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Wetherby Civic Society

Wetherby Civic Society formally came into being on 24th March 1994 and is registered as a Charitable Trust, with the following aims and objectives:

  • Promote Civic Pride along with high standards of architecture and town planning
  • Encourage improvements in public amenities
  • Influence the development of the built environment and the culture of our town

Over the last twenty years the Society has:

  • Planted over 400 trees on public and open spaces in the town
  • Published the Wetherby Historic Town Trail and a guide to the Conservation Area
  • Encouraged the placing of blue plaques on historic buildings and new noteworthy developments
  • Responded to and influenced planning applications to ensure that new developments are appropriate and in keeping with the historic town centre
  • Agreed with Leeds Highway Authority and Wetherby Town Council a rolling programme of town centre footpath and street lighting improvements
  • Taken part in the nationwide Heritage Open Days programme
  • Conducted historic town trail walks for the Wetherby Arts Festival and other organisations.
  • Offered our members a varied programme of talks and visits to historic houses, gardens and buildings.

Membership and its Benefits

  • Membership is open to any person interested in the wellbeing of our town.
  • It is the Society's membership subscription which provides the funds enabling it to carry out its tasks.
  • Currently the annual subscription is £10.00 per member and if two people wish to join whilst living at the same address the subscription is £18.00 for two
  • A right to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Advance notice of events organised by the Society
  • Invitations to participate in specific projects
  • Members may bring their friends to meetings and outings

Summer Events

These are a few of our visits:

The Archbishop’s Palace, York; The National Coal Mining Museum; Wentworth Woodhouse: Sheffield Assay Office: Nun Monkton Vineyard; Ripon Cathedral; Markenfield Hall; Bar Convent, York; Ilkley Toy Museum; Cutlers Hall, Sheffield; Drax Power Station; Bedern Glaziers; The British Library, Thorpe Arch; Temple Newsam House; Tenants Auction Rooms, Thirsk; Stockeld Park; Broughton Hall, Skipton; York Minster;

We have also had various talks and discussions

If you have any queries, please contact our Secretary on 01937 520591

Or email:

Wetherby Civic Society is a registered charity and a member of Civic Voice
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