Call of the community

Singleton Resident’s Association members Brian Preston, Lorraine Cranch, Roger Jefferson and Margaret Tysoe. Picture: Elle Borgward d409121
Singleton Resident’s Association members Brian Preston, Lorraine Cranch, Roger Jefferson and Margaret Tysoe. Picture: Elle Borgward d409121

The organisation has been in existence as a lobby group since 1978 and in its current form for years.

While 10 committee members are needed to run the SRA, President Margaret Tysoe – who is retiring from the committee this month – said there were only about six members who regularly attended.

The SRA represents the interests of Singleton’s 2000 residents, lobbying the council and government on everything from dog poo to development concerns and tip passes.

They also organise functions including the Singleton Christmas Fair and regular community sundowners, co-ordinate a regular newsletter and update the group’s Facebook page and website. The group was also helped get the Singleton Community Centre built.

Ms Tysoe said committee membership dropped after the global financial crisis forced members to re-enter the work force or relocate.

‘Members need to want to be active in their community, have a love for their community,’ she said.

Committee members attend a community meeting twice a month and a committee meeting monthly.

The SRA AGM is from 7pm, November 11, at the community centre on Cavender Street, Singleton.

To become a member email president@singletonwa.com.