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Organising group: Aireborough Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
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Guided walk around these 2 contrasting Conservation Areas that are close to eachother.
Nether Yeadon is a surprisingly rural piece of countryside near to an urban area. It is under threat from housing development even though it is very attractive Green Belt countryside.
Little London developed in early Victorian times as a close knit domestic weaving community of stone cottages. It is now a popular commuter area adjacent to countryside. It is also under threat from speculative landowners and developers due to the current flawed planning system.

Organising group: Alnwick Civic Society
Region: North East,
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Taking a unique view of the heritage of Alnwick Town by researching the positive heritage contributions of a local historian (1860), an international urban academic (modern), a local illustrator and the Civic Society up to the present day, and publishing the research in an illustrated booklet, including details of the architectural and townscape treasures of Alnwick’s own Conservation Area. 2,000 free copies of the booklet will be made available for schools, local organisations and tourist venues.

Organising group: Altrincham & Bowden Civic Soiety
Region: North West, Cheshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01619285168
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kna Town center events to celebrate our five Conservation Areas. We want to raise the awareness of these Areas and help local residents to appreciate their value to our community. We also want to involve our local BID team so they have something extra to say about why people should shop, eat, live, work, and learn in Altrincham, Bowden and Broadheath. Trafford have excellent records on the dead of both wars. In this centenary year we would like to celebrate some of our local brave heroes. We will by June have our Business Neighbourhood Forum Plan past the Referendum stage. It is will a good time to tell local people how it will affect their lives, and maybe answer the question about how Alty intends to supply new homes and jobs.

Organising group: Basingstoke Heritage Society
Region: South East, Hampshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/1256462688
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Basingstoke Heritage Society will lead this walking tour of Basingstoke’s historic timber-framed buildings, dating back to 1400. The old town has long been at an economic disadvantage sine the massive adjoining shopping centre was built. Basingstoke Heritage Society supports the efforts to revive the area and its special identity

Organising group: Bath Preservatio Trust
Region: South West, Bath & North East Somerset
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01225 338727
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Bath today has one city wide conservation area which covers 1486 hectares and is home to about 50,000 people. The conservation area includes the city’s unique and much celebrated heritage, but it also encompasses less well known areas which have a range of different characteristics. Bath’s conservation area was first designated in 1968, following the introduction of the Civic Amenities Act in 1967. It was one of the first six to be designated in the country. The conservation area was enlarged in 1973, extended again in 1975, 1985 and most recently in 2002. These extensions responded to changing conservation views about what was considered to be architecturally and historically important as well as ongoing changes in planning controls. The importance of the area and its surrounds was further recognised by its inscription as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The conservation area today is recognised but despite its longevity there has never been a complete character appraisal of the whole area. The conservation area will soon celebrate 50 years of designation and it seems fitting to celebrate this by raising awareness of ongoing work to develop a full and comprehensive character appraisal for the conservation area to better understand all aspects of its importance and to support its ongoing and future management. The work to complete a character assessment for the city wide conservation area is being developed by B&NES Council with input from heritage experts and the Bath Preservation Trust. There will be further opportunity for the public and local people who are familiar with the heritage of their neighbourhood to review the work and have an input through public participation and consultation. You can read the briefing report attached ( Conservation Area website copy). Would you like to get involved? We would value input in drafting the character appraisals for the remaining character areas. If you have a heritage interest and knowledge and are interested in helping with this then please get in touch with: Joanna Robinson, Bath Preservation Trust .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or Paula Freeland, Bath and North East Somerset Council .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) As part of this year’s Civic Day celebrations on 17 June we would like to invite anyone interested to come to a guided walk around one of the character areas Lower Lansdown and Camden where we will identify and talk about the matters that the character appraisal will address. Local building historian and conservation officer will be leading a walking tour around the Lower Lansdown and Camden area of the city wide conservation area. The walk will describe and show how this part of the city has developed over time and invite participation in a discussion about the areas strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats facing the character area. Exploration of what matters most to people will help inform the developing conservation area character appraisal for the Bath Conservation Area which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Organising group: Bermondsey Street Area Partnership
Region: Greater London, London
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07775 758818
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An exhibition of photographs of local people's favourite places in our neighbourhood, photographs from 25 years ago and now, to celebrate our organisation's 25th anniversary. Local people will be sending in photographs over the coming weeks as part of a competition. The best three photographs in each category (25 years ago and now) will be judged by local artists Norman Ackroyd RA, Dame Zandra Rhodes (tbc) and Andrew Logan, who will award prizes. The places in the photographs will be included in a Placemark Listing which will be attached to our Neighbourhood Plan so that our favourite spots get some protection through the planning process.

Organising group: Beverley Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, East riding of Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01482 861836
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Beverley civic society is renting a stall in Saturday Market (on market day) where we will be inviting people to come and express their views on why they like being in Baverley. Pictures, maps, Did You Know sheets will be available to enable discussion.

Organising group: Birmingham Civic Society Ale
Region: West Midlands,
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Launch "Civic Pride" ale

Organising group: Blackpool Civic Trust
Region: North West,
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Supernatural Events Blackpool Ghost Walks
Ghost Tour - leaving from North Pier - Tour takes approximately 1.5 hours
Organising group: Blackpool Civic Trust

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Civic Week Heritage Quiz Night & Supper
St Johns Community Centre, St Johns Square, Church Street, Blackpool, FY2 9RG. Price includes quiz, hot pot, mushy peas, pickled onions, beetroot, red cabbage, a choice of desserts and soft drinks.
Please feel free to bring your own wine or beer

Civic Week Coffee Morning
Come and join us at Marton Methodist Church, Mudgeland Road for a coffee morning have a chat about Civic Trust and come and look at some of our memorabilia, tea, coffee, toast, toasted teacakes and biscuits will be served, in addition we will also hold a raffle.

