Our Association has been set up to represent the views of all who live in Hayling Island. Also known as HIRA, our Association is strictly non-political, non-party and non-sectarian so that it can more effectively meet the desires and interests of its members.

Our Objectives
  • to represent residents in forums affecting Hayling Islanders' lives and inform them of any outcome;

  • to strive to improve the quality of Hayling Islanders' life;

  • to be responsive as far as possible within available resources by monitoring proposed planning and recommending suitable modification;

  • to work and liaise with the County and Borough Councillors and other outside organisations and authorities relevant to residents' well being;

  • to set up links with other Hayling Island organisations, particularly those with community, recreational and charitable objectives;

  • to encourage members to actively promote the Association so that HIRA has a sufficient basis for any negotiations and decisions affecting residents;

  • to foster a wide socio-economic and age grouping amongst its membership;

  • to be financially viable.

Our Meetings

Our public meetings are free and a wide variety of interesting speakers and presentations are arranged. All are welcome.  Our Annual General Meeting normally takes place at the start of the October meeting at Hayling Island Community Centre West Town Main Hall 7:30 pm: Tuesday October 13th 2020.  This meeting will be subject to COVID-19 national guidelines for public meetings and therefore will be either confirmed or cancelled in the weeks ahead.  Please check on this website, our Facebook link with HIRA logo, our October Article in the Hayling Herald or Hayling Island Community Centre for the latest information.


We publish a monthly article covering topical issues in the Hayling Islander. Also we advertise our meetings on posters locally. If you wish to meet or raise issues with Committee members, you can contact us by email via the Contact Us Form on this website.

Alternatively leave your message in a sealed envelope marked HIRA at Hayling Island Community Centre, West Town; Morris Dibben, Mengham; The Library, Elm Grove; or The Terracotta Pot and Gift Shop, Eastoke. NB Currently COVID-19 Rules restrict the public's access to the Library, so either use the telephone number on this site or email us as advised.