What we do

Reading Civic Society was formed in 1962 to fight a wave of insensitive development that threatened to destroy much of the town’s historic centre.

Our present role is to:
• scrutinise new planning proposals [link to section on planning]
• campaign on important issues such as road building, pedestrianisation schemes and urban tree management
• promote conservation not only of historic buildings but also of the town’s waterways, parks and street landscapes
• encourage good design in new developments and by supporting students of urban design at Reading University.

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Campaigning for Reading’s Heritage