Welcome to the Trowbridge Civic Society website
Trowbridge Blind House (built c.1758)
Although this road was never completed, many buildings were demolished to make way for the proposed road.
Our aim is to improve the appearance of the area by preserving what is good from the past and encouraging high standards of design in new buildings, enhancing the image of the area and increasing the number of amenities within Trowbridge and its adjacent villages.
To do this the Society -
- Monitors planning applications, structure plans and strategy documents
- Maintains a photographic record of the changing appearance of the town
- Organises projects for the benefit of the town
- Supports local activities designed to promote Trowbridge and
- Co-operates with the Town Council and other local and national bodies
who work for the benefit of Trowbridge and its people
Heritage Open Days 2016
Each year, the Heritage Open Days scheme arranges for a number of properties across the U.K. that are either generally closed to the public, to open their doors and for others to waive their admission charges for the day.
In previous years, buildings that opened in the Trowbridge area included Trowbridge Town Hall and the Blind House. Members of the Trowbridge Civic Society often help out as guides, so volunteers are welcomed.
Click here for the local programme of Heritage Open Day events for 2016.
Are you interested in planning issues?
One of the most important jobs the Civic Society does is to monitor planning applications in our area. Two of our committee members monitor the weekly lists, to see if there is anything that needs a response from the Society.
From time to time, there are applications submitted where it would be useful to seek a wider view on how we should respond. We are therefore setting up a consultation group of Society members who can be called upon when needed. If you would like to be included in this group, please click here to contact the committee.