The Sanderstead Residents' Association welcomes new members to take part in its role in supporting local organisations for the young, the elderly and the well being of Sanderstead.

The Association which is non political and non sectarian is governed by its Constitution under which its aim is the promotion of the interests of the residents of Sanderstead.


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Sanderstead News

The Association's newsletter, "Sanderstead News", is posted to all members of the Association and provides reports from our MP, the Ward Councillors and our Chairman. There are articles of local interests and advice on security matters provided by the police and Neighbourhood Watch. The magazine lists local organisations with their contacts and diaries of events. These items are also now available on this website. A youth page provides parents with information on all the Sanderstead youth activities from toddler age, to teenagers; for Scouts, Guides and sport.

Email Newsletter

From time to time the Association would like to be able to contact members via an email newsletter. If you would like to receive this news please follow this link to sign up your name and email address. Sign up here for Email Newsletter


The 2022 AGM was held on Thursday 12 May at 7.30 pm in All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, CR2 9AB. Read the Chairman's report here.

Role of the Association

Today the role of the association is to promote the interests of Sanderstead and its residents in several ways. We are able to provide financial support to assist and promote Sanderstead based organisations perform their work within our community. We also continue to undertake the traditional role of a Residents' Association; resisting planning applications likely to disadvantage residents and raising concerns about matters such as the proposed closure of the Sanderstead Library and the Purley Swimming Pool.

Local Councillors

Details of the Sanderstead Ward Councillors, Lynne Hale, Yvette Hopley and Helen Redfern, can be found on the Contacts page, along with all the officers of the Sanderstead Residents' Association.

Read the latest news from our Councillors on The Sanderstead blog.

Useful information

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Saturday 24 September

Sanderstead Community Day

Regular events

2nd Saturday of the month

Litter picking on Sanderstead Rec

Wednesdays and Fridays

Toddler Groups at All Saints

Fortnightly on a Friday

Coffee Pot at All Saints

Fortnightly on a Tuesday

Coffee Club at Methodist Church

One Saturday a month

Friends of Purley Beeches work parties

Last Wednesday of the month

Sanderstead Local History Group

2nd Thursday of month

The Arts Society Croydon

4th Tuesday of the month

The Arts Society Sanderstead

4th Monday of the month

Sanderstead library reading group

Become a member

Find out about joining the SRA here.


Grants Available

The Association has a small fund available to make grants to suitable local projects. Please follow the link to find out how to apply.


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Local Organisations supported by SRA

Since 2012 the Association has funded, made donations to or provided the following:

  • Christmas Lights in Elmfield Way
  • Coulsdon and Purley Festival
  • Purley Food Hub
  • Croydon Voluntary Association Relief Fund
  • Friends of Sanderstead Recreation Ground and Green Spaces
  • BME forum
  • Diwali
  • Police bicycles
  • One tin bins
  • Remembrance poppies
  • Sanderstead Library
  • Signs in King's Wood
  • South East Cancer Help Centre
  • Sanderstead Neighbourhood Watch
  • Hamsey Green pond
  • 18th Purley Scouts, for flood protection work
  • Croydon Carers Centre
  • Friends of Kingswood
  • 8th Sanderstead Brownies
  • Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care
  • Selsdon Centre for the Retired
  • Repair of Sanderstead War Memorial vandalised by metal thieves
  • Bench seat on the Gruffy by the Sanderstead Pond
  • The Mayor’s Charity 2014
  • Books and display stand for Sanderstead Library
  • Friends of Wettern Tree Gardens
  • Friends of Croham Hurst Woods
  • Friends of Purley Beeches
  • Christmas Lights in the Village
  • Sanderstead Churches Floating Shelter
  • 8th Purley Scout Group "Girls enjoy Scouting"
  • 16th Purley Scout Group contribution for World Jamboree
  • 2nd Hamsey Green Scout Group repairs to scout hut
  • Sanderstead Brownies 100th Birthday
  • Selsdon Little Football League Sponsorship
  • “Hear Me Speak” competition for Sanderstead Primary Schools

In addition Local Councillors have donated grants to the following from their community budget

  • GayPride
  • Priscillas
  • Bus stop Bench
  • CR2020
  • Lily Pad appeal
  • Raghuvanshi
  • Memorial Hall Sign
  • Floating Shelter
  • Horticultural Society
  • 2nd Hamsey Green Scounts
  • 18th Purley Scouts
  • British Legion
  • Soul Symphony

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