The Society was formed in 1971 with the aim of monitoring the care and preservation of buildings of historic and architectural interest within the designated conservation area and its surroundings, and to oppose any unnecessary development proposals which could be detrimental to the ethos of the area.

The Society also maintains a watching brief over any potential damage to the environment, to woodland and to wildlife.

The council’s character appraisal provides a comprehensive overview of the conservation area.

You can find some of the Society’s achievements over the last 37 years on this history page.