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     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       
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. 
                  Special Event
                              Come to a unique opportunity to hear about
     Ashby's new £1 million Culture and Leisure Quarter
   Speakers :  Jack Fargher (Town Clerk)  &  Jo Holland (Project Manager)
                                       Plus question and answer session
                                          7.30pm Tuesday 23rd January
                    Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby
                                               Visitors always welcome. 
  Monthly meetings now at 7.30pm
  Heritage Centre, St.Helen's Church
            South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
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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