Civic Societies have a formal role as community watchdogs, scrutinising and commenting on planning applications for new buildings and developments whilst guarding against unsympathetic changes to conservation areas and historic buildings.

Shrewsbury Civic Society aims to involve people of different ages and all backgrounds to undertake practical projects in, as well as campaigning for, a better urban environment

The Society seeks to:

•    provide a forum for studying and discussing issues affecting the town’s development, including its buildings, roads, transport system and leisure facilities.

•    monitor planning applications and make constructive contributions to issues that affect the town’s development.

The Society also seeks to:

•    provide educational resources and information to encourage interest in the town’s heritage.

•    encourage the restoration and preservation of threatened buildings and encourage high standards in new buildings – alongside our historical stock.