The Whitstable Society Programme 2013-2015

The Whitstable Society organises monthly members meetings, at which a general interest discussion normally follows an invited speaker presenting an item of local interest.

Meetings will be held at Whitstable Castle at 7-15pm

New members always welcome - see the Membership Page for details of how to join.


January 21st RNLI
February 18th Brian Hitcham Chamber of Commerce and AGM
March 18th Richard Amos, Whitstable History
April 15th Horticulture, getting involved locally
May 20th Abigail Leviett - Adult Education


Jan 15th Sailing at Whitstable
Feb 19th KCC Councillor - Mark Dance & AGM
Mar 19th Two speakers, both of whom will talk about high profile local topics.
Ian Cameron-Fleming CCC: who looks after projects on council land and is ultimately responsible for improvements on Tankerton Slopes Coastal Park. He is also a judge for SE in Bloom and can tell us about S E in Bloom in general and in particular with regard to Whitstable.
Steve Keeler – Friends of Whitstable Museum: who is to talk to us about the hard work of the Friends over the decades and discuss with us the future of the museum
Apr 16th Two speakers:
Jon Shelton – Countryside Manager of the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership, their in- house tree expert, to talk to us about tree planting and management and what can be done in Whitstable and what resources there are available
Kath Gill - Ramblers Local Footpath Officer, who is to talk about Public Rights of Way in and around Whitstable.
May 21st The Favourite Trust - Peter Banbury
June 18th Current Affairs
Tuesday 15th July David Hayward, Neighbourhood Watch
August No Meeting
September 17th Michael Dixey Whitstable Harbour Board
October 15th Ian Brown CCC Planning
November 19th Local News Reporter
December 10th Christmas Social


Jan. 16 Dogs Trust
Feb. 20 Ashley Clarke & Neil Baker - The Role of a City Councillor - Followed by the AGM
Mar. 20 Liz Daone - Director of Horsebridge Centre
April 17 Community College Whitstable-Careers, small business and sustainability
May 22 Manda Gifford Whitstable Museum
Jun 19th The New Local Plan - Adrian Verrall
Jul 17th Bronze / Iron Age & Copperas in Whitstable
Aug 10th Guided Walk, The Whitstable You May Not Know
Sept 18th Tim Allen from Canterbury Archaeology Trust - Bronze/Iron age in Whitstable and the Copperas Industry.
Oct 16th Transition Towns / Community Gardens
Nov 20th Civic Voice - John Walker
Nov 27th Kent Police Commissioner – Anne Barnes
Dec 11th Christmas Social