‘Young Darwin and Shrewsbury’ opened by Mayor Jane Mackenzie Monday February 20th 2018.

‘Young Darwin and Shrewsbury’ opened by Mayor Jane Mackenzie Monday February 20th 2018. The Mayor is working to have Charles Darwin’s home saved as the lease come up for renewal, she spent some time viewing the exhibition and said, “ This is a comprehensive look at Charles Darwin’s childhood and as life a young adult […]

Forum – Shrewsbury Growing Forward: Urban Sprawl or sustainable development. April 28th 1pm.

“Shrewsbury Growing Forward: Urban Sprawl or sustainable development”. An Open Forum Meeting to share views.

Shrewsbury’s Mayor, Cllr Jane Mackenzie, and the Civic Society want to consider how the town might accommodate some 8000 new dwellings and maintain high quality of environment and living. This Forum will briefly hear from a number of experts on […]

Stew Update February 2018 Mike Carter

Shrewsbury Civic Society has added to its objection to the application concerning the Stew

We re-iterate the urgent need for a sensible and sympathetic re-use of the building. However, we note that Historic England (HE), the nation’s inspectorate of heritage and buildings, has objected very strongly:

HE objections are that:

the proposals would cause harm […]

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 […]