Residents Society


Frederick HoweThe Penn and Tylers Green Residents Society has one overarching purpose, which is to promote the values and interests of the community which it serves. As a registered charity it does this in a wide variety of ways, reflecting the many aspects of our village life. This website is designed to provide a window onto the Society’s work including local news, activities, historical research and the natural environment.

No Society that aims to serve the local community could do without the commitment and expertise of its members, and the Penn and Tylers Green Residents Society is no exception. We are immensely grateful for the contribution of time and professional skills from many local residents which together make the Society the thriving and vibrant organisation that it is.

I am very proud to be the Society’s President and proud of the work that it does. I hope that all who access this website will find it a source of useful information as well as a fascinating repository of detail about “all things Penn and Tylers Green”.

Frederick Howe
The Rt Hon The Earl Howe PC


 About the Residents Society

PTGRSThe Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society (P&TGRS) was formed in the spring of 2003 from a merger of the former Penn & Tylers Green Residents Association and Penn & Tylers Green Society, both of which dated back to the 1960s. It is a body represented entirely by local people and exists to better the quality of life for all the residents of the two Chiltern villages of Penn and Tylers Green.

The Society converted to a Charitable Company during the course of 2003 and it is run by a group of up to 15 Trustees who are Directors of the Company. The Society’s objectives are to promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the inhabitants of the two villages. Among these are : to advance education; to provided facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and other leisure -time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants; to promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting Penn and Tylers Green; to educate and stimulate discussion on matters relating to the history, architecture, natural history and geography of the area; to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of historic, architectural, or public interest in the area; to secure protection, conservation and enhancement of the wildlife and countryside in or affecting the two villages.

Our locality is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Green Belt, and parts of the two villages are in a large Joint Conservation Area, so it is hardly surprising that some of the Residents Society’s objectives are concerned with conservation and wider environmental issues.

Woods and Open Spaces

cwCommon Wood was purchased by the Penn and Tylers Green Residents Society in 2002 following an extensive public campaign. With support from the Woodland Trust, the Chiltern Society and the Lottery Heritage Fund, the Society has been able to safeguard the wood for the benefit of the local community. It is committed to providing open access to all, and has set about an extensive management programme of both the natural habitat and the paths and access points throughout the wood.

Planning & Conservation

The Residents Society takes a keen interest in matters of planning and conservation within the local area. A specific sub-committee has been formed to make appropriate representation to the local authority in the comparatively few cases where an application is thought to damage the wider interests of the community.








 Village pre-school

Pre-schoolThe Residents Society runs the Village Pre-school on a “not-for-profit” basis. The school is open every day in term time and meets at the Methodist Church in Coppice Farm Road.

Our aim is to encourage the development of happy, confident children from 2 to 5 years who learn all the time through a mixture of creative and structured play and exciting activities.

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