Highcliffe Residents' Association

A Community Interest Company


Dear HRA Members,

Use of The Old School during the COVID-19 crisis

As from 3rd December 2020, new COVID-19 restrictions mean that it is now possible to hire the Main Hall in The Old School for certain group activities subject to strict observance of Tier 2 COVID restrictions.

These restrictions include:

  • "organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with)". "you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place". (For the official Government guidance on current restrictions click here).

It is the responsibility of event organisers to determine that their activity is permitted, and if so to ensure compliance with COVID guidelines including:

  • maintaining social distancing at all times between people from different households
  • sanitising touchable surfaces before every session (and if possible after)
  • ensuring that participants observe requirements to sanitise their hands, and to wear face coverings (unless exempt)
  • maintaining good ventilation during sessions

Enquiries about hiring the halls should be made via the contact form below or by email to our Bookings Secretary at

Richard Reader
HRA CIC Director and secretary
on behalf of the HRA Board

3 December 2020

AGM - please see update regarding the AGM here

To download our latest newsletter (September 2020) please click here

Cover of September 2020 newsletter


Highcliffe is part of the town of Christchurch, but now has its own Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council. From 1 April 2019 it became part of the Unitary Authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The village boasts beautiful unspoiled beaches, unsurpassed clifftop views, nature reserves, wildlife areas, and much more, including historic Highcliffe Castle.

The Residents Association was formed in 1945 to ensure that the unique character of the village and its surroundings are maintained. It has grown to be a powerful voice in local affairs, campaigning ceaselessly to preserve the lasting character of the area.

In 2007 the Association became a Community Interest Company, which gave many benefits, not least of which was to allow the Association, both Executive and membership, to be more effective in campaigning for the future of Highcliffe.

To download our latest newsletter (September 2020) please click here

To view documents relating to the CIC please see the documents page

Images above and below courtesy of In The Frame, Highcliffe
Needles from Highcliffe

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