Norton’s Flying Legacy

Last year, Ian Rotherham, from the Landscape Heritage Research Foundation gave a presentation to the Civic Society about Norton’s Flying Legacy. The project has recently been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to allow it to continue.  The new project entitled ‘From … Read More

DCS K6 Book Exchange Opens

On Sunday 7th July we opened the door of our lovingly restored K6 on Falcon Road so that it could be used as the town’s first mini library.  Queues formed to use the kiosk; something not seen in many years. … Read More

Manor Stables – A DCS Exclusive!

In early July the Civic Society obtained permission to visit and photograph a little piece of Dronfield’s hidden history. The Manor Stables, behind the Manor House, (now the Library), date back to 1880 but are not listed. As redevelopment of … Read More

Civic Day 2019

The sun shone for us on Civic Day when we promoted the work of the Society to local residents and visitors to the town. Quite a few people stopped for a chat or filled in one of our questionnaires.  Amongst … Read More

K6 Book Exchange

The Falcon Road K6 was restored by the Civic Society in 2015. For four years it has simply been a heritage item of street furniture standing next to the post box on a small green area between houses. When we … Read More

The Last K6 in Town – Restored!

It is almost four years since we adopted and renovated two K6 telephone kiosks.  The last K6 in town stands below the Holmesdale shops.  It has been in a poor way due to neglect and vandalism, having been decommissioned by … Read More

Update on Dronfield’s Timber Ramp Footbridge

A planning application has been submitted to NEDDC for removal of the wooden ramp attached to the Lea Road Bridge near the railway station and replacement with a steel ramp construction. The Civic Society has been following with interest the … Read More

Local Plan Update

The NEDDC Local Plan has been paused.   The new Leader of NEDDC, Cllr Martin Thacker, addressed a meeting of Full Council on Monday 20th May when he explained that as part of delivering on their manifesto, the Local Plan … Read More

Into the Next Decade

On Wednesday 15th May 2019, Dronfield Civic Society held an Evening of Celebration to recognise the work of local people who help make our town a better place and to review the achievements of the Society over the last thirty … Read More

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