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Chairman : Pauline Walters
Pauline Walters has lived in Canterbury since 1971 and is married with three children who all live and work in the city. She taught for many years at the Boys’ Langton and is associated with the Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society, The Canterbury Early Years Project, Surestart and is a school governor. She organises a family group at a local care home and enjoys reading, gardening and being with her family. She loves living in St Stephen’s.
Vice Chairman : Jenny Holland

Treasurer : Alan Cunningsworth

Secretary : Chris Molony

Committee member : Felicity Tasker

Committee member : Ron Waters

Committee member : Sue Pratt

Committee member : Chris McDonnell

Committee member : Lindy McDonnell

Committee member : Alison Coles

Committee member : Simon Pettman
Simon Pettmann has lived in Canterbury for over 20 years having moved to the city from Brussels. He was a co-founder of the Market Way Residents Association and has been involved in a number of campaigns to preserve open space and improve the living environment in Canterbury over the years. He works on policy and regulation in food and health.
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator : Maria Thomas
Maria Thomas Maria has lived in Canterbury since 1995 and has been secretary of the Market Way Area RA since its inception in 2000 and is co-treasurer of Friends of Kingsmead Field.
Committee member : Lindy McDonnell
Lindy McDonnell will deputise for the three new members, from the former Market Way area Residents Association, listed above as necessary.
{Incorporating Neighbourhood Watch}
The name of the Association shall be the St Stephens Residents’ Association.

  1. To promote the interests and quality of life of the residents in the area covered by this Association; St Stephens Road, Close, Court, Hill and Green, Wacher Close, Hales Drive, Manwood Avenue, Moorfield, The Crescent, The Terrace, Tyler Close, Hackington Close, Market Way and the roads leading from it or those with homes backing on to it.
  2. To promote residents’ rights.
  3. To promote good relations between all members of the community.
  4. To take up local issues with Canterbury City Council and Kent County Council or other appropriate body where there is clear concern among members.
  5. This Association shall seek to be represented on any appropriate body in order to further these aims.
  1. Membership shall be open to all owner occupiers and tenants in the area defined above.
  2. Members shall have an equal vote.
  3. Members must seek to actively represent the various needs of the area and must not discriminate on the grounds of age, nationality, politics, religion, sex or sexuality.
  4. Members must not seek personal political platforms through the activities or achievements of the Association.
Membership fees shall be determined each year at the AGM.

  1. All money raised by or on behalf of the Association and Neighbourhood Watch may be used only to further the aims of the Association and NW.
  2. The Treasurer will keep the accounts and funds of the Association and report regularly to Committee meetings.
  3. Cheques require the signatures of two committee members, the Treasurer and one other.
  4. The Treasurer shall arrange to have the accounts checked by at least one member of the Committee immediately before the AGM. This member will be appointed by the Committee.
  5. Expenditure above £50 will be authorised by the Committee. Unauthorised spending above this limit by a Committee member may, at the discretion of the Committee, become their personal financial liability.
  1. The Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall carry on the business of the Association.
  2. The Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair, NW coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary, Data Protection Officer and up to ten members.
  3. Committee members shall carry out the duties given to them by general meetings and resulting from Committee decisions.
  4. No Committee meeting may take place unless at least 5 members are present.
  5. The Committee shall meet a minimum of 4 times a year.
  6. Minutes of the meetings shall be available to any member for inspection.
  7. The Committee may co-opt new Committee members if vacancies occur during the year.
  8. Sub-committees may be appointed by the Committee, incorporating any member of the Association if required, and shall carry out tasks delegated to them by the Committee.
  9. The Committee shall issue a minimum of one communication to all households in the area each year.
  1. There will be an AGM at which the Committee will report on its work and present detailed financial accounts.
  2. The Committee shall ensure that the membership is notified of the agenda, date, time and place of the AGM at least 14 days in advance of the date.
  3. Nominations to the Committee may be made by any two paid-up members and may be given to the Secretary up to 14 days before the AGM. Nominations may also be proposed and seconded by members at the AGM. Members may also nominate themselves.
  4. At least 10 members of the Association must be present at an AGM.
  1. The Constitution can only be changed at the AGM.
  2. The members may amend the Constitution by a two-thirds vote of paid-up members in attendance at the Annual General Meeting.
  3. Proposed constitutional changes must be circulated to all members at least 14 days before the AGM.
  1. The Association may only be dissolved at a meeting called for this purpose which must be advertised to members at least 14 days in advance.
  2. Dissolution of the Association shall take effect only if two thirds of those present agree.
  3. Funds and possessions of the Association will be disposed of according to the wishes of those members present.
  4. Dissolution may not be invoked if a merger occurs with any neighbouring or adjacent residents’ association. A special meeting to agree a constitution for the merged body could give effect to such a change, subject to the normal arrangements for the notification of members.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
policy New regulations entitled the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on the 25th May 2018 require the SSRA to adopt a Data Protection Policy, a copy of which may be found via the link below, for your information.
The policy outlines what data we collect from our members (name and address together with telephone number and e-mail address if you are willing to make them available), what we do with your data and how you can exercise your data protection rights by withdrawing your consent for the retention of all or any part of the data that SSRA holds . We do not share your data with anyone else and will not use it for any other purpose without the express permission of the member concerned. All of our e-mails are bcc'd so that e-mail addresses of recipients are hidden and you can ask to be removed from the e-mail distribution list at any time by contacting our new Data Protection Officer, Pauline Walters who is also the SSRA Membership Secretary.
If any member resigns from SSRA or requests that data be removed, the SSRA Data Protection officer will be responsible for ensuring the removal of all relevant personal data from all databases held by SSRA. If you have any questions regarding our policy, please ask either Jennifer or our new Data Protection Officer, Pauline.

Follow this link for the full GDPR document : GDPR Data Protection Policy.