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, 1 November Chairman: James Foulds
Conservation Group meetings: 30 October
Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)
Environment Groupmeetings: 27 September & 29 November
Chairman: Jonathan Hurford
Footpaths Groupmeetings: 4 December
Chair: Ross Janes (876157)
Pier Copse - 25 October
Edward Mckay received a £4 k donation from John Tranter on behalf of Clevedon Civic Society towards environmental improvements at Pier Copse, Clevedon.
A series of projects jointly undertaken by North Somerset Council and Clevedon Civic Society have significantly upgraded the environment in this part of the sea front benefiting both residents and visitors.
Firstly there was a new seating and picnic area with wonderful views out over the pier and bay. This included new hard landscaping, stainless steel seats tables and sculpture, new railings and planting which the Civic Society maintains.
Following closure of the gents toilets at pavement level, the redundant eyesore opposite the pier was transformed into a pleasant seating area with raised planting beds ,stone paving and a location plan for visitors. The planting is also maintained by the Civic Society.
The hoop topped metal railings shown in the photograph are the latest project to be completed. They replace dilapidated and unsafe painted timber railings, and the visual improvement is dramatic. Views out of the park from the benches are much better and the safety of the public is improved as there are considerable drops to pavement level which are now fully guarded. The layout of the new railings also facilitates the work of the volunteers who can now plant and maintain this important part of the seafront safely.
A 3 mile walk
Leave Old Inn at 10.00am
Approx. 3 Miles
Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am
Leaders Jeff and Ruth.
Phone 07857 717808.
Votes for Women
2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of granting (some) women the vote. In this illustrated talk Carol will look at the campaign to convince politicians and the public that women could be trusted with the vote and reflect on the differences this has made to the lives of men and women.
Members Own & Winter Supper
The final History Group meeting of the year is an opportunity for the Group members to impart their History.
The theme this time is “Memories of War Graves” and members are invited to share their memories of the Graves of their predecessors who perished in War, particularly WWI.
The meeting will be followed by the Winter Supper, and members are asked to contribute by bringing food items to share. Drinks will be provided.