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With the Covid-19 restrictions now coming towards an end, we have been able to organise some new events at last!

These start with a full programme of Heritage Open Days from the 10th to the 19th of September – which will provide the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting buildings in the town as well as to go on a variety of walks, and attend some stimulating talks.

Details of these are to be found on our Heritage Open Days page, where a full programme of events can be found in our Heritage Open Days brochure.

Our latest news

Agora Group

The Society’s Agora Group is working closely with both Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham BID to support appropriate changes of use and to encourage investors and landlords to do more to improve the look of any vacant properties. More details on this work can be found on the Agora Group page.

Successful Streets Group

Fed up with getting nowhere with its previous attempts to draw attention to the poor condition of the public realm in our High Street, the Civic Society’s Successful Streets Group (SSG) is now upping the ante.

SSG sees little point in updating its three-year-old list of 253 issues of concern such as broken paving, grubby bins, cluttered signage and street furniture only to see few – if any – improvements.

Planning white paper

Working with other local civic societies, the Society has prepared and submitted a detailed response to the government’s white paper proposing a major revamp of England’s planning system to introduce a zonal system. See our News page to read more.