About FCRA

FCRA exists to connect local residents and provide a forum for discussion and collection of views about the area in which we live. Our aim is to have constructive dialogue with those involved in governance, development and upkeep of this friendly and attractive neck of the woods that we love so much.

We keep a lookout for any developments, proposed changes or other events that might affect us. Through regular quarterly meetings and social events, we aspire to create a community spirit for all to enjoy.

FCRA is a voluntary organisation, has officers appointed each year at the AGM and manages a network of volunteer Road Wardens. There are no paid positions.

We ask residents to contribute £2 per household per year as a minimum.  Check with your neighbours or the Forum that is delivered quarterly by your Road Warden. You can pay by Cash, cheque or BACS. Contributions are part of our audited accounts and cover website, meeting rooms and ad hoc prinitng costs. We also offer small donations to local causes. 


What we do

Through our quarterly publication, Friars Forum, our website, committee meetings and open meetings we endeavour to:

  • Sustain a strong community spirit and sense of neighbourhood, with residents knowing and supporting each other
  • Maintain open and clear communication and good relations with stakeholders
  • Contribute to improving the environment with well-kept, safe communal areas
  • Share our pride in the location and our beach front
  • Undertake and contribute to relevant consultations
  • Provide a small fund for local projects 


Events and meetings



Events and meetings

Date Time Place



All Saints Church Hall, Mudeford
5 June 2020 postponed (COVID-19) 19:30-21:00 All Saints Church Hall, Mudeford
4 Sept 2020 postponed (COVID-19) 19:30-21:00 All Saints Church Hall, Mudeford
4 December 2020 postponed 19:30-21:00 All Saints Church Hall, Mudeford
12 March 2021 AGM  19:00-20:00 Zoom Click for Agenda and details
Date Time Location
27 October 2020 (online 19:00 – 21:00 Online
16 November 2020 19:30 – 21:00 Online
TBA 19:30 – 21:00 Online (Zoom)
TBA 19:30 – 21:00
TBA 19:30 – 20:30


FCRA holds a number of events each year organised by the social team. The December public meeting usually involves wine and mince pies.

Face to face meetings are suspended until further notice due to social distancing. Business is conducted on line and by email. Please contact a committee member to be invited. All welcome. 

Friars Forum

Our full colour quarterly publication delivered to residents containing minutes of meetings, topical articles contributed or suggested by local residents and adverts for local trades and services.


Quarterly Open Meetings

Each quarter we hold an open meeting with updates from our local councillors, council officers, police and often a speaker. Topical discussions help to gather resident’s views and contribute to consultations. Meetings are held at 7:30pm in All Saint’s Church Hall, Mudeford.

Local Councillors

Paul Hilliard and Lesley Dedman are the elected representatives for Friars Cliff and Mudeford on BCP Council. Councillor’s Surgeries are held prior to FCRA public meetings.  You may also contact them directly by email.

2020 November Committee Report

Meetings are suspended until further notice, but the committee continues to meet monthly. The committee rotates the chair role for meetings to share the burden on members.

August 2020 Summary of FCRA activity

With Covid preventing in-person meetings, this report offers a round up of FCRA activity. From green spaces, building and rubbish!

2020 March Public Meeting and AGM

  FRIARS CLIFF RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM HELD AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH HALL ON 1 MARCH 2020   APOLOGIES: Jan Peters, Lesley Dedman  PRESENT: Marianne Abley, Peter Skeggs, Steve Alves, Paul De Jonghe, Ann West, Ken West, Paul Hilliard (Cllr) and 23 residents....

2019 November Public Meeting

The main discussions included parking, FCRA policy on funding and residents’ wish to create an environment plan for our area. Jan Peters gave a short talk on the Centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society.

2019 September Public Meeting

New committee members have been appointed, but we still have a need for further support to manage advertising and a social programme. Notes contain a summary of the presentation and discussion with local police officers.

2019 June Public Meeting

Christchurch Town Council Clerk attended the meeting to introduce himself and talk about the roles and responsibilities of the Council

2019 March Public Meeting

The 2019 AGM accounts were presented and accepted. An update on the forthcoming introduction of the new unitary authority was explained.

2018 December Public Meeting

The meeting focused on the local government reorganization, The future of FCRA under the new regime and our open spaces. Gary Foyle, Team leader for community and recreation was the speaker and talked about recent problems with the jet skiers.

2018 September Public Meeting

The approved minutes from the September 2018 public meeting

2018 June Public Meeting

Richard Jones gave a comprehensive summary on the Community Governance Review. He explained that it was mechanism for the Borough Council to review and put in place or make changes to Governance arrangements at a community level within the area.

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