• bridgex700.jpg
  • norris-museumx700.jpg
  • old-mill-riverx700.jpg
  • rowing-on-riverx700.JPG
  • the-great-ousex700.JPG
  • the-quayx700.JPG
  • the-waits-flowersx700.jpg
  • the-waitsx700.JPG
  • xbridge-from-old-millx700.jpg



We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Your St Ives '68 Competition in the Adult's Category were as follows:


Written Winner John Souter

Written Commended


Jennifer Coville


Two Dimensional Winner Niki Gott
Two Dimensional Commended Peter Baker


Many thanks to all those that competed and we enjoyed and admired all the entries submitted.

The Winners in the Children's Category will be notified via their individual schools


We will be holding an exhibition of all our 50th Anniversary competition entries in the Free Church, St Ives, on Friday 7th September 2018 and Saturday 8th September 2018.

With that in mind, we are inviting you to show us what you think St. Ives will look like in 2068 when Civic Society members will celebrate the 100th anniversary. Describe how St. Ives will look in words, painting, a model in Lego, matchsticks, 3D printed, animation, embroidery, any way you like. Closing date is 6th September 2018 so no excuse for not enough time! There will be regular reminders so no excuse for forgetting! There is no entry fee or age restriction.



2 Free Church display A4   2 Reminder A4

It’s Music on the Waits time again and the Civic Society is sponsoring the concert with the Ouse Valley Jazz Band and Angela this Sunday, 8 July. The band will start at 2.30. Drop in when you can, entry is free, but there will be a collection.

Ouse Valley Jazz Band 

The day promises to be very warm. Based on the experience gained last Sunday the decision has been made that both the audience and the Band will be more comfortable in the Methodist Church. This is regrettable in that I was looking forward to being outdoors again but very understandable in that for the last few weeks I’ve always been seeking shade from the sun.

As the summer rolls on your committee continues to plan for the exhibition of the entries to ‘Your St Ives ‘68’. If you have not entered you still have until 6th September to complete your ideas as to how St Ives may develop and change. The exhibition will be in the Free Church on Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th September and the wining entries will then be on display in the Norris Museum. Further details are on our website at http://www.stivescivic.org.uk/index.php

I’ve recently noticed white surveyor’s marks on several roads in St Ives. Details are still scarce but there are resurfacing works planned for St Audrey Lane from Ramsey Road to Needingworth Road and on to Harrison Way between 30th July and 17th August. The works at the north end of Harrison Way are from the 6th to 10th August. Also from 6th to 10th August New Road will be closed. Then from 20th August to 7th September resurfacing of part of Ramsey Road, North Road and East Street is planned. As I say, details are still scarce so the works may be mainly overnight. Regardless, there is the potential for delays so it will be best to be aware of the works and to plan around them.

After all that I hope you all have a very enjoyable summer, see you on Sunday at 2.30pm

Kind Regards,

David Stewart.
Chairman: Civic Society of St Ives