Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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