About Us

Welcome to Highfield, a charming, leafy suburb of Southampton. Highfield is set in the middle of the University belt, steeped in academia, and flanked by Southampton Common on one side, and Portswood on the other.

Christmas in Portswood; Autumn and Remembrance by Ian Morse 2018

The Highfield Residents’ Association (HRA) is the largest residents association in Southampton. It represents your interests and campaigns on local issues. It checks all local planning and licensing applications, objecting to those its members consider inappropriate or unlawful and supporting those that add value to the local community. As a member, you also get access to lots of discounts and offers with local cafés, restaurants and other retail outlets. All this for just an annual subscription fee of £5 a year per household! It is exceptionally good value!

The HRA always welcomes new members. To join, click on the “Join us” leaf above and pay the annual subscription of £5. Be part of a huge collective who wish to protect and preserve their local environment for the good of all.

Email: for general enquiries or information, including newsletters, website, membership or, alternatively, just click on the ‘Contact Us’ leaf above. If you wish to contact the HRA Secretary, you can email her on:

For HRA Newsletters, Committee Members, Agendas, Minutes, Blogs, the Constitution and other Local & National Residents Associations, see below.


  • Orchards Way by Rochelle, May 2018
  • Philadelphus (Mock Orange) in Ian and Gill Morse's front garden, Highfield, June 2018.
  • Highfield from the air. Taken by Paul Godfrey, May 2017, from the first of the Trislander farewell flights.
  • Spotted in Oakmount Avenue, May 2018: the Flowerpot men!
  • 42nd HRA AGM 19 April 2018
  • 'Welcome to Highfield' sign. Nadine Johnson, 1st March 2018
  • Abbots Way. Nadine Johnson, 1st March 2018
  • Portswood. Nadine Johnson, 1st March 2018
  • Little Common. Nadine Johnson, 2nd March 2018
  • Little Common. Nadine Johnson, 2nd March 2018
  • The Play Park. Ian Morse, Early March 2018
  • Crofton Close. Ian Morse, Early March 2018
  • The Common. Ian Morse, Early March 2018
  • Little Common. Ian Morse, Early March 2018
  • Building an igloo on the Common. Ian Morse, Early March 2018
  • Winter stroll on The Common by Steve Brown
  • Southampton Common - near the underpass. By Caroline Brown.
  • Xmas lights on campus, Nadine Johnson 2017
  • Furzedown Road, Highfield in the snow. Photo taken in the 1980s or 1990s, by Sue Allan.
  • Francis Benali opens new Play-park on Southampotn Common, 22nd October 2017
  • New Play-park, Southampton Common Oct 2017
  • New Play-park, Southampton Common Oct 2017
  • Professor Roger Brown (left), Retiring HRA Chair and Professor Peter Johnson, Centre for Cancer Immunology, AGM 20/4/2017, (photo Alison Shelly).
  • The Common Ornamental Lake, courtesy of Simon Hill, Southampton Common Forum, Jan 2017
  • Courtesy of Nuha Alsaeed, 14/10/16
    Highfield Campus ducks. Autumn is officially here!
  • Photo by Faye Spencer
    mallard ducks lined up in the sun on the Common, July 2016.
  • Photo by Alison Shelly, Sept/Oct 2016
See all past photos in our Gallery page



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Discontinuation of Chair’s Reports

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