East Coulsdon Residents’ Association

Farthing Downs

The East Coulsdon Residents’ Association (ECRA), represents the interests of residents within the former East Coulsdon Ward within the London Borough of Croydon (see ECRA areas for details).

What we do

The Committee, who are all volunteers, try to protect the area from over or inappropriate development and also raise other matters of concern, such as parking or trees, rubbish and recycling collections and the like.

ECRA encourages residents to become involved by direct action. We also represent those interests to wider bodies such as Transport for London (TfL) Network Rail and Southern Railways, Coulsdon Forum,  Croydon Council,  GLA, City of London, Road safety, Green Belt and Environmental Sustainability, Policing and Neighbourhood Watch / Police Ward Panel and we keep an eye on all of the current planning applications in the area, objecting or supporting where appropriate or necessary. We also work with other local Residents’ Associations.

Our Councillors attend our Committee Meetings when they can, so that they can raise matters of concern or interest with the Officers of the Council, other Councillors and organisations and report back their findings or actions to be taken.

The Review: We publish the very popular Review 4 times a year. We publish recent editions online.

Joining ECRA: You can join ECRA for £5.00 per year by contacting one of the committee or one of our volunteer Road Stewards who deliver the Review and collect the subscriptions. You can help us and our road stewards by paying your subscription by Standing Order or Bank Transfer. To do this please contact us on and we tell you how to do this. Alternatively, you can pay by cash or cheque (payable to ECRA) direct to your road steward or you can put the £5.00 in an envelope with your address on it through Charlie’s door at 50 Reddown Road or Gill’s door at 6 Mead Way.

Road Stewards: These volunteers are highly valued by ECRA and should you like to become involved and volunteer to become a Road Steward we would be delighted. We have a number of openings for new stewards. Get in touch with us if you’re able to help.

The committee: We would also be delighted should residents like to put themselves forward to become members of the Committee. AGMs are usually held in June at Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, opposite Tudor Parade in Old Coulsdon.

Social events: are arranged by us from time to time. This includes Quiz nights jointly with Friends of Farthing Downs & Happy Valley and Christmas dinner. We would welcome help and any ideas for additional outings.

Advertising – If you wish to advertise with us in our newsletter ‘The Review’, which is distributed to over 2000 households and libraries, please contact Editor Alison Sleight who will be pleased to hear from you.

ECRA Rules