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Planning Application 17/05538/FUL for the Stew Frankwell Quay Shrewsbury 2017

Planning Application 17/05538/FUL for The Stew, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, December 2017.


Along with a number of other local and national groups and many residents, Shrewsbury Civic Society has been concerned about this building for years. It is again the subject of what we think is an inappropriate planning application. We are very keen for […]

Sir Neil Cossons Keynote Speaker on Saturday 9th September at 7pm at St Alkmund’s Church SY1-1UH

Sir Neil Cossons keynote speaker

Make Sure You Get to See Darryl Walker’s Exhibition at Bear Steps Gallery Sunday August 6th – Saturday August 19th 9:00am – 5:00pm

Shrewsbury’s Civic Day – Saturday 17th June

Shrewsbury Civic Society Presents: “A Day to Say I Care About Where I Live.”




What’s Conservation done for you?

  In 50 years of Conservation rules, this is the first opportunity for Shrewsbury to celebrate how the town has retained so much of its unique heritage. One-off events at The Bear Steps, […]

The Next Civic Forum – A Special Evening Featuring Speaker Dr James Pardoe. Thursday 11th May 7.00pm

Shrewsbury Civic Society has enlisted the services of Dr James Pardoe to front the next in this season’s packed out series of lectures on Thursday 11th May, 7.00pm at Bear Steps.

Dr Pardoe is Senior Lecturer in Heritage and Director of Design, Heritage and the Built Environment at University College Shrewsbury. His talk is entitled […]

Shrewsbury Civic Society’s Newsletter Makes Front Page News in the Local Press

Last week’s Shrewsbury Chronicle featured two stories on its front page from the latest Civic Society Newsletter. The pieces were by editorial team members Martina Chamberlain and Simon Beedles. Former CS Chairman Simon Beedles highlighted the need to act before its too late over the Quarry pool site and Planning Committee member Martina Chamberlain outlined […]

‘Shrewsbury’s Real High Street – Archaeology and Conservation on Pride Hill’ talk by Dr Nigel Baker Thursday 9th March

The first Civic Forum this year takes place on at 7.00pm Thursday 9th March at the Bear Steps.

The forum, now in its third year features a talk by Dr Nigel Baker entitled ‘Shrewsbury’s Real High Street – Archaeology and Conservation on Pride Hill’.

After the talk there will be a question and answer session […]

Shrewsbury Carnival Day is also National Civic Day Saturday June 17th 2017

It’s a day celebrated nationally to say “I care about where I live”.

In Shrewsbury there will be lots of events with a focus on Conservation and our heritage. What’s having a Conservation Area done for you? The day will be bigger than last year and complement the Shrewsbury Carnival. It’s based on the Bear […]

Planning Matters.

Some recent issues from the Planning Committee of Shrewsbury Civic Society. October/November 2016. Mike Carter.

1. There is an application to turn Shrewsbury’s Rail Station information hall into a Costa coffee shop. The Civic Society regrets the loss of an information point, thinks this is a reasonable place for a coffee shop but objects to […]

Halloween Horrorfest from October 16th at Bear Steps Art Gallery

Gallery manager Dave Lupine talks to talented young artist Alberto Pitalua ahead of Horrorfest 2016.

The original Halloween Horrorfest started in 2013 as a collaborative exhibition of only 3 artists; myself, my Belarusian wife Yuliya and Whitchurch based metal-work artist Lee Smith, and it was held in the small Link Room gallery upstairs at […]