Meeting Details

STRA meet approximately six times a year with the May meeting being the Annual General Meeting. Details of meetings and venues are shown in the calander below. Click on the tabs below to see different views of our meetings calendar. STRA meetings are highlighted in green.

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The next STRA general meeting will take place at: St Andrews Church as follows;


STRA meeting                                 Tuesday 29 May 2018


Time:                                               8.00 pm -  9.30 pm.


St Andrews Church, 956 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QA (


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May Meeting - 2017 AGM


STRA’s seventh Annual General Meeting took place in St. Andrew’s Church on 30th May. Outgoing Chairman George Sabaratnam opened the meeting, agreed the minutes of last year’s AGM and delivered the Chairman’s Report before the annual accounts were presented and agreed. The incoming Chairman, John Carroll, was elected on the night.


Serving committee members were re-elected to their positions, with three new additions: Thandiwe Ngema will serve as Social Organiser; Satwinder Riyat is to be Committee Member ­– Administration; while Ruaidhrí Carroll became STRA’s Communication Secretary.


A secret ballot was held to fill the post of Treasurer because two members had put their names forward to fill the vacancy left by the outgoing Val Gordon. Mary Farrell was elected to the position, having previously performed a similar role at another organisation.


An amendment was made to STRA’s constitution to comply with the criteria for the renewal of STRA’s forum status, in line with the advice of officials in the Planning Department of Brent Council. The outgoing Chairman and the Secretary signed off on the amendment following ratification by a majority vote of the membership.


Priorities for 2017/18 were decided. These include: renewal of STRA’s Neighbourhood Forum status; regular distribution of a newsletter; updating the website to encourage member interaction; regular meetings to increase local business involvement; more social events; forward proposals for CIL-funded projects to the Council before the 30th July deadline.


Forthcoming events and meetings were also discussed. STRA will be conducting a litter pick in Butler’s Green between 10am-2pm on 24th June. Reverend Greville Thomas kindly invites STRA members to attend St. Andrew’s Summer Fete, also on 24th June, between 12-3pm. Paul Lorber extended an invitation for all residents to a Picnic in the Park on Sunday 9th July, to be hosted by Friends of Barham Library.


STRA meetings will be taking place on Tuesday 11th July, Tuesday 12th September and Tuesday 14th November. (Please note there will be no meeting in December.)


The Leader of Brent Council, Muhammed Butt, was in attendance, as was Sudbury Councillor Mary Daly. Cllr Butt presented outgoing Chairman George Sabaratnam with a bottle of champagne and a photo book of STRA memories in appreciation of his many years of service.


Cllr Butt also presented Maud Commins, landlady of The Swan, with a bottle of champagne and a framed certificate as an expression of gratitude for her longstanding support as a business member of STRA. While it’s sad to see Maud go, STRA wishes her the best of luck as she returns home to Ireland.

August meeting


At the August meeting residents heard a talk from Yogini Patel, Senior Regulatory Service Manager, Regulatory Services Regeneration and Environmental Services, Brent Council with discussion focussing on how resident's can oppose a licencing application.

Mary Farrell then spoke about the Sudbury in Bloom project. This was followed by a talk from John Carroll about​ planning applications in Sudbury and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

STRA meeting


At the latest STRA meeting members heard about the plans to redevelop the forecourt at Sudbury Town Station, the Sudbury in Bloom activities and progress on the High-Street Fund. It was also STRA's fifth anniversary and the photograph shows George and Renu cutting the cake.

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To become a member of STRA click here for an application form. Your £6 membership fee and your support could help Sudbury to be cleaner, greener, safer.


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Next Meeting 

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Social Media

STRA has two Facebook Pages, one for general STRA matters and one for events. Sudbury Town also has its own FaceBook page.