Welcome to the Pagham and District Residents’ Association website. We hope that you will find this site useful and informative about the events happening in Pagham.
We have been supporting the community since 1964 and the first shopping services for the elderly and disadvantaged in Pagham began in 1971 with trips to Bognor Shops on a Tuesday and Thursday. This door to door service has now expanded to offer a service every day. We carried almost 2,000 passengers to the shops last year and a further 1,300 passengers for other events and local charitable organisations. An impressive workload for a small community like Pagham.
Chairman’s Message – March 2020
Just as I was hoping to make the point that the awful weather of February was well behind us, we have now all been affected by the Coronavirus. We can only apologise for having to suspend the use of the Association’s Minibus. We know how important this service is to you, not only for shopping and the Coffee Mornings but the fact that you meet your friends. For some this is probably the only opportunity to meet them. This also clearly affects so many others, whether it’s the Monday Swimming Club, The Luncheon Club, The Chestnuts and last but not least, The Ramblers.
As a Committee we take our responsibilities to you and our volunteers seriously and we have a duty of care to ensure all is well during your time with us, so unfortunately, we have had to make this very difficult decision. If you become aware of one of your neighbours requiring support with their shopping during these difficult times, please ask them to ring me on 268768.
The Annual General Meeting has also had to be suspended to a later date, hopefully in June, but we will keep you fully updated. In the meantime, the current committee will continue the great work we all know they do.
Unfortunately the news does not get any better. Just as we have launched our excursion programme for 2020, we have to announce that we have regrettably had to cancel the early Minibus trips to Denmans Gardens at Fontwell, The Jane Austen House at Alton and the full day trip to the beautiful Leonardslee Gardens, near Horsham. Hopefully these will be the last we have to cancel or suspend. We may still be able to operate the Minibus trips at a later date and will keep you updated. We thank you for your great support on the remaining trips and subject to the Coronavirus we look forward to seeing you on them.