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All our members will have already received our latest BCS newsletter through the post. For those of you that have not yet joined our Society ( and of course you should!) Here is a PDF of our latest newsletter for you to read.  Just click on the link below.
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Bewdley Civic Society Autumn newsletter

Launch of Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal

The Society’s Appeal was launched in November by our President, Beatrice Grant who is a great Granddaughter of Stanley Baldwin. Stanley Baldwin was our founding President in 1944 and our connection with the Baldwin family has remained strong over the years.

The Society kicked off the appeal by donating £5,000 from its own funds towards the Statue which is to be erected near the Guildhall and in front of the former HSBC Bank premises. The Sculptor, Martin Jennings, famous for his statue of John Betjeman in St Pancras Railway Station, is currently working on the project with the view to the Statue’s unveiling in the early part of 2018, the 150th anniversary year of Baldwin’s birth in Bewdley on 3rd August 1967.

The need to raise £130,000 was boosted by the news that the Prime Minister, Theresa May, agreed to become a Patron of the Appeal and the Queen too, sent a message saying she wishes to be kept informed of the plans.

To date some £100,000 has been raised by public subscription and, with the view to achieving the fund-raising target the Society is holding a major fundraising event on 29th November at Tree Tops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park called the Hope and Glory Dinner. The venue has very kindly been provided free of charge and help in running the event is being offered by Hewett Recruitment. Entertainment will come from a range of professional opera singers headed up by Bewdley’s Alan Fairs and Elizabeth MacDonald who will be accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra. For full details please see information and booking form on this page.

For those who are unable to come to the event and who have not yet made a donation towards the statue and would like to then please see our following Commitment Pledge  Gift Aid declaration.

Please click here for the our Appeal Fund pro-forma

Or using our Facebook page  … click HERE

Good progress is being made by the Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal Co. towards the erection of a wonderful, larger than life, bronze statue of Stanley Baldwin who became Earl Baldwin of Bewdley in 1937. More information is available by clicking this link  Stanley Baldwin statue in town site

Gladman Developments goes to Appeal,
This property speculator’s proposal to build 195 homes on land adjacent to The Lakes Road, Bewdley is totally opposed by the Civic Society for numerous reasons. The Town Council is also vehemently opposed this proposal.

Planning permission for this disastrous development has now gone to Appeal before the Government Planning Inspectorate in October despite our and the Town Council’s total opposition to the proposal.

The Civic Society will not hesitate to lodge objections to the planning authorities concerned, echoing objections raised elsewhere and emphasising that the proposal is speculative, controversial and  absolutely in the wrong place.  

Further details can be read at the Bewdley Town Council site - just click HERE

No one is Glad about this one



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Local Plan

Please remember to participate in the on-going Local District Plan Review Options Consultation.
Checkout the Plan at and also the Civic Society’s response to the Local Plan Review in the latest Autumn Newsletter. Click here for the Newsletter — Our Autumn Newsletter

Of special concern are the inclusion of certain core greenfield sites adjacent to Highclere, Stourport road and Habberley road which are identified in the District Plan despite their removal from our own Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan following their recent public consultation.     

Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal  -  Hope and Glory Grand Dinner
Bewdley’s spectacular social event of the year

. A must for everyone.  To view Your invitation, click HERE.
To book your table, view & print our booking form by clicking
To view the amazing entertainment lined up for you, click HERE

Our Annual Dinner is fast approaching. To be held in St.Georges Hall
in the evening on Friday 17th November.
To book contact Sue Perrin 01299 405823
Click HERE for full menu & information & booking form

The theme for this year’s dinner will be about Stanley Baldwin and his statue and we have invited Lord Baldwin to join us and say a few words about his grandfather. Once again, we have engaged Kit Bamford, the well known local caterer (now based at Arley Arboretum), to provide us with another splendid meal. Ever since we returned to St George’s Hall, we have had excellent attendances and I hope we shall again this year. The date is Friday November 17 and a booking form can be displayed for printing by clicking HERE. I do hope to see you there.