Selby Civic Society


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Selby Civic Society was founded in 1969, the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Selby to present the Maundy Money at Selby Abbey. The Society celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2019.

Its objectives are to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Selby and its environs, and to stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of the town and its surroundings.

We try to make Selby and its surroundings a better place to live in, work in and visit.

By joining the Society you can help make Selby a more attractive town. Our meetings, visits and other events enable anyone interested in the improvement of the town and its surrounding district to get together in a friendly informal atmosphere. Public meetings are held in Portholme Church, Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QF.