The Stratford Society aims to influence awareness and development in the town in three ways:
- Planning - review of planning policy and of planning applications;
- Transport - working with town, district and county councils for road and traffic management;
- History - research and education about the historic built environment of the town.
The Society organises a programme of monthly meetings on related topics.
Members of the Society have published a series of booklets on historic buildings and people in the town.