President

SIR MICHAEL HARRISON

Officers

Chairman
DAVID GREEN
Tel: 01732 457143

Vice Chairman

CHARLES GEORGE
Tel 01732 451875

Honorary Treasurer

RICHARD BAXTER
Tel: 01732 460326 / 07768 935720

Honorary Membership Secretary
DOUGLAS WADE
Tel: 07761 212151

Publicity Officer (including Archives and Trees)
KEITH WADE
Tel: 01732 451223

Other Committee Members

JOHN STAMBOLLOUIAN
DAVID GAMBLE
ROGER WALSHE
GERALDINE TUCKER
ROGER FITZGERALD
TIM PEARCE
PATRICK PASCALL

Sevenoaks Town Partnership Representative
ROGER WALSHE

Townscape and Planning Group

JOHN STAMBOLLOUIAN(Chair)
MARGARET DEEGAN
CHARLES GEORGE (Neighbourhood Plan Representative)
ROGER FITZGERALD
ANDY LEWIS 
TIM PEARCE

Vice Presidents
R.HARCOURT
E.KEYS
A.LEAVETT
M.NAIRNE
MRS A.ROGERS
B.WALKER

Advisers
Webmaster: PETER BIBB
Walks Books: NICK WHITE

Organisation The Society is directed and managed by its volunteer Officers and Executive Committee.

Its main sub-groups are the Townscape and Planning Group, the Footpaths Section and the Local List team.

Its principal Officers are:

Chairman: David Green

Vice-Chairman: Charles George

Honorary Treasurer: Richard Baxter

Click here for the full list and contact details of the Society’s Officers and Executive Committee members.

The Sevenoaks Society: for the Conservation and Improvement of the Town The Sevenoaks Society is an independent and impartial association of local people which seeks to influence proposals and decisions on the conservation and development of Sevenoaks and its buildings, natural surroundings and infrastructure for the long-term benefit of the community and the protection of its heritage.

Our aim is to ensure that all planning decisions are:

  • taken after full and careful consideration of local concerns and implications for traffic, the environment and other impacts
  • in harmony with Sevenoaks’ character and the best of its buildings
  • of a high standard in terms of both in design, execution and sustainability.

The primary responsibility for ensuring this rests with the relevant local authorities and agencies, but they need the challenge and support of an informed and alert public opinion. This the Society seeks to create and represent.

We therefore:

  • promote high standards of town planning, architecture, and building design, construction and care
  • seek to influence planning strategy and policy
  • act as watchdog, monitoring and scrutinising proposals and plans for development
  • submit our comments and recommendations to the local authorities and other relevant parties
  • aim to be consulted before decisions are taken, and to be represented on relevant committees, working parties and other bodies
  • publicly raise issues of concern where necessary through statements, the media, meetings, campaigns and other means
  • research, record and aim to protect our most notable buildings
  • celebrate the best of what we have, and welcome change that leads to improvement
  • encourage people to look appreciatively and critically at their surroundings with particular emphasis on what others have done well elsewhere.
We also:
  • promote the protection of the landscape and biodiversity of the area, including its trees
  • hold monthly walks in the neighbourhood and try to ensure that local footpaths and rights of access are kept open
  • organise an annual programme of talks, visits and special events.
  • publish articles, books and other material of local interest.