Membership of the Covent Garden Area Trust

If you live, work, or are interested in Covent Garden you can apply to become a member of the Trust. The Trust is governed by a Council of no less than 12, and no more than 22 trustees.

Apply to become a member of the Covent Garden Area Trust

The Trust invites applications for membership from people who live or work in Covent Garden, or from those who are interested in the area. Experience, background or age are not as important as a passion for the area and an interest in historical conservation.

To find out more about becoming a member you can get in touch with us, or download an application form (link below):

Covent Garden Area Trust
20 Bedford Street
London, WC2E 9HP

Tel: 020 3376 8422

Applications for membership are submitted to the Trust’s Council for approval; Council meetings are held monthly.

  • Membership for Covent Garden residents is £3 per year or £30 for a life membership
  • Non-resident members pay £5 a year or £50 for life membership
  • Corporate membership is £30 per year
  • For resident senior citizens, membership is free

All members are invited to the Trust’s Annual General Meeting held every autumn and if there is a vacancy among the trustees, members can apply to become a trustee. 

The Trust has a duty to maintain a balanced membership split between those who live within and outside the Covent Garden area, and would also like to have as diverse a membership as possible.

To download a membership application form click the button below.

Download a membership form

Trustees are either ordinary members who have been elected at an AGM or those who have been nominated by local organisations such as:

  • The Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Westminster City & Camden councils
  • Covent Garden Community Association
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Royal Opera House

A trustee term lasts for three years, with a potential further three years if re-elected.

If someone wishes to be considered for election as a trustee, they should contact the Trust Administrator for more information. All applicants will be asked about the skills and experience they feel they could bring to the Trust.


From time to time the Trust will grant honorary life memberships to individuals who have made a valuable contribution to the organisation. 

Our honorary members are:

  • Robert Harris (a founder member) 
  • David Bieda (a founder member and long-time Trustee)
  • Geoffrey Holland (Trust Chairman, 1992-2006)
  • Raymond Cooper (the Trust’s long time lawyer at Farrer & Co and later Chairman from 2006-2011)
  • Leana Pooley (Trust Administrator, 1992-2006) 
  • Roger Keyworth (long-time supporter)