About Us

 The Association was formed on the 2nd July 1984 as an action body to voice concern about proposed residential development in Freshwater Bay and other issues pertinent to the area.
The current aim of the Association is to " Safeguard and promote Freshwater Bay ". This is done by acting as a focal point for discussing and disseminating information, by organising social activities within the Bay area and by developing schemes that enhance the area of the Bay.
The Bay is a relatively undeveloped area of the South Coast of England and is a beautiful part of United Kingdom, the Association hopes to keep it that way by opposing unsuitable exploitation. Over the years, through dogged perseverance, there have been some minor and some major successes.
Without the efforts of residents' associations there would not be representation of local opinion, a lot less would be accomplished and more planning disasters would take place.

Membership is open to those that reside in the following streets:

Afton DownCoastguard Lane Jennings CloseSouthdown Road
Afton RoadEaston Lane Makings CloseStroud Road
Bay RoadEverard Close Manor RoadTerrace Lane
Bedbury LaneFreshwater Bay Marsh CloseThe Square
Blackbridge RoadGate Lane Selwood Road Victoria Road
Brooklyn GardensGuyers Road Simmonds Close

The Committee meets on ten occasions each year, with three of these being Public meetings plus one AGM. The Public meetings are usually held at the United Reform Church Hall in Guyers Road. The AGM is usually followed by wine and cheese, with guest speakers following the other public events. Please click on the Meetings tab above for more information.

There is a wooden box in Orchards shop for any mail and the payment of subscriptions.

Committee 2023
ChairmanNeil Aplin 754****** @*****
SecretaryNadine van Poeteren
TreasurerMark Siebenmann  
Membership Karen Aplin  
CommitteeBecca Cameron  
Committee Paul Mocroft  
Committee Lesley Player  
Committee Lesley Cunningham  
Committee Julia Bridgeman  
InviteeRonan McCann (Beer Buss/FLIBS)  

All communications should be via the Secretary
or by letter posted in the Association's box at Orchards' shop

The membership fee is currently 5 per person, or 10 per household, though extra can be given as a donation.

 I would like to join the Freshwater Bay Residents' Association and enclose the following amount ........

+ Given name(s) : ___________________________________________________________________________________


email address:

All information will be used only by the Association and will not be passed to any third parties.

Please post in the Association's box in Orchards shop.