The Sanderstead Residents' Association welcomes new members to take part in its role in supporting local organisations for the young, the elderly and the well being of Sanderstead.

The Association which is non political and non sectarian is governed by its Constitution under which its aim is the promotion of the interests of the residents of Sanderstead.



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Sanderstead News

The Association's newsletter, "Sanderstead News", is posted to all members of the Association and provides reports from our MP, the Ward Councillors and our Chairman. There are articles of local interests and advice on security matters provided by the police and Neighbourhood Watch. The magazine lists local organisations with their contacts and diaries of events. These items are also now available on this website. A youth page provides parents with information on all the Sanderstead youth activities from toddler age, to teenagers; for Scouts, Guides and sport.

Email Newsletter

From time to time the Association would like to be able to contact members via an email newsletter. If you would like to receive this news please follow this link to sign up your name and email address. Sign up here for Email Newsletter


At the Association's AGM members elect the committee and have the opportunity to question the Councillors and Committee on matters relating to Sanderstead. The 2020 AGM is planned for Tuesday 17 November at 7.30pm. This will be held online by "Zoom" video conferencing. Login details will be released nearer the time.

The Association’s Chairman, Dennis King, intended to stand down at the AGM in May 2020 after 12 years in the position. However, because of the impact of Covid-19 the AGM has had to be postponed until later in the year. In the meantime, the committee has voted in favour of his successor taking the role of Acting Chairman, as of 1 July 2020. We hope that the position will be ratified at the re-arranged AGM in the autumn. Heather Lindsay is now our Acting Chairman and can be contacted on [email protected] The committee members are very grateful to Dennis for his hard work during his tenure.

Role of the Association

Today the role of the association is to promote the interests of Sanderstead and its residents in several ways. We are able to provide financial support to assist and promote Sanderstead based organisations perform their work within our community. We also continue to undertake the traditional role of a Residents' Association; resisting planning applications likely to disadvantage residents and raising concerns about matters such as the proposed closure of the Sanderstead Library and the Purley Swimming Pool.

Local Councillors

Details of the Sanderstead Ward Councillors, Lynne Hale, Yvette Hopley and Tim Pollard, and the Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown Councillors, Simon Hoar and Helen Redfern, can be found on the Contacts page, along with all the officers of the Sanderstead Residents' Association.

Read the latest news from our Councillors on The Sanderstead blog.

Useful information

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Tuesday 17 November

SRA AGM online

2nd Thursday of month

The Arts Society Croydon

4th Tuesday of the month

The Arts Society Sanderstead

Tuesdays and Fridays

Toddler Groups at All Saints

Become a member

Find out about joining the SRA here.


Grants Available

The Association has a small fund available to make grants to suitable local projects. Please follow the link to find out how to apply.


Map of Sanderstead


Local Organisations supported by SRA

Since 2012 the Association has funded, made donations to or provided the following:

  • Remembrance poppies
  • Sanderstead Library
  • Signs in King's Wood
  • South East Cancer Help Centre
  • Sanderstead Neighbourhood Watch
  • Hamsey Green pond
  • 18th Purley Scouts, for flood protection work
  • Croydon Carers Centre
  • Friends of Kingswood
  • 8th Sanderstead Brownies
  • Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care
  • Selsdon Centre for the Retired
  • Repair of Sanderstead War Memorial vandalised by metal thieves
  • Bench seat on the Gruffy by the Sanderstead Pond
  • The Mayor’s Charity 2014
  • Books and display stand for Sanderstead Library
  • Friends of Wettern Tree Gardens
  • Friends of Croham Hurst Woods
  • Friends of Purley Beeches
  • Christmas Lights in the Village 2012
  • Sanderstead Churches Floating Shelter
  • 8th Purley Scout Group "Girls enjoy Scouting"
  • 16th Purley Scout Group contribution for World Jamboree
  • 2nd Hamsey Green Scout Group repairs to scout hut
  • Sanderstead Brownies 100th Birthday
  • Selsdon Little Football League Sponsorship
  • “Hear Me Speak” competition for Sanderstead Primary Schools
  • Click here for the list of donations in 2018

In addition Local Councillors have donated grants to the following from their community budget

  • GayPride
  • Priscillas
  • Bus stop Bench
  • CR2020
  • Lily Pad appeal
  • Raghuvanshi
  • Memorial Hall Sign
  • Floating Shelter
  • Horticultural Society
  • 2nd Hamsey Green Scounts
  • 18th Purley Scouts
  • British Legion
  • Soul Symphony

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