2018 Activities

Updated 24 March 2018

AGM 2017-18.  This was held in the Changing Room, Thames Lido, Napier Road, Reading.  AGM Details

 2018 Heritage Open Days

Russell St/ Castle Hill Conservation Area. Under threat? 

2017 marked 50 years since the passing of the act which led to the establishment of Conservation Areas.  Many of these are under threat and the ability of councils to resource conservation officers is under attack as a result of the massive cuts to council funding.  Civic Voice continues to address the risk this poses using the strap lines “I care about where I live” and “My Conservation Area is important to me” 

In 2018 we are running a walk of the Russell Street / Castle Hill Conservation Area on 6th (pm) and 15th September (am) So please do come along and give your assessment. is it at Risk or is it far better than that.  On the 6th it will be led by Terry of Terry’s Walks and on the 15th by members of the Civic Society / Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association.  Full details are HEREThere is a maximum of 15 people on each walk so booking essential on Eventbrite HERE.

A brief summary about the Conservation area may be found HERE and the full CA Appraisal is HERE

Churches Tour 30 September 2018.

Lynette Edwell has arranged a tour of three churches “around” Newbury; Great Shefford, Aldworth and Bucklebury.  We depart Reading at 12:30 in Horseman’s comfortable 33-seater coach.  The coach will park as near to each church as possible. The cost is £23 per person, the Society will make a small donation to each of the three churches.   David Peacock will guide us as he did in 2017. Tea at Camp Hopson’s as last year.

Full details and booking form are Churches Tour – 30.9.18 – Flyer

Visit to The Charterhouse in London Saturday 4th August

This was a most successful visit on a very, very hot day. With 26 people. It will be reported on in full in the next newsletter.