Bridgwater Civic Society AGM Wed 12 April

Saving our heritage..not everyones first priority.

The AGM of the Bridgwater and District Civic Society will be held on Wednesday 12th April, 7.30pm at the Victoria Centre in Victoria Park. During the last year the Society has been as vigilant as ever in protecting our historic built heritage and is a key partner of Bridgwater Town Council.

Examples include insisting upon an enhanced Watergate on West Quay, the town’s oldest surviving structure, being open to the public, and our protests at the Eastover Hotel site being developed without proper archaeological safeguards for the St John’s Hospital remains beneath it.

Guest speaker will be Nadja McDevitt, Bridgwater Library Manager, who will explain to BDCS members and guests some of the impressive new features and developments at our much-loved town Carnegie Library.

Chair calls for more members

Chair of Civic Society Dave Chapple

Dave Chapple, BDCS Chair, said:“More than ever in its 40-year history, our Civic Society is trying its best to reach out to all those people who value what is best in Bridgwater and its surrounding villages, fine buildings that we have inherited from past generations. However, we need many more members to be effective, and especially many more of our younger citizens. We must make people aware of our fine buildings’ heritage and where necessary, fight developers and planning authorities who wish to impose ugly new buildings on us.

Individual membership of the Civic Society is £10, family membership is £15, and this year we are proposing a reduced membership of £5 for students and the unemployed. Please come along to our Annual General Meeting and join us!”

Refreshments will be available, and the meeting is open to all, with non-members at £3. “