East Grinstead Society


There has been significant debate on Facebook regarding the temporary structures around the Tasting Rooms and By the Fountain to encourage al fresco dining. The East Grinstead Society is passionate about protecting our beautiful High Street but equally recognises it needs to be a living space!

So, on balance we are supportive about the initiative as good for the Town, its well-being and prosperity. That said, we are concerned there seems to have been little consultation about the design of the structures to ensure they can fit in as well as possible with the incomparable street scene. We would like to see efforts made now to soften their impact whilst still providing the much needed benefits of outdoor dining.