About Us

It all started in the autumn of 1979 when a small group came together to study the village and its interesting features. This, the Yateley Study Group, became the Yateley Society on 15 January 1981. The Yateley Society is a well-recognised and respected community group, comprising enthusiastic locals – amateurs and professionals / novices and experts – whose joint wishes and aims are to maintain and improve the quality of life in Yateley. A considerable number of people have been actively involved in their community, and its future direction, in a way they might not otherwise have been.

The Society is a Civic Trust which is a registered charity. One of the four object clauses of its Constitution is to educate the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area of benefit. Publication of the Society’s research on this website helps to fulfil its charitable objectives.

Our Charitable Objects.

The Society is a registered with Civic Voice and is a charity (Registered charity number 282397) with its constitution approved by the Charity Commissioners. As a local amenity society our constitution clearly sets out our basic aims:

(a) To provide information to the public on the history, natural history, architecture and geography of Yateley,

(b) to promote the preservation, protection and enhancement of features of historic or public interest,

(c) to encourage high standards of planning and architecture,

(d) and to secure the enhancement of the biological diversity of the ecosystems, the conservation of the natural and semi-natural habitats, and the protection of the characteristic fauna and flora within the area of benefit”

Our Executive Committee is elected annually at the AGM and represents the Society in its dealing with the outside world. The Committee meets every 6 weeks to discuss any matters of interest or concern which affect Yateley and the surrounding area. We also organise a programme of events for members (non-members are also welcome).


Our current committee members were voted in at the AGM on the 20th February 2014 and they are:

  • Chairman – Roger Coombes
  • Vice Chairman – Barry Moody
  • Hon. Secretary – Roger Durdle
  • Hon. Treasurer – Alan Stuckey
  • Committee Member and Membership Secretary – Alison Hewitt
  • Committee Member Colin Broadley
  • Committee Member – Philip Todd
  • Committee Member – Abby Roper

The Society is a member of Civic Voice the national charity for the civic movement in England.

The Society is a member of Campaign to Protect Rural England who fight for a better future for England’s countryside.

This website is provided by the Yateley Society as a public service. The content is the copyright of the Yateley Society and the authors. You may copy the content for personal non-commercial purposes, and all we require is that you acknowledge the source as the Yateley Society. All other uses require written permission – Contact the Yateley Society.

Resolutions Annual Report and AGM minutes.

Click here to view all the all the Resolutions passed by the AGMs from the 1st in 1982 to the 31st in 2012. There are 89 entries in this document – since it is a pdf it may be searched using the normal method of searching pdfs ie using keywords.


View the Society’s latest Annual Report and accounts Annual Report 2015-2016


View the Society’s latest accounts – Annual Accounts Sept 2016


View the minutes of the 2016 Annual General meeting 35th AGM Minutes