Member information

Bradford Civic Society is a registered charity, and has traditionally relied on members, volunteers and donations to stand up for Bradford.

We exist to preserve and celebrate our city’s heritage and built environment, while encouraging better design and architecture in contemporary and future development.

Membership update – 2024 

Like many small voluntary organisations, the inability to host regular events during Covid-19 had an impact on Bradford Civic Society, and has caused us to reflect on our membership model. The current Executive Committee (the small team that makes decisions on behalf of the Society in line with its charitable aims) has been meeting to discuss how to reshape parts of Bradford Civic Society to make it more relevant to modern Bradford. It also still considers Blue Plaque applications.

The Civic Society’s Place Panel (the group of designers, architects, and other practitioners) continue to meet informally to discuss planning and development matters affecting Bradford, and offer public comment where appropriate.

If you would like to be involved in the running of Bradford Civic Society, its future plans, or the Place Panel, please get in touch.

Corporate Support 

We are grateful for the support offered by corporate, community, and life members, whose previous donations have supported things like Blue Plaque installations and other events. Please download and return this application form, or contact us directly for more information if you would like to become a corporate sponsor.

Governance and Data Protection 

Decisions are made by a small elected Executive Team made up of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and Membership Officer. The current ET has indicated its intention to stand down in 2023, and applications for new officers are welcome. Our Place Panel deals with planning and design matters.

Bradford Civic Society was founded in 1942, but relaunched with a new constitution in 2006. You can read our current constitution here.

In line with data protection guidance (GDPR) you can read our privacy statement here.

Bradford Civic Society is a registered charity, number 1115384.