SLARA is a Residents Association based in Birtley, a mile south of the "Angel of the North".
The Association represents nearly 300 households in central / west Birtley. Our aims include working to improve our environment, encouraging social inclusion and supporting local projects and initiatives.
George Street Pocket Park was created by this Association for use by the whole community. Each Spring we try to have a 'Community Clean Up Day' at the park, with refreshments afterwards.
We also arrange outings / day trips for local residents and their friends; and hold annual gardens / backyards / sunflowers competitions, coffee mornings, social events and children's treasure hunts.
Annual membership is just £2 per household.
Although most of our meetings are held at Birtley's Methodist Church Hall this Association is independent of all religious, ethnic, social and political groups. Anyone may attend our meetings which are held at approximately 2-monthly intervals. The Annual General Meeting takes place in October or November.
See the Church's external notice board for details of meetings and forthcoming events.
SLARA is a founder member of the Birtley Community Partnership and has been in existence since 1999.