Civic Award winners Announced
Bruce Buchanan, CCS Convenor, Maxine Melling, CCS Chair & Mayor Cllr Chris Ryder
On Wednesday 19 April at Harwood Hall, Christ Church, Malvern Road, the 2017 Civic Awards and Commendations were announced by Civic Awards Convenor, Bruce Buchanan. The presentation of certificates, plaques and glass bowls was made by Dr. Simon Bradley in the presence of the Mayor, Councillor Chris Ryder, and Civic Society Chair, Maxine Melling.
From an impressive short-list, the winning projects are:
Cherry Court, Ashley Road, Charlton Kings
10 Houses: Kings Hollow, Cirencester Road
33 Houses: 96 Leckhampton Road
House: 51A Leckhampton Road
2 Houses: 12 - 14 Pittville Crescent
Maple House, Bayshill Road
The Studios, Royal Well Place
Bethesda Methodist Church Hall, Great Norwood Street
Telephone Kiosks, Promenade
Havana Coffee, 14 Prestbury Road
3 Houses: Polefield Gardens, Lansdown Road
Architect, Charles Cox & Developer, Tom McGrath receive the Green Building Award
Civic Awards Lecture
Following on from the afternoon's Civic Awards presentations on Wednesday 19 April, Dr Simon Bradley gave a fascinating illustrated lecture about the Pevsner Architectural Guides and their originator, Second World War German refugee art historian, Nikolaus Pevsner.
Maxine Melling, CCS Chair introduces Dr Simon Bradley
The well-supported talk contained much interesting background on Nikolaus Pevsner and his many cryptic and direct observations on the buildings he was recording. Pevsner had set out to produce guide books on every building of significance in England, county by county, and the first volumes appeared in 1951 published by Penguin.
Dr Simon Bradley has worked on the Pevsner guides since 1994, and is co-author of four of the revised English volumes. Speaking of the recent changes to the guides and a new Pevsner App, Simon's enthusiasm will certainly encourage new converts to this now most British of architectural authority.
From Sea to Spa: The Life & Times of Henry Skillicorne
Tuesday 9 May 2017 7.30pm at Parmoor House
James Hodson’s new research reveals a tale of currants, coffee houses, distraught widows and bad debts.
The Civic Society is an of offical consultee of Cheltenham Borough Council and through its Planning Forum offers comments on relevant planning applications.
The structure and remit of the Planning Forum is currently being reviewed to ensure that it fully respects the considered objectives of the society and its members.
Minutes of recent Planning Forum meetings can be seen here.