We are a voluntary association of National Trust supporters whose objects are to promote and prosper actively the work of the National Trust (particularly in Kent and East Sussex) and to promote social activities to make membership of the National Trust more enjoyable. Membership of the Centre is open to anyone interested in furthering these objects.
Since starting in 1975 the Centre has donated over a quarter of a million pounds to a variety of projects such as new curtains and flower troughs at Chartwell, room guides for the Red House, conservation work at Standen, the Neptune Coastline Campaign, Clandon Fire Appeal and Churchill's Chartwell Appeal.
Speakers on a variety of subjects are engaged for meetings held monthly on Thursday afternoons (September to June, except January) at Beckenham Public Hall, and on Wednesday evenings (all year) at Bromley Civic Centre. Visits are arranged throughout the year - during the winter to places nearer to home and in the summer further afield by coach.
Two six/seven-day duration holidays are organised each year, one in the UK and one abroad.
Social events may include an occasional theatre visit, Christmas and summer lunches, a coffee morning, and a tea and concert.
Our members enjoy reduced price admission to our meetings as well as the opportunity to take part in our visits, social events and holidays. We publish a newsletter three times a year with full details of our forthcoming programme.
Membership of the Beckenham & Bromley Centre is available to all supporters of the National Trust, there is no requirement to be a National Trust member or volunteer.
Our annual membership fee is £12 per person and our membership year is from January to December but for those joining in October, November or December membership will run until December of the following year.
In addition to membership, members may buy an annual season ticket for £37.50 per person which will admit them to all our meetings free of charge. For members joining us in October, November or December the season ticket will be valid until December of the following year.
Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of our members are held, manually and on a computer, for the sole purpose of communicating with members about the activities of the Centre. Names (but not addresses or telephone numbers) of new members are also listed from time to time in our members' newsletter. If you object to this information about you being held and used for these purposes, please state your objection in writing to our Membership Secretary.
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