A community association is a nongovernmental association of participating members of a community, such as a neighborhood, village, condominium, cooperative, or group of homeowners or property owners in a delineated geographic area. Participation may be voluntary, require a specific residency, or require participation in an intentional community. Community associations may serve as social clubs, community promotional groups, service organizations, youth sports group or quasi-governmental groups.
Why is a Community Association Important?
- It gives us recognition by statutory authorities, local and national, as numerical strength gives us influence and credibility.
- To support representation for or against planning and licensing applications.
- For effective campaigning on local issues and help protect and preserve the area in which we live.
- To give ourselves an additional voice in local affairs and liaise between our two Community Councils: Newcastle Higher and Ynysawdre and show we care about our community.
- By being an active member of the community and larger community network, giving future opportunities for social interaction and participation in social events.