What We're All About

AHDA (Aldborough Hatch Defence Association) was formed in 1977 by the Revd, Bill Barnes, (Vicar of St Peter’s from 1966 to 1982), to monitor and protect the environment of Aldborough Hatch. 

We continue this by representing the relevant concerns of residents regarding the local environment and in so doing to defend, protect and enhance the green space, wildlife and local heritage.

As part of this commitment, we aim to oversee and participate in such community projects as ‘The Clean Up the Hatch Day ‘and the management of the Dick Turpin Orchard Project’.

We work closely with other local resident associations along with heritage and environmental groups.

The AHDA is recognised by the London Borough of Redbridge and we seek to engage with policy makers, Councillors, the local Council and the media.

AHDA welcomes all residents from our local diverse community.

The Association consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer along with other Executive Officers who include Membership secretary, Public Relations Officer, Green Belt Monitor, Dick Turpin Orchard Monitor and Planning Applications Monitor.

Executive Officers are elected by the Members of AHDA at the AGM (Annual General Meeting).

Membership is open to any person over 18 years old completing the membership form and paying the minimum subscription/joining fee as determined by the AGM.

Full members and Family Members have voting rights at AGM, Associate members to not have voting rights.