50th anniversary lecture at Ealing Civic Society to focus on conservation areas

Ealing Civic Society was established in 1967 when many of our founding members were closely involved with local residents’ associations in opposing the Council’s radical plans to re-develop the centre of Ealing. To mark the 50th anniversary of both events, we will be hosting a talk by Paul Bedwell, Civic Voice trustee, entitled 50 years of conservation areas on Tuesday, 11 July at 7:30 PM in the Nelson Room, Ealing Town Hall. 

Historic England has been working with Civic Voice and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) to build a picture of their members’ attitudes towards conservation areas half a century on through two parallel surveys. The five most significant concerns identified by both groups were street clutter, loss of traditional paving materials, advertisements, a lack of maintenance and loss of historic details. The most frequently mentioned concerns were with doors and windows, signs and advertising, shopfronts and the deteriorating condition of front elevations generally. Paul will be covering these issues and many more as he delivers this lecture on 50 years of conservation areas. 

More information here.