The Penarth Civic Society focuses on the heritage, people and future development of Penarth

The Society was formed in 1988 as a reaction to the proposed redevelopment of the salt water swimming baths on the esplanade. Several very important buildings had already been lost in the town as developers had demolished them to make way for blocks of flats, so a group of concerned residents combined to campaign for the building to be saved.

We are driven to conserve and celebrate the unique Victorian heritage of our town, and our aims have since expanded to include the preservation and enhancement of all aspects of our heritage, resisting piecemeal development yet encouraging good design and improvements in the living and working environment.

The Society is non-political and non-sectarian, servicing only the interests of the people of Penarth. We hold meetings and arrange activities most months, usually with a Penarth based theme. We have an executive committee who run the campaigns and activities. You can see who's who on our Committee Page.

Our Groups

We have several sub groups who have formed to take specific projects forward. Each group leader sits on the executive committee to ensure that any activities are explained to the Society and co-ordinated efficiently. 


At the moment we have five sub groups:

Get Involved

If you would like to help and get involved with any of the above groups please contact us;



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