Welcome To The Chelmsford Civic Society Website

Chelmsford Civic Society was formed in 1962 by Chelmsford's former mayor Jean Roberts, the first woman mayor of Chelmsford. She had been particularly proud of the society’s role in preserving Bell Meadow in the city centre and Hylands House both valued highly by subsequent generations of Chelmsford residents. The aims of Chelmsford Civic Society is to stimulate public interest in, and appreciation and care of, the history, appearance and character of Chelmsford.

  • The preservation of buildings?
  • History and architecture?
  • River banks, parks and trees?
  • Future planning and land use?
  • Transport, road and car parking?
  • Recycling and litter disposal?
  • Passionate about matters of historical interest and planning matters?

Marconi Science Worx, is a sub-committee of CCS, who this year held a 3 month exhibition at the World’s First Wireless Factory in Hall St. BBC Essex are collaborating with us in campaigning for a permanent location in the City Centre acknowledging Marconi’s lasting legacy to Chelmsford’s heritage on radio and broadcasting technology as well as creating a pro-active science hub. To view the Facebook page Click Here .


We hold a members’ meeting monthly during the year except July and August. If you would like to join, contact us.

If you do and wish to contribute and join a programme of outings to interesting places then please contact us to join or download the application form below.



Planned for 2017 so far are:

  • Heritage Open Days 7th-10th September- a CCS event
  • Art of the Possible 14th October - 28th October
  • Christmas Social

To view our latest newsletter click here

Chelmsford Civic Society is a registered charity No: 271779

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Membership Details
  • Individual:- £10
  • Two adults at the same address:- £12
  • Child under 18:- £5

Heritage Open Days 2017