To keep you informed, entertained and engaged, the Society runs an ongoing programme of events throughout the year with talks, discussion meetings, visits to places of interest and an annual lecture by a keynote speaker.

Heritage Open Days

Every September thousands of buildings throughout England open their doors to the general public to celebrate national heritage. For details see or watch out for details in the local media.

Special events may also be organised at these places including art exhibitions, concerts, talks and guided tours

Cheltenham regularly takes part, and in recent years the general public  have had access to a number of significant buildings in the town, notably the Masonic Hall, the Synagogue, Cheltenham Ladies' College,  Cheltenham Minster and Parmoor House, Cheltenham Civic Society Headquarters. HOD's are organised in collaboration with the National Trust, Heritage Alliance and Civic Voice.

Please visit the HOD Facebook page.


Civic Day

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride - a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".

The first Civic Day was held in 2011, and is now celebrated by many community groups in different ways including tours, competitions, street parties, etc. Some local civic societies arrange a week of events around Civic Day.

In Cheltenham, Civic Day 2017 was marked by an exhibition about the history and identity of the Lower High Street in the Chapel Arts Gallery, Knapp Road. The event was made possible by the collaboration of Cheltenham West End Partnership and the University of Gloucestershire’s History Department.

In 2018, we took part in the national Street Pride campaign and carried out an audit of the High Street to identify clutter and other problems. Over thirty volunteers, armed with clipboards and cameras, documented offending items and we published a report, sent to the borough and country councils. The Street Pride Reort can be seen here.

For details of other Civic Day events see or the local media.



Civic Day 2019

On 22 June, Civic Day 2019, volunteers will check on progress made since last year, focussing on the Lower High Street. Much has been achieved but more needs to be done. Another report may be published. For more up to date information about the day, see here or  check our Facebook page.

If you would like to offer support, please contact to be part of this important event.

Upcoming Events



Cheltenham's Roads & Pavements

A talk by Chris Riley, Area Highways Manager Gloucestershire County Council

Tuesday 4 February 2020
7.30pm Parmoor House

The poor state of Cheltenham's roads and pavements is a constant source of concern to members. This talk by Chris Riley will hopefully inform us how the public realm is managed and maintained, and what plans there are for the future.

Refreshments will be served in the first floor Pauline Baring Room before the meeting.

Free to members
Friends, relatives or prospective members £10 per person. To help with catering, please register online. All you have to do is e-mail



Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 18 March 2020
7.30pm Parmoor House

Presided over by by the Lord Mayor, the Chair will present the Report and Accounts 2020. Documents will be available on the website two weeks prior to the meeting. Following the formal business the Open Forum will give members the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and get involved.

Refreshments will be served in the first floorPauline Baring Room before the meeting.

Free to members
Friends, relatives or prospective members £10 per person. To help with catering, please register online. All you have to do is e-mail



Re-dedication of the WW1 Battlefield Crosses 

A special church service

Cheltenham Minster, 44 Clarence Street,
Cheltenham GL50 3PL