The main activities of the Society are carried out by its Committee, who meet monthly and correspond frequently by email between meetings. As of November 2020, the Committee consists of three officers and a further nine members:-


Chair – Margaret Hollins
Hon Secretary – Post Vacant
Hon Treasurer – Nick Lock

Committee Members

Planning – Michael Arthur
Planning – John Mumford
Conservation – Robert Hollis
Minutes Secretary – Angela Clifford
Climate Change – Aurelie Paoli
Membership Secretary – Ishbel Kenward
Information Technology & Webmaster – Mark Bristow
Events – Sheila Wadsworth
Publicity (& Newsletter Editor) – Carol Reed

In addition, the Society benefits from the assistance of Hon Archivist – Philip Clifford and Hon Photo Archivist – David Rowe, as well as Ian Muirhead who monitors the Downs Conservators Committee on behalf of ECS, although none of them routinely attend monthly ECS committee meetings.

Please use the above email addresses to contact any officer or member of the committee; if you are unsure about the proper addressee, please email> and your email will be forwarded as necessary.