Ashby de la Zouch  Civic Society
                     Shaping our future and preserving our heritage 

  Welcome to

. Ashby de la Zouch

   Civic Society  


Official Ashby Civic Society web site
About Ashby
Civic Society
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       Notice Board
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Local News
Ashby Nub News
Latest news of demands from Ashby Council regarding the Royal Hotel and other local news available from this new website.
Click HERE or visit them on Facebook
Our Successes
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.
Saved  Market Street from 
              unwanted changes
              Market Street.
Saved  Historic 'Priest House'
              porch from demolition.
What does the
Civic Society do ?
  •  Provides a collective
     voice to influence
     changes to your town.
  • Engages with developers
     and Councillors advising
     your preferred options.
  • Preserves the heritage and 
     historic buildings of Ashby.
  • Provides a voluntary and  
     crucially non-political voice.
  • Funds enhancements
     to the town with floral displays,
     sundial and benches.
Benefits of joining
  • Give your opinion to influence 
      changes to your town.
  •  Enjoy monthly Speakers and
      local visits.
*    Receive regular Newsletters by
      email /post on planning              
      proposals and other changes.
*    Help preserve our historic  

Only £10 annual subscription.
Click Subscription tab above or
Call Margaret 01530 412410  or
Civic Society 
Town Enhancements
We sponsored the Armilliary Sundial and bench outside the library & the new bench in Bath Grounds.
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.
Annual Subscriptions

The Civic Society Committee has decided that as a result of the closedown over the last six months and the likely lack of society events for the next few months we have made a decision regarding subscriptions.


We will not seek new annual payments from September but will start the new Civic year from 1st January. Members need do nothing and your membership will continue.


It is a great shame that our monthly talks are not currently taking place and we regret that we can’t talk to our members about local planning problems and news of town events.


Hopefully we will be able to plan the resumption of our monthly get-togethers as soon as possible. We will send a newsletter out to Members shortly.


Many regards

Ken Ward

Chairman - Ashby Civic Society

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News &
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Royal Hotel & Bath Grounds
Town Council Referendum

We are unable to meet as a group but Civic Society committee still discuss issues affecting Ashby.  You may be aware of the new Town Council proposal to acquire Bath Grounds for public ownership.  

To obtain funding the Council have to hold a consultation prior to putting up the rates by a larger than normal amount.


We are not happy or in favour of some elements of the current planning application by the Royal Owners but we believe that the Council will need the additional money for when it may be used to buy the land.


              Thank you to everyone who voted 

            We await update from Town Council.

  Full Referendum details from Town Council Website 

Planning Application
The Civic Society has written a letter objecting to the recently submitted planning application for substantial reasons.
Click HERE to view the Plans
Click HERE to view our objection letter
Please support us. Send your copy to the Council
Important to add :
Your name & address, date & signature.
You  may wish to add your own comments.
Health Care since
Ashby Hospital Closure
15th January, County Hall, Leics
Ashby Civic Society committee addressed the Health Overview & Safety Committee (H0SC) and West Leics Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about health care in Ashby since the closure of Ashby Hospital.
Huge G-Park Warehouse
planned for Ashby
 * 6 storey building planned by Flagstaff
   island covering 736,000 sq feet.   
* Hundreds of extra cars and lorries daily.
*  Local and District plans ignored.
    Updates at our monthly meetings
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Unusual Speakers
Local Visits
Latest Planning News
Regretfully all meetings are suspended until further notice, including our AGM. However, please contact us with any Planning or Civic matters.
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To see full Programme details
click 'Programme' tab above.
or call Susanne 01530 415654
7.30pm - 2nd Tuesdays
Heritage Centre,
St.Helen's church, South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
Why not come as a Visitor!
Refreshments available
Free parking South St. car park
Members Newsletters
Pick up latest Newsletter at our monthly meetings or receive a copy on email.
Newsletters include
  • Planning information
  • Other changes in Ashby
  • Information on our monthly
Annual Subscriptions
Due 1st January 
Only £10 a year
Call Margaret 01530 412410
or click Subscriptions tab above