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 lots of different ways including tours, competitions, street parties, etc. Some local Civic Societies arrange a week of events around Civic Day.

The 2017 Civic Day 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  History Department.

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

Civic Day 2018

This year the Civic Society is taking part in the national Street Pride campaign and will be carrying out an audit of the High Street to identify clutter and other problems.Volunteers are needed to help with the audit. If you are committed to the quality of our public realm and would like to help please download this information and send in your details by Friday 27 April. This is at the heart of what the Civic Society is all about, so your help would be greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events



Cheltenham's WW1 Battlefield Crosses

A talk by Freddie Gick

Tuesday 7 May 2019
7.30pm Parmoor House

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Former Chair of Civic Voice, Freddie Gick
has been involved in the renovation of our
local war memorials. Here he will talk about 
the uniquely preserved World War I
Battlefield Crosses in a Cheltenham cemetery.

Member or visitor


Re-dedication of the WW1 Battlefield Crosses 

A special church service

3.00pm Saturday 11 May 2019
Cheltenham Minster, 44 Clarence Street,
Cheltenham GL50 3PL

Details to be added


Regency Cheltenham tour & tea with Captain Henry Skillicorne


Tuesday 4 June 2019
2.00pm start at Parmoor House

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Take a leisurely promenade around Regency
Cheltenham Spa with Henry 
Skillicorne, the man
who put Cheltenham on the map by developing
the first 
commercial spa in the town back in 1738.
Hear about the pleasures and amusements
available to the visitors of the 
town, who were
taking the waters at its many spas during the
1700 and 

Discover the sights of the theatres and assembly
rooms as our raconteur 
tells stories and gives
anecdotes from the golden age, when the
and wealthy came to Cheltenham to
see and be seen. 

The saunter around Cheltenham will be for
approximately 75 minutes followed 
by a Regency
Tea at the New Club, where you will also discover
a little 
history of Britain's favourite drink.

Member or visitor


Civic Day

The Steert Pride Team will revisit the High Street audit conducted in 2018

Saturday 22 June 2019

Booking details to be added