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Alice Gardens, Cliff Street

 Alice Gardens, Cliff Street, awarded a Certificate of Excellence, 2019

Whitby Civic Society is involved in many activities to make Whitby an even greater place to live, work and visit. We: 

  • Campaign on planning issues and monitor and respond to planning applications that have potential to affect the character of Whitby
  • Encourage and celebrate high quality, sympathetic restoration and renovation works through our Certificate of Excellence Scheme
  • Host a full programme of events including monthly lectures to encourage learning and participation in the heritage of Whitby
  • Work in partnership with business, community organisations and local councils on various projects and activities such as the Town Deal and Whitby Naturalists
  • Take part in Heritage Open Days, a national scheme that enables access to historic properties
  • Produce a range of publications for locals and visitors that explore the history of Whitby
  • Produce guidance for residents and business to raise awareness of conservation and planning issues, such as our Quality Shop Fronts leaflet and Conservation Area publication.
  • Award Blue Plaques to buildings of historical significance
  • Identify and undertake projects that sustain and improve our wonderful town and instill civic pride, e.g. renewing the Foresters' Court sign on Church Street 

We are members of the national family of civic societies through the Civic Voice movement, and the regional group, the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies (YHACS) supported by Historic England. 

Whitby Civic Society needs your support to make Whitby even better. We are always delighted to welcome new members. You can join here.

We are here to help you. If you have any questions on any aspect of Civic Society business, to offer feedback and suggestions, or to get involved, please Contact Us.


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