If you are not yet a member of the SBPRA and you want to join, a membership application form must be completed and passed to the committee. The information below explains how to join, or to renew your membership.
Please note under the current Government Mobile Home Regulations, members voting rights are limited to one per household.
Application for new membership
For a new membership application form:
- Open the MEMBERSHP FORM and download the document. Print the form (not the attached flyer) and complete the details.
- Hand your completed form to your Street Champion or SBPRA Committee Member responsible for membership and collection of membership fees.
- If you're unable to print the form yourself, please ask your Street Champion or SBPRA Committee Member to provide you with a form.
Very Important: If you do not consent to the way your data is collected and stored by the SBPRA by ticking the box on the bottom right hand side of the membership form, the SBPRA cannot process your application or send you unsolicited information by letter or email. (As a small voluntary organisation we are not obliged to follow the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) rules, however, to ensure that the personal data we collect is as secure as possible we will follow GDPR regulations).
Current members renewing annual membership fee
There is no need to complete a new member application form.
If required you will be asked by your Street Champion or SBPRA Committee Member responsible for membership and collection of membership fees, to sign a document agreeing to the way the SBPRA store and process your personal data.
Very Important: If you do not consent to the way your data is collected and stored by the SBPRA by completing and signing the document, the SBPRA cannot process your application or send you unsolicited information by letter or email. (As a small voluntary organisation we are not obliged to follow the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) rules, however, to ensure that the personal data we collect is as secure as possible we will follow GDPR regulations).
Current Annual Membership Fees
For the year 2022/2023 the membership fee is:
- Dual Occupancy: £12.00
- Reduced Single Occupancy: £6.00 (at the discretion of the SBPRA Committee)
A receipt will be given by the SBPRA for payment of membership fees. Please ensure that you are given a copy of the receipt when paying your fees.
Date of Collection of 2023/2024 Fees: TBC
2022/2023 Membership Fee Review
11th May 2022: Message from SBPRA Vice-Chairman: Gary Wakeling.
Since the formation of the first Residents Association around 4 years ago, the RA Committee has strived to keep the cost of membership fee to £10.00 per year.
This equates to £0.83 per month. With the ever increasing number of residents moving onto the park at different times of the year, this is beginning to create an administrative and accounting nightmare when collecting new part year memberships.
The SBPRA wishes to collect yearly memberships on mass each year, starting from the 1st of June 2022 and repeating each year thereafter.
For new Members moving onto Sandy Bay after the 1st June, the RA has agreed a Pro rata fee per remaining months of the year. If yearly membership remains at £10.00 or £0.83 per month, street collections become very complicated where individual calculations are needed for each member. RA Street Champions would also need to carry various denominations of change when collecting fees.
The Committee proposes to increase yearly membership to £12.00, equating to £1.00 per month.
Membership calculations then become much simpler, e.g membership of 7 months = £7.00 & membership of 9 months = £9.00 etc with only pound coins needed to be carried by our street champions.
The increase from £10.00 to £12:00 is a 20% increase and this may sound like a large increase, however this only equates to £2.00 per year or 0.547 pence per day which we believe most members will agree is miniscule. Feedback garnished from a handful of residents have suggested this.
Furthermore, costs of consumables and facilities used by the SBPRA have increased over time several fold. These include rental of facilities for AGMs, Printer consumables, receipt books and our recent application to the Tribunal Court for official recognition of the Residents Association. Going forward, the Residents Association will need to hire rooms for Committee meetings each month. These at present are taking place in Committee Members' homes which is far from ideal.
All Committee members give considerable time and effort free of charge and have as in the case of the new Sandy Bay Website used their own money to provide this service for members.
I hope the reasoning behind the fee increase explains why it is needed and that you agree, even at £12.00 per year this still represents excellent value for money as the RA continues members representation with the new park owners Royale Life.
Gary Wakeling Vice-Chairman
On behalf of Sandy Bay Park RA