2019 Schedule

All meetings begin at 8:00pm

17th January (Thurs)

Executive Committee

Chris Mumbray Hall

28th March (Thurs)

Executive Committee

Chris Mumbray Hall

1st May (Weds)


St Andrews Church Hall

20th June (Thurs)

Executive Committee

Chris Mumbray Hall

19th September (Thurs)

Executive Committee

Chris Mumbray Hall

5th December (Thurs)

Executive Committee

Chris Mumbray Hall

Chris Mumbray Hall is on the right behind St.Andrews Church,

233 Court Road, Mottingham, SE9 4TQ

Minutes of previous meetings available here when approved by the Committee

2018 AGM Report

Current issues under discussion by the Committee 

Readers Comments (2)

  1. I am absolutely appalled at the total lack of action and it appears knowledge of the MRA with regard to anti social behaviour in Mottingham village, which has increased in the past 2 years. The MRA seems more bothered with Christmas lights and “local” ideas for improvements whilst totally ignoring businesses and residents in the area. I went to the local shop at 10 pm on Friday evening, to be met by 14 youths who were standing around the area, throwing objects, kicking at walls. I asked the shop keepers if they had called the Police as they were standing on guard trying to prevent the youths entering their shop. They said they had called Police on a number of occasions but they never attended, post office staff also asked them to leave but they refused. This is NOT an isolated incident and with Sadiq Khan hell bent on closing Eltham Police station, lets get our community back, before its too late! What has happened to the “pro active” MRA and our streets. Please lets deal with these local issues rather than how many blasted Christmas lights we need this year.

    • Thank you for contacting us.
      Unfortunately, it is not within the MRA’s remit or ability to sort out the problem, although we regularly exercise our concerns to the relevant authorities.
      The barmier behaviour seems to occur when the gap in the academic year coincides with balmier weather. This activity often takes the form of cheeky banter, but has also deteriorated into significant cycle stupidity and threat to traders, so far perceived rather than executed.
      The issue of Anti-Social behaviour has historically not been a problem for the ‘Village’ part of the Ward but has, in the past been a bigger problem in the Kimmeridge area, and has often been dealt with by the Police. This is regularly discussed at the Community Advisory Panel which is the more appropriate body to deal with this type of matter. It is also discussed, as the need arises, at MRA committee meetings which are frequently attended by Councillors and representatives of the local Metropolitan Police. Indeed, the minutes of the Committee meeting for last September (230-1) report similar activity last year, and the police response. If they are not in attendance, we have ready access to our local officers.
      We are somewhat hampered by our location at the junction of Boroughs. Mottingham Road falls under the jurisdiction of Bromley, whilst Court Road is in Greenwich. This can contribute to a degree of reluctance from either borough or police to intervene.

      If you feel you want to make a personal complaint or contribution to the debate, we advise that you contact as many of the local council or police teams as you feel appropriate. Names and links to the 5 relevant Ward Councillors and both police authorities can be found on the “Local Services” page of the http://www.yourmra.org website.

      The MRA Committee will continue to raise the issue with the authorities as the need arises.

      The MRA annual subscription is £2.50 per household. We try to keep members informed through newsletters and the website where the minutes are published. All members are encouraged to participate further by attending or joining the Committee.

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