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Even in a relatively prosperous city like Bristol, there are certain sites and buildings which lie empty for years and years. Some sites do seem to get stuck and give rise to concern by local residents, planners and, if protected, by Historic England.Read More →

Twenty Civic Society members were treated to a tour of the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green. First, we assembled in the flagship National Composites Centre and were given an introduction to its exciting ambitions.Read More →

Members listening to talk about Being Brunel

Ahoy there! It’s 9th January and for 25 Civic Society members, time to board the world’s first iron-hulled, ocean-going, propeller-driven ship. Well, some of us went on board after the tour but the main purpose of our visit was to hear about exciting development plans well under way on the quayside.Read More →


The Society’s Major Sites Group engages with major building development proposals, mostly in the city centre. The Group takes part in the public consultation stage, before the planning application for major schemes.Read More →

St Michaels

Update January 2018: The Civic Society is leading a partnership bid for ownership of this fire damaged church. The bid was lodged with agents acting for the Diocese in mid December and we have recently heard that we have been invited for interview on Monday 15th January. Read More →


A BCS visit to Aerospace Bristol – 1400 hours, 6th December 2017. Around 50 Civic Society members checked-in at Aerospace Bristol. We were scheduled for a conducted tour of the recently-opened £19m aviation museum. Read More →

Blue Plaque to Hardy Falconer Parsons

On 8th November 1917 Hardy Parsons’ father was presented with his son’s posthumous Victoria Cross by King George V. Exactly 100 years later, a plaque was unveiled to honour this hero of World War I.Read More →