About us

The Flackwell Heath Residents’ Association (FHRA) is a charity set up to support community life and make the village a better place to live. We are a membership organisation so please let us know if you want to join us as a member, volunteer or a committee member.

What does it cost to become a member and what has the FHRA achieved?

Annual membership for an individual is just £5 but what do you get for your fiver? The answer is simple – a great deal – here’s a comprehensive rundown of what the FHRA has achieved:

1. Provided better community facilities

What we’ve achieved:

  • Donated a five-figure sum to the development of the playground on the recreation ground on Straight Bit
  • Lit up Flackwell Heath at Christmas for over 10 years. Without this investment and management, the village wouldn’t have any Christmas lights
  • Established the Jubilee garden in 2012, maintaining it all year round. We have planted a permanent Christmas tree in the garden, which is a focal point of the village during the festive season
  • Introduced two benches in Flackwell Heath including one at Green Dragon Lane sports ground.

2. Organised and supported community events and projects

What we’ve achieved:

  • Run the Flackwell Heath village fete & picnic since 2015 – attended by hundreds of residents each summer
  • Organised Christmas carols and a party for children as part of the Christmas lights switch on since 2015. This event is run with the support of the Flackwell Heath Community Association and other village groups
  • Hosted other events for residents including quiz nights and table top sales
  • Supported community events with an FHRA presence at the Carrington school fete, Christ Church Christmas fayre and the Methodist Christmas market among others.
  • Supported the formation of the Flackwell Heath youth club at the Flackwell Heath community centre
  • Supported Flackwell Heath Scouts’ fundraising to improve their headquarters
  • Conducted a successful village survey, completed by over 500 respondents in 2015 to find out what is important to them and what they would like from village life. We continue to use resident feedback to shape our agenda so the FHRA continues to deliver what residents want.

3. Helped to preserve the character of the village and advise and support its

development and improvement

What we’ve achieved:

  • Introduced four planters on Chapel Road, Chapman Lane, outside La Bodega on Straight Bit and Heath End Road to create pretty ‘gateways’ to Flackwell Heath
  • Planted dozens of plants and cherry trees throughout the village reflecting Flackwell Heath’s heritage
  • Organised regular litter picks to tidy up the village, which are particularly popular for families with young children
  • Represented village views on speeding and other anti-social behaviour to the police and participate in the Speedwatch programme. We’ve invested in speed awareness equipment, collected traffic volume evidence and identified speeding hot spots and helped to introduce traffic calming measures
  • Represented the village on the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)
  • Represented residents’ views on planning issues including:
    – Taylor Wimpey residential development at Daws Hill
    – Old Nursery site
    – Wycombe’s new local plan
    – Wycombe summit ski slope
    – Abbey Barn reserve
    – M40 sound barriers
    – Other planning applications and parking matters
  • Communicated village views to Parish, District and County Councils, media and community groups.