Welcome to RARA

A little bit about RARA and what we do

Founded In


Civil Parishes

The Risborough Area Residents Association (RARA) represents around 560 households on an number of important issues.  We are a community-led, non-party political organisation that works with local government and other organisations on behalf of local residents.

RARA is a campaigning organisation that seeks to ensure that our members’ interests are promoted and protected. We seek to ensure that local and national government take the views of local residents into consideration when making decisions about the Risborough Area’s future and we lobby for improvements in local services and amenities.

All of our members live in the Risborough Area, which is defined as the six civil parishes of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton, Lacey Green, Princes Risborough, Longwick-cum-Ilmer, Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh and Ellesborough.

RARA was formed in 1988 to represent residents objecting to plans for 1,500 houses and a bypass on green fields between Park Mill and Mill Lane, in Monks Risborough. It’s depressing to find ourselves in a similar situation, some 25 years later.

Help Us Fight the Local Plan

Wycombe District Council’s current plan to build 2,500 homes in Princes Risborough will destroy our small market town for ever. Let’s stand up for Risborough and fight for a better deal..

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