Welcome to Reading Civic Society

Pages of the site updated 21 Dec 2022

Reading Civic Society was formed in 1962 to fight a wave of insensitive developments which threatened the historic town centre.

Information about our role may be found HERE

Please do join us to support our work. HERE

Information about our past activities may be found HERE

Find us on Social Media

You may contact the Chair (Richard Bennett) to discuss any particular interests on ReadingCivicSociety@gmail.com

You may have been directed to this page from Reading Borough Council’s page about Conservation Areas and other heritage matters, please click the links:

Conservation Areas

Listed Buildings

Locally Listed Buildings

Article 4 Directions

Recent Posts

Civic Society Membership renewal 2023

The membership year runs from January 2023 to December 2023 so renewals are now due.  We do hope that existing members will wish to re-join to support our activities. In March we are planning hold the AGM (these are always brief) along with a talk.

The membership renewal form may be accessed Membership renewal form 2023  The annual fee is £10 (single) or £15 (for two people at the same address).  The membership form gives details of our bank account to enable payment electronically.  We do however accept the good old fashioned cheque.

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