Why not join us?
Call Margaret Mabey 01530 412410
What is the
The Civic Society provides a collective voice to create a town you want to live and work in. It is a non-political, voluntary organisation dedicated to shaping the future of Ashby de la Zouch and preserving its proud heritage.
What does the
Civic Society do?
Hear latest planning developments and how changes will affect you.
Have your say on important issues & enjoy an entertaining Speaker or visit.
We have successfully prevented changes to Market Street and housing development on Bath Grounds. Retained the Open Air swimming baths, reduced the number of hot food takeaways & improved parking.
We also have delegates in all the NWL Neighbourhood Plan focus groups.
Look on the 'Campaigns' tag
above for full details.
The Civic Society is involved with floral displays and garden areas; has erected the Armillary Sundial and bench outside the library and funded other improvements around the town.
Civic Design Awards
These highly prestigious awards are granted for buildings of exceptional
design, restoration and environmental improvements as shown.
Are you a member of a local group
Do you want to know more about us ?
Our aims ~ Our Campaigns
Our Social events ~ Planning news
Please contact us to talk to your group
We were extremely sad to hear that
John White, our former Treasurer, passed away on Saturday 25th June. John played a pivotal part in the Civic Society, not only as treasurer for many years but also as a relentless campaigner to preserve historic Ashby.
As well as his enthusiasm to recruit new members, the successful campaign to resist unwanted changes to Market Street was mostly due to his personal visits to every shop and business in Market Street to gather support. He was also instrumental in starting the campaign against closing Ashby Hospital and a prominent member of the WEPA group who prevented Willesley housing plans.
John's energy and love for Ashby was unsurpassed. Both the town and particularly his friends in the Civic Society will greatly miss this amazing man.
Full details on housing plans, campaigns and social events at our monthly meetings
3,200 more houses in Ashby = 65% increase to town
Lack of healthcare, education and traffic support makes this Plan unsustainable.
Thank you for signing our petition.
The objection papers and your signatures were handed in to Council
15th August at 5pm. Further details of the outcome at our monthly meetings.
This important Plan will affect YOU for the next 15/20 years
Money Hill Development
1,7500 more dwellings in Ashby
The Civic Society objected
to the demolition of two houses on Nottingham Road
at the recent Council meeting in Coalville
Full details at our next meeting - Tuesday 13th September
Ashby Civic Society
Winners of the prestigious Civic Society Design Awards were announced with a champagne ceremony at the Vine, Ashby. Plaques are awarded to promote good building design and civic pride. Ken Ward, Chairman and Mike Ball, Mayor of Ashby, made official presentations to each winner of the three categories.
Lychgate Ltd received the New Building award for 'Coxons Mews' in Rushtons Yard while Weatherspoons 'Shoulder of Mutton' received the Restored Building award. Ashby Spa WI won the Environmental Improvement award for their beautiful garden at the top of Market Street.
Thanks to all members of the public who voted from the selection of nominations at the Ashby Arts Festival. Please look for the plaques as you walk around Ashby.
Plans for Ashby
See the Local Plan consultation.
NW Leics.gov.uk website - includes planning in Ashby. Very interesting !
The Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan
concern the development of Ashby and district for the next 15-20 years.
Hear details at our monthly meetings or members newsletter.
Save Ashby Hospital Campaign
Don't believe it's all over ....The fight continues !
Click on 'Campaigns' tag for full details
Plans to build 41 houses at Willesley Road refused.
Click on 'Campaigns' tag for more details
New Monthly Events
Details of our amazing Speakers and Visits
Click on 'Programme' tag for more details
Money Hill Developments
Planning applications and disastrous effect on Nottingham Road traffic.
Click on 'Campaigns' tag for more details.
More huge solar farms proposed for Ashby
More details at Civic Society meetings
Castle Gate House
Ashfield Into Focus, Nottingham Road.
Cliftonthorpe, off Smisby Road