PROMOTING high architectural and planning standards



Cheltenham Civic Society is a voluntary organisation that was specifically set up to care for Cheltenham. We have more than 300 members and a history of nearly 70 years of promoting high design standards, protecting our built environment and educating on the town’s heritage.

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!

Heritage Open Days – 9th-18th September

Our brochure, detailing nearly 50 open days, walks and talks we’ve organised for this years Heritage Open Days, is now available to download here.

Please also visit our Heritage Open Days page for more information and digital presentations from previous years.

All the events are free, but where numbers are limited you must book in advance by emailing Sarah Harvey on

Our latest news

Report Cheltenham ‘Grot spots’ here

The Society’s Successful Streets Group has created an easy way to report problems to us online.

Tell us about the problems you spot on our streets – anything from general ‘grot spots’ to roads, pavements, infills, abandoned signs, bins, empty shop fronts, etc. Please add a photo to make the problem easier to identify.

We’ll then put the issue in front of Cheltenham Borough Council or Gloucestershire County Council (whichever is relevant) and regularly follow up their progress with sorting the problems out.

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.