PUBLIC MEETING WEDNESDAY May 18 – Debate: ‘The future of The Kingston Society, are we ready for the next 60 years?
Wednesday 18th May 2022 7.30pm Judge Lecture Theatre, Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL
One of the by-products of our 60th Anniversary Celebrations is that we found ourselves pondering the next 60 years! And as a result of confronting ourselves with some hard truths, we are at the beginning of a long conversation and process where we want to reassess our goals, and consider what steps we need to take to get there.
This year along with new branding we published a mission statement to state the purpose of our work as: ‘Enhancing the Boroughs’ built environment, celebrating and preserving our local heritage’ If that is indeed our goal, then our strategy has to answer: how will this be achieved given our very finite resources and volunteer base?
Although we have made some inroads into thinking about this we consider your ealy input to be vital. In a very real sense the committee works for the membership and we can only do our work with your help.
To that end, at the next public meeting we invite you to come and hear our initial thoughts but more importantly tell us yours. What you want to talk about is up to you, but what we hope to hear from you is what you think about our goals and what are the challenges and opportunities as we aim to achieve them?
The meeting will take the form of a debate. After a short presentation on our thinking so far we will invite you to explore with us some possible futures.
Coming to our public meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all our meetings are held in the Judge Lecture Theatre, Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL. Click here to see a map of the area.
Access is from the London Road entrance where there is free parking available, subject to other events happening at the school. There are bus stops outside and opposite the school entrance, and the main bus and railway stations are within short walking distance. The Judge Lecture Theatre is accessed through the main doors next to the new circular school cafeteria. It is on the ground floor and we believe you will find it accessible.
Meetings begin promptly at 7:30pm. Doors are open at 7:00.
Free admission for members of the Society. Members of the public are very welcome to attend and are asked to pay £2 toward our costs, alternatively they can join the Society on the night for just £10.