The Society was formed over 40 years ago for the purpose of maintaining the rural characteristics of the area, and to represent public opinion if these amenities become threatened.
Some of the Aims of the Society are:
to preserve the concept of the Green Belt
to preserve buildings of historic or architectural interest
to preserve and encourage the planting of trees and hedgerows
to preserve and encourage the use of rights-of-way
to stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty and character of the area.
Open meetings are held at North Weald Methodist Church Hall, High Road, North Weald.
Committee meetings are monthly, when planning applications are reviewed and appropriate objections submitted to Epping Forest District Council, rights of way and other matters discussed.
Whenever possible a display stall is booked at local events.
The Society is affiliated to the Campaign to Protect Rural Essex, and has links with such societies as Essex Wildlife Trust, Open Spaces Society, and Stop Stansted Expansion.
If we are to continue to enjoy and preserve the character of this area, we need your support. Membership is open to anyone interested in the Aims of the Society. Subscription is £2.00 per annum.
We have quarterly newsletters, two open meetings with guest speakers, and guided walks.
Applications are also welcome from members interested in committee work.