Unless specified otherwise, HCS meetings are held at The Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, Hereford HR2 7JE (See map below).    

19.00 refreshments for 19.30 start.


Thursday  16th January 2020

Alex Coppock, RIBA, Director of the award winning local architects Communion:

Transforming spaces, inspiring places: fusing the best of old and new to make buildings to enjoy and endure.

Alex talks about the work Communion is proud of and would like to do more of to make Hereford(shire) a better place.


Thursday 20th February 2020

Robert Heath, Dip Arch, RIBA, ARIAS, FSA (Scot): Stonework: Failures and Remedies

We have plenty of crumbling ancient stone buildings in Hereford, not least our city wall and the ruins of Blackfriars monastery. Bob, a conservation architect and building limes expert who relocated from Edinburgh in 2018, brings his 40+ years of experience to Hereford.


Thursday 19th March 2020

Nic Howes: Hereford Yazor Brooks Restoration Project

The Yazor, Widemarsh and Eign Brooks are successive sections of the Wye's largest tributary through Hereford City. Nic Howes has been a volunteer with most aspects of the Hereford Yazor Brooks Restoration Project for more than two years. He will give an illustrated talk explaining the context and history of the Project and its work and outcomes.


Thursday 16th April 2020

Vicki Tomlinson, Director of Development at Connexus, will present on:

The Provision of Social Housing – from Thatcher to Today

With many councils now considering building their own properties to rent,

Vicki Tomlinson will follow the changing face of social housing.  From introduction of the Right to Buy in 1980, the Council stock transfers of the 1990’s, the housing association mergers of the 2000’s through to the current day where councils have begun to build again. Whether social housing is now actually affordable and how it can best be administered will be explained by this experienced provider.


Note:  This will take place at The Green Dragon, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG


Sunday 17th May 2020

Yazor and Eign Brooks Walk led by Nic Howes  (joint event with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust).

An historical and botanical exploration of Hereford's little known tributaries (follow up to the talk on 19th March).   Meet 2.00pm for 2.15 start on Three Elms Road opposite Whitecross School by the trees at the corner of The Range (formally Homebase) car-park and junction of Three Elms Road and Bakers Lane ( nearest postcode HR4 0RN). 

We finish with a garden picnic tea where the Eign Brook meets the Wye off Hampton Park Road close to Brookfield vets (walk takes approx two hours – need to be moderately fit)


Thursday 18th June 2020 

to be confirmed


Saturday 11th July 2020 (tbc)

Annual Summer Outing:  to be confirmed

Separate leaflet giving full details will be produced.   Give David Fowler a call/ e-mail for more information/ bookings (01981 541058,  e-mail:  david693fowler@btinternet.com) 



Hereford Civic Society is an independent local charity representing people who care about the city.Registered Charity No 503504

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