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Photos of Highfield (past and present) Competition. Deadline for entries to find the best ones for the website: 31 May 2015. Send photos in JPEG please to: Nadine, email: highfieldracomms@gmail.com.

Welcome to Highfield, a charming, leafy suburb of the City 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.

The Highfield Residents’ Association is an active group of local residents and their families who seek to protect and preserve their environment and support their neighbours. We always welcome new members. You can join by clicking on the “Join us” leaf above and paying the annual subscription of £3.00.

If you wish to contact the HRA Secretary, you can email her on: hrasec@gmail.com. Alternatively, just click on the ‘Contact Us’ leaf above.

Follow the links immediately below for information on the HRA Committee, HRA news, the HRA Constitution and the HRA’s links to other “Local and National Residents Associations.”

 

A Message from the Chair…

 

Chair’s Blog

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“As Chair of HRA I’m delighted to welcome you to the relaunched website designed for us by Ross Gordon of Two Rox Design who will also be our Webmaster.

The HRA Committee has felt for some time that our website needed updating and refreshing. Electronic communication has now reached the point where an organisation without an efficient, interesting and accessible website will struggle. We are delighted with Ross’s work. We hope and expect that, together with our existing electronic database of members’ contact details, the new site will enable us to improve the frequency, the timeliness and the effectiveness of the Association’s communications. In particular, my Chair’s blog will include reports of the regular Committee meetings and other HRA events (in the meantime you should refer to the Committee Bulletin just below this). Incidentally, if you are a member who has not yet joined the database, you should communicate directly with our Website Manager, Nadine Johnson at highfieldracomms@gmail.com. And if you are not yet an HRA member, now is an excellent time to join: click here for an application form.

The new site is radically different from the old one. It contains a number of interesting features. These include a Search Engine, archives for all major posts, a Days Gone By page, a Building Bridges page, a Planning page, and a Police Update page. Also, the Local Business Directory has been considerably expanded. I should particularly like to draw your attention to the new Members Features Page, where we welcome features from our members such as competitions, articles, photos or anything else relating to the area or HRA. But all the work of designing and establishing the new site will be lost unless members make full use of it and contribute material on a regular basis. We therefore welcome all news and information that is relevant to the Association and its aims. In the first instance, please send any material to Nadine at highfieldracomms@gmail.com.

Do you have photographs of Highfield, past or present? We are running a competition to choose the best ones for our website. These should be sent to Nadine in jpeg format as soon as they are available, and no later than 31 May. All offerings will be gratefully acknowledged. We shall also be very interested to receive material for our Days Gone By feature about events or experiences in the past from people who have lived here for a while or who have longstanding connections with Highfield or Portswood. Nadine will also be very pleased to receive any comments about the site. HRA owes Nadine an immense debt of gratitude for all the hours of work she has put into the new and greatly improved site.

Finally, we are very conscious of the need to reflect the interests of the wider community. We are therefore hoping to be able to continue to produce our well regarded printed Newsletter on a regular basis so that both members and non-members can be kept informed about the work of the Association and wider developments in the area. However the website and e-mail database will be our main regular means of communication with members and the wider public. We very much want it to be a success. Together, I am sure it will be.”

Roger Brown, Chair HRA

  • Curry Community Night with Highfield residents, students and the police: Friday 7 November 2014
  • Winter openness outside the University's Avenue Campus, photos by Simon Hill
  • Photos taken of Highfield from Highfield Church Spire, Autumn 2014
  • Curry Community Night with Highfield residents, students and the police: Friday 7 November 2014
  • Curry Community Night with Highfield residents, students and the police: Friday 7 November 2014
  • Photos taken of Highfield from Highfield Church Spire, Autumn 2014
  • Winter openness outside the University's Avenue Campus, photos by Simon Hill
  • Who needs the Serengeti?
    Heron on The Common, January 2014, Simon Hill
See all past photos in our Gallery page

 

 

 

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HRA Committee Bulletin – Monday 11 May 2015

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Chair's Blog/News Bulletins, News

Chair welcomed a number of Members and guests to the first meeting following the AGM. Matters arising – Website; is now operational. Nadine was unable to attend to give a further update.  Appreciation was given for the considerable work she has put in to the project and a presentation of flowers was arranged. Parking in Roselands Gardens; several members living in Roselands complained about illegal parking in their area, in spite of a two hour RPZ being in place.  Ward Councillors present at the meeting were asked to see if the Council could...

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