Royal Borough resident associations represent a powerful force in promoting the interests of residents against a whole range of opposing entities. Entities can be the Council or developers or the hedge fund manager who decides to excavate deep down into London's subterranea to provide himself with a swimming pool or car park for his classic car collection.
RBKC Resident Associations?
Speculatively there are some 60/70 associations in the Borough and there are generic issues that bind them together. Issues could be.......
- councillors allowances
- numbers of councillors
- restriction on how long the Leader remain in office
- basement excavations
- parking charges
So why not an umbrella organisation? It would be easy to organise, require little structuring and would give residents a hugely powerful voice. For once councillors would be forced to REALLY listen.