Ashby de la Zouch

          Civic Society  

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Our Success  Stories

All due to public pressure

Saved     Land at Willesley Road from
                building 41 houses.      
Saved     Bath Grounds from housing.
                  Formed 'Friends of Bath Grounds'
                  Call 0765 765156
Saved     Ashby Lido from closure 
Halted    Changes to Market Street
Saved     historic porch on Prior Park 
                from demolition

Civic Society
Design Awards
Look for them around the town       

Monthly meetings now at 7.30pm

Heritage Centre, St.Helen's Church
      South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
 Click on Programme 'tab' for details
       Don't forget can have      
  the Newsletters emailed if you are unable to attend the meetings           
                                        Car park in North Street, Ashby
                          North Street and Hood Park Leisure Centre car park will be closed
                                  from 5pm Saturday 24th march to 7am Monday 9th April.
                                         Ivanhoe car park will be available during this time.
                               Gypsy and Traveller site planned for Ashby
Ashby Civic Society members are part of the avalanche of protest to these sites which are included in the larger District Local Plan that has a requirement for NWLDC to have a policy for Travellers.
The Civic Society are in close contact with Councillors and Planners and we will
keep members advised of developments and opportunities given for discussion.

What is the Civic Society?

  • A collective voice
     Influencing changes to your town and

     Preserving our historic buildings & heritage.

  • A non-political, voluntary organisation.


What does the Civic Society do?

  • Engage with developers and Council with   
     your preferred changes to Ashby.
  • Fund town enhancements with floral displays,
     Armiliary sundial and benches.
  • Award plaques for buildings of exceptional
     good design.

Benefits of joining us

  •  Add your opinions to influence changes.
  •  Enjoy monthly Speakers and local visits.
  •  Receive regular newsletters on planning

     proposals and changes to Ashby.

  •  Only £10 a year

      Call Margaret Mabey 01530 412410  

      Email [email protected]

   Your Local Concerns
     Discussed at our monthly meetings

   Neighbourhood and Local Plans
   3,200 more houses (65% increase) proposed 
   in Plans which affects Ashby for 20years.

   Money Hill Development
   Lack of facilities, infrastructure and effect of
   huge increase in traffic on Nottingham Road
   of real safety concern.

   More Take Aways
   More permissions granted giving precedence  
    for other applications and detrimental to local
                  and many more issues .... 
Remembrance Sunday
A wreath was laid on behalf of members
of the Civic Society.
Enhancing the town
We sponsor the Armillary Sundial and Bench outside library & the new bench in Bath Grounds