Whitstable Society Programme 2014/15

This Saturday ( the 25th January) the committeee will be meeting to put forward ideas and suggestions for potential guest speakers at our monthly meetings.
We are very interested to hear any suggestions that you may have regarding the topics you would like to be covered, or indeed recovered.
If you are paticularly interested in a subject and would like to hear from someone about it please let us know.

You may of course be willing to speak yourself on a subject that you believe would interest others, or you may know someone who would be willing to come along and share their knowledge.

Please let us have any suggestions or ideas and any contact details prior to 25th so we can consider the options available, and put together a programme that you as members want.


The Future of Whitstable Museum – Public meeting

There is to be a public meeting this week to further discuss the possible future of the Whitstable Museum.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Friday 17th January at St Alphege School in Oxford Street, Whitstable.

Should you be unable to attend, but are able to offer any skills, are interested in becoming more involved, or would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer for the museum, please let us know and we will forward your details on to the museum steering group.

Meet our Police Commissioner Anne Barnes – 27th November

Please note that we have an additional meeting this month which will be held on 27th November at The Community College, Belle Vue Road, starting at 7:15pm.

We have arranged for Anne Barnes, Kent Police Commissioner to speak and take questions. The meeting will be open to the public, hence the change from our normal venue of The Castle.

This meeting is open to all, the venue has a large seating capacity and is on the ground floor. It will be an opportunity to raise any relevant questions or concerns that you may have relating to policing issues.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Stream Walk Community Garden Open Day

The Stream Walk Community Garden Open Day is taking place this Saturday, the 19th October 2013, from 12-4pm.

There will be produce on sale and a woodcarver amongst other activities and it will give the public a chance to see what the garden is all about and meet those involved.

They also have a Facebook page – Stream walk community garden Whitstable. (Bear and Alan were our speakers at last nights members meeting).

Whitstable Museum

Many Whitstable Society members will be aware that the Council plans to cut the operating hours of Whitstable Museum. A public meeting has already taken place, where possibilities as to how the museum could be run in future were discussed. A further public meeting has been arranged for Friday 27th September at St Alphege Infants School, Oxford Street, commencing at 7pm, which organisers would like as many people to attend as possible.

A letter to the Council, from groups within Whitstable, is currently being formulated requesting a halt to the process and further consultation before the planned cuts take place. We have been asked to sign and hence we discussed the plans at this months members meeting and those present voted unanimously against the planned reduction in hours.

We are proposing therefore that the Whitstable Society’s stance should be against the planned reduction in hours. Can any Society members please let us know by Monday 23rd September 2013 at the latest, if your view is different to this, i.e you are for the reduction in hours.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks
Angela Boddy
Chair The Whitstable Society

Programme of Events & Membership Card 2013-2014

All members of the Society should shortly be receiving their Membership Cards for 2013 and if we have your email address you should already have received an electronic version.

The programme of Events for 2013-2014 has been finalised and is printed on the card – it can also be seen on the Events Tab of this website.

New members always welcome – see the Membership Page for details of how to join.