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Salisbury Civic Society

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In the early 1960ís, the Salisbury Preservation Society was formed by a small group of public spirited individuals with the aim of preserving the best of Salisbury and Districtís wonderful environment. At that time some of todayís listed buildings were actually threatened with demolition. In 1974, the name was changed to the Salisbury Civic Society, part of the national umbrella charity, the Civic Trust.

Over the years, the role of the Society has expanded. Today, the Society is not only the principal guardian of the built environment, but also monitors all development projects and planning applications to see what effect they might have on the surroundings. Salisbury is a marvellous cathedral city, but it wonít stay that way unless people are alert to the future intentions of developers.

As a non-political organisation, the Society tries to maintain an independent stance on all matters. Transport is but one problem that bedevils the activities of all who live in Salisbury. The choice between retaining a medieval city in beautiful surroundings, and at the same time, maintaining a reasonable degree of access is not an easy one to make. The Society does not allow transport to dominate discussions but adopts a holistic approach. From the above, it can be seen that the Civic Society is a busy affair with much to do to try and safeguard the Salisbury environment. The Society always needs new members. Please visit our website and consider joining us.

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