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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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Exploring Abergavenny with the Newtown Civic Society

On Saturday July 12th Newtown Civic Society visiting Abergavenny and met some of Explore Abergavenny (characterisation) group of the Abergavenny Civic Society. The group were welcomed to Abergavenny by Abergavenny’s Town Mayor Councillor Martin Hickman and his wife Mrs Alison

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Characterisation, community engagement and place-making

This is the revised text of a presentation given to an RTPI Urban Design and Conservation regional seminar hosted by Cardiff University’s School of Planning and Geography Innovation and Engagement unit on 25 March 2014. It followed a talk by Judith Alfrey, head of conservation and policy at Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Government.

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Rebuilding a civic society

Anna Lermon explains how the Abergavenny Civic Society transformed itself into an effective organisation with a diverse range of activities Link

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