Main Guard Summer Party

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There was a good turnout for the Main Guard Party on a lovely evening on 31st May when members were able to meet up for a chat and to view the 1580 Elizabethan Map exhibition which is continuing for a second year in view of its popularity. The Mayor and Mayoress attended along with other […]

Michael Cullen Presentation

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Michael has written reports on Civic Society meetings for the Advertiser and the Society Newsletter for some while. He has now decided that ‘enough is enough’ and that he would like to be able to sit and enjoy listening to the talks without having the added stress of making notes then writing them all up […]

Berwick Car Parking Study

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NCC recently commissioned car parking studies for several towns within the area. The work was carried out by AECOM who produced a very detailed study of the existing parking locations along with their capacity and usage. The Civic Society and other stakeholders have responded to this study and expressed our opinion on some of the […]

2017 Xmas Party

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The 2017 Xmas Party was hosted by Alison and Michael Gallico in their finely refurbished house at the top of Ravensdowne. A good turnout with 55 guests who were treated to an excellent buffet supper and an endless supply of wine. Alison and Michael have made a fine job of converting this former nunnery into a family […]

Poppy Planting for Remembrance Sunday

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Mayor Gregah Roughead with Scouts who planted poppies at the Main Guard in preparation for the Remembrance ceremony on Sunday 12 November 2017. The Scouts with Paul Marshall planted 651 poppies, the third year the ceremony has been held at the Main Guard.

Medieval Berwick Returns

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Fascinating days in Berwick at the start of October when a film crew arrived to shoot some scenes for the film ‘Outlaw King’ and dressed up the quayside like a medieval market. Needless to say the public came out in droves to watch and learn how it is done and it was interesting and impressive […]

Planning and Development

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The Society has been keen to increase its oversight of planning applications that affect listed buildings and conservation areas on both sides of the river, given some recent poor developments. However, it is important that the Society is not simply an objector to any and all change but will support sympathetic developments, the appropriate re-use […]

Main Guard Party 2017

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Members were blessed with a lovely warm sunny evening for the Main Guard Party, which also saw the unveiling of a new exhibition centred around a 1580 map of Berwick upon Tweed. Kate Kent has done a wonderful job in developing a really interesting and informative set of panels relating to the production of the […]

Civic Society AGM

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The AGM was held on 12th April and a strong team of Office-Bearers elected as may be seen under the ‘Contacts’ tab of the website. Zoreen Hill has agreed to stay as Chairman for one more year to oversee all aspects of the Society’s work and to get the Sub-Committees functioning well. We are still without […]

Plaque Award Presentation

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The Plaque Award for 2016 was won by the development at 55 Hide Hill whereby the derelict former Youngman Garage was converted into apartments and a retail facility on the ground floor. The official presentation of the Plaque was made by Zoreen Lady Hill  to the architect, Alan Swan, who accepted it on behalf of […]