Fleetwood Civic Society is the group for you if you’re interested in Fleetwood. It’s for anyone with an interest in the past but who wants to play a part in shaping the town today. (Pictured above: Opening Fleetwood Civic Society exhibition in 2015)
About Fleetwood Civic Society
Do you love Fleetwood and want to help to secure it’s heritage but also give it a strong future? Why don’t you give the Civic Society a look?
Fleetwood Civic Society try to promote and encourage anything which might be of benefit to the town. They aim to stimulate interest in and ensure that consideration is given to, the preservation of features of historical and architectural interest and natural beauty of the town.
In order to do this, they:
* Promote interest in the work of Decimus Burton
* Helped the planning of the Jubilee Celebrations and the 175 Celebrations
* Planted 20kg of daffodil bulbs on the bank near the beach park
* Study planning applications registered with Wyre Council and where appropriate contest them and often succeed. An example being a better looking substation than was originally planned in Euston Gardens
* Successfully applied for listed status for buildings and gardens
Fleetwood Civic Society Meetings
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at the North Euston Hotel starting at 7.30 pm. You can also find the years meeting dates on the Events Calendar.
30th Jan 2019 – Sandra Byrne, Cleaner Greener Project Officer at Wyre Council
27th Feb 2019 – Mayor of Wyre, Cllr. Marge Anderton
27th March 2019
24th April 2019
29th May 2019
26th June 2019 – Angela Norris – Author, Re: Fleetwood Ferry to Knott End
31st July 2019
28th Aug 2019
25th Sept 2019 – Mark Fenton of Wyre Council, update with regard to Mount Pavilion and grounds
30th Oct 2019
27th Nov 2019 (AGM) – Brian Crawford update with regard to Poulton & Wyre Railway Society
Everyone is welcome to come along to the meetings – just turn up.
Two Passionate Women…
We met Margaret Daniels and Yvonne Johnstone from the Civic Society just before Heritage Open Days 2013. Visit Fleetwood went to find about this annual event and why the Civic Society organise it each year.
Margaret told us “The Civic Society exists to promote this great town and everything it has to offer. We like to show everyone our great heritage and all these fabulous historic buildings. We’re also passionate about what happens to Fleetwood in the future too.”
They’ve both been involved with the Civic Society for many years. Margaret almost since the beginning. She got involved 38 years ago when there were plans afoot to close the paddling pool – how history repeats itself! At that time, someone wanted to make it into a karting track.
The Mount is once again closed. In the last twenty years it’s been home to a craft shop and the office for a flag making company. There are now proper toilets and sanitation in the building so it can be used again. “The Civic Society would like to see it being used by some kind of businesses that’s open to the public” explained Yvonne. “Another craft shop, cafe, or similar that the public can come to. So the building will be once again open and used, rather than private offices. After all, it’s over 100 years old and such a feature in this town.”
Heritage Open Days
The Mount and the Lower Lighthouse are the two flagship buildings that the Civic Society looks after on Heritage Open Days each year. Both are normally closed to the public, so it’s a rare opportunity to see what’s actually inside these two gems. Why don’t you take a look around your favourite Fleetwood buildings this September?
Find out More
Have a look at the Visit Fleetwood website homepage for more of the latest updates.
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