Membership Info

Become a member of the Society and benefit from our
talks, walks & events and help us to protect the area where you live


Ask yourself:

  • Are you interested in the natural environment where you live and want to see it protected?
  • Are you concerned about the effects of traffic through the two villages and would like to influence decision-making about solutions?
  • Do you care about the many excellent buildings in both villages and wish to see them preserved?
  • Would you would like to see high standards of planning and architecture in the two villages?
  • Would you like to learn more about the geography, history, natural history and architecture of Sonning and Sonning Eye?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then you would benefit from joining our Society.

We aim to protect and improve the natural environment and historic features of Sonning and Sonning Eye. Working alongside local authorieies and committees to ensure that planning and traffic regulations preserve our village. We encourage research, publish reports and through our Education and Social Panel inform members about our history, geography and architectural heritage.


Benefits of membership include:

  • Members receive regular newsletters, offering insight into historical, natural and architectural features of the two villages as well as informing them of the work of the Executive Committee and its Panels.
  • Our Facebook community group keeps everyone updated with the latest news and activities.
  • Through the AGM, Executive Committee meetings, and active engagement with the work of the Panels, members have the opportunity to influence decisions affecting the two villages and their surroundings.
  • Members enjoy a varied programme of events throughout the year. 'Walks and Talks' by local experts, lectures on special topics, outings to places of interest and our Annual Supper with a guest speaker, all provide members with a chance to meet socially - over a cup of tea or glass of wine.

Subscription rates (unchanged since 2005!) are:

Single £5.00
Double £8.00
Under 18 £3.00
Youth Group £10.00
Corporate on application

Membership Application

Please sign up for membership using the form below. Once we have received your information our membership secretary will be in touch to take your payment details. Alternatively print it out and send it to us:


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Either submit this form or print it out and send it, together with your cheque payable to 'Sonning & Sonning Eye Society',
to Lesley Heaney, Membership Secretary, 3 Sonning Gate, Sonning, Berkshire RG4 6GQ


Membership Data will be held on a computer and used for Sonning & Sonning Eye Society purposes only.
Any member with an objection to this procedure/or wishing to examine the database can apply to the Membership Secretary.


Annual General Meeting 2017

AGM & Supper | Saturday 18th November 2017

Format of the evening

Welcome drink

Annual General Meeting
7.15pm (sharp)

Three Course Supper

Guest Speaker: Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster, Reading Blue Coat School

Ticket Application for the AGM & Supper 2017

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution


The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the management and administration of the Society. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and not less than four and no more than eight other members. The Committee shall have the power to co-opt further members (who shall attend in an advisory and non-voting capacity).

Nominations for Officers and Executive Committee


Nominations are invited for the four Officer posts and, subject to the proposed amendment to the Society’s Constitution, between four and eight other members of the Executive Committee.

Society members who are interested in contributing to the work of the Society are invited to contact the Honorary Secretary on 0118 969 6924 to discuss further.

Please note that the nominations of all Officers and members of the Executive Committee must be proposed and seconded using the nomination form overleaf and returned to the Honorary Secretary by no later than Saturday 4 November 2017.

Retiring Committee:

Mike Hart, Bob Hine and Andy Bell have all expressed a willingness to stand for re-election as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Honorary Secretary respectively. Alan Furness wishes to stand down as Honorary Treasurer but is willing to continue to serve until such a time as his replacement is found.

Executive Committee members Pauline Simmonds, Patrick Hamblin, Lesley Heaney, Annabella Marks and Ali Driver have all expressed a willingness to stand for re-election.

Nomination Form for the Election of Officers & Members of the Executive Committee

Please download and print out the PDF documents below and then send the completed form to the appropriate person

AGM & Supper Ticket Application Form November 18 7.15pm

Please send the completed ticket application
to Penny Feathers together with your payment

Nomination Form 2017 November 18 7.15pm

Please download and print out this PDF form and then send it to the Honorary Secretary, Andy Bell
Nomination forms must be received by 4th November 2017

These are the Annual Reports and Accounts of the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society

Annual Reports & Accounts