The Coldean Residents Association was formed around 2003 bringing together like-minded Coldean community residents as a response, initially, to antisocial behaviour on the estate.
A number of original members are still on the committee (such as Pat Berry and Sue Harris) and new members are joining all the time. The Residents Association currently numbers approximately 15 members, some which have specific roles (see below) and others that have a specific interest in the local community.
The current committee is made up as follows, with the other members supporting the activities that the group is currently involved in.
Interview with Sue Harris
This month I have been speaking to Sue Harris who has been a member of the TRA since it’s inception in 2003. A Coldean resident for all her life years she currently works as carer.
Sue, as a founder member of the Residents association, of all the things that CRA has achieved since it’s inception what are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that over the last 6 years we have formed an effective group that can get things done for the community. We now have a voice for the community that brings issues to the attention of the right people.
I am also very proud of our newsletter
What do you see as the core issues for Coldean at the moment?
Development of the website is the most exciting thing we are going at the moment. I am hoping this will raise the profile of the Residents Association and more residents will be able to see what we are doing and become involved. Communication is important and I see the website as central to this.
Organising the Fair is also top of our list.
Do you have anything you would like to say to the residents of Coldean?
“Use it or Lose it”