What does the Godalming Trust do?
- It maintains a campaigning role, taking part in and initiating discussion on issues concerning the quality of life in the town. Pedestrianisation on the High Street on Saturday is a notable example
- A Planning Sub-Committee reviews all significant planning applications, supporting those that enhance and blend with the environment and opposing those that detract from it
- The Godalming Trust Civic Design Awards are awarded biennially to outstanding design of new buildings, sympathetic restoration of old buildings, enhancements to the environment and general ambience of the area
- Hosts public meetings to ensure important issues can be openly discussed by residents
- Organises the town’s annual Heritage Open Days, when buildings not usually open to the public can be viewed
- Leads town heritage walks on various dates throughout the summer
- Represents Godalming to bodies such as the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
- Co-operates with Godalming Museum on events such as a Summer Lunch and a series of lectures
The Godalming Trust is an independent body, not funded by the Councils, and all activities are organised and staffed by volunteers. Its campaigning role needs the financial support and interest of all those who care for the Godalming of today and tomorrow.
The Trust has published useful guides to aid in experience of the are. These can be purchased from the The Godalming Museum 109a High St, Godalming GU7 1AQ
Two historical walks in Godalming £2.60
By Hugh Turrall-Clarke and Ron Head based on an original version by David Coombs with drawings by Henry Collen.
A nature walk around Godalming £1.95
Text by Sarah Henderson and Denise Roffey. Drawings by Gwyneth Fookes.
We are a friendly society and welcome all newcomers.
If you wish to join then please send us a request via our Contact form including your postal address.