Meetings are held quarterly, and include talks on topics of interest given by experts in various fields. There are also social events and outings, Go to “FORTHCOMING EVENTS” for full details. A regular newsletter is distributed. Go to “NEWSLETTERS” for the current and previous copies. We are members of The Victorian Society, the 20th Century Society, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, the Federation of Sussex Amenity Societies, and the Worthing Heritage Alliance. For more information about these organizations and others with similar objectives to our own, go to “LINKS TO OTHER GROUPS” We welcome comments and criticisms on the work of the Society and encourage members and non-members alike to send us an E-Mail by going to “CONTACT US”. We welcome new members with an interest in Worthing and aim to include on our Committee anyone with knowledge or experience of planning, legal or historical matters. We aim to be represented at relevant public enquiries and have already succeeded in modifying developer’s proposals which would have seriously affected a number of historic areas in Worthing. If you would like to join us you can print off an Application Form by going to “APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP”. Go to “PHOTO GALLERY” for a selection of pictures taken in and around the town including a number of spectacular sea views and a number of the most notable buildings in the town, including many that the Society, and its predecessor, the Civic Society , were active in helping to preserve. All of the pictures were taken by Bill Geddes, a past member of our Committee, and we are very grateful to have his permission to display them on the Web Site. Finally any matters which need to be brought to the attention of members or future events we want to highlight are listed in the “LATEST  NEWS” link. In order to keep abreast of the Society’s activities and be fully aware of upcoming activities we recommend that members access this link at least once a week.      
The  Worthing Society                          Conserving, Preserving and Safeguarding    our Heritage
The Worthing Society , originally the Worthing Civic Society (founded 1973), was formed in 1982. Its main aims are to conserve and preserve the architectural amenities of Worthing and the surrounding area , and to stimulate interest and research into the town’s history. It is concerned principally with conservation and preservation but also operates within broader terms to enhance the present conditions of the town and surrounding area, the character and life of which it is anxious to safeguard, and to act as a watch-dog for future developments. Many buildings of historical and architectural value to the town have been demolished over the years up to the foundation of the Worthing Civic Society.The Society regards it as vitally important to preserve buildings of historical significance , particularly the fine remaining examples of Regency, Victorian and later architecture, We have set up a sub - committee with specific responsibility for the identification of buildings worthy of listing and submitting applications to the Listing Authority. Go to “LISTING & CONSERVATION” for more information on the work of the Committee and to “CAMPAIGNS” for specific examples of our conservation efforts. We are also hoping to work with the newly formed Worthing Heritage Alliance to help produce a series of Leaflets each concerned with a notable Building, Person, ot Event in Worthing’s history, many of which are the subject of Commemorative Plaques commissioned by the Society. Taken together these plaques represent a “Heritage Trail” around Worthing. For more infomation go to “HERITAGE TRAIL AND PLAQUES”  
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