Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you find something to interest you in these pages . We look forward to welcoming you to one of our speaker meetings or walks in 2024.

top, Bridge at Magdale, above: Honley from Eastgate

See walks page for details of forthcoming walks.
See our talks page for fuller details of our meetings.

Discover a little of our history here.
See our latest news for updates on what’s happening in the Civic Society.


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.

Our committee meets regularly, examines planning applications and comments to the Parish Council and Kirklees planning meetings, when appropriate.

During the winter months, public talks are held on a variety of subjects of local interest.  Keep looking back for confirmation. The 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 over 20 titles. We have recently featured a history Banks, one on Miss Siddon and another on Magdale. Details of all publications can be seen on our Local History Books page. They are modestly priced and are normally available in Holme Valley News Honley, Zebra in Honley and READ bookshop in Holmfirth but may be purchased by post.

A series of monthly walks round the area is also organised, details of which are on local notices and on our Walks page. 

Membership is just £10.00 per year, but if you wish simply to try us out, then one meeting will cost £2.00 for visitors.

We meet each month from September to May (except December).  The meetings start at 7.00pm and finish around 9.00pm with refreshments available. We look forward to welcoming you soon to Honley Civic Society. Please keep checking back for further information.


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