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All members of the Civic Society are welcome to attend our Group Meetings. Please contact the group chair 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.


Welcome



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.

Seafront Tidy-up and Marshall’s Field

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Walks through to June 2019

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Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, 4 April 2019

Chair: Michael Graham

Conservation Group meeting: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Chair: John Tranter (Tel: 873507)

Environment Group meeting: Thursday, 13 June 2019

Chair: Jonathan Hurford  

Footpaths Group meeting: Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Chair: Ross Janes (Tel: 876157)

Now available is the new edition of our best-selling book

‘Ten Clevedon Walks’

See our Shop page for further details

Aust and Northwick - 3 April

Eight of us met at Strode Road Car Park and drove to Old Passage, for the start of our 6.25 mile walk. First we walked to have a look at the old ferry crossing, a little nostalgia moment for some. A ferry had been operating at this point since Roman times.

We moved on to look at the famous cliff by the Severn Bridge…

Main report on the Footpaths page.

CCS Calendar and Notelets

As part of the Society 50th Anniversary celebrations next year, we are producing a Calendar, including the illustrations of the Town by local artist Mike Horsefield. The cover of the calendar is illustrated to the right.

As well as the calendar, some packs of notelets including the same illustrations as the calendar will also be produced.

Final prices and availability will be notified in due course.


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The Environment Group have resumed their Working Parties, which aim to repair, tidy-up and generally take care of the public facilities and areas of interest in our town. All help and assistance gratefully received.

The regular programme is one Monday each month between 10am and 11.30am, with a refreshment stop afterwards. Other sessions are arranged as and when required. The next Working Group is on the 13th of May.

For more details see the Our Environment page

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Main Society meetings, 2nd Thursday of the month:

10 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November.

Local History Group meetings, 3rd Thursday of the Month:

17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November.

More details on the meetings can be found on the Talks page.

Somerset Churches

Somerset Churches in the Churches Conservation Trust.

Speaker: Helen Booker


Helen will tell us about Churches in the county under the care of the Trust, all of them worthy of preservation for historic or architectural reasons

Sub-group topics tba


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A 3 - 4 mile circular walk.

Leave The Barn Car Park at 9:30am.

Leaders Jeff and Ruth.  

Phone 07857 717808

Pub lunch.

This is one of our regular Footpath Surveys, intended to inspect the state of the public footpaths in our town and immediate surrounding area.

Clevedon Footpath Survey

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A 3 mile walk

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am

Leader Ross.  

Phone 876157.   

Pub lunch.

Sand Point

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The Dads Army Story

Speaker: Graham Sparkes

This is an illustrated account of how a television programme, which was almost never aired, went on to become the highest rated sit-com on BBC television.

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