About Us

Thanks for taking an interest in the Beeston & District Civic Society! We are group of like minded people who take a practical interest in Beeston and its district, and do all in our power to make it a fine place in which to live, encouraging the preservation, development, and improvement of amenities, and the appreciation of civic design.

No town stands still. For some people development still means poor quality building, and improvement means car parks and hypermarkets. An individual finds it difficult to influence public decisions. Joining together we keep a close watch on planning applications, and our representations to Borough or County carry more weight as we are wholly independent of political parties, commerce, or social or institutional vested interests.

We hold monthly public meetings through the winter on topical themes, organise guided walks and outings, publish a quarterly newsletter, booklets, and postcards, and represent your views on development and planning matters.

We have worked to institute new conservation areas, saved notable local buildings from needless demolition, argued for action on such things as bottle-banks and re-cycling facilities, and supported better public transport services.

Our members care about Beeston and their common aim is to protect it from mediocre development. By giving their active support, they can get to know what is going on in the town and influence the decision makers in a positive way. If you live or work in Beeston, or simply appreciate our shops and parks, we hope you will seriously consider giving your support to us. The town’s future needs YOUR commitment!

What You Get!

  • Free access to all society Open Meetings, and any special unique events
  • Our most recent members quarterly newsletter, PLUS a free postcard. You can read a PDF sample of our newsletter here: NEWSLETTER 159 – Dec 2013 FINAL
  • Ongoing copies of our ongoing quarterly multi page Newsletter delivered to you.
  • NEW! From October, membership to Civic Voice, which includes a free day pass to both National Trust and English Heritage.

Current Annual Subscription Rates:

  • Single: £10.00 
  • Couple: £15.00

Our membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September every year.


Join & Pay securely Online – click HERE

Further information

If you have any questions, please do get in touch by ringing 07722 237152

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Have seen your Heritage Open
    days leaflet – very interesting and I shall be visiting some of the venues. I am a professional artist, living in Attenborough and over the years have produced paintings and prints of Beeston Chilwell and Beeston Ryelands lock. If any of your members were interested in seeing these perhaps they may like to get in touch. Regards, Douglas Wragg 0115 9225136

  2. We live in the Ryland’s
    there is a planning application that will affect us directly but I i am also concerned that it would create a precedent for any small site in the Ryland’s to be overdeveloped
    the application is 18/00763/FUL for 2a Lily Grove 3 storey block of flats on existing 2 bed bungalow

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