Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

About Cobham Heritage

Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust

Formerly the 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.

To contact us please visit our Contact Us page.

Sir Gerry Acher
Chairman

7 Jul
Cobham Heritage Litter Pick
07 Jul 2019 2:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday 7 July 2019 at 2 pm, meeting by No. 44 Furniture & Fine Things shop on the corner of the Portsmouth Road and Between Streets, Cobham KT11 1HY. Please bring gloves and we will supply high-viz jackets and litter pickers.

14 Jul
Cobham Mill Open Day
14 Jul 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The mill is open on the second Sunday of the month from April to October 2pm–5pm. The milling of corn is carried out during these openings, and a short video presentation about the mill and its restoration is shown at intervals.

14 Jul
Cobham Crown Jewels Open Day
14 Jul 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and visit Cobham's three Crown Jewels. It features three of our most attactive and interesting heritage attractions which were built in the 8th,12th and 19th centuries. They are all close to each other which allows all three to be visited during the afternoon.

More details here

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