Civic Societies

South Kesteven is blessed with fantastic civic societies who work to champion our market towns and surrounding communities. They are a deep well of knowledge and resource, as well as passionate about our communities and all they have to offer. Civic societies also take an active role in preserving our heritage, and are consulted on planning matters.To find out more about your local Civic Society, and how you can get involved see:

Bourne Civic Society

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2018, Bourne Civic Society takes an active role in preserving and celebrating the heritage of Bourne.  As well as organising talks and tours, the Civic Society also run the Bourne Heritage Centre and Baldock’s Mill.

Deepings Heritage
West Deeping Heritage Group

Deepings Heritage was established in 1989, to promote and preserve Market Deeping and Deeping St James.  They hold talks and organise events, along with publishing books around the history of this fascinating and beautiful area.

West Deeping Heritage Group was established in 2010 with a mission ‘to encourage a sense of community and an interest in our heritage, to hand on to future generations’. They host talks and regular meetings throughout the year as well as delivering heritage projects.

Grantham Civic Society

Grantham Civic Society is passionate about the heritage of Grantham, and are actively involved in highlighting the many significant people and historic events through boards and blue plaques and publications. They continue to be involved in initiatives to celebrate and promote the town.

Stamford Civic Society

Stamford Civic Society was established to protect and conserve Stamford, and now has a membership of over 200 local residents. As well as keeping a keen eye on planning matters effecting the town, they also arrange events which celebrate the history and heritage of Stamford.

Sir Isaac Newton was the most famous pupil of Grantham’s Kings School. More recently, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was born in the town and Britain’s first policewoman served here. The original Guildhall was made up of three buildings- a Ballroom and Courtroom, a Governor’s Residence and a Jail. Now it houses a lively Arts Centre and the Tourist Information Centre.

At the heart of Grantham is the parish church of St. Wulfram with its soaring 282ft. spire – one of the most important town churches in England. A Town Trail of Grantham is available together with guided walks giving an insight into by-gone days and local history.