Hello, thank you to all our supporters, especially our paid-up members – and please remember to join us in the Band Room, Village Way, this Wednesday at 7pm – refreshments will be served.

We have guest speakers to explain some of what is happening about developments around the village, including planning, taxes, the roads, canal and walking routes.

We will also have about 15 minutes of “business” – formal Annual General Meeting – where members are invited to step up and join the working group, and also to vote in a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  We would be delighted if there are any new nominations to join the Society’s committee?

There will be a special proposal about forming a new charity – a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) – to take on the project of conserving the fabric of the 15th century Cottage Hospital building. This project can now formally start as we are in receipt of a grant that will cover costs (legal, surveys, administrative) through to the stage where we can apply for further grants to undertake building works. The Society will ask members to discuss this and approve the setting up of the CIO.

This new charitable body, Cranleigh Heritage Trust, is seeking volunteers with relevant skills and talents interested in helping this project succeed. We are looking for a Treasurer and administrator plus anyone who can provide legal support.

We hope you are all well and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!  The chairs will be well spaced out and we will have sanitiser at the door!