Welcome to

. Ashby de la Zouch

   Civic Society  

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Official Society web site
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

Unusual Speakers

Local visits

Planning news

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        Monthly Meetings

    7.30pm - 2nd Tuesday

Heritage Centre, St.Helen's Church
South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
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      Refreshements available.
Free parking in South St. car park
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 Click  'Programme'  tab above
or call Susanne for full details
             01530 415654
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        NEW !  NEW!     NEW!
   Civic Society Notice Board
        Showing events and news
   Look on wall of Nat West Bank,
                Market St, Ashby,
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   Annual Subscription only £10 
       Why not come as a visitor !
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Don't forget ....  Newsletters can be Emailed if unable to attend our monthly meetings.
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We can ....
Give a short talk to your group, even as a last minute booking.
Or display information boards
in halls/meeting rooms showing
our history, aims & achivements
Please contact ....
Ken Ward 01530 589268
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      Chris Tandy
             Winner of
     Ashby Civic Award
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An outright winner in honour of
decades of voluntary service for Ashby.
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Chris is a respected member
of various societies and Ashby Civic Society particularly value his essential involvement.          
                                   Money Hill latest plan
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                  Masterplan available for comment only until 12th August
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                  Please view this plan & make your comments to the Council.
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                  Do note how vague the plan is, with insufficient detail and
                              information for such an important plan.
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                Money Hill will increase the population of Ashby by third
                        with over 1,500 houses, not just 605 houses. 
                 
..                                        To view plan click HERE          Thank you
                                                           
  
                          HS2 changes to existing plan for Ashby
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Two new proposals- 29th June 
  • Move the position of the HS2 line
  • Move the Railhead materials site taking up 2.3 k and run almost to Sinope, destroying   
     many National Forest trees unnecessarily.  The Railhead will cause disruption for 7 years.
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        Also the proposed closure of A511 and Leicester Road will be for up to 2 years.
                     Hear up-dates at our Civic Society meetings
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   Huge Distribution Warehouse planned in Ashby
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                       * 6 storey building covering at least 2 fields planned.
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                       * Hundreds of extra cars and lorries per day on A511 to Coalville
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                      * It ignores the 'development limits' in Neighbourhood & Local Plan.
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                           Your opinion matters  
                          Please urgently sign our objection letter
    Available from ' Objection letter' tab above or The Shoe Box, Market St
                                        or Ken Ward 01530 589268
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   Please return letters to The Shoe Box, Market St or Post to address on letter
                 
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                  Royal Hotel and Bath Grounds
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Ashby Town Council and Oakland Hotels Ltd (owners of the Royal Hotel & Bath Grounds) are discussing the purchase of Bath Grounds.
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Civic Society Committee are considering the very recent Planning Application
and will keep members up to date. 
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              Annual Subscriptions   NEW DATE
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       We have changed the date when annual subscriptions are due.
        Subscriptions now due 1st September 2019
            Members will enjoy an extra free 4 months membership 2018/19
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            Membership will still be only £10 a year!   A bargain !
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What is the Civic Society?

  • A collective voice Influencing changes
     to your town
  • Preservation of historic buildings & 
     heritage.
  • A non-political, voluntary organisation.

             

What does the Civic Society do?

  • Enjoy monthly Speakers or local visits.
  • Engage with developers & Council advising   
     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 opinion to influence changes.
  •  Enjoy monthly Speakers and local visits.
  •  Receive regular newsletters by email/post  
      on planning proposals & changes to Ashby.
      Help preserve our historic buildings.
  •  Only £10 a year

      Call Margaret Mabey 01530 412410  

      Email [email protected]

   Your Local Concerns
     Discussed at our monthly meetings
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   Royal Hotel & Bath Grounds
   The very recent plans are being
    considered by the Civic Society and
    will keep members up to date.
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   Money Hill Development
   Lack of facilities, infrastructure and    
   effect of huge increase in traffic
   on Nottingham Road of real safety
   concern.
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   And many more issues .....
   Objection to huge warehouse,
   Proposed Lorry Park, 
  Town enhancement project     
  New 'Extra Care' building, Burton Rd, 
  
Enhancing the town
We sponsored the Armillary Sundial and Bench outside the library & the new bench in Bath Grounds
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Civic Society
Design Awards
Look around the town for our unique plaques awarded to new or restored buildings of good design or areas of environmental improvement.
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                   Contacts
                      Chairman    : Ken Ward            [email protected]    01530 589268
                      Vice Chair   : Chris Tandy         [email protected]
                      Treasurer    : Margaret Mabey   01530 412410
                      Programme : Susanne Tandy    01530 415654
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 Ashby Civic Society Constitution available from Ken Ward  
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 Data Protection : Your personal details are held confidentially and only for Civic Society purposes.  We do not forward them on to anyone without your prior permission.  Phootgraphs may be taken at Civic Society events and used to promote our activities either on our website, publications or on promotional material  If you have any concerns regarding the above please contact the Chairman.