The Beckenham Neighbourhood Association is a non-partisan group dedicated to promoting community spirit, neighbourliness, mutual support and information-sharing in Beckenham.
The Neighbourhood Association keeps up-to-date information on river issues, in particular those relating to sewage discharges, sedimentation and flooding.
The suburb of Beckenham is entirely bounded on three sides by the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River with a northern demarcation around Fisher Ave or Tennyson St.
The Beckenham Neighbourhood Association neighbourhood is concerned about the health of the waterway. Residential areas in the 'loop' are susceptible to flooding, sometimes persistently, pollution and sedimentation.