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.
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.
Royal Hotel and Bath Grounds - Update18th April
Ashby Town Council and Oakland Hotels Ltd (owners of the Royal Hotel & Bath Grounds) are discussing the purchase ofBath 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.
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.
Tuesday 14th May -7.30pm
St. Helen's Heritage Centre, South Street
Professor John Becket will talk about the importance of