The Broadway Trust was founded in 1963 to preserve the beauty, history and character of Broadway, and to see that it remains one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds whilst continuing to be a thriving and lively community.
About: We take practical steps to conserve Broadway and its surroundings. For example, in 1980 the Trust bought some 48 acres of hillside land overlooking the village, close to the Cotswold Way, and ensures these are managed in an environmentally sensitive way. In 1985 we acquired the manorial rights and ownership of the village greens and the frontage of St Eadburgh’s Church, and the Trust contributes to the maintenance of these for the benefit of the village. We also own and maintain some of the trees that line the High Street and were instrumental in the creation of the Millennium Wood on the escarpment.
The Trust keeps a watching brief on planning applications that affect Broadway, and the Trust works closely with the Parish Council and Wychavon District Council to ensure that new developments are architecturallyappropriate and sympathetic to the village. Together with the Broadway Business Association, we lobby for improvements to local amenities, including security. The Trust is represented on a number of committees concerned with aspects of village life (e.g. Safety, Visitor Management).
Join Us: At a time of increasing pressure for development the role of the Trust is of special importance in preserving the essential character of the village, and we welcome the participation of as many residents as possible in our activities, so that we can truly represent the community. We should be pleased to have you as a member of the Trust.
To join, please complete the application form (download here) and return it to Jean Oliver, the Hon Treasurer, Cottar's Hey, 133 High Street, BroadwayWR12 7AL. We would prefer payment by standing order (download here). Annual subscription is £10 per person. We are also able to claim a useful income tax refund under the Charities Gift Aid Scheme, and would appreciate completion of the gift aid declaration (download here).
The secretary & chairman designate is Robin Goldsmith 07826 521473.
AGM at the Lifford Hall (members only) in May. www.broadwaytrust.org.uk