About Us


The Society was founded in 1962, since when its achievements have been many and varied. The principal aims of the Society are to make our town a pleasant and interesting place in which to live and work, to make it attractive to visitors and to make it a place of which we can be justly proud. Burton upon Trent has an historic heritage and the Burton Civic Society plays an active part in promoting and celebrating awareness of the historic heritage of our town and helping to shape its future.

In pursuit of these aims we seek:

• To preserve what is best from the past and to ensure that future developments improve the character of the town.

• To encourage high standards of architecture and planning in Burton upon Trent.

• To promote awareness of the history, character, amenities and appearance of the town.

• To promote tourist potential.

• To represent the opinions of members on these matters in the most effective way to the authorities concerned.

Bargates Development : Our Vision

The Bargates site offers a unique town centre regeneration opportunity. The Society has objected to plans currently under consideration to build 140 dwellings on the site, half of them sheltered housing. What we would like to see is a high-quality, mixed-use development with an active frontage to the Washlands making the most of the riverside location. The images and video sequence below illustrate this vision. They have been produced to support efforts to attract alternative proposals.

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Other Images of the Bargates Site for you to view

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Video (which could take a while before playing)


13th October 1920 - 15th October 2012

It is with great sadness that we report the death of James Richard Lloyd - who with his wife Olga founded the Burton upon Trent Civic Society in 1962. For obituary, click here...


Burton Civic Society and Claymills Victorian Pumping Station share a strong link through our former executive committee member, the late John Bonnett, who was instrumental in helping to bring the disused Claymills Victorian Pumping Station back to life.

For dates of the next Steaming Days at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station visit: www.claymills.org.uk

For an online tour of Claymills Pumping Station visit: www.claymills.org.uk/tour/tour.html

To watch a short taster of Claymills Pumping Station by Avalon Video Productions...