The Nuthurst Society was founded in 1973 in order to help forge links between the hamlets of Monks Gate, Nuthurst, Maplehurst and Copsale. Together with Sedgwick, these hamlets form the more rural part of the Parish of Nuthurst, hence the name – Nuthurst Society.
At the inaugural meeting of the Society, attended by 60 people, it was agreed that the Society should be non-political, non-sectarian and that there should be no age limits. It was also agreed that the Aims of the Society were to promote community spirit within the area, to organize social and cultural activities and to maintain the rural conservation of the area.
The late Major Huxford, whose hobby was heraldry, designed the society’s emblem in heraldic style. The original hangs in the White Horse pub at Maplehurst.
It is a non-profit making organisation and surplus monies have been invested in community projects such as local notice boards. Monies are sometimes donated to local charities such as Heartbeat (locally based defibrillators) and St Andrew’s School Playground. Any resident or past resident of the area may be a member upon payment of a small annual subscription.
We communicate with our membership through email, posters on Noticeboards throughout the hamlets and in the 2 local pubs The White Horse and The Black Horse, Facebook, Twitter and a monthly report posted in the parish magazine LINK. The website also provides a valuable form of communication.
The Nuthurst Society is run and governed by a Committee who meet once a month to plan events, review finances and membership.