About Us

The Spalding & District Civic Society was founded in 1960. Registered as a Charity in 1969, we encourage and promote Civic Pride in Spalding. We do this by:-


  • Keeping a watching brief on local planning applications and opposing damaging and poor-quality development
  • Working constructively with the South Holland District Council, but making a critical stand where necessary
  • Promoting and defending the vitality of the Town Centre
  • Giving evidence at public inquiries
  • Keeping abreast of best practice in town planning and urging its adoption locally
  • Planting trees to enhance the environment and promoting conservation awareness
  • Floating ideas for the regeneration of run-down sites
  • Undertaking surveys 
  • Reviewing listed buildings and the Conservation Area

We are a member of Civic Voice the national charity for the civic movement in England. 


The aims of Civic Voice are to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive, and to promote civic pride.

Website Highlights

Projects & Campaigns

Find out about the projects & campaigns that the Society are currently working on including our views on the regeneration of Spalding Town Centre. 

Of Interest

Here you will find articles of particular interest about Spalding and it's rich heritage.

Johnson Drinking Water Fountain

Discover the history of the Johnson Drinking Water Fountain and the case for it to be restored to Spalding Town Centre.

Blue Plaque Scheme

Find out about our Blue Plaque Scheme, and those who are the been awarded one. You may be surprised just who has been connected with the town.

Market Art Project

The Market Art Project is an ongoing joint project with Transported Art to bring artworks into the town centre recalling the towns past as market for all forms of livestock and produce. 


What the papers said

A collection of news reports of events that have historical significance to Spalding.

Latest Newsletter


"Places are more than their councils. Place transformation comes through collaboration and partnership working across the public, private and civic sector.”

Why a Statement of Community Involvement is needed urgently.



Will Sir John  Hayes indicate what recent housing developments he regards as beautiful or well designed, and why.​



Our suggestions on how the restoration might be funded.




Why it is taking a lot longer than we would have liked to erect the statue in the town. 



It is being refurbished, but what is it and where is it? 



In the news...

Spalding Civic Society says former Johnson Hospital in Priory Road should be listed as historic asset

Full story here  (Spalding Today)


Spalding Civic Society calls for action against 'garish' vinyl shop fronts following Poundland application

Full story here (Spalding Today)


'We need to make the most of Hall Place in Spalding'

Our President's vision for Hall Place

Full story here (Spalding Today)


Gaming company can’t just bully their way into Spalding"
Our Chair writes about the efforts of Merkur Slots to open a gaming centre in the heart of Spalding
Full story here (Spalding Today)

Spalding's new statue reflects agricultural heritage when farmers said: "You're hired"

Full story here (Spalding Today)...


The Hiring gets its unveiling

Full story here (The Spalding and South Holland Voice)...


Tributes to our former Secretary, Marion Brassington

Full story here (Spalding Today)




We call on South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council to work with the Society and other interested parties to locate the Johnson Drinking Fountain in the town centre as a fully functioning drinking fountain as part of a solution on combating plastic pollution and climate change. 

 AGM 15 March 2022

Our 2022 AGM will be held at Spalding Baptist Church, Swan Street, Spalding PE11 1BT at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by an illustrated talk entitled 250 Years of Local News.


All are welcome to attend.

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