Bedford Architectural Archaeological
& Local History Society
BAALHS became a founder member in April 2010
Civic Voice is a ‘umbrella’ body for local amenity societies, and replaced the Civic Trust, which went
into administration in 2008. The President of Civic Voice is Griff Rhys Jones.
Societies like ours pay a capitation fee of £1.50 per member, which gives BAALHS access to Civic Voice’s
regular newsletters and advice service. Civic Voice is in a position to negotiate with Government
departments over environmental issues, and the more societies which join, the greater its influence is likely to be.