Civic Week Layton Village Walking Tour
Our Projects Officer is very kindly organising a walking tour around Layton and hopefully visiting St Marks Church.


Civic Day Celebration Afternoon Tea
Dahlias’s Kitchen, Cropper Road. Price includes assorted sandwiches, selection of homemade cakes, scones, jam and clotted cream, pot of Lancashire tea or coffee and a glass of of Pimms. Raffle and Tombola will be held as well.
Organising group: Blackpool Civic Trust

Brand New Fleetwood Vintage Tram Tram Trip
Departs from the Tourist Information Centre, Festival House, price includes Tram Trip, Commentary, Bottle of Sparkly Water & Biscuits.
Tour will take approximately 2 hours

Organising group: Blandford & District Civic Society
Region: South West, Dorset
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01258 459346
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Blandford & District Civic Society will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of the first Blue Plaque in London to Lord Byron and its local Blue Plaque scheme launched in 1995 in celebration of its own 25th anniversary. This year the Society plans to unveil its 21st commemorating the temporary chapel erected after the church burnt down in The Great Fire of 1731 in a square which formerly bore a name reflecting the association of its former Grammar School with Winchester School. A social event and exhibition is planned in the town’s Woodhouse Gardens, now beautifully managed by Blandford Forum Town Council and originally the garden of the family home of the Woodhouses, who founded the town’s long-established Badger brewery. There will be an exhibition and display in the gardens pavilion focusing on the people who have played an important part in the life of the town and country, including artist and sculptor Alfred Stevens, who designed the Wellington Monument in St Paul’s and whose bicentenary is being celebrated this year. There will also be a guided heritage walk (one of our regular series of such walks) focusing on the Blandford Conservation Area and featuring the town's unique architecture which has been described by Pevsner as a Georgian ensemble which no other town could compare with, the town centre having been totally rebuilt in the Georgian style after the fire.

Organising group: Bourme Civic Society
Region: East Midlands, Lincolnshire
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Bourne Civic Society have been doing a big tidy in the town for "Bourne in Bloom" but this will co-inside with Civic Day. The big pool has been cleaned up and areas around the church and the Heritage Centre all have been cleaned. We are making this a an on going job and it is all around the Conservation Area.

Organising group: Bristol Civic Society
Region: South West, Aon
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Visit to Salisbury to learn about historic town

Organising group: Bromley Civic Society
Region: Greater London, Greater London
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07949 713618
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2 to 3 guided heritage walks on the day around the town centre - each with a different theme; also an exhibition/market stall located in the High Street with the aim of making visitors more aware of the heritage of the town centre and getting them to sign up to become members of the society.

More information at http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley-to-celebrate-civic-day-with-four-guided-heritage-walks-to-town-s-key-landmarks-1-5058323

Organising group: Burton on Trent Civic Society
Region: West Midlands, Staffordshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01283512604
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Burton History Quiz

Organising group: Canterbury Society
Region: South East, Kent
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01227 450140
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In the past we have done a litter pick in the River Stour, which is much enjoyed by our members and others. However, we are not usually allowed in the river until late June because of protection for breeding fish. Civic Day is earlier this year so we are hoping that we will still be allowed to do the river litter pick. In addition we are hoping to do something about Conservation Areas, but have not yet decided what it will be.

Organising group: Castleford Civic Trust
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/1977731651
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On 17 June 2017, Castleford Civic Trust's patron, Lord St Oswald, will unveil two blue plaques connected with the First World War.
The first (at 11am) is to commemorate the centenary of the award of the Victoria Cross to Corporal Thomas Bryan. The centenary falls on that exact date. The plaque will be erected on the town's library. There will also be an associated exhibition in the library including replicas of the medals.
The second (at 2pm) is to mark the site of a maternity home that was built after the war as the town's war memorial.
This is now an elderly person's complex called Victoria Court.

Organising group: Chelmsford Civic Society
Region: East of England, Essex
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07764897725
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Organising group: Cheltenham Civic Society
Region: South West,
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Civic Day will be marked by the launch of an exhibition about the history and identity of the Lower High Street, held at the Chapel Arts gallery on Knapp Road. The exhibition runs from 17 - 30 June, and entry is free.
The Civic Society has worked with the Cheltenham West End Partnership (CWEP) and the History department at the University of Gloucestershire to develop the project. The CWEP has been working with local residents to explore initiatives for improvements to the area, and students from UoG's History department have researched the social history of the area, concentrating on four main themes of Architecture, Faith & Identity, Crime and the effects of Students.
This will be a fascinating not to be missed interactive living history exhibition.

Organising group: City of Winchester Trust
Region: South West, Dorset
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Tour of Winchester Conservation Area http://www.cityofwinchestertrust.co.uk/trust/core/walks17.shtml

Organising group: Coventry Society
Region: West Midlands, Warwickshire
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See inside the medieval Old Grammar School (Civic Voice Design Award winner) and ring the historic bell; Guided tours of the Burges Conservation Area; Discover the hidden river; Family activities & Quill Making; tea and cakes by the Little Vintage Tea Company http://www.coventrysociety.org.uk/news/article/invitation-to-civic-day-event---17-june-2017.html Proposal for a Civic Day Event The Burges: the historic street on the Sherbourne. History, conservation and Plans. Civic Day: Saturday 17th June 2017 Based at: The Old Grammar School, Hