Welcome to the Charmandean & Area Residents' Association
The Charmandean & Area Residents' Association (CARA) was formed in 2017 with the following purpose:
- To protect the interests, civic and otherwise of Charmandean & Area Residents
- To preserve, develop and improve its amenities, environmental aspect and surroundings
- To encourage and build community spirit
We aim to keep residents updated with the latest news on community matters and to provide a unified voice on matters of general concern such as the A27 proposals.
Throughout the year we hold various events. For events that require an entrance fee the charge is reduced for Members of the Association and for all who live within that household - so you could easily cover the cost of membership just by attending one event!
Our Members also receive newsletters and emails about important matters that may impact on them
If you are a resident in the Charmandean area and would like to join the Association then please use the Contact us button below in the QUICK LINKS section and we will be in touch. See our Constitution to see whether your road lies within the Association boundaries.
If you would like take an active role within CARA then please us the Contact us button in the quick links below. To view the Minutes from our most recent AGM see EVENTS page.
Events for your Diary
PICNIC IN THE PARK - Sunday, June 24th from 12 noon in Charmandean's own 'nearly secret garden. Bring a picnic, bring chairs, tables, a bottle of bubbly. In fact whatever you want. Enjoy an afternoon together and be as eccentric as you fancy.
MUTTS Fun Dog Show - Sunday, September 16th from 11.30am. Join us for a fantastic day out for a fantastic cause. Help to raise funds for WADARS Animal Rescue Charity. Sponsored by Grove Lodge Vets and Inside Broadwater Magazine and of course CARA. Lots of fun classes from the Waggiest Tail to the Dog Most Like it's Owner. There will be stalls and refreshments. Bring a blanket and pitch up around the ring for the best views. Go to www.muttsdogshow.co.uk for more details.
Drink at 'the Local' Night - Starts May 31st. The next best thing to having our own local. Hill Barn Gold Club opens its doors late for Members to have a drink plus optional meal the last Thursday of the month during summer. Remember there's 10%* off your bill for CARA Members. Patio open if you want to sit outside with the dog. Last food orders 8.30pm.
Got an idea for an event? Let us know.
*Forgotten the code for your 10% discount. Contact us and we'll email you it.
To ensure that the production of newsletters, similar communication, and administration costs are covered by the Association there will be a £5 annual charge for membership subscription, running 1st January to 31st December .
Use the quick links here for things such as Contacting the Residents Association or reporting a problem in the area such as potholes or pavement issues.
Contact the Residents Association:
A27 Scheme Proposals - draft responses:
Report an issue (opens a new window to West Sussex County Council 'Report a issue' page):