Longbarn Residents’ Association is a non-political association with a membership of over 2500 residents. It is a lively and busy organisation involved in many issues that affect the lives of local people.  The aims of the association are to consider all matters affecting the Longbarn Community. This frequently involves lobbying local councillors, meeting with Council officers and discussion with outside agencies, such as the Police (who regularly attend our meetings), Muir Housing (who also attend our meetings), the Land Trust, The Home Office, Greencore Food and the Environment Agency. Other topics cover Litter (with regular litter picks), Dog Fouling, Traffic and Parking.

The Association was formed in 2012 and everyone who lives within the area of Longbarn, Warrington, Cheshire is a member and we have already an extensive portfolio of items that we have campaigned on. Membership is Free.

We hold six-weekly Members’ Meetings in Padgate Village Club throughout the year with the Annual General Meeting being held in September.  The Committee meet six-weekly before each of the full members’ meeting.

Should you wish to receive further information please contact the Secretary by filling in your details in the Contact Us form.

If you wish to contact us for any reason, or have an event to publish or an item of local news, then please complete the Contact Us form.


The Committee meet approximately every 6 weeks, and have a rolling agenda of items of relevance to the local community.

The Officers of the Committee are:

Chairman Geoff Orange chair@longbarnra.co.uk
Vice Chairman Bob McLaughlin

Minutes Secretary

Paul Adams

Rosa Dale



Treasurer treasurer@longbarnra.co.uk

The 2017/2018 members of the Committee, in addition to the Officers, are:

Raj Asani, Peter Bower, Rosa Dale, John Hill, Howard Klein, Linda Lappin, Bob McLaughin, Chris Merritt, Wendy Orange, David Pearson, Ann Sudlow, Martin Colwell, Gary Wells.

Non-Committee Members:

Although not part of the Committee there are other residents that provide the Association with invaluable help and resource.


Greencore Sub-committee : David Pearson – Lead, Brian Swan, John Moreton-Evans

Land Trust & NCA Sub-committee : Geoff Orange – Lead, Clem Lawton, Jim Smith, Howard Klein, Neil Williams, Richard Robinson

Social Housing Sub-committee : Chris Merrit – Lead, David Pearson, Raj Asani

WBC Sub-Committee :  Howard Klein, Alan Pattinson, Paul Adams

Social Sub-committee :  Lead (vacant), Sheila Westwood, Wendy Orange, John Hill, Martin Colwell

Friends of Padgate Station : Bob McLaughlin – Lead, Geoff Orange, Steve Rydzkowski

Communications Sub-Committee : Paul Adams – Lead, Raj Asani, Gareth Butch, Richard Robinson, Rosa Dale, Jim Smith.

Councillor Contacts

Councillor Diana Bennett (Poulton North)

email: dbennett3@warrington.gov.uk

Mobile: 07814 182887

Councillor Graham Friend (Poulton North) – Deputy Leader of the Council

Mobile: 07909 001392

email: gfriend@warrington.gov.uk

Councillor Russell Purnell (Poulton North)

Mobile: 07814 152533

email: rpurnell@warrington.gov.uk

Council contact/Democratic & Member Services/E-mail: jpickering@warrington.gov.uk

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