The BURGES ESTATE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (BERA) is one of the largest residents associations in the country. BERA encompasses households on the Burges Estate and surrounding areas, including Thorpe Bay and West Shoebury.
In the past, we have looked into topics such as the proposed development of the Golf Club, unsuitable planning applications and restrictive covenants. As a collective voice, the residents of Thorpe Bay and its surrounding areas form a stronger group, and we have had many successes. We also arrange and pay for the planting of trees and bushes, pay and erect Christmas decorations in The Broadway, sponsor members coffee mornings, and offer free planning and legal advice.
We would very much welcome your input and are always looking for new members to join BERA. Membership is only £10 per year, per household, and we send out quarterly Newsletters, regular E-Newsletters and host full membership meetings once or twice per year.