Crickhowell & District Civic Society



The Society, formed in 1972, is affiliated to Civic Trust Cymru (Charity Number: 505360). It has an elected executive committee which meets monthly to scrutinise planning proposals and discuss other issues affecting the community, making comments where felt appropriate.  We have held public meetings to debate issues of concern to local residents  – from the proposed by-pass road scheme many years ago to the more recent concerns about repairs to Crickhowell Bridge and the change of use of the Corn Exchanges to a supermarket and have thus been able to pass the opinions of local people on to the authorities concerned.

A non-political organisation pledged by its constitution and rules –

  • To conserve and enhance the natural and architectural beauty of Crickhowell and the surrounding villages
  • To assist residents in the peaceable enjoyment of home &  countryside
  • To ensure by lawful means that any development of a public or private nature should be in sympathy with the rural environment of the Usk Valley.

June/July Update

At the Society’s recent AGM His Grace the Duke of Beaufort was confirmed as our President with Joyce Knowles being elected as Chairman and Ann Chamberlain as Secretary together with 11 committee members. As well as commenting on planning applications the Society aims to assist in resolving local problems highlighted by members and is currently trying to help resolve the problem with the maintenance of our old monuments. Some funding has been found towards repairing the Lych gate but legal matters have to be resolved before any progress can be made . Talks are also ongoing on protecting the Gwernvale burial chamber .

We would like to develop the Civic society into a more pro active body and we would welcome new members to help. For membership information contact the secretary at





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