Ross-on-Wye Civic Society

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.

Visitors are welcomed - £5 per person

If there are any problems then please contact for assistance.

The new flyer is now available in PDF format here...

(pdf) Civic Society Flyer
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Ross Civic Society Flyer
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Forthcoming Events for 2022

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.

(pdf) Ross Civic Society Programme - 2022
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Wednesday 10th August 2022

Currently no meeting proposed—holidays!

Wednesday 14th September 2022

TALK: 50 years of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Speaker: Andrew Blake

Wednesday 12th October 2022

TALK: Murder or Miscarriage of Justice

Speaker: Dr Peter Ford

The Armstrong Murder Trial of Hay-on-Wye

Wednesday 9th November 2022

AGM @ 7pm

Followed by:

From Roman Roads to Railways: Connecting people in Herefordshire. (TBC)

Speaker: Tony Usher

Wednesday 14th December 2022

Christmas Lunch

Location and times to be confirmed - see newsletter/to follow

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