or download an

You can also request a form by sending an email to membership(at)

Gift Membership

To give a gift of Membership to a family member or friend please 

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. Membership for Students is free.

If you would like to become a member there are two ways to pay - by standing order or online. Simply complete the online form or print out the 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.






Are you interested in protecting 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? Do you want to help design and deliver a stimulating and varied programme of events for our members and the general public? We offer a wide range of new opportunities for you to make a contribution to our work.

Volunteering is vital to the smooth running of Cheltenham Civic Society and right
now we are looking for volunteers to join several teams: Members and Events;
Planning Forum; Research Group; and Admin (treasurer). The Cheltenham Civic
Society Voluntary Roles
 document describes the jobs in some detail and the skills
and experience needed. If you are interested in taking on any of the roles, or
finding out more, please e-mail the Chairman, Andrew Booton, at

There are, of course, other areas where you might like to become involved, such
as social media and helping edit the newsletter, Our Town

If you are interested in occasional volunteering please complete the Volunteering
Form and send it to the Membership Secretary at membership(at) 


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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: newsletter(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: membership(at)


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