August 2016 News

Our Chairman is presently working on the production of the Civic Trust Autumn Newsletter which will be sent out to our members shortly, it will be published on the Website for other interested parties.

The Civic Trust continues to have an interest is local matters to do with Planning and applications, we have recently been consulted about the extension to the Fratry, and the controversial crossing of Castle Way. We continue to try represent the citizens of Carlisle in matters to do with the Conservation areas and we are looking at sending a letter of concern about the plan to build an incinerator to the north of Carlisle with a chimney height proposed to be 75 metres. However, we are glad that our pleas to save Suttle House were listened to and the company who owns it is planning on converting it to flats instead of demolition.

There hasn’t been a meeting for all members this month, the last public meeting was on 26 July when the members were taken on a State Management Tour of some of the Harry Redfern pubs in Carlisle.

We are looking forward to the next public meeting on Tuesday evening 20 September, to take place as usual at Waterton Hall in Carlisle, when we will welcome Stephen White, well known local Historian, who will be giving a talk on “Carlisle in Costume” with pictures of uniforms and different forms of dress over the years.

In October we will have our AGM, to which all are invited, again to take place at Waterton Hall on Monday 17 October at 7.00 for 7.30, with refreshments provided.

In November we will have Vivienne Crow, well known walker, writer and journalist who will give us a talk entitled “Vivienne Crow – A Life Outdoors” again this will take place at Waterton Hall in Carlisle with to start at 7.00 with refreshments and then the talk at 7.30.

The next Speaker will be another of our favourite local speakers, Ian Tyler, who is busy researching and writing a book on local RAF stations during and after the Second World War. He will be speaking on 17 January 2017.

The Talks for February, March and April 2017 still have to be finalised, but we will have some interesting and entertaining speakers and hopefully lots of members and members of the public will come along and support us.