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  • Britford Lane Fields – Good News

    Britford Lane Fields – Good News

    Published on: 15th June 2017

    The long-awaited Wiltshire Council consultation document on the search for further housing sites, setting out its preferred options, has finally been published (slightly ahead of the most recent predictions). It shows that the highly contentious Britford Lane fields site has not been included among those options. From the Society’s point of view this is a […]

  • Successful Civic Day on Saturday

    Successful Civic Day on Saturday

    Published on: 14th June 2017

    Civic Day, hosted by Salisbury Civic Society, on Saturday 17th June provided visitors and exhibitors alike with an opportunity to find out about the work of the Civic Society and many other local organisations. The day was formally opened by John Glen MP who praised the important work carried out by all the organisations present, […]

  • Book Now for Pugin Walk

    Book Now for Pugin Walk

    Published on: 3rd April 2017

    On Monday 14th August, David Richards, Blue Badge Guide will lead a walk to discover the extent of Augustus Pugin’s early days in Salisbury.  The walk will last approximately 90 minutes and will cost £10 for members, £11 for non members to include tea and cakes afterwards. To book tickets please contact Brenda Hunt on 07774348789 […]

  • Thursday 6th April, Planning Forum: Conservation Areas

    Thursday 6th April, Planning Forum: Conservation Areas

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    The Society’s Annual Planning Forum will take place on at 6.30 pm on Thursday 6th April at The Methodist Church, St Edmund’s Church Street, Salisbury SP1 1EF. This year’s forum will be on the theme of conservation areas, and Civic Voice suggests a focus on them for Civic Days. The Society’s own Civic Day on […]

  • Guided Tour of Longford Castle

    Guided Tour of Longford Castle

    Published on: 10th March 2017

    On Saturday 25th March, members of the Society and their guests will be given a guided tour of the Longford Castle, home of the Earls of Radnor for over 300 years, and one of the grandest stately homes of Britain. It was originally built in the late 16th century to an unusual triangular plan, then […]

  • Civic Society Conservation Awards Scheme 2016

    Civic Society Conservation Awards Scheme 2016

    Published on: 17th January 2017

    Over 120 people attended the Salisbury Civic Society Conservations Awards party at the Guildhall on Thursday 12th January 2017. The judging panel, which was chaired by Salisbury Museum director Adrian Green and also included Georgina Wright, Dieter Scholz and Melanie Latham, considered eleven nominations. Of these three were within Salisbury, and eight were outside the […]

  • White Hart Hotel

    White Hart Hotel

    Published on: 16th January 2017

    The application for the proposed extension to the White Hart Hotel was turned down at the Southern Area Planning Committee on Thursday 12th January. Whilst the Society remains unopposed to redevelopment of this existing rear extension; this recent planning refusal presents an opportunity to readdress our serious concerns on the two previous versions submitted. Efforts […]

  • Unveiling of Blue Plaque dedicated to Charlotte Cradock

    Unveiling of Blue Plaque dedicated to Charlotte Cradock

    Published on: 3rd January 2017

    Latest – 26th January:   Nice double-spread of photographs from the event in today’s Wiltshire Living – the glossy magazine that comes with the Salisbury Journal – see pages 56-57 The Society unveiled its latest Salisbury Civic Society Blue Plaque on Friday 6th January 2017 at House Number 14 in Salisbury Cathedral Close. The plaque […]

  • Society unhappy

    Published on: 8th April 2016

    The planning application for the first phase of a scheme to redevelop a large part of the Old Manor site with retirement housing has been approved. This phase includes a convenience store on the Wilton Road, opposite the law courts, and apartment blocks behind. The Society welcomes the return of the site to an appropriate […]

  • Updating the Wiltshire Volume of Pevsner’s ‘Buildings of England’

    Updating the Wiltshire Volume of Pevsner’s ‘Buildings of England’

    Published on: 2nd March 2016

    On 10 November, Julian Orbach talked about his work on updating the Wiltshire volume of Pevsner‘s ‘Buildings of England’. He started with the history of the Buildings of England series; the original concept being a paperback which you could put in your pocket and take around with you for ready reference. With changes in publishers […]