Who are we and what do we do?
Bristol Civic Society is an independent, voluntary organisation that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate its heritage. We have existed as a society for over 100 years.
Through our working groups, we seek to influence the development of major sites, and new planning and transport policy. And we monitor planning applications. New group members are always welcome.
Our Manifesto for Bristol [PDF] describes some key high-level principles that unite us when we work to make Bristol a better place.
We put on a varied events programme. In addition to this website, we publish Better Bristol (in the spring and autumn each year) and send out (by email) regular e-bulletins and event notifications. We are an active and friendly organisation with over 400 members from all walks of life.
In line with the Government's recommendations on social distancing, Bristol Civic Society events are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Refunds are being issued. When we have new dates, we’ll let those who booked know ahead of the rest of the membership so that they can retain their places. The Annual Design Awards scheme is cancelled in 2020 - all nominations are taken forward to 2021.
The Spring-Summer 2020 issue of Better Bristol Magazine is now available: more details.