East Grinstead Society

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A History of the British Seaside in 100 Objects

JUBILEE PROJECT UPDATE: TOWN COUNCIL BACKING?

Hopefully another step forward in the East Grinstead Society’s Jubilee project to restore the High Street drinking fountain! Last night the Town Council’s Amenities and Tourism Committee agreed to move forward in principle with the Society on the project, including taking ownership from the District Council of the fountain. A final decision awaits a Town […]

Wakehurst, Kew and the National Trust – A Talk by Paul Reader

Town Council to Discuss Fountain!

Society members will know that we are working hard on the restoration of the High Street drinking fountain as our key project to mark the Platinum Jubilee for the Town as a whole. This is fitting as the foundation was given to the Town in 1887 to mark the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. We are […]

District Plan Consultation: Our view is ‘Extreme Disappointment’!

We have commented on both the original Draft Plan in November 2019 and subsequent variances the ensuing period to July 2020. Our overall position is one of extreme disappointment at the lack of recognition of the points made in both our submissions. We note that this reflects the Town Council’s position on its comments. We […]

Next Meeting – February 16th

The “Ups and Downs” of being a local representative – A Talk by Councillor Rex Whittaker

2021/22 Meetings Programme

We show below our meetings schedule for the next year. Meetings are FREE to members and £5 for visitors – who are always warmly welcomed. Visitors joining the Society on the night are of course refunded their £5: membership costs £15 a year. We serve coffee and biscuits too which makes our meetings both entertaining […]

SOCIETY AGM SUCCESS!

The East Grinstead Society had a fantastic return to normal business with its AGM last Thursday with its first face to face meeting since February 2020. The Society met at the Jubilee Centre, which will be its new home from now on for meetings: with a full programme now announced into 2022. Chairman James Baldwin […]

AGM and New Meetings Schedule!

Members are being informed of details of our AGM which will now be on October 14 at the Jubilee Centre. The AGM will also launch our new meetings programme . More details to follow next week!

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