Berkshire Oxfordshire boundary on Sonning Bridge

Future Events:

13th October:
Explore the Colombian Amazon
with Prof. Alastair Driver
A talk in the Pearson Hall
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November 18th:
AGM & Supper
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Conservation Area Appraisal

After much work on all sides this was adopted 19th April 2017, you can download a low res 3Mb version by clicking below:

Annual reports



Executive Meetings 2017:

In the St.Sarik Room at 7:00 pm on these Wednesday Evenings:

February 22nd

April 26th
May 4th - Thursday!
in the Committee Room at Pearson Hall

June 14th

August 16th

October 18th

December 6th

Members are welcome to attend.


Welcome to the website of the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society!

We are a civic society committed to:

  • Promoting high standards of planning and architecture in Sonning and Sonning Eye;
  • Educating the public in their geography, history, natural history and architecture; and
  • Securing the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic, natural or public interest in the two villages.

The Planning & Traffic Panel contributes effectively to planning, environmental and highways consultations, offering considered views on issues affecting both sides of the river. We are fortunate to have found so many people who have been willing to give freely of their time on behalf of our Society.  The Panels also welcome new members to share in the work.

The Society, through the Education Panel and the Social Committee, provides a varied programme of events, which members and non-members alike support very well. Our talks and walks have ranged from Thames Watermills through biodiversity to brick making.  Full details of future events are advertised in "Bridge", the quarterly newsletter of the Society.

Currently the Society is actively engaged in:

  • Village Voices, a project designed to capture our oral history; and
  • Assisting Sonning Parish Council in preparing a new Conservation Area Assessment
  • Preparing a short illustrated architectural and historical guide for publication

New members are always welcome.  Membership is open to everyone who cares about the villages and their surroundings.  We think you might want to join if you are interested in:

  • Our many excellent buildings;
  • High standards of planning and architecture;
  • The natural environment and the effects of traffic; and
  • Geography, history and architecture.

The Society’s website is brought to you by the Education Panel and contains news about our activities, details of forthcoming events and useful links. Comments and suggestions about items for inclusion should be addressed to the Panel via

Recent Updates:

The Austen Connection
March 2014

Swan Upping 2013

Jubilee Photo Competition

Planning & Traffic Panel
Panel Update and Meeting Schedule


Current Activities:

Sonning Conservation Area



Our book is still selling well

Results of the
Jubilee Photographic Competition