OTRA Coronavirus Neighbourly Care

If anyone is self isolating or vulnerable we have a team of volunteers who are happy to run errands, get supplies, walk dogs or just have a friendly supportive chat.

  • Charlotte Gardner Westbourne 07984 158083
  • John Marshall & Jennifer Marshall 02380 582380
  • Christine and Martin Benning (Prescriptions and phone support) 07956 040621 07811 572062
  • Claire Brand 07825 162367 (dog walking)
  • Andrew Christensen 07366078215
  • Carlotta 07340 718856
  • Helen Willis 07710541322
  • Vijay 07984240563 (text or whatsapp)
  • Jo Doyle
  • Carol Thomas 02380394874 (dog walking)
  • Fraser Sturt
  • Isabel Clarke 02380552546
  • Steve George 07772 532451 Nat George 07968 369311
  • Ruth & John O’Dea 02380678656
  • Derek Willis 07712 864795

Street reps

  • Dave White (Oakmount Ave) 07504 561 438 or 02380 919 234
  • Kate Whyley (Blenheim Ave) 07776250588
  • Josie Brown (Blenheim Ave) 07557 006988
  • Chris Romilly (Leigh Rd) 07425 140424
  • Ceri Dunn (Westbourne Crescent) 02380 554363 07828 440054

We have started a discussion on the forum see here

Please look out especially for the more vulnerable residents – help with shopping, keep in touch if they are in isolation – whatever you can do to help.

Oakmount Triangle Residents’ Association

The purpose of OTRA is to protect and promote the interests of the Oakmount Triangle and those who live there. Membership is open to residents in Blenheim Avenue, 1-5 Highfield Road, Leigh Road, Oakmount Avenue and Westbourne Crescent together with 19 Brookvale.

The Association does not levy a subscription but raises funds when needed through social events and voluntary donations. The Conservation Group is a sub-committee of the main committee.

Contact OTRA

Please get in touch!


We are always happy to answer any questions or help with planning applications. Please feel free to ask via telephone at 80554406, email via contact form here or on the community forum.

OTRA can only give informal advice, all decisions regarding planning applications set with SCC

The Oakmount Triangle

The triangle is situated in Highfield, Southampton adjacent to Southampton Common. The triangle shape is formed by Oakmount Avenue, Blenheim Avenue and Westbourne Crescent, intersected by Leigh Road. In addition to these roads, Nos 1 – 5 Highfield Road and 19 Brookvale Road are included.

The triangle was built mainly in the early part of the twentieth century by architect John Smith on the original site of Highfield House

Many of these stylish houses still boast their original features and the triangle is now a conservation area.

The Discussion Forum

This is where you can discuss anything of interest to residents of the triangle – news, items wanted, items for sale, tradespeople, local history, wildlife. Or just get to know each other. Just follow the link at the top of the page.


OTRA Constitution

OTRA Constitution

OTRA Events

The residents association is keen to foster a community spirit. In the past we have organised street parties and other events.

See all our latest events.

OTRA Committee Members

  • John Marshall
  • Colin Bagust
  • Pete Thomas (Chair)
  • Peter Bevan (Secretary)
  • Martin Benning (Treasurer)
  • Stephen Connolly
  • Malcolm White (Vice chair)
  • Jo Brown
  • Rafia Deader
  • Rob Heather
  • Dave White
  • Gulzar Sharif

Conservation Subcommittee

  • John Marshall
  • Rob Heather
  • Pete Thomas (Ex-officio)
  • Jo Brown (Secretary)
  • Rafia Deader
  • Colin Bagust
  • Dave White


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Southampton City Council – Planning
Highfield CE Primary School
Highfield After School Club
Highfield Church
CommonSense Preserving the character of the “Little Common”.
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