Kingston Village Society was founded 50 years ago in 1964 by a group of residents concerned about inappropriate developments within the village at that time. In its early years, safeguarding the village environment was the prime purpose, including a campaign in the 1984 to fight off a proposal for a large service station alongside the A2 on Barham Downs. If realised, this development would have overshadowed and completely changed Kingston as we know it today.
Over time, the function of the Village Society has evolved into a pattern of social events and activities for the enjoyment of the residents. All residents of Kingston parish are automatically members of the Society with no subscription fee. Not every village has a society like this, to which everyone belongs and in which everyone has a stake in the interests of the village. Lots of people have put in a lot of effort over the years to enhance the life of the community and continue to do so.
Typical recent events have included the Annual Quiz Evening, Race Night, Meet and Greet Lunches, local walks and talks.