Huddersfield Civic Society, created in 1964, aims to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning within the borough. We strive to stimulate public interest and pride in caring for the town and its existing buildings, the improvement of its environment and amenities and the promotion of a vibrant and attractive place to live and work.
We are not simply a preservation body and spend as much time looking forward as looking back, demonstrated by the presentation of our annual Design Awards for the best new developments in the town. We welcome new buildings of quality which are in sympathy with their surroundings even if this occasionally involves the demolition of existing buildings.
Our particular sphere of interest approximates to the old County Borough of Huddersfield and as a registered charity the Society is dedicated both to preserving and celebrating our built heritage. We are consulted by Kirklees Council as of right on matters such as proposed alterations to, or demolition of buildings which are "listed" or are in Conservation Areas.
We also make submission to Public Inquiries and, if appropriate, approach local councillors, MPs or government or local authority departments directly.
We welcome new members, both as individuals and corporate bodies (see Membership section for application details)