All members of the Civic Society are welcome to attend our Group Meetings. Please contact the group chairmen for the location of the meeting places.
Should any member have a point to put forward it is always possible to contact an Executive Committee member to have it brought up at a meeting.
Clevedon is a seaside resort on the Bristol Channel with easy access from the M5 at Junction 20.
Our attractive town, which has a population of about 21,000, is a vibrant mix of the old and the new, with a good selection of shops for all tastes and a wide assortment of excellent restaurants to relish.
Fantastic views are to be had across the water to South Wales along with interesting walks and one of the most famous sunsets in the country.
This all goes to making Clevedon a special place to enjoy, so
Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, 7 February 2019 Chair: tba
Conservation Group meeting: Sunday, 27 January 2019
Chair: John Tranter (Tel: 873507)
Environment Groupmeeting: Thursday, 28 February 2019
Chair: Jonathan Hurford
Footpaths Groupmeeting: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Chair: Ross Janes (Tel: 876157)
With the coming turn of the year, memberships will be due for renewal the the first Public meeting of 2019, which will include the Society AGM. Forms for renewal of memberships and Gift Aiding same are available in PDF format for you to print out and complete, please click on this link to download them. These forms can also be used by anyone wishing to join the Society.
Bristol Old Vic & AGM
Andrew Stocker – Bristol Old Vic Then and Now
This is a return visit for Andrew. At the end of his last visit he was unable to access his pictures. The talk covers the history of the Theatre Royal Bristol from 1766 up to the present day, with the completed refurbishment in Sept 2018. At present he is working for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I’m sure this will be another fascinating presentation.
Also on the programme is the Society AGM for 2019.
A 4 mile walk in Leigh Woods or around Clifton, depending on weather/ground conditions.
Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am.
Leaders James and Carol.
Pub or café lunch.
Shops of the Old Village
Speaker: Jane Lilly
Jane will give one of Derek Lilly's talks featuring the Shops of the Old Village, a Golden Oldie with old photographs as well as not so old - almost all of the newer photographs show changes in shop ownership. There's a sign of the times!
Sub-group topics tba
Ham Wall RSPB - 8 January
Carol and James led a group of 9 walkers to Ham Wall RSPB reserve, near Glastonbury, to see the Starling murmurations.
After a sunny and cool afternoon, the temperatures dropped sharply after the sun went down and warm clothing and woolly hats were the order of the day.
The reserve was popular, with many visitors armed with cameras and binoculars, and they were not disappointed as tens of thousands of Starlings swept in from all points of the compass and put on a spectacular show.
The group repaired back to the Crab Apple in Clevedon for a meal and drinks and discussion of the events of the day.
More photos in the main report on the Footpaths page.