What is the Cardiff Civic Society?
Cardiff Civic Society is a membership organisation and charity (Charity number 517544) that aims to conserve, sustain and develop the natural and built environment of the city for the benefit of current and future generations.
It is a charity whose objects are improving the built and natural environment of the city. Its role is to provide information and support, research and debate and, where necessary, to lobby local authorities, government and private interests to ensure the achievement of its aims. It runs conferences, workshops, education events and acts as a catalyst for other organisations with similar objectives to exchange ideas and develop skills.
It also runs a programme of informal and social events for its members in buildings and places that demonstrate concern for the built environment.
The constitution of The Society is available to view here.
Our Mission Statement –
Cardiff Civic Society campaigns for the protection of our fantastic urban green spaces and our built heritage, as well as fighting against inappropriate development.
In recent years we have fought more than 35 campaigns.
The Society lobbies the council and Welsh Government on issues such as better, cleaner public transport, improved air quality, protection of our mature green infrastructure, reduced mowing and banning of glyphosate to protect nature and human health.
We have set up a Green Advisory Group to help create a more nature friendly Cardiff, and have planted wildlife hedging and launched Cardiff Meadows Project to help pollinators.
We also run a successful tree planting project, Canopy Cardiff/Canopi Caerdydd to increase the city’s canopy.
We are always happy to help communities faced with the might of developers.
We don’t always succeed, but in the immortal words of the late Bob Crow: “If you fight, you won’t always win, but if you don’t fight, you will always lose”…