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, 29 November
Chair: Jonathan Hurford
Footpaths Groupmeeting: Tuesday, 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 circular walk.
Leave Strode Road Car Park at 10:00am, sturdy waterproof footwear recommended.
Leaders Jeff and Ruth.
Phone 07857 717808.
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.
A 3 mile circular walk
Leave Pier entrance at 10:00am, good footwear recommended
Leader Wendy and Geoff
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.