Barnsley Civic Trust: Caring for our town and shaping its future.

Barnsley Civic Trust is an independent, non political, voluntary organisation made up of local people who live or work in Barnsley or run a local business.

We speak up for local people and help local people have a voice and influence local developments.

We work to make Barnsley and its surroundings more attractive and distinctive.

We speak out about the places and issues we care about. We celebrate what is good, encourage improvements, and aim to be forthright in resisting damaging change.

Since its inception in March 2007, Barnsley Civic Trust has prided itself in keeping abreast of local issues, especially those which concern our urban environment.

We have organised open meetings, debates and discussions and regularly comment on planning applications and respond to consultations on proposed policies.

We have organised an annual shop award scheme, a blue plaque scheme, and town trails.


There is also a social dimension to the Barnsley Civic Trust with a dining out group, fundraising and awareness raising events, talks and guided walks.

The success of Barnsley Civic Trust depends on the support of its members and volunteers.

Barnsley Civic Trust is funded by its own individual and business members. We also apply for funding for particular projects. We are particularly grateful to our corporate members and sponsors for their support of projects.

We are always keen to welcome both new individual and corporate members as well as business sponsors who help support, sustain and develop our activities. Have a look on our membership page.

If you do not want to become a member at this time but would like to keep in touch, please follow us on twitter and on facebook. And check out the news on the pages of this website.