50th anniversary lecture

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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Ealing Civic Society as well as of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 and the establishment of the first conservation area in Stamford, Lincolnshire. 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. [Picture shows Ealing Town Hall c1970.]