About us – what do we do?

  • We work with local councils and with other community groups to improve the civic life and vitality of the town
  • We organise events such as Heritage Weekend and the Bank Holiday Walks programmes
  • We run Community Freespace – a facility for community groups and not-for-profit organisations
  • We use social media and our monthly “Civic Pride” column in the Herald to raise public awareness of issues affecting the town
  • We listen to concerns raised – such as about Old Abbey House – and campaign on issues of public interest
  • We monitor planning applications and larger-scale development plans and comment as appropriate
  • We monitor Conservation areas and work with Councils to protect them
  • We are members of Civic Voice, the umbrella organisation for Civic Societies across England.