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-secretarian so that it can more effectively meet the desires and iterests 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. Our Annual General Meeting normally takes place immediately before commencement of the October public meeting. Please make a date for the following:
At the United Reformed Church Main Hall 7:30 pm:
Wednesdays February 12th and June 10th 2020. June 10th meeting now cancelled owing to COVID-19 Rules. Further information will be published on this site once an alternative arrangement can be made.
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 months ahead. Please check on this website, our Facebook link with HIRA logo and in our Article in the Hayling Herald where we will publish whether or not it can take place.
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, HICC and possibly the other two sites so either use the telephone number on this site or email us as advised.