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Resident groups

These are groups of residents who meet to look at issues affecting their housing service and their neighbourhood.

If you are interested in joining or starting a resident group in your area, please contact the Customer Engagement team on 01509 634955 or email involvement@charnwood.gov.uk.


Ashby Road Estate Community Association (ARECA)

ARECA covers the Ashby Road Estate in Loughborough and manages the local community venue, The Hut, Old Ashby Road.

If you are interested in joining the association, please contact Chair Person Tracey Riley, traceyriley.thehut@gmail.com.


Stavely Court Residents Association (SCRA)

SCRA meets regularly to discuss housing and neighbourhood issues.

The AGM and community BBQ were held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 along with a community BBQ. The following members were voted in:

  • Chair Person:  Jackie Thomas
  • Vice Chair Person: Jo Glickman
  • Secretary: Pete Bates
  • Treasurer: Elke Richardson.


Thorpe Acre Residents Association (TARA)

TARA meets regularly to discuss housing and neighbourhood issues. They are also involved in looking after "The Green" on Knightthorpe Road and contribute to Loughborough in Bloom.

The meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at the Church Hall, Thorpe Acre Road, Loughborough, 7pm-8pm.

  • Chair Person - June Bush
  • Vice Chair Person - Roy Campsall
  • Secretary - Dawn Campsall

TARA host a coffee morning every Wednesday at All Saints Church, 10am-12pm. Everyone is welcome.


Chapman Street Gardening Association

Chapman Street Garden Association are a self-sufficient group who raise funds to buy plants and equipment for the community. The members are keen to ‘network’ and source help, plants, tools and recyclable equipment to use in the gardens.  

The community pay back scheme and students in Loughborough have worked alongside the group.

The Bell Foundry Bells, once housed in Queens Park, are now at Chapman Street thanks to Peter and his relationship with CBC.

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