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Who we are:

The HPRA is an association run for and by people living on Hurst Park. Formed back in 1965 when the development was first built, our purpose was, and is, to maintain and improve the amenities on Hurst Park and promote a community spirit.

What we do:

In terms of amenities for Hurst Park, we fought for and gained a local supermarket and post office when the developer wanted nothing but more housing!  We created the Heritage Marker on the riverbank, cleaned up graffiti, and continue to press for improvements to our local environment.

In terms of community spirit, we publish a quarterly newsletter for HPRA members, hold an annual quiz, and an evening event on the riverbank, “Midsummer Music at the Marker”, with entertainment from local schools, a barbecue, stalls and live music. We also encourage residents to hold street parties for special events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, or when the main roads are closed for sporting events!

 

What we don’t do: As an association, we cannot intervene in disputes between neighbours, but can point you in the right direction for local council assistance if needed.

About this site:

If you’re new to Hurst Park, or thinking of moving here, you’ll find information on HPRA’s forthcoming events, and recent past events.  You’ll also find links and phone numbers for local council services and organisations and information on local amenities such as shops, schools, doctors’ surgeries and public transport.

If you’re a long-standing resident, you’ll probably discover lots of things you didn’t know about the history of the development, the racecourse on which is was built, and the fascinating past of the area dating back to pre-historic times.

Last updated 02/02/15