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Welcome to the Stratford Society
Your Local Civic Society charity registration No. 251182
The Stratford Society aims to protect the  heritage of our historic market town and its residents. Founded in 1966, it  offers non-political, professional expertise on the town's buildings and their  surroundings. It works with councils and other organisations locally and  nationally and promotes high quality design in keeping with the character of  this world famous and much visited town.
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Yesterday’s “Midweek” newspaper contains an item which states that the Stratford Society is backing the proposed sale of Mason’s Court by the Town Trust. The Society has not had the opportunity to discuss the matter.

Our Chairman, Kevin Bond, who is away on business at present, gave a view some time ago that the ownership of such a property is not something that the Society is capable of affecting one way or the other. The key to its protection is its status as a Listed Building, which should preclude any inappropriate renovation or redevelopment. We would expect Stratford District Council, as the Planning Authority, to ensure that this is the case.

The Society will be looking for discussions with the Town Trust as soon as possible so that it can understand better the background to the Trust’s decision and ensure that the building’s future can continue to be safeguarded.
The Society AGM will be held at 7pm, Monday 16th May 2016 at the Falcon Hotel.

Details to follow

Society Members Walking Tour of Leamington Spa 12th May 2016

We have the opportunity to discover the influential historicalcharacters of this town by taking a guided tour with the Leamington History Society. We will view the Blue Plaque buildings on a very accessible route. Do join us for this interesting delve into the past from a different perspective.

The tour will begin at 2pm and last approximately one and a half hours.

Please meet at the south entrance to the Jephson Gardens. These were created in1831and were known as the Newbold Pleasure Gardens. In1846 they were renamed in honour of Dr. Henry Jephson, who was responsible for promoting the town as a “Spa” destination.

The nearest car park is the St Peter’s car park (payable) opposite the cinema, Augusta place, but you may already know somewhere else suitable.

The Pump Rooms opposite the Jephson Gardens have toilet facilities.

A donation of £3.00 per head would be appreciated on the day.

Click Here to download a booking form to complete

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