On Thursday 12th September
2002, a public meeting was held at St. Thomas Church Hall.
The meeting was organised by a steering committee with the intention of forming
a residents association for the improved environment of Mow Cop. There had
been a few meetings by the steering committee in order to draft a constitution
for the committee and also to begin action to obtain custodianship of the
the waste ground opposite St. Thomas Church.
Since then the MCRA have gone from strength to strength, and have been involved
in many community projects, from building a safe footpath for children to
sponsoring a Luncheon Club for Senior Citizens. In 2005 they re-instaed the
famous Killer Mile Race which now has over 700 runners on a regular basis.
The Killer Mile is one of the many events and fundraising projects for the
In 2014 they were awarded
the Queens Award for Voluntary Service
The MCRA a currently
fundraising to repair the roof of the Community Hall, and are involved
with maintaining land at the bottom of Chapel Bank, the upkeep of various
planters ( with other Residents), providing the annual Christmas tree
at the top of Moorlands Rd, and supporting the weekly luncheon club at