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Valley Gardens “Friends” gains momentum – Fri 11 May at 7pm

Following initial interest in a partnership-style organised public meeting in February, we can announce that the next meeting will on Fru 11 May in the Nelson Room of Pontefract Town Hall, where the Society hopes this emerging group will move to the next stage of its initial development as an organisaton. Pontefract Civic Society and […]

Do you care about the Valley Gardens?

Public Meeting – Nelson Room, Pontefract Town Hall. Mon 27 February, 2012 6:45pm Viewing displays from 6:45pm, with presentations starting promptly at 7pm, and concluding with networking & volunteering between 8pm and 8:30pm. In the latter part of 2011, the Civic Society started to engage with Wakefield MDC Street Scene Team and local activists in order to discuss initially […]

Friary Dig public meeting

Tuesday, February 21st, 7:15pm – Central Methodist Church Many of you will remember the campaign and dig of St Richards Friary in 2011 organised by Pontefract Friary Action Group, of which Pontefract Civic Society was a key player. Public meetings took place prior to the dig, and towards the end of dig, though final reporting wasn’t complete. […]

2012 update

Membership renewals are underway. New Members are also very welcome. If anyone requires any information beyond what exists on this website, please contact the Secretary using the Contact Form. Tues 17 Jan is a busy day!! A drop in event has been organised at The Carleton (Hotel) by potential developers of the Hardwick Road site […]

Pontefract Civic Society wins Award for improved public image

Civic Voice Convention and AGM: At a reception in Sheffield Town Hall (Fri 14 Oct, 2011), Paul Cartwright was honoured to collect a ‘Civic Day Award’ on the Society’s behalf for ‘Improved Public Image’ for Pontefract Civic Society. This was based around a series of events, publications and the new website! Civic Day in June 2011 […]