Lumsden Avenue Residents' Association (LARA)

Welcome to "Team Lumsden", the website of the Lumsden Avenue Residents' Association (LARA).

Team Lumsden is for all our resident friends and neighbours, working to build a local community. A copy of our current constitution can be found here.

Supported by Southampton City Council


We were lucky enough to receive a generous grant from Southampton City Council's Community Chest fund to get us started. These funds allowed us to cover the administrative costs of running our voluntary community organisation, while we established ourselves, and we were very grateful for the funding. We're now completely self-funded through community events that we organise.

Meetings and Events

Our inaugural meeting was in March 2012. Our formal AGMs are held at the Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton, SO15 3HF. After meetings (from approx. 9:15pm), there is often an informal social in the Freemantle Arms, Albany Street. We meet approximately every other month in a part-social, part-business meeting which is typically in someone's home. We also try to hold two-or-three events each year.

Our next meetings are:

Other relevant meetings are:

What we're doing & what we've done

We've established our street as a Neighbourhood Watch area and a No Cold Calling Zone. Generally, we want to make our road and area an even safer and even more pleasant place to live.

We also encourage residents to use the Southampton Fix My Street service to alert Southampton City Council to problems, enabling them to fix them. We're working to combat littering and fly tipping so have signed up with Keep Britain Tidy – see our certificate and a photo from our involvement in a community clear-up event on 11 August 2012.

Finally, we currently plan to hold a street party each year as a mechanism to build the community in Lumsden Avenue and beyond.

Get in touch

Probably the best way for residents to get in touch and join our online community is to join our Team Lumsden Facebook Group.

Alternatively, you can email us at

E-Mailing Lists

We have two e-mailing lists for street residents. The aims of both of these lists are to keep all subscribed residents informed.

There is also an e-mailing list to aid communication and discussion of LARA coordination between committee members (doing the admin behind all the volunteer members of LARA).

You will need to act on confirmation emails sent to you. Please check your junk folders, particularly if you use hotmail.
You may need to add the following addresses to your 'safe senders' list before subscribing:

If you still do not receive the confirmation emails please click one of the Email for help links above.

Where we are

Lumsden Avenue is located in Southampton and its houses are in one of three UK postcodes:

Lumsden Avenue consists of 75 residential properties (including those where a house has been converted into two properties) and one business (a vehicle service & repair garage at 4 Lumsden Avenue).

Lumsden Avenue is in the Freemantle Ward of Southampton City Council in the county of Hampshire.

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Branding & Font

LARA uses the Southampton font set for its logo and promotional materials that it produces. Elsewhere, Arial (or another similar sans-serif font) is used. The Southampton fonts used to be freely downloadable to use with the Discover Southampton's Brand and Identity guidelines.


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