ERA wishes to encourage more residents to help so that it can cover more issues of interest to local people and thus it is looking for volunteers to help committee members by creating sub committees – more hands make light work. Sub-committee members would report to committee members in the same way as Road Stewards do, so it would not be necessary to attend monthly meetings. If you think you would be interested, then please feel free to attend a couple of meetings to see what we do and what you could offer if you would like to help.
For example, we need a Meeting Secretary:
- to produce the agenda,
- to request reports from committee members and
- to take meeting notes, type them up in Word and distribute them via email (committee member reports can be pasted into notes).
Ideally this would be 1 person, but the role could be shared.
Currently the main areas of interest are:
Community: Liaising with local schools/charities/societies – making donations to local groups
Environment: London Green Belt Committee/Surface water flooding/recycling/monitor tree planting/report littering/air pollution
Green spaces: Ruislip Woods Management Advisory Group
Health: H4All (Hillingdon for all)
Planning: including licensing/accessibility issues
Policing: Safer Neighbourhood Team meetings for Eastcote Ward
Transport: Federation of Metropolitan Line Users Committee/ Community Liaison Group at RAF Northolt/HS2 /traffic issues: parking/safety/cycling/repairs
Web & Tech: Website maintenance – updating events diary/posting news articles
Road Steward/Membership: Road Stewards are the bedrock of our association. Activities include: Leafleting households; Collecting subscriptions, encouraging members to pay online.
Meetings: Identifying and booking speakers for AGM and Road Stewards evening event; Running AGM, Open Forum, Road Steward Afternoon Tea, and stalls at local events.
But, this is too much for the current committee to cover comfortably so if you would like to help with any of the above, or any other role you feel would be useful, please come and see what we do. Email firstname.lastname@example.org