Cheltenham Civic Society
Cheltenham Civic Society is an active network of citizens that promotes civic pride in our town.
We aim to encourage:
- high standards of design and execution for buildings and public spaces
- conservation of the town’s heritage
- discussion and understanding of our urban environment
We do this by identifying concerns, developing ideas and galvanising the community to help make the town more distinctive, attractive and enjoyable.
As a non-profit registered charity, the Society is non-political and is funded by our members. The Society also acts as a formal consultee to the local planning authority.
2023 Civic Award nominations now open
Anyone can now submit a nomination to our 2023 Cheltenham Civic Awards for either their favourite new building project in Cheltenham – or their least favourite!
Nominations will close at midnight 30 September 2023 and the awards will be judged and announced later this autumn.
Blue and Green Plaques maps
The Civic Society’s Plaques Officer, Mike Rigby, has created two online Google maps featuring all of the Society’s blue and green plaques that respectively celebrate many of Cheltenham’s most notable people plus places and historic events. We think these maps will provide a great resource for anyone wishing to plan interesting and educational walks to discover and learn more about the history of the town.
Click Blue Plaques Map to visit all of the blue plaques – from Bomber Harris to Rolling Stone, Brian Jones!
Click Green Plaques Map to see what events and places are celebrated by all of our green plaques.
In this website …
… you will find a wealth of information ranging from news of our current activities to accounts of some of our many achievements, archives of our minutes and newsletters, and records of commemorative plaques and civic awards.
Please explore, learn and enjoy!