As you all know, the Society regularly undertakes activities designed to improve the quality and attractiveness of the town’s heritage and built environment. Our regular subscription income cannot cover these costs. During 2003 and 2004, subscription income barely covered the Society’s general overheads and, although income increased in 2005 following an increase in dues, the Society still has to rely on donations and sponsorship to cover the costs of its “good works.” Indeed, all grants are accounted for separately and are exclusively spent on these good works.
The Society’s good works have included organising study tours, seminars and lectures to share emerging best practice with other historic towns and undertaking special projects that contribute directly to the town’s heritage and built environment. These have all been reported in our regular Newsletters. During the past few years, we have organised study tours to Oxford and Salisbury, seminars on transport and parking in historic towns, a seminar on improving urban design, public lectures like the recent one on the future of retailing in historic towns, replanted the trees in Chestnut Walk and have prepared a demonstration project to explore how the streetscape in High Street could be improved. These initiatives were made possible through donations and the sponsorship of specific events.
If you wish to make a
- single donation then please download the Donation Form via Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- a regular donation then please contact the Membership Secretary as above.