Honley Civic Society
One thing that all the community groups in Honley have in common is a desire to make Honley a better place to be. Honley Civic Society, which started up in the early 1980s is no different.
It was actually Honley Civic Society that kicked off the litter picking groups, to make Honley more attractive. Over the years, different groups have informally taken on different roles. While Friends of Honley and Honley Business Association now keep the village looking spick and span, Honley Civic Society is free to concentrate on Honley’s history, heritage and future developments.
Planning our future
Planning and development matters have always been at the top of the Civic Society’s agenda. While change is welcome, they keep a close eye on local planning matters to make sure any developments are in keeping with the look and feel of the area. They’re also keen to highlight green issues and encourage projects that benefit the environment.
Remembering our past
Promoting and sharing Honley’s rich history is a real passion for the Civic Society. Honley village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, played a role in the Industrial Revolution and has been home to many prominent and famous figures throughout the centuries.
Members of Honley Civic Society have captured the history of Honley and surrounding areas in several books. You can find out how to buy the books by visiting the Civic Society’s website.
During the winter months, the Civic Society hosts regular talks throughout the winter months, which are well worth a look if you’re interested in history.
If you really want to discover Honley, join one of the Civic Society’s monthly walks. They start at 2.15pm and leave from Trinity Church, Moorbottom on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
You can take advantage of everything the Civic Society has to offer by becoming a member. The annual membership is kept as low as possible and you can always try out the meetings first, as a visitor, for a nominal fee.
The Civic Society meets 7.30-9.00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September to May (excluding December) at the Parish Rooms on Church Street. If you stay to the end, you can also enjoy the refreshments on offer. See their website for more information https://www.honleycivicsociety.co.uk.