We want to keep Leicester Civic Society members, better informed about what the Society is doing, events that are taking place, and ways they can be involved, along with general news. So we will be emailing out a Newsletter more regularly than in the past. Newsletter no 1 reminds members about our upcoming walks and the annual dinner. It also reinforces the message that we regularly review proposals which affect the heritage of our great City. The more who join or volunteer the more we can do.

Campaigns

During early February we have been very busy working on objections to the Regent House planning application; https://leicestercivicsociety.org.uk/regent-house-objections-to-planning-application/ and liaising with residents. 193 objections were lodged – We’ve never seen such a number in recent times. Surely this strength of feeling will see this application rejected.

We’ve also been in touch with worried residents in Highfields where home insulation and building conservation are clashing on some terraced streets. Read our article – https://leicestercivicsociety.org.uk/derwent-street-conservation-v-insulation/

Only last week the first visualisations of how a remodelled Leicester Railway Station might look were presented. This ambitious proposal looks very exciting. Alas, it does involve the loss of art deco building which houses the Parcel Yard pub. We have also made suggestions to the station remodelling team concerning the repurposing of the redundant phone boxes outside the station, and a plea for there to be a ‘Gent of Leicester’ station clock and heritage panel in the new station concourse.

The Citizen

Can you help? Is there a member, or members, who have good computer page layout skills and a few hours of spare time every six months? To help type-set our flagship Citizen magazine. Please email the Chair – Chair@Leicestrcivicsociety.org.uk.

Feedback – We’re interested to know what you think – Ideas, suggestions, complaints, views, etc. Email us at Chair@Leicestrcivicsociety.org.uk

Newsletter – no 1 March 2023