How to join us
Once you have paid your subscription, we will keep you informed of what is happening in our area by delivering The Bush Telegraph to your door every quarter. You will also receive a membership card which entitles you to attractive discounts from local shops and businesses in Leytonstone.
Year Subscription rate for each household is just £3 !
Benefits of BARA membership
- Quarterly newsletter 'The Bush Telegraph'
- Exclusive invitations to local events
- Local Business Discount Scheme
- News of your area about things that affect you
- Access to facebook page
- Rental of Garden Tables and Gazebos for your parties
- Purchase of individual visitor parking permits
- Chance to meet your neighbours
- Sense of community
- Membership of local history society
- Have your views represented
HOW BARA CAME ABOUT
Up until the late '70s, there were no barriers across Bushwood or Mornington Roads and traffic, including heavy lorries, used these two roads, together with Lister Road, as a 'rat run' to escape from the High Road to the Green Man roundabout. As an experiment the Council put in two temporary barriers. After a while, however, they deemed the barriers unnecessary and planned to remove them.
Residents in Bushwood and Lister decided to mount a protest and they came to all the houses in the area inviting people to a meeting one weekend at the Bushwood barrier. Such a large number turned up that the owners of 14 Bushwood invited the meeting to move into their loft room. Here it was decide that the local residents would leaflet the Council, attend Council meetings and pressurise them to keep the barriers.
The residents won! However it had not been easy to get a group of people together and so it was decide that, since a group now existed, it should be formed into a proper Residents Association so that, should another problem arise, there would be a band of people ready to deal with it - this Association became BARA.