Shrewsbury Civic Society is a not-for-profit, non-political organisation that seeks to maintain and advance Shrewsbury as a pleasant place to live and work in, with a built environment of the highest quality

It seeks to do this by:
– Providing a forum to consider the development of the town and the enhancement of its unique features
– Encouraging high standards in building development, restoration and renovation
– Monitoring and scrutinising planning applications to ensure they are suitable for a historic town
– Making suggestions to protect and conserve Shrewsbury’s irreplaceable building heritage
– Promoting the town’s long-term economy and encouraging interest in its unique heritage
– Promoting educational opportunities to learn more about the town and its history


Coronavirus Update (02/04/2020)

Please note that the Bear Steps Gallery is closed to the public for the foreseeable future
Also, until further notice, all Civic Society events have been postponed or cancelled with immediate effect *. This includes the History Group meetings, which  we hope to be able to resume later in the year
. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience that this might cause. Further alterations in the light of new developments and/or government policy will be posted here

*The Planning Committee  of the Society is still at work (using electronic means of communication) and dealing with important issues related to planning. You can still bring matters of concern to the Committee by email: or

Vision for Pedestrians

Read about our proposals to enhance the pedestrian experience in Shrewsbury

SCS Awards 2020

Take part in our biannual awards by nominating your favourite buildings for an award

Darwin Exhibition Podcast

Listen to the podcast of the Young Darwin Exhibition recorded by the Shrewsbury Biscuit Podcast


Our members care about Shrewsbury. If you do too, we’d love you to join us

Latest Planning News

Updated March 2020, read the latest from our Planning Committee

History of Shrewsbury

Further issues that have arisen frrom the History Study Group

NEW: Planning Reading List

Read important national, regional and local documents related to planning and design


Complete list of our events (with booking links) on a month by month basis (subject to change)

Civic Voice

SCS is a member of Civic Voice – you can keep up with their views by visiting their website


Complete list of what events are planned for the coming year (subject to change)


Look at videos about Shrewsbury that are currently available on YouTube

Visit Shrewsbury

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