Highcliffe Residents Association

A Community Interest Company


Highcliffe On Sea is a village in the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, and is located at the most Easterly point in the county. 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.

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The latest updates on subjects affecting resients of Highcliffe

Latest News

Recent decisions have now been made to replace the Zig Zag Path which is great news for residents and visitors alike. A full explanation is under the Zig Zag Path section. The Task and Finish Group at Christchurch Council have recommended the setting up of a Highcliffe and Walkford Neighbourhood Parish Council and a final decision is to be made at the full council meeting on Tuesday 4 September. A full explanation is under the "Community Governance Review" section

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Parish Council: A call to young people
Parish Council for Highcliffe

Highcliffe Residents’ Association is calling on younger people in the village to come forward …

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Jesmond Avenue
Jesmond Avenue

Planning Application refused 12 February 2018 Decision Notice Link to documentOfficer Report Link …

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Zig-Zag path
Zig Zag Path

The plans to rebuild the Zig Zag path have now been approved. The budget for the work is £88…

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Parish Council update August 2018
Parish Council for Highcliffe

Following the HRA submission put into Christchurch Borough Council about the possible setting up o…

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency
General news

As part of a modernisation programme for Her Majesty’s Coastguard , the Maritime and Coastguar…

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The Highcliffe Action Team update August 2018
The Highcliffe Action Team

The Executive Committee attended the latest meeting held at Highcliffe Golf Club on Wednesday 29 Aug…

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