Meetings and Events from Oct 2005 to Sep 2006

The following information is outdated and retained on the site solely to help give a feel for the type of events organised by the Reigate Society.

See our meetings archive page for more.

Date & Time 03 Oct 2005, 8.00pm Event Type Members Evening
Title of Talk The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards Scheme Guest Speaker Barry Woodman
Venue Woodhatch Centre, Whitebeam Drive, off Hornbeam Road, Reigate, RH2 7LS.
Additional Information Barry Woodman FRICS is Chairman of the assessors for the London region of the FRICS Awards Scheme. These are awarded annually for categories of building conservation, regeneration, sustainability and community benefit.
Schemes considered this year by the London Panel included the King's Library at the British Museum, the Queen's Gallery and Royal Kitchens, the Royal Arsenal Woolwich and the Curved House at Clapham, which featured in the Channel 4 programme Grand Designs.
It is appropriate to have this talk on the evening when the Reigate Society's own awards are presented.
Snacks will be available before the talk.
Date & Time 03 Nov 2005, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Downlands Countryside Management Project Guest Speaker Mick Douglas
Venue Redhill UR Church Hall, Shaws Corner, Redhill.
Additional Information The Countryside Management Project is now fifteen years old, and works directly with local people.
Mick Douglas, who is based in Reigate, is the project officer, and will talk about managing countryside and biodiversity on the urban edge of London.
For more information visit the Countryside Management in and around Surrey website at
Date & Time 01 Dec 2005, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk South East England Regional Assembly & Planning Guest Speaker John Pounder
Venue The Priory, Bell Street, Reigate.
Additional Information John Pounder is the Joint Acting Head of Spatial Planning and will explain why the South East Plan is so important to you.
Also, you will be able to see the amazing restoration of the staircase murals in the Holbein Hall in the Priory.
For more information visit the South East England Regional Assembly website at and follow the link to the South East Plan Website.
Date & Time 19 Jan 2006, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk The Woodland Trust Guest Speaker John Martin
Venue St Matthew's C of E Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill.
Additional Information The UK is now one of the least wooded countries in Europe.
The Woodland Trust cares for more than 1,100 woods and has planted over 4,500 million trees since 1972.
For more information visit the Woodland Trust website at
Date & Time 09 Feb 2006, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Historic Towns - How to Enjoy Them Guest Speaker Barrie Clark
Venue Royal Alexandra & Albert School Chapel, Gatton Park.
Additional Information Barrie Clark is a well known local lecturer, architect, retired officer of English Heritage and a member of The Reigate Society. This talk is based on a series of evening lectures given by Barrie in which he illustrates, analyses and explains various characteristics and outstanding features of interesting town-scapes.
This is a new venue for the Society in the Chapel (not Gatton Church) of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, one of our corporate members. The school is situated in Gatton Park off Rocky Lane, and for a map showing its location visit the Gatton Park website at and click on the Information tab.
After entering the school grounds from Rocky Lane, the Chapel is the first building on the right beyond the lodge. There is parking in Gatton Church car park almost opposite the Chapel, or along the road leading to Gatton Hall, or in front of Gatton Hall itself.
Date & Time 09 Mar 2006, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Surrey History Centre - Part II Guest Speaker Di Stiff
Venue Holmesdale School, Alma Road, Reigate.
Additional Information Di Stiff is the Archivist (Collections Department) of the Surrey History Centre, located in Woking, and in March 2005 gave a well-received talk to the Society about the Centres work and facilities.
She returns to tell us more about the Centre, and to show films of old Surrey, including Reigate and Redhill.
For more information visit the Surrey County Council website at and, from the Home Page, follow the links Your environment, Heritage and history, Surrey History Service.
Date & Time 06 Jul 2006, 8.15pm Event Type AGM (Open to all)
Title of Talk Priory Park, Reigate, Restoration Project Guest Speaker Nina Porter
Adrian Wikeley
Venue Redhill Methodist Centre, Gloucester Rd, Redhill, RH1 1BP.
Additional Information The title of their talk is "Priory Park Restoration Project", and covers the planned extensive re-modelling of parts of this beautiful and much-loved park in the centre of Reigate. The Heritage Lottery Fund has granted £4.2M towards the project. Work is expected to start in early 2007 and be complete during spring 2008.
Nina Porter works for the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, and her job-title is Project Manager (Regeneration).
Adrian Wikeley is the Principal of Land Use Consultants.