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Welcome to the Romford RA - in association with the Pettits RA
The Romford Residents Association, now the Pettits Residents' Association was formed by like minded people with a common goal, to promote and enhance the experience for Romford’s
residents and visitors.
Romford is a diverse and welcoming town in the London Borough of Havering, the first recorded settlements
in 55 A.D, when its name was Durolitum, a camp for the Roman army en route from Londinium to Caesaromagnus (Chelmsford). The site of
Durolitum is unknown, but it was possibly at Hare Street, Gidea Park.
The Marshalls Park Residents’ Association was formed at a meeting held in May 1989, mainly because it was an area that was so well-off that,
paradoxically, it was neglected!
The first Annual General Meeting was in that September, but before then the R A had organized a protest about parking in Marshalls Park Upper School; had got a van habitually parked in North Street moved; got street repairs in Seymer Road carried out; and acotched a rumour that the Town Hall was to be further extended. At that first AGM Douglas Cresswell of Havering Drive was elected Chairman, with Elliott Porte as his Deputy; Ian Wilkes of Park Drive became Secretary and Keith Penfold of The Chase was Treasurer. Membership Secretary was Valerie Evans of Park End Road and the General Committee had ten further members. At that time the Association had 150 households in membership.