Main contact - John Redshaw
Tel - 01902 851073
Email - email@example.com
Brewood Civic Society Committee 2013/14
President - Richard Taylor
Chairman - Bill Caffrey
Secretary - John Redshaw
Treasurer & Membership Secretary - Graham Bailey
Archives, Schools liaison & Frank Dearden Awards - Bill Caffrey
Talks - Lavinia Newell
Trees, Footpaths & Stalls Assistant - Nick & Elaine Brant
Postal Membership - Sue Armer
Parish Council Liaison - Anne Holmes
Hanging Baskets & Floral Containers Competition - Sue Hayes
Member - David Pickrell
Member - Lyn Williams
History & Aims of the Society
The ‘Brewood Civic Society’ was inaugurated on 29th October 1970 following the untimely demolition of a row of beautiful half timbered black and white cottages known as ‘The Pavement Cottages’, situated in ‘The Pavement’ close to its junction with Dean Street. This act of wanton destruction and vandalism caused a public outcry in the village and so the Brewood Civic Society was born and has gone from strength to strength with a membership today of almost 800 from a total adult voting population of approximately 3000, within Brewood Village.
The Society organizes a number of events throughout the year including illustrated talks, walks, visits to places of interest, exchange visits with other civic and amenity societies, together with the hanging baskets and floral containers competition and the ‘Frank Dearden Awards’, the latter being a competition initiated by our late President, Frank Dearden, to encourage the appreciation, awareness, involvement and participation in the village and its activities by our young people.
Not long after its inception the Society was instrumental in the village being designated one of the first three ‘Conservation Areas’ in Staffordshire, a later designation being a half mile section of the beautiful and picturesque Shropshire Union Canal.
The ‘Conservation Area of Brewood’ which incorporates some seventy three listed buildings, two of which are Grade I and one a Grade II*, has been reviewed and re-appraised by South Staffordshire Council and the Society has been enjoined in this important consultation process and in the production of their new 'Conservation Area Management Plan' and 'Village Design Guide'.
The membership subscriptions of the Society for 2013/2014 are as follows:-
Collision between Bishops Wood & Codsall
Great event enjoyed by all ages
Sunday 21st September
Part of Community Wellbeing Day - 1st October
Brewood Civic Society endeavors to find out!