The Selsdon Residents’ Association (SRA) is a voluntary non-profit organisation run for and by, residents of Selsdon. It was formed in 1926 with the aim of advancing and protecting the interests of Selsdon Residents. The SRA is non-sectarian and non-political.

The SRA have rules and hold an AGM, usually in March. At the 2018 AGM the rules and the minutes of the meeting held on 30th March 2017 were approved. Please see right for these and for a copy of the latest Annual Report.

Selsdon Residents - Membership

For a membership map of Selsdon and list of SRA roads click here.

To be an SRA member you must live in one of the roads named on the list, be over 18, have paid membership for that year from one member of your household.

Subscriptions can also be paid at any time of the year by directly contacting the Treasurer. Membership subscription is actively collected, usually in June, via an envelope placed inside ‘The Selsdon Gazette’ which is hand delivered to Residents’ doors most months by a large team of volunteers. 

Membership for 2017/2018 is only £3!

The continuation of the SRA is reliant on continuing membership subscriptions!

Neighbouring residential areas such as Forestdale, Monkshill, Sanderstead, Heathfield, Croham Valley and Ballards and Addington Village, though grouped with Selsdon from May 2018 for council and electoral purposes, have their own residential associations.

Community work

The SRA Committee comprises of 14 elected volunteers who work for the benefit of the community.

They meet monthly (except August and December) to discuss and take action on relevant topical matters, represent Residents’ interests at relevant meetings with the Council, Utility companies, Transport companies, Police, other Residents’ Associations etc.  

If you feel that you could volunteer your help with the SRA click please contact us here.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Council or Police directly with any individual specific concerns (see contacts).  The Committee regularly contact the Council regarding general issues of more wider concern regarding lighting, streets, the environment, planning etc. (Latest Selsdon News.)

As well as keeping ‘a watching eye’ over Selsdon the Committee also arrange local events, organise and raise funds for the Annual Christmas lights display, look for ways to improve the street scene, apply for and give grants for the benefit of Selsdon Residents. See more below.   

The Committee

The SRA Committee is Chaired by Sheila Childs and the Vice-Chair is Linda Morris. The Secretary is Janet Sharp and the Treasurer is Iris Jones.

The other Committee members are;

Ernie Sweeney, Yvonne Huber, Sara Bashford, Su Yates, Peter Underwood, Ian Leggatt, Phil Roberts, Arthur Wilson and Jenny Stawman. There is one vacancy remaining.

If you feel that you could volunteer your help with the SRA click please contact us here.


The SRA can also apply for grants to external organisations on behalf of Selsdon. The Committee are also empowered to give small Grants from the SRA fund to suitable Selsdon organisations, local non-profit projects and other good causes where appropriate. Please contact the SRA for more information regarding application criteria.

Since 2012 grants have been made to:

Selsdon Centre for the Retired, Contact (Care in the Community), Selsdon Little League, Friends of Selsdon Wood, Friends of Littleheath Wood, 1st Selsdon Scouts, 2nd Selsdon Scouts. 

Organisations can also apply to the Councillors Community Ward budgets fund. Find out more from the Croydon Council website.

The SRA successfully applied to this fund for a public bench for the Selsdon ‘green triangle’ area at the top of the high street, flowering bulbs and money towards the cost of the Christmas lights.

Local events

The SRA will from time to time arrange social events such as Community picnics and ‘Teas’ as well arranging the annual ‘Christmas Lights’ switch on event.

Selsdon is well known for the fantastic display of Christmas Lights in the High Street entirely funded by voluntary donations collected by the SRA from Residents, local traders and in 2017 a one off grant from the Councillors Community fund.

Many local schools and organisations lend a hand to make ‘switch on night’ a highlight.


The Committee keep in contact with the residents via The Selsdon Gazette, through the AGM and via this website.

The Selsdon Gazette is an A5 size, bound, high quality, self-funding, non-profit publication, compiled and delivered 11 times a year (with a break in August) free to the door of Selsdon Residents by a large team of volunteers. It contains lots of local news, articles, history and upcoming events as well as contact information of the SRA Committee, useful organisations and adverts from traders.

Recent back copies of The Gazette are held by Selsdon Library and an older archive is held by the (Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society). The older copies provide a fascinating snap shot of life in the suburbs! In 2017 The Gazette team created a webpage which shows the latest editions as well as a few chosen articles for reference.  Some former Residents also choose to pay to have the latest copy posted to them (even to Southern California!). Click here to link to the Gazette pages.

SRA Contacts

Councillors for Sanderstead Ward

Cllr Lyn Hale  tel: 0208 405 6721

Cllr Yvette Hopley tel: 0208 404 3462

Cllr Tim Pollard tel: 0208 251 8500

Councillors for Selsdon & Addington Village Ward

Cllr Helen Pollard tel: 0207 617 7310

Cllr Robert Ward tel: 07783 152363

Councillors for Selsdon Vale & Forestdale Ward

Stuart Millson  tel: 07783 152376

Andy Stranack tel: 07816 123204 

(Selsdon ward boundary road breakdown)

The Association have paid for a website that gives us the up to date planning applications in our area and this can now be accessed by all at

Local MP -

Police Contacts - (note that this unusual format - with a dash and dot after sntzd - is correct)


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