About the SGRA

The Southfields Grid Residents Association (SGRA) meets every last Tuesday evening of the month except August and December at a hall in St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road. Southfields, London SW18

The SGRA has a Constitution that has been in place for many years, some of which is set out below. Due to the introduction of the official stand alone SGRA Website, it is planned to review the Constitution to include this and a number of other updates and revisions.

The SGRA was founded around 1973 and established for the public benefit for the following purposes in the area enclosed by the Northernmost boundary of properties in Replingham Road, the centre-lines of Merton Road and Revelstoke Road and the railway line. Which area is known as the Southfields Grid (GRID) and forms part of the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Its aim is to preserve, maintain and enhance the amenities of the GRID community, stimulate public interest and promote high standards of planning and architecture in or effecting the GRID.

To achieve all the things that are necessary for the attainment of the above purposes, the SGRA does not align itself with any political party.

Membership of the SGRA is open to all who reside or work in the GRID.  The annual subscription of an SGRA member is £1.00 collected by individual GRID Street Representatives at the street door. However, the £1.00 SGRA Membership is included in the £5.00 fee paid by people signing up to be a member of the SGRA Website Membership and paying by PayPal. Only fully paid up Members of the SGRA and SGRA Website Members have the right to vote.

Membership commences each year on 1st January until 31st December.

There is an Annual General Meeting [AGM] held in or about May of each year to receive the Executive Committee’s report and audited accounts and to elect Officers and Members of the Committee. Association shall consist of:

Chairman,  Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer

The SGRA Committee carry out their duties and responsibilities voluntarily and the Executive Committee authorising reasonable expenses as may be incurred with previous prior permission

Both Committee and Executive Members have to relinquish their office every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting. The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill casual vacancies occurring among the Officers of the Association. The  officers shall be resident or work in the GRID area of benefit.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the management and administration of the SGRA. The members of the Committee must be resident or work in the GRID.

The Committee has the power to co-opt anyone it thinks fit. Co-opted members shall attend in an advisory and non voting capacity only.