Are you interested in protecting all that is good in Cheltenham's unique historic environment, its tree-lined streets, parks and gardens? Do you want to ensure that new developments are well designed so as to complement and enhance the town's special character? If so, then join us today.

Volunteering is vital to the smooth running of Cheltenham Civic Society

As a Charity your Society has limited funds to pay for services and so it works closely with members to create interesting and engaging volunteering opportunities. It may be you are interested in architecture or local history and can help write articles for the Newsletter, or you could help out at one of our events such as Heritage Open Day.

You may like to join one of the Society's sub-committees such as Events, Publicity or Projects. If you have a particular expertise or profession please let us know. There are always a variety of interesting ways to get involved, and you may have an idea of your own that just needs the right encouragement to get going.

If you are interested in volunteering please complete the form and send it to the Membership Secretary at 


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Frequent e-bulletins are issued between Newsletters and are sent to members by email.

If you have not been receiving these please ensure that the Membership Secretary has your email address. Email this to:


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Membership is open to all those interested in supporting the aims of the Society, and by joining you will become part of a group committed to positively influencing all that is good for Cheltenham.

As a member you will receive:

  • Regular Newsletters informing you of planning issues, events and interesting articles
  • Frequent e-bulletins with up-to-date news
  • Talks and debates at Parmoor House, the Society's headquarters
  • Special lectures with interesting speakers and topics
  • Visits to buildings and places of interest
  • Civic Awards presentation at the Town Hall
  • Summer and Winter Parties at Parmoor House
  • Annual AGM and members open forum

We charge only £15 for individual membership and £20 for a family. Your annual subscription helps to fund our lecture programme, newsletter and other activities.

If you would like to become a member there are two ways to pay - by direct debit or cheque. Simply print out the appropriate application form and send it to:

Membership Secretary
Cheltenham Civic Society
Parmoor House
13 Lypiatt Terrace
GL50 2SX

Please tick the Gift Aid box if you are eligible; this is a considerable help to the Society.


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The Society’s newsletter, Our Town, keeps you up to date with issues and events: a report from the Chair, a diary of forthcoming events, interviews with leading figures in politics and planning, updates on campaigns and much more.

Our Town is published each March, June, September and December and posted free to members. A web version can be downloaded, as can past issues. Copies can also be received by email instead of post.

Contributions are always welcome - if you would like to contribute an article contact the Editor, Fiona Clarke. If there is a local issue you want to air, e-mails and letters to the Editor are warmly welcomed. 

You can reach the editor at:


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