Who we are



Founded in 1959, The Sutton and Cheam Society is one of many hundreds of local amenity societies originally registered with the former Civic Trust operating throughout the country.

It aims to stimulate public awareness of, and interest in the local built environment within the area of the old Borough of Sutton and Cheam i.e. Sutton, Belmont, Cheam and Worcester Park.

It seeks to promote high standards of planning, architecture and urban design in the area and to secure the
conservation, protection and enhancement of features of historic or public interest in the area.

The Society is a member of The London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies set up in 1988 to work to protect and improve the quality of life in London. It makes representations to The Greater London Authority and Central Government as well as The Mayor of London’s Office


What we do


Monthly meetings are held in the autumn and winter to discuss local matters of interest and to hear talks on a wide range of topics. Meetings are held at The Friends Meeting House, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA

Outings to places of interest,

The monitoring of planning applications, commenting or objecting as appropriate to The London Borough of Sutton Planning Department.

The study and comment on consultation documents published by The London Borough of Sutton on planning and related matters.

The Society also presents occasional Design Awards or Commendations to well-designed buildings, extensions and landscape schemes recently completed in the Borough.

A regular Newsletter is circulated to inform members of progress on matters arising from all these activities.