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

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Monthly meetings -  7.30pm

Heritage Centre, St.Helen's Church
South Street, Ashby  LE65 1AA
     Click 'Programme' tab above 
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Don't forget ....  Newsletters can be mailed 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 or meeting rooms
showing our history, aims and achievements
Please contact ....
Ken Ward 01530 589268
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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.
           Prestigious Award for Christopher Tandy
                                         
                          Our Vice Chairman is the very worthy winner of the
                                  Ashby Town Council Civic Award
Chris was presented with the award in honour of decades of voluntary service and endless energy in making Ashby the town where people want to live and work.
He has achieved this by dedicating years to attending Council meetings and challenging and campaigning against inappropriate planning proposals or town schemes.  Chris is a very well respected Ashbian and known for his principals and local knowledge, often putting duty to the town above his personal interests.
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Although the Council received numerous outstanding nominations for the award, Chris was the clear and worthy winner for this award and the Civic Society continue to value his involvement with the group.
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    Royal Hotel and Bath Grounds - Update 18th April
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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. Their discussions also include potential planning permission for apartments and 'senior living' apartments on either side of the hotel and a binding agreement to ensure that money from the town council is used solely towards refurbishing the Hotel.
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Civic Society Committee will consider the Planning Application when it has been submitted and let you have the latest news at our May meeting.  Hopefully we will be able to advise that discussions have progressed and there are firm agreements in place for these proposed plans.
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                     Tuesday 14th May -7.30pm
                          St. Helen's Heritage Centre, South Street
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Professor John Becket will talk about the importance of
creating and retaining Parks and Green Spaces
   for our health and well being.
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Plus a very short AGM
 Plus Cheese and Wine!
      Plus latest Planning news
Plus latest news on Royal Hotel & Bath Grounds
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 A varied and interesting evening
.Look forward to seeing you there
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New Information Board
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A Civic Society permanent information board
is now outside Nat West bank, Market Street
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Speaker Programme details
                                    Latest news of our other events
                                    Important Ashby issues
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                          Take a regular LOOK !
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                         Annual Subscriptions   NEW DATE
      We have changed the date when annual subscriptions will be due.
    Subscriptions will now be due 1st September 2019
            so 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.
  •  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., huge A511
   distribution centre.
Enhancing the town
We sponsored the Armillary Sundial and Bench outside the library & the new bench in Bath Grounds