Spen Valley's in the middle of built-up West Yorkshire with centuries of industrial activity that's affected our environment. We've fought to stop pollution in our streams and River Spen, we've increased the numbers of trees, and we encourage people to get out and about and use Spen Valley's footpaths, cycle tracks and parks. Regeneration of out-of-date, derelict sites is a key issue for Spen Valley Civic Society. We've far too many "eyesore sites". We press the Council to use its powers to stimulate development. We contribute to plans for Spen Valley. We comment on design and quality of planning applitaions, and we award Green Plaques for for high-quality restoration and design of buildings.