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.
- A Zoom talk on the 'Bus Rapid Transit' concept, by James Freeman, chair of Bus Rapid Transit UK
- A walk to look at city centre plaques, led by Gordon Young
- A walk around the line of the city walls, led by Ed Hall
- The Merchant Venturers (a visit and presentation)