Honley Civic Society was formed in 1984 with the aim of influencing the development of the village in a coherent fashion in line with its heritage. It is a non-political body with around 60 members.
By monitoring local planning and development matters, Honley Civic Society hopes to ensure that the built environment is appropriate to its surroundings. The Society also highlights green issues.
The committee meets regularly, examines planning applications and represents the Society at Parish Council planning meetings.
During the winter months, public talks are held on a variety of subjects of local interest. The current programme is available on our Events page.
We seek to promote interest in Honley and its surroundings through researching and publishing a range of books covering the history of Honley.
These now number around twenty, with titles such as Hope Bank, Honley in the Great War, Magdale and Steps and A Portrait of Honley. We have recently featured a history of Farnley Tyas, a neighbouring village. Details of all publications can be seen on our Local History Books page. They are modestly priced and available in Holme Valley News Honley, the Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre and other outlets.
A series of monthly walks round the area is also organised, details of which are on local notices and on our Walks page. They start from Trinity Church Moorbottom at 2.15 on the third Sunday of each month.
Membership is just £10.00 per year, but if you wish to try us out, then one meeting will cost £2.00 for visitors.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) at the Parish Rooms, Church Street Honley. The meetings start at 7.30pm and finish around 9.00pm with refreshments available afterwards.
We look forward to welcoming you to Honley Civic Society.