Dore Village Society


The Dore Village Society is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission (No. 1017051). There is an executive committee which administers the activities of the society, and each committee member acts as a trustee of the Dore Village Society charitable body. Members of the executive committee are elected by the members of the society. This committee meets on the last Tuesday of each month.

The Society aims to foster the protection and enhancement of the local environment and amenities within Dore, to encourage a spirit of community and to record its historic development.


The society is active in a number of areas including:

  • Planning – monitoring planning applications and reacting to them on behalf of the community’ wider interests
  • Publishing – Dore to Door, a local community magazine going to 3,200 households quarterly. Occasional local history booklets and other publications including pictures and Christmas cards
  • Public meetings – invited speakers on subjects of interest to the community
  • Environment – conservation, and projects to improve public spaces including Ecclesall Woods and Dore Recreation Ground
  • Traffic & Transport – applying pressure for safety initiatives and improvements to public transport
  • Dore Playground – fund raising for and installation of improved play facilities in Dore Recreation Ground
  • Dore Collection – collecting and cataloguing information and material relevant to the development of the local area, from archaeology to recent history
  • Dore Show – a traditional annual village show, with classes for entrants ranging from vegetables to fine arts

Membership of the society is open to all current and past residents of Dore at £5 per annum. If you have a particular interest in any of the above areas please contact us for more details.