Northiam Conservation Society

Treasuring the past… and looking to the future

Northiam is in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ (AONB) with a designated Conservation Area running from the junction of Beales Lane/Main Street to Brickwall House and gardens (Frewen College). The village has many listed buildings and structures, including some Grade 1 and Grade II* listings.  AONBs, Conservation Areas, and Listed Buildings each carry specific requirements in terms of planning applications - over and above what is normally required - and maintaining these is important for the enjoyment of current residents and future generations. A number of trees in the village have Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) on them which limit work that can be carried out. The Society checks and responds to all planning applications for the village and monitors TPOs. If you need advice or wish to discuss any conservation matters please contact our Chairman, Sarah Giles.

The Society has nearly 500 members (membership costs £3 per person per year), and money raised from member subscriptions and social events is used to benefit the village.

 
Chair, Sarah Giles: tel 01797 252526, Contact Sarah by Email

Vice Chair and secretary, Janette King: tel 07984 445601, Contact Jeanette by Email

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  Northiam Conservation Society Annual Report - 2019
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WHAT DO WE DO?

  • We contribute to the funding of major village projects
  • We support and assist the Parish Council in maintaining, rejuvenating and renovating village assets
  • We monitor and advise on planning matters, particularly in relation to listed buildings
  • We regularly organise fundraising events for the Society

WHAT WE HAVE DONE THIS YEAR?

With money raised from subs and events, we’ve been able to:

  • Donate the cost of replacing the playing fields gates
  • Make a large contribution to the renovation of the war memorial
  • Donate the cost of replacing and maintaining the traditional white fingerpost signs around the village (you might have noticed how much better ours look, compared to other villages round here!)
  • Maintain the garden around the Pump House on the village green
  • Start a programme to renovate all of the benches around the village
  • Share the cost of the Christmas tree on the village green with the Parish Council
  • Hold a highly successful Mamma Mia singalong event in the village hall that brought the whole village together
  • Put up a permanent display of photographs showing Northiam in times past in the village hall
  • Organise and pay for replacement of Northiam village sign and its missing East Sussex shield

STILL TO COME.......

  • Village tidy-up day
  • Tea party on the village green
  • Opera evening at Frewen College in December
  • Singalong 2020 - this time, it's GREASE
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COME AND JOIN US  
We are friendly and approachable, and as a society we aim to be as relevant and useful to as many village residents as possible.

If you’re not already a member, we’d love you to join us. It only costs £3 per person per year – please contact Sarah Giles for an application form

 

CONSERVATION SOCIETY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Please contact Sarah Giles (01797 252526) or Email Sarah Giles for information about the Society and its events, or if there are any conservation issues that you wish to discuss or bring to the attention of the Society. nnn Email Jeanette Kingmmm
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Chairman
Sarah Giles

Deputy Chairman/Sec
Janette King

Treasurer
Gill Neville

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