Ashby de la Zouch

            Civic Society  

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Our Success  Stories

All due to

public pressure

Stopped plans to build 41 houses  at
Willesley Road
Stopped housing on Bath Grounds
Formed 'Friends of Bath Grounds'
Call 0765 765156
Saved open Air Swimming baths
Halted changes to Market Street
Saved historic porch on Prior Park  Rd
            from demolition

Civic Society
Design Awards
Look for them around the town  
New Building Award
Coxons Mews, Lychgate Homes
Restored Building Award
Wetherspoons 'Shoulder of Mutton'
Environmental Improvement Award
Ashby Spa WI garden, Market St
New President ..
Alan Briggs
Alan and his family moved to Ashby in 1987 after falling in love with the town.
His interests in local and social history made him an obvious choice as our President to promote the Civic Society and our unique and special town.
Mary Tuckey reluctantly stepped down as President but will continue to be closely involved with the Civic Society. 
         Important                      Changes
New Events Programme
          New Time - 7.30pm
                 New Venue
                     Heritage Centre,
                     St. Helen's Church,
                     South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
              Click on Programme 'tab' for details

What is the Civic Society?

  • A collective voice to create a town you 

     want to live and work in.

  • Dedicated to shaping the future of Ashby
     and preserving its 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

  •  Make your opinions matter.
  •  Enjoy monthly Speakers or 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 15/20years.

   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 .... 
Enhancing the town
We sponsor the Armillary Sundial and Bench outside library & the new bench in Bath Grounds