Welcome to the Bearsted and Thurnham Society
The Society cares about Bearsted and Thurnham and their residents. It is vigilant in scrutinising proposals for change which might threaten the character of the two parishes, their gardens and other green open spaces, their Conservation Areas, the North Downs Area of outstanding Natural Beauty, and the area of special landscape value in its foreground.
The Society liaises closely with the representatives of the two Parish Councils, with Kent County Council and with Maidstone Borough Council, with whom it is registered as the amenity group for the two parishes.
It submits comments on planning applications and planning policy, road safety, traffic, public transport, amenities, litter, trees, open spaces, water, crime and anti social behaviour and other local matters.
It attends Council meetings at parish, borough and county levels to monitor and, where appropriate, comment on, or object to, proposals affecting Bearsted and Thurnham.
It works in close contact with concerned local residents.
Members are kept abreast of important news via email, on this website and by occasional leaflet drops.