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About The Trust

The Trust was founded in 1963 to preserve the beauty, history and character of Broadway, and to see that it remains one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds whilst continuing to be a thriving and lively community.

We take practical steps to conserve Broadway and its surroundings.  For example, in 1980 the Trust bought some 48 acres of hillside land overlooking the village, close to the Cotswold Way,  and ensures these are managed in an environmentally sensitive way.  In 1985 we acquired the manorial rights and ownership of the village greens and the frontage of St Eadburgh’s Church, and the Trust contributes to the maintenance of these for the benefit of the village. We also own and maintain some of the trees that line the High Street and were instrumental in the creation of the Millennium Wood on the escartpment.

The Trust keeps a watching brief on planning applications that affect Broadway, and the Trust works closely with the Parish Council and Wychavon District Council to ensure that new developments are architecturally  appropriate and sympathetic to the village.  Together with the Traders’ Association, we lobby for improvements to local amenities, including security.  The Trust is represented on a number of committees concerned with aspects of village life (e.g. Safety, Visitor Management).

At a time of increasing pressure for development the role of the Trust is of special importance in preserving the essential character of the village, and we welcome the participation of as many residents as possible in our activities, so that we can truly represent the community.  We should be pleased to have you as a member of the Trust.

If you would like to join, please complete the following application form and return it to  Jean Oliver, the Hon Treasurer, Cottar's Hey, 133 High Street, Broadway
WR12 7AL preferably for payment by standing order (mandate can be downloaded).  The annual subscription is £10 per person.  Furthermore, as we are able to claim a useful income tax refund under the Charities Gift Aid Scheme, we would appreciate completion of the relevant mandate.