About Effingham Residents Association (EFFRA)

The Effingham Residents Association (EFFRA) was founded in 1966

EFFRA’s objectives are to:

  • To safeguard and promote the interests of the Ratepayers and Residents of the Parish of Effingham.
  • To assist the just, efficient and economical government of Effingham.
  • To render assistance in all matters for the benefit of the Ratepayers and Residents collectively and individually.
  • To encourage all Ratepayers and Residents to take an active part in local affairs.
  • To investigate reasonable complaints of Members in reference to the affairs of the village of Effingham.
  • To secure the return of Members to the Borough Council and Parish Council who support the aims and objectives of the Association.
  • To communicate directly with Councillors and Councils on a range of village related matters.


The Newsletter is delivered to most homes in the parish, and is available on the website here. We are currently not able to cover the far southern part and we would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to cover that area. We have also been asked by residents just over our boundary for copies of the Newsletter so we are making copies available in the following places:

  • The Bakery, The Street, Effingham
  • Bevan’s Butchers, The Street, Effingham
  • Bookham Library
  • Effingham MiniMart, Effingham Junction
  • Horsley Library
  • KGV, Browns Lane, Effingham
  • Loolabels at the KGV
  • Sibleys, Guildford Road, Effingham
  • The Vineries, Lower Road, Effingham


All Effingham residents over 18 are automatically members, unless they choose to decline. Currently membership is free of charge. Any company having premises in Effingham is entitled to nominate a representative to become a member by applying to the Executive Committee via the Secretary.


The Executive Committee of EFFRA consists of the Honourable Secretary, Honourable Treasurer, and up to 10 other members, who are elected annually at the AGM. The Chairman and vice-Chairman are elected at first meeting of the Committee. The Committee usually meets monthly to discuss local matters and to press for action where needed. Meeting minutes are published on the website here

The membership of the Committee is published here.


An electronic copy of the Constitution is available upon request to the Secretary or can be read here