking at this location, members are advised to arrive early or consider alternative transport arrangements

Teas and Coffees will be served before the meeting.

  1. Apologies received
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. (and up to) 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2019
  8. County Council Matters with Richard Burrett
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th September.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only, non-members will be able to join on the night and then attend the meeting.

Great British Spring Clean

PH(N)RA in conjunction with LPK learning

Be part of the Great British Spring Clean by joining us on Saturday 11th May in Pound Hill.

Meet at Milton Mount Community Centre at 10.00am to collect equipment ready for a community clean up until 12.00pm. Join in for as long as you like! Every little helps! Adults and children all welcome.

A limited amount of equipment will be available and so please bring your own gloves and a litter picker if you have one.

Refreshments will be available afterwards in the community centre until 1.00pm.

Hope to see you there!

LPK learning:

website www.lpklearning.org.

Facebook www.facebook.com/lpklearning/

Annual General Meeting 2018

20th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Twentieth Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 11th September 2018, in the Main Hall, Crawley United Reformed Church, Worth Park Ave, commencing at 7.30pm

Please note the change of venue.

Due to limited parking at this location, members are advised to arrive early or consider alternative transport arrangements

Refreshments will be served before the meeting.

  1. Apologies received
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. (and up to) 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2018
  8. Potential presentation from Crawley Police in regards to their Drug Awareness campaign (waiting for confirmation)
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th September.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only,
non-members will be able to join on the night and then attend the meeting.