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The Future of Weston General Hospital

Start Date: 16/02/2016 19:30
End Date: 16/02/2016 21:30

Location: The Blakehay, Wadham Street BS23 1JZ

A Purple Flag for Weston

Start Date: 22/03/2016 19:30
End Date: 22/03/2016 21:30

Location: The Blakehay, Wadham Street BS23 1JZ

Weston Civic Society AGM

Start Date: 19/04/2016 19:30
End Date: 19/04/2016 21:30

Location: The Old Town Quarry, South Road BS23 2LS

The Regeneration of Birkbeck

Start Date: 17/05/2016 19:30
End Date: 17/05/2016 21:30

Location: The Old Town Quarry, South Road BS23 2LS

The Expanding Role of Weston Town Council

Start Date: 22/06/2016 19:30
End Date: 22/06/2016 22:00

Location: The Old Town Quarry, South Road BS23 2LS

The Weston-super-Mare Civic Society, set up in 1973, aims to preserve and develop the best in the town and district. It believes that change should be guided to serve the community’s interests, with new development of high quality and in keeping with the local character

The society believes that local planning should promote sustainable development

Next Meeting 

Meet the Chief Executive of Weston General Hospital
James Rimmer
Hear more about the hospital’s future plans
and put your questions to him
The Blakehay - Tuesday 16th February - 7.30pm

Welcome to our new website - still under construction!

The Work of the Society

A regular part of our work is to monitor planning applications and respond to public consultations on the Local and Structure Plans.  We aim to support development that will enhance the character and prosperity of the town.

The Civic Society successfully opposed plans for major development on the Italian Gardens in High Street and proposals to demolish the Old General Hospital in the Boulevard.  We maintain a general interest in the street scene, the design of new buildings, conservation areas, the traffic system and local amenities.

The Society has produced a range of publications designed to celebrate the heritage of the town and the surrounding countryside.

We have supported many local initiatives including the establishment of the Blakehay Arts Centre.

Our Town

WESTON-SUPER-MARE first began to attract visitors over 200 years ago.  During the Victorian period it grew into a town of quality and character.  We have a fine heritage of handsome buildings, parks and gardens, as attractive coastline, and beautiful countryside.  There is much of interest and value to protect.

Practical Projects

The society undertakes practical projects in the town.  We have planted hundreds of tress, built walls and pillars and installed railings at Grove Park; repaired park shelters, converted the old windmill tower at Uphill into an observatory.

For over 20 years the Society ran a Heritage Centre in a converted building in Wadham Street.

© 2016 Weston-super-Mare Civic Society. Affiliated to Civic Voice. Registered Charity No. 266344