Welcome to The Society for Poole – formerly The Society Of Poole Men
The Society was founded in 1924 and was instrumental in saving Scaplen’s Court, parts of which date from 1380, and which is acknowledged as a national treasure.
Its aims are “To promote Poole; its history, culture and people”
Not an historical society, we are working with the Borough regarding its strategic development plan whilst voicing concerns over general planning issues and environmental issues as well as opportunities to promote the town, retaining traditions such as Beating the Bounds, and the erection of historic blue plaques & information boards as well as promoting the use of the Poole Flag.
We are affiliated to Poole Heritage Forum, Wessex Newfoundland Society, Friends of Upton Country Park, Friends of Poole Park, and Poole Twinning Association.
Social events (also open to the general public) are generally held on 3rd Tuesday in the month at Royal British Legion Hall, 66 North Road, Poole, BH14 0LY at 7:30pm. Diary of events is available here.
We are actively seeking new members.
Anyone (male or female) over the age of 18 who lives in, works in or originates from, or has the interests of Poole, its past, present and future at heart, is eligible to apply for membership.
Please see below a list of executive committee members by role. For more general enquiries go to the contact page. Executive Committee Members President: email@example.com Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: email@example.com Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org Social
Aims of the Heritage Committee To promote the conservation, preservation, protection, development and enhancement of features of historic, archaeological, cultural or public interest in the Borough of Poole. To advance the education
Aims of the Parks & Natural Environment Committee To promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the natural environment in the Borough of Poole. To promote and enhance public parks, open spaces
Aims of the Planning Committee To promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the built environment. To promote high standards of architecture and planning. Establish a Planning Committee consisting of. Experienced planning
The development of the Sandbanks area of Poole has progressed significantly over the past decade with a weird and wonderful array of buildings, mostly residential, being submitted for planning approval. The development