Wetherby Civic Society

Wetherby Civic Society formally came into being in March 1994 and is registered as a Charitable Trust,with the following aims and objectives:
    • Promote Civic Pride along with high standards of architecture and town planning
    • Encourage Improvements in public amenities throughout the town
    • Influence Development of the built environment and the culture of our town

Over the last 25 years the Society has:

    • Planted over 400 trees on public and open spaces in the town
    • Published the Wetherby Historic Town Trail and a guide to the Conservation Area
    • Encouraged the placing of blue plaques on historic buildings and new noteworthy developments
    • Responded to and influenced planning applications to ensure that new developments are appropriate and in keeping with the historic town centre
    • Agreed with Leeds Highway Authority and Wetherby Town Council a rolling programme of town centre footpath and street lighting improvements
    • Taken part in the nationwide Heritage Open Days programme
    • Conducted historic town trail walks for the Wetherby Arts Festival and other organisations.
    • Offered our members a varied programme of talks and visits to historic houses, gardens and buildings.

Membership and its Benefits

    • Membership is open to any person interested in the wellbeing of our town.
    • It is the Society’s membership subscription which provides the funds enabling it to carry out its tasks.
    • A right to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting
    • Advance notice of events organised by the Society
    • Invitations to participate in specific projects
    • Members may bring their friends to meetings and outings