Residents group calls for members

Committee members Brian Preston, Lorraine Cranch, Roger Jefferson and Margaret Tysoe. Picture: Elle Borgward d409121
Committee 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 has existed in its current form for years.

While 10 committee members are required to keep the Association running smoothly, President Margaret Tysoe ” who is retiring from the committee this month ” said there were only around six members who regularly attended.

The SRA represent the interest of Singleton’s 2000 residents, lobbying council and government on everything from dog poo to blowing sand, development concerns to tip passes and problems with MATV.

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 instrumental in the past in having the Singleton Community Centre built.

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

The Association will hold its annual general meeting from 7pm on November 11 at the community centre on Cavender Street.

Anyone interested in becoming a member should email president @singletonwa.com.