About Chorlton Civic Society

What does the society do?

We have regular meetings at which our members can express their concerns. These meetings are usually attended by some or all of our local councillors, our MP, the Police and various other local luminaries.

Where and When does the society meet?

Chorlton Civic Society meets on the second Tuesday of every odd numbered month (January, March, May, July, September, November). Meetings are in the meeting room at Chorlton Library at 7.30pm and usually last about one and a half hours. Anyone's welcome - you don't have to be a member.

Why should I join the society?

There are many reasons to join the society!

  • The society exists to benefit the people who live and work in Chorlton.  If you live or work in Chorlton, you're doing yourself a favour.
  • Prop up this country's creaking local democracy.
  • Our meetings are regularly attended by local Councillors and MPs, so you can hear their views and express yours to them.
  • Bring your concerns and or issues to the attention of the Society and we may be able to help.
  • It's cheap.
  • You get our bi-monthly newsletters delivered to your door.
  • Meetings are friendly affairs where you might meet people you'd like to know.

If you have any concerns about the amount of FLATS appearing in big blocks all over Chorlton, the new TRAFFIC SCHEME recently finished in Chorlton, new LICENSING LAWS and what you can do about them, CRIME, GRAFFITI and how to get rid of it, RECYCLING, LOCAL HISTORY, local RESIDENTS GROUPS, PLANNING, our new CONSERVATION AREA, TREES, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH, schools and EDUCATION  in the area, FREE TRADE status, getting a GRANT for your project, local EVENTS, PARKING, Chorlton’s COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT POLICY for the new planning system, joining a project to make BEECH ROAD CHAPEL into a community centre rather than a restaurant, stopping the MASONIC HALL being demolished to make way for a block of flats, having a say in LOCAL POLITICS, or anything else affecting Chorlton and its occupants, then come along or join! Membership is just £4.00 (not £3.50!) a year. Make Chorlton a better place to live and work.

How can I join the society?

Anyone can jon the society - even non-Chorlton residents.

Annual membership subscription runs from  AGM to AGM (March to March).

We have special rates for young and old people, and business as follows:

  • Individual £5.00
  • Student/Senior Citizen £3.50

  • Corporate / Group members £25.00

To join, all you need to do is send your name, address, contact details (phone or e-mail - preferably both) and type of membership required together with the appropriate fee to our Membership Secretary - see the Contacts page for details.

Cheques should be payable to 'Chorlton Civic Society'.