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About LRA
Background – the early days

The LRA story began with the discovery of the limitations that political structure put on local government. This came to a head in 1980, and LRA's early history runs remarkably parallel to events surfacing across the nation during the 1980s and 1990s. The potted history below is dedicated to the founders, workers, ordinary members, and even our sometime critics -to everyone has played a part in the growth of LRA.

2004
LRA gain a majority on the Town Council

Rectory Lane Oak

2004
LRA website launched
High Road enhancement
2002
First LRA Farmers Market
Roding Gateway environmental project
2001
First hospitals bus runs
2004 LRA website




2000
Millenium project: Loughton Soundscape CD
2002 First LRA Farmers Market
1996
First LRA Town Councillors elected





1996
Parish Council (Loughton Town Council) established
2000 Millenium project: Loughton Soundscape CD
1996
Children’s playground completed

1983
LRA's Loughton Life first published and distributed

1982
First LRA District Councillors elected

1981
First LRA County Councillor elected

1981
Loughton Day
1996 Children’s playground completed

1981
LRA's newsletter first published and distributed


1981
LRA starts campaigning for a Town Council for Loughton, and for a children’s playground.

1980
Developing Loughton published and distributed to oppose supermarket development

1980
LRA planning applications monitoring system set up

Loughton Life

And for interest, many decades before the Loughton Residents Association, there was a Loughton Ratepayers Association.Loughton Ratepayers Association 1939 Sign