The Richmond Society at a Glance
The Richmond Society was founded in 1957 by a group
of local residents originally to fight against the proposal to
install modern lamp posts around the ancient Green. This battle
was won, but the pressure from tourism, traffic and aircraft
pollution and new developments is even greater today. We have
determined criteria for what we believe Richmond should aspire
to. Click on criteria for more information.
The Richmond Society is independent of all political parties
and is concerned only with what is of benefit to residents and
visitors. Members of the Society play crucial roles in making
sure that proposed changes benefit those who live and work in
the borough and also preserve its natural and built environments.
The Society is a Registered Charity (No 285805) supported purely
by subscriptions and donations from members and all the work
is done by volunteers. Click on What
we do to find out how you may be able to help.
Of course it isn't all work. The Richmond Society has
a full programme of events - meetings, parties, guided walks
and visits throughout the year. Click on Programme
to find out more. Members are also kept up to date by the
free quarterly magazine - click on Publications
for details. This website, as well as providing information about
the Society, will also keep existing members up to date with
issues and events.
Individual membership of The Richmond Society costs
only £5 a year and is open to all. We already have almost
1,000 members but the more we have the greater our influence
will be. If you live or work here, or if you are just an occasional
visitor who loves Richmond, click Join
and come and meet your local amenity and conservation group,
working and caring for Richmond.
Enquiries and comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org