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Closure of Civic Trust Cymru

Closure of Civic Trust Cymru

1st December 2016 It is with immense regret that the Board of Trustees of Civic Trust Cymru announces the closure of the organisation with immediate effect. This decision has been forced upon the Trustees because of an inherited pension deficit from the Civic Trust for Wales from which Civic Trust Cymru evolved in 2015. Every […]

CTC: Celebrating 50 years of Conservation Areas in the UK with the IHBC


The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) wishes to support civic societies in Wales, England and Scotland to celebrate in 2017 50 years of Conservation Areas with IHBC funded support. This is an amazing opportunity for societies to apply to the IHBC for some funding to undertake a celebratory event. For more information please see: […]

Wales Heritage Group: Exhibition in the Senedd this Tuesday (Nov 8th)


The thirteen member organisations (which includes Civic Trust Cymru) of the Wales Heritage Group* will have an exhibition in the Neuadd at the Senedd this Tuesday, November 8th, between 9.30-3.30. We would be delighted to see you at some point during the day. Do come and find out about these organisations and meet the members and […]

‘Llunio Pen-y-Bont / Capturing Bridgend’ Photography Competition: NOW OPEN


      Civic Trust Cymru are launching a photography competition in Bridgend, with the support of Bridgend Civic Trust. We are calling for local people to tell us what you think good, bad and ugly, about Bridgend town by sending us photos. The competition opened for entries on Monday 19th September. The competition will […]

‘Britain’s Building, Places, and Spaces: The Unseen in the Everyday’, by Ptolemy Dean.

Book front cover

Reviewed by Amanda Brake, August 2016 Ptolemy Dean’s wonderfully illustrated exploration of Britain’s places considers the beautiful, characterful, and quirky architecture and townscapes of Britain. Dean draws our attention to that which is familiar; the everyday scenes that are so often taken for granted. Our attention is drawn to those details and features that perhaps […]

Top five public sculptures: Llandudno

Alice_llandudno by Simon Hedger photo credit Katey Goodwin

Article by Katey Goodwin, Art UK Head of Research & Digitisation and Project Manager for The Sculpture Project. Article reproduced with the kind permission of Art UK – The Sculpture Project*   I recently found myself with a free morning in Llandudno, a beautiful seaside town on the north Wales coast. Searching for things to do in […]

Top five public sculptures: Cardiff

Nereid 1996 Bronze by Nathan David photo credit Katey Goodwin

Article by Katey Goodwin, Art UK Head of Research & Digitisation and Project Manager for The Sculpture Project. Article reproduced with the kind permission of Art UK – The Sculpture Project* Cardiff is home to over 200 public artworks, from 19th-century commemorative statues to abstract works and celebrations of local industries commissioned as part of 20th-century regeneration […]

‘Conservation Coach’ A study day on the move!

Conservation Coach

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales and Civic Trust Cymru have coordinated the ‘Conservation Coach’ a study day on the move on Friday 23rd September 2016. Book now for a tour by coach from Cardiff to Hay Castle, the Landmark Trust’s Llwyn Celyn and White Castle Vineyard. It promises to be an very interesting day. […]

The Demise of the Traditional Market Town

Abergavenny Cattle Market.jpeg

Heritage-led or Supermarket-led Regeneration? Guest article by Edward Holland (  Abergavenny Cattle Market before and after demolition © author Historically, settlements evolved around a fortification or a place of worship.  The larger settlements then became market places where local people could trade and many became the focus for a network of communities.  From medieval times […]

Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Written Statement from the Welsh Government: Consultation on proposals for secondary legislation to support the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 and various best-practice guidance documents  Ken Skates Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure The Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 received Royal Assent and became law on 21 March 2016 in the closing days of the […]