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.
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 public meetings are free and a wide variety of interesting speakers and presentations are arranged. All are welcome. Dates for 2024: Monday February 19th Hayling Community Centre West Town; Tuesday June 18th URC Mengham; Our Annual General Meeting takes place at the start of the Monday October 14th meeting at Hayling Community Centre West Town. Times: 7:15 pm for 7:30 pm prompt start.
We publish a monthly article covering topical issues in the Hayling Herald, including any forthcoming meeting speakers. 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 Morris Dibben, Mengham; The Library, Elm Grove; or The Terracotta Pot and Gift Shop, Eastoke.
We welcome new members as well as your ideas for meeting topics.