Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

About Cobham Heritage

Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust
Formerly Cobham Conservation Group
(Charity number 1158625
)

Chairman's Introduction

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust re-launched in November 2005 from the Cobham Conservation Group. We owe our genesis to a public meeting held in March 2005 when nearly 500 people gathered together to express concern about the rapidly changing face of Cobham. The meeting wanted more proactivity to try and safeguard our local heritage recognising that we of course have to move with the times.

Those present at the meeting contributed £800 towards a 'fighting' fund and John D. Wood & Co contributed a further £300 towards postage; this kept us going until November 2005 and we are indebted for their generosity at such a crucial stage and the support from so many.

Since that time we have made excellent progress, some of which has been reported in our Newsletters. This would not have been possible without the help of the previous Committee and in particular Gordon Mills, Jean Corbett and John Stephens, respectively the President, Chairman and Vice Chairman.

During the set up period we would not have been able to move forward without the support and the commitment from David Tipping, Vice Chairman, David Taylor our historian and our respective wives, and also our Rector, Robert Jenkins.

The members of the current Committee are working diligently for which I am grateful. The encouragement from our former local MP, Mr. lan Taylor and our current MP, Dominic Raab has been much appreciated too, and we are grateful for the messages of support. Now we are 'legitimate' we look forward to working with our local Councillors who represent us all in the community.

In January 2015 the Trust completed the transfer of assets and undertaking to a new CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in accordance with the resolutions at the 2014 AGM. As a result, the Registered Charity Number changed from 282389 to 1158625.

This was primarily an administrative change, in line with what many other charities are doing, to limit liability for individual trustees while maintaining everything else that the charity already does and stands for.

Sir Gerry Acher
Chairman

Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust

Gordon Mills, JP - President
 Committee Members
Sir Gerry Acher CBE LVO - Chairman
David Tipping - Vice Chairman
Sue Graves - Treasurer
Dr David Cooke - Secretary
Maggi Newlands - Environment
David Bellchamber - Planning
Edna Tipping - Membership Secretary
Lady Joyce Acher - Newsletter Editor & Newsletter Advertising
Nikki Perkins - Joint Newsletter Editor
Sally Ollett - Joint Newsletter Editor
Cathy Marland - Publicity
Richard Mulhall - Website Manager
Howard Springett - Projects Representative
Norah Bethell - Volunteers & Distribution
Lynne Randell - Schools Liasion

To contact any of the commitee shown above, please email using the following email address format taking care to separate the first name and last name with a dot.

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Consultants
Louise Barnard - Planning Advisor
David Taylor M.A. FSA - Local Historian

Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.


Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Riverhill Greenflag Award

Green Flag Award

Open Spaces Award

Open Spaces Award