Tuesday, 15 January 2008

First informal meeting of Farnborough Civic Society

On 15th January 2008 at 7pm a handful of residents who care about Farnborough met to discuss the formation of the Farnborough Civic Society. A constitution was discussed, and issues of concern were raised among which included:
1. The Town Centre.
2. The Airfield.
3. Farnborough's historical heritage.
4. Accessible & well maintained public footpaths & walkways. (Cove Brook / Blackwater Valley path)
5. Cove Brook.
6. Preservation of Cove Village.
7. Preservation of North Camp Village.
8. Victoria Road Cemetery.
9. Recreational Areas.
10. Traffic Management.
11. Preservation of important Street Scenes.
12. Public Art.
13. Protection of wild and natural habitat.
14. Review of Listed buildings and Hampshire Treasures
15. Ensure a local voice is heard and protected when considering development in our community.

The Civic Society will address these concerns via the following activities:
1. Reviewing all local planning applications for Farnborough, Cove and North Camp.
2. Campaigns to preserve, protect and improve local buildings of worth.
3. Awards and recognition for local examples of excellence or historic value
4. Articles in the local press and other publications
5. Working with like minded organisations and a network of other civic societies.
6. Hosting seminars and presentations to help inform and educate residents.
7. Local BlogSite

We will have another meeting on the19th February at 7pm till 9pm at Rushmoor Council Offices, and work towards an inaugural AGM held near to 23rd April 2008 (St Georges day).

Candidates are being invited to apply for the honorary posts of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer. Membership Secretary, Publicity Officer and Web Master.

We are also looking for a further 6 members to serve on the executive committee that will run the society.

Members are being sought to support this new local Society £2 for under 16 year olds, £7 adult, £10 joint, £100 Corporate. Membership fees will fund a regular newsletter, local campaigns, seminars, and local research.

Those interested should contact David Clifford, Wellington House, 40 Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire. GU14 7BL . email: david@linkupltd.com (tel 01252 371111)

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