We are now Civic Trust Cymru and our website is: http://civictrustcymru.org.uk/. This website is no longer updated.

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Civic Trust Cymru

Today The Civic Trust for Wales becomes Civic Trust Cymru. The Trust’s aims and objectives (and staff) will transfer to the new organisation, a charitable incorporated organisation. We will be carrying on the good work of the Civic Trust for Wales. A

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Retirement of Jo Coles

After eight years at the Civic Trust for Wales, Jo has decided to take well-earned retirement. We at the Trust are very sad to see her go. Jo’s enthusiasm, support and hard work was instrumental in the success of the

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Exploring Abergavenny – a personal view

 In 2011, well into retirement, I heard that the Abergavenny Civic Society was being revitalised by community-minded volunteers like Sue and Tony Konieczny and Alan Michie, and I felt that I might help.  It was apparent that we newcomers did

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Ewart Parkinson, a man of many achievements

Ewart Parkinson who sadly died on 9 March 2015 was highly influential in the planning and the civic movement in Wales. He was also a kind and generous friend and mentor to many.  The below article is reproduced with the

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Learn about the work of Rhiwbina Civic Society

On Tuesday March 17th Rhiwbina Civic Society is holding a public meeting. All are welcome. Come and learn about the varied and interesting work of this Society. We’ll have an exhibition about the different projects, a book launch of the updated ‘The

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Grand design?

‘There is no reason why a simple, secure building has to be so ignorant either of its context or its impact on its surroundings.’

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NAW factsheet: Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups

The National Assembly for Wales has published a useful fact sheet on ‘Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups’. It contains a range of information including information on funding sources: Community buildings places of worship and faith groups

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Reforming Local Government White Paper

On February 3rd Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Government Public Services Minister, published the ‘Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People‘. The white paper sets out proposals for reform in the following fields: local

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International Women’s Day 2015 – How women are leading planning delivery

Tuesday 10 March, Norwegian Church, Cardiff The 2015 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Making it Happen’ and RTPI Cymru and the Design Commission for Wales will be marking this by discussing at an event in Cardiff Bay how women

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