The Southwold and Reydon society, founded in 1965, exists to help protect the character and amenities of Southwold, Reydon and the nearby Heritage Coast.
Currently, these are some the main issues with which the society is involved:
- Pathfinder project - the society is trying to persuade Pathfinder to step back from their proposals for compensating Easton Bavents householders with land in Reydon, so that all possible sites can be properly compared, and so that Reydon residents can be fully consulted.
- Healthy Living Centre - the society is raising local concerns about the new health centre in Reydon.
- Traffic - the society is continuing to look at the recent changes to bus routing in Southwold and its impact on Reydon.
- The society is pursuing a formal complaint about the behaviour of the planning officers and about the way the meeting was conducted, at which planning consent was given for Costa Coffee.
- Community Plan - Under the Localism Act the creation of community plans for Southwold & Reydon; the society believes there should be a joint plan as the two entities have more in common than differences. In the meantime, the society is doing all it can to support the separate plans of the two councils.
- Housing - the society's recent housing report projects second homes to be around 50% by 2020 and raises the issues of what sort of area Southwold/Reydon will be, what the shops will be like and how many independent stores will be left. The society seeks to protect affordable houses making sure they are immune from profiteering.
For more information see website Southwold and Reydon Society.