Ross-on-Wye Civic Society
Focus and Aims
The Ross and District Civic Society covers the town of Ross and the surrounding parishes and within this area aims to:-
- Promote high standards of planning and architecture.
- Raise awareness of local history, natural history, geography and architecture.
- Secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest.
It has a Planning Sub-Committee that monitors all planning applications in the area and writes to Herefordshire Council about them where necessary. The Society also takes an interest in the maintenance and extension of local Rights of Way.
There is also a Publications Sub-Committee that has to date published 20 “ Pink Publications” on various aspects of local history. These are on sale at the Ross Heritage Centre, which is in the upper part of the Market House.
Talks & Newsletters
The Society puts on monthly talks about local topics – either historical or current – as well as visits to places of local interest in the summer. Normally there is also a visit arranged as part of the Heritage Open Days week-end in September. A newsletter is sent to members three times a year. A sample article can be found here.
How to join
The annual subscription is £15 for an individual membership or £25 for a joint membership – this includes free admission to all the Society’s talks. Membership forms are held in Ross Library (and other shops around the town) or print out and use the flyer below.
If there are any problems then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Forthcoming Events for 2017
Talks are held at the Larruperz Centre 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.
More details on visits and the associated arrangements will be included in the newsletters.
Wednesday 8th March @ 7:30pm
TALK: The Knights Templars
Wednesday 12th April @ 7:30pm
TALK: Forest of Dean Railways
Wednesday 10th May @ 7:30pm
TALK: Kilvert Churches in Herefordshire
Wednesday 14th June
VISIT: John Boyd's Vineyard Visit at the Beeches, Upton Bishop
More details will be in the newsletter but bring a picnic!!
EVENT: Heritage open days
Date and details to be confirmed
Wednesday 11th October @ 7:30pm
TALK: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust - The Lugg Meadows
Wednesday 8th November @ 7:30pm
TALK: AGM & Medieval Life at Goodrich Castle
Wednesday 13th December
EVENT: Festive Lunch
Location and times to be confirmed
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