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Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, 1 June JuneChairman: James Foulds

Conservation Group meetings: 2 May & 13 June

Chairman John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meetings: 24 May & 19 July

Chairman: Bob Hardcastle (Tel: 871633)

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  

welcome to our town.

‘Heroes and Medals’ pages from The Clevedonian

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Can you help to identify any of these people?

They were all members of the Clevedon Home Guard during World War ll

Click here to go to the Clevedon Home Guard Page

Details of our Talks through to July 2017

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Footpaths Group meetings: 6 June & 5 September

Chair: Carol Wood

The Society makes this annual award to new buildings or landscape projects which it considers the most interesting and which will enhance the townscape.

The two Community Achievement awards are shared by the Clevedon Pier Trust for the new visitor centre and to MARLENS for restoration of the town's Marine Lake.

Community Achievement Awards

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Environment Awards

The Society's Environment Awards (Highly Commended) go to three worthy winners, Murray’s in Hill Road, Teatro Lounge in Great Western Road and The Lodge in The Avenue.

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See the Conservation & Planning Group page for more details.

All meetings are at

St Andrew’s Church Centre, Clevedon at 7.30pm

All are welcome, visitors £3

Clapton in Gordano / Charleton Farm

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9.30am

A walk of 4-5 miles

Pub Lunch.

Leaders: Geoff & Wendy

Telephone: 874767

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Police and Crime Commissioner

Sue Mountstevens

Now in her second term of office, Sue will speak about her role as PCC, her achievements thus far in the role and her aspirations for the coming years.

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At our April meeting the winners received their awards.

Left LtoR

James Foulds (Chairman - Clevedon Civic Society)

John Tranter (Chairman - CCS Conservation Group)

Simon Talbot Ponsonby (Director - Pier Trust)

Right LtoR

Linda Knott (Honorary President - MARLENS)

John Tranter (Chairman - CCS Conservation Group)

James Foulds (Chairman - Clevedon Civic Society)

The Environment Awards will be presented during our May meeting


Life and death in two Bristol Victorian workhouses

Dr Roger Ball and Rosemary Caldicott


Bedminster photograph © Peter Higginbotham


Eastville Workhouse


This talk is about the history Bedminster Workhouse where paupers from Clevedon would be sent.

In addition the scandalous burials at Eastville Workhouse, '100 Fishponds Road'.