The St. Mary’s Island Residents’ Association Ltd. (SMIRA) is run by unpaid volunteers who work, on behalf of the residents, with various agencies and entities which have an influence on life on the Island.
These include Chatham Maritime Trust, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who took over from SEEDA and who own the undeveloped land, Countryside Maritime Limited (CML) (the developers), Medway Council, Barratt Homes, Redrow, Moat Housing and Arriva Buses (see Island bus timetable).
We produce a yearly newsletter which is distributed to all residences on the island whether they are members or not. SMIRA currently has over 670 members and our membership strengthens our effectiveness when dealing with outside agencies in order to get our views across.
As a resident homeowner on St. Mary's Island you are entitled to apply for membership of SMIRA and would be welcome to attend any of the board meetings held every 6 weeks in the Community Centre.
Please click here to download an Application Form or fill it in online, and return it to our registered office. You will then receive a membership certificate. Only one person in any household can be a named member with a vote but the certificate enables both to attend meetings.
Please click on meetings for dates and times of meetings, plus copies of the minutes from previous meetings.
Every six weeks SMIRA holds a Board meeting at the Community Centre which is open to all. At these meetings issues concerning the residents of the island are discussed with other interested parties who include representatives from Chatham Maritime Trust and our local councillors. It gives residents the opportunity to raise issues and ask questions of those people who influence life on the island.
Membership of SMIRA does not mean you have to attend these meetings (we wouldn’t have the room to accommodate everyone) but anyone is welcome to attend.
Membership of SMIRA is free to qualifying residents. However, if you would like to support SMIRA, a cheque for £10.00 made out to SMIRA would help cover administrative costs for your application and would be appreciated.
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This page last modified February 23, 2015