The Residents Advisory Panel (RAP) met in May. The panel provides an effective sounding board and source of advice on activities, policies and processes. The eight members of RAP meet twice a year in Wallingford; anyone interested in joining should contact the chairman of the panel, John Lavin. Appointments are normally for a three-year period.

At the May meeting alarm call procedures were discussed together with the role of the estate manager in an emergency, looking at how to achieve the best response and reduce non-emergency use. The panel also expressed a strong interest in supporting sales through Cognatum Property. It saw the involvement of this specialist agency in marketing as the best way to protect property values and to ensure that buyers are well informed about the lifestyle they were moving into.