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Raynes Park and West Barnes Residents' Association
Serving the community since 1928

About the Residents' Association

The area covered by the Association consists of the whole of the West Barnes ward of the London Borough of Merton, the part of Raynes Park ward south of Coombe Lane, and a small part of Cannon Hill ward (Southway and the lower parts of Parkway and Elm Walk). However, it does sometimes concern itself with, for example, planning applications just outside this area, if they are likely to affect Association members.

The boundaries, clockwise from the north-west corner, are : the Beverley Way/Coombe Lane roundabout ; east along Coombe Lane to Raynes Park station ; south along Grand Drive, taking in Cannon Close and Berrylands ; Parkway ; west along Cannon Hill Lane ; across the playing fields to Arthur Road and Marina Avenue ; the Sir Joseph Hood Memorial playing fields ; north-west along West Barnes Lane and Stanley Avenue, then across to Rookwood Avenue and back north along the Beverley Brook (the borough boundary).

The objects of the Association are :

The Association is non-party-political and non-sectarian.

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month (not August), starting at 8 p.m., in the clubhouse of the Raynes Park Residents' Lawn Tennis Club at 129, Grand Drive (opposite Oakway - see map). The A.G.M. in March and the meetings in June, September and December are open to all members of the Association, while the others are normally for committee members only, though Special General Meetings may be called at other times if necessary.

Annual membership costs £2.50 per household. Members receive a copy of the Association's newsletter, "The Guide", every month. You may find that joining the Association saves you money on your household insurance, as the Association is recognized by the police as a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.