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

   Amazing Speakers

and local visits

plus Planning news


Monthly meetings -  7.30pm

Heritage Centre, St.Helen's Church
South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
     Click 'Programme' tab above 
Don't forget ....  Newsletters can be mailed if unable to attend our monthly meetings.
       We can ....
Give a short talk to your group, even as a last minute booking.
Or display information boards showing our history, aims and achievements.
Dave the Bee Farmer
is our Speaker 
12th February - 7.30pm
St. Helens Heritage Centre, South Street
Plus all latest Planning news.... lots to hear.
Look forward to seeing you there.
New Information Board
Look for the Civic Society permanent information board
outside Nat West bank, Market Street
Speaker Programme details
Latest news of our other events
Important Ashby issues
Take a regular look !
                                Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum

                       Yes votes : 2246         No votes : 183        22% turnout   
                                A successful result for the future of Ashby
                   The Neighbourhood Plan is now a legal and usable document.
                     To view the full document  CLICK here or visit Ashby Library

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.
  •  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.
   And many more issues .....
   Proposed Lorry Park, Arla Dairy Estate,
   Royal Hotel plans, Ashby Project,
   New 'Extra Care' building on Burton Rd.
Enhancing the town
We sponsored the Armillary Sundial and Bench outside the library & the new bench in Bath Grounds