Ossett Civic Society

Announcement 27th May 2021

It is with regret that we announce the resignations of the following Officers.

  • Phil Waud - Chair

  • Steve Wilson - Vice Chair

  • Rachel Driver - Secretary

  • Anne-Marie Fawcett - Media Officer

  • Simon Rogers - Planning Officer

  • Marise Myers - Committee Member

  • Nev Ashby - Committee Member

These resignations are all tended for the same reason. Sadly, malign influences are proving impossible to work against.

Some intend to remain members of Ossett Civic Society as our subscriptions continue until February 2022, but our positions as Officers and Committee members are untenable.

Although we have all thoroughly enjoyed our achievements, we are finding it increasingly hard to progress further in these stressful circumstances.

Recent events have proven conclusively, that certain people are determined to halt progress for us in Ossett Civic Society and are actively working with another person (not a member) to make things deliberately difficult for us. This individual is determined to denounce us at every opportunity.

Although we have spent several months fighting these malign influences, it has taken its toll on the mental health of the majority of our team. For that reason alone, we need to remove ourselves from this damaging situation.

We would hope that as a team we can continue with our good work, but sadly that has become obvious that it can’t be under the Ossett Civic Society banner. At such time when we have further information we will let you all know.

We feel dreadfully sorry to let you all down and our decision was not taken lightly. We have spent many hours trying to find a way around this but unfortunately cannot find a suitable alternative.

We will continue with the projects we were assigned, which include;

  • The Heritage Trail book - which will be financed privately

  • The Spitfire fundraising plaque - which will be financed privately

  • The Remembrance Day project - which will be financed privately

The War Memorial chains are now installed - project complete.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the other local Civic Societies who have offered much support to us. We would particularly like to thank Kevin Trickett, who has been a huge ambassador for Ossett Civic Society and offered us much advice.

We wish all the very best for the future of Ossett Civic Society and look forward to seeing further developments for the good of Ossett.


Hello and welcome to the Ossett Civic Society website.

Ossett Civic Society (previously known as Ossett Civic Trust) is a voluntary organisation that is run by a group of enthusiastic members of the community.

Our main aims are...

    1. To encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in the township of Ossett;

    2. To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the town and its surroundings;

    3. To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest; and

    4. To pursue these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures and promotions of schemes of a charitable nature.

Who we are

You can apply for membership of OCS by filling in the form below. Once your membership is accepted by the committee of OCS and you have paid your subscription, you will be able to have your say on any of the issues that we discuss at our monthly general meetings. (These are currently being held online due to the Covid 19 pandemic.)

The officers of OCS are (please click on each name if you want to send them an email...)

Chair Vacant

Deputy chair Vacant

Secretary Vacant

Treasurer Lynn Ross

Planning Consultation Officer Vacant

Media Officer Vacant

How to Join Ossett Civic Society

If you would like to join us in pushing forward the Ossett Civic Society Agenda, please fill in your details using the following form. We will contact you within seven days and make arrangements for the payment of the membership fee.

If you have just applied for membership of Ossett Civic Society, you should receive a message within seven days so that you can make arrangements to pay the membership fee. This is currently £10 per year and is due every January. If you apply part way through the year, the membership fee is due for the nearest three month period.