Welcome to the website of the Birdwood Area Residents' Association (BARA)
The Birdwood Area Residents' Association was formed to promote neighbourliness and a sense of community and to form a conduit to the City and County councils about issues related to this area.
We cover Birdwood Road and all roads leading off it:
Birdwood Road; Tiverton Way; Ancaster Way; Trevone Place; Britten Place; Robert May Close; Teynham Close; Budleigh Close; Taunton Close; The Spinney; Chalmers Road; Gray Road; Ward Road; St Thomas's Road; St Thomas's Square.
If you think there is a general problem for the area, do contact us. We'd also love to hear from you if you have any ideas for future events or anything to increase neighbourliness. If you prefer, you can put a note through the door at 52 Birdwood Road.
Our email list is growing. Contact us and tell us your address and email and we'll stop sending you a paper copy of our newsletter. You'll receive our newsletter electronically and occasionally some emails that are time sensitive but we keep these to a minimum. Your data will be safely stored and will not be given to anybody else.
For those who are not keen on technology we have two noticeboards in the area. If you'd like to add something to them post them through the door at 52 Birdwood Road.
We are pleased to announce our new Community Library
This is a very grand name for bookshelves in a telephone box. The phone box in Birdwood Rd is unusual in that it still has a working telephone. Now it also has shelves at the back for book and magazine swaps. Do please bring and take. If it gets too full, we’ll clear out the extra and take it to charity shops. As this is an open box, please keep to the shelves and don’t leave anything on the floor – it will get wet!