The Bedworth Society
The Bedworth Society was founded in 1981 to petition for the preservation of the Parsonage, which forms part of the Bedworth Almshouses. The Society became a registered charity in 1997.
The Bedworth Society was established for the public benefit of an area comprising of Bedworth, Bulkington, Exhall and the parts of Keresley that are not within the Coventry boundary. The Society is a local civic amenity society, registered with the Charity Commission (No 1059191).
The aims of the society are:
- To promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting the area.
- To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area.
- To help inform the public of the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area.
The Society runs two heritage centres, The Parsonage and The Nurse’s House. Part of the almshouse complex in the town centre these are are jointly known as The Bedworth Heritage Centre.
Since it was formed, the Bedworth Society has actively monitored local developments to help preserve and improve our town. This includes reviewing all applicable planning applications made to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
From September to June the Society hosts monthly public meetings, which feature a guest speaker. Held at the Old Meeting United Reformed Church in Bedworth these cover many aspects of Bedworth and the surrounding area and are always well attended.
During the summer the society runs outings for members. Trips range from visits to historical sites or visitor attractions, to tours of notable local businesses. The aim is always to expand the knowledge of members about the rich and fascinating area in which we live and work.
The Bedworth Society are members of:
- The Nuneaton and Bedworth Heritage Forum Northern Warwickshire Tourism (NWT)
- George Eliot Fellowship National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
- Friends of Warwickshire County Records Office (FWCRO)
- Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)