Civic Trust Cymru promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work, and encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment amongst people of all ages.

Posts in category conservation

‘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 (http://www.hollandheritage.co.uk/)  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 […]

Visual Echoes

How to choose a house

Guest article by Noel Upfold. This article was first published in the ‘Deri’ the newsletter of Rhiwbina Civic Society.  Rhiwbina is a suburb in North Cardiff, and the focus of Rhiwbina Civic Society’s characterisation or ‘Explore Rhiwbina’ project. Amongst other things, Noel is a member of Rhiwbina Civic Society ‘Explore Rhiwbina’ group.    Many recently built […]

Characterisation: exploring place with community groups

Explore your town manual

The Civic Trust’s work on characterisation continues….(This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014)