The Molesey Residents’ Association has been working for Molesey since 1965 and provides all year round support for the environment in Molesey. Help us keep Molesey a lovely place to live.
Nearly 50 years ago, when Molesey came under the then Esher District Council, the public was not allowed to attend council meetings. Molesey residents were hence unaware when there was a plan going through the (Conservative dominated) council to demolish all the houses in Palace, Wolsey and Arnison Roads and replace them with high-rise London overspill housing.
When, at a very late stage, Molesey residents discovered the truth of what was proposed, there was a huge outcry and the plan was eventually dropped – and the area is now a conservation area!
The victorious residents decided that the only way to ensure that in future they knew what was going on and to have a say in council affairs was to put up some of their own for election to the council. They had great success and, in 1965, formed the Molesey Residents Association and the MRA now represents the whole of Molesey with 5 MRA Councillors on Elmbridge Council and a MRA County Councillor on Surrey County Council.
We are nothing to do with any political party and our sole concern is to do our best for what is right for Molesey, which is exactly what we have stood for ever since the MRA was formed.
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Published on August 16, 2021
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