The Newbury Society is established for the public benefit for the following purposes in the area comprising the former Borough of Newbury together with the adjacent civil parishes:
- To stimulate public interest and educate the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area of benefit, and in the transport and communications serving it.
- To promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting the area of benefit.
- To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area of benefit.
- To promote civic pride in the area of benefit.