What The Reigate Society Does
- Aims to encourage a high standard of design in the new
architecture of our area and to try and prevent
the spoiling of the existing fabric by unsuitable alterations
to listed and other important buildings. The
Society's Architecture and Planning
Committee has particular responsibilities in these matters.
- Promotes annual awards for schemes which it considers have
contributed to the amenities or appearance of Redhill, Reigate and
Merstham. All Reigate Society Members and the public are encouraged
to vote as explained on the Reigate Society Awards page.
- Since its foundation in 1952 has been involved with the
contrasting towns of Reigate and Redhill, which at that time made
up the Borough of Reigate. The Society's
Redhill Committee, composed of local
residents, monitors and influences developments in the Redhill
- Since its foundation in 1952 has been concerned with Merstham, and
the Society's Merstham Committee (currently
suspended) monitored and influenced developments in the Merstham area.
- Campaigns for the retention and improvement of open spaces, and
supports the setting up of new ones, such as the Redhill Memorial
Park and the Woodhatch Park Project. The Reigate
Society has representatives on the Earlswood Common Steering Group
and the Reigate Heath Steering Group, and also has its own
Natural Amenities Committee.
- Lobbies for better local transport services, improved road
layouts, better parking facilities, etc. The
Society's Transport Committee is
active in this area.
- Organises meetings
and social events throughout the year most of which are open to