Cirencester Civic Society

Cirencester Civic Society exists to preserve the character of this historic and friendly market town, and to make people aware of the need to look after it.

The streets and parklands are rich in architectural treasures not only of Roman times but of the medieval, Georgian and Victorian eras: the result is a town of pleasant and diverse visual quality, which has been protected by attentive guardians of previous generations. Today that task falls to voluntary bodies such as the Civic Society: in this time of economic, technological and social evolution, we seek to conserve those buildings, streets and prospects which give the town its distinctive character.

But Cirencester is not a museum, stuck in the past - it is a busy market town. People visit it or decide to live in it because it is a modern community, working and trading in a pleasing setting. It is also a University Town thanks to the Royal Agricultural University campus being located on the outskirts.The problem today is to maintain that attractive quality and yet accommodate recent  changes in taste, lifestyle and the economy.

The Society is a Registered Charity (number 251381-England) and is also affiliated to Civic Voice the national organisation.

If you would like to join the Cirencester Civic Society please contact us at or download a membership application form from the Our Society/Documents page.

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