East Grinstead Society

Welcome to the East Grinstead Society

The East Grinstead Society, which is independent and self-financing, was formed in 1968 to protect the historic town centre, the wider town and its environs, from detrimental building activity that could impact the unique local architectural heritage and the town’s identity.

In order to achieve this, the Society undertakes the following key activities:

  1. Monitors and provides feedback to all local planning applications and keeps watch on strategic developments in the district.
  2. Ensures that the fabric and ambience of the Town Conservation Area are maintained in accordance with the quality of the town’s heritage.
  3. Alerts Town and District Councils where practical improvements such as footpath renewal are needed.
  4. Produces and maintains ‘Historic East Grinstead’ signs for visitors.
  5. Installs and maintains memorial seats for the benefit of residents and visitors.

Society feedback on local planning activities is welcomed and held in high regard by East Grinstead Town Council and Mid Sussex District Council.

Parking charges

Read our letter to MSDC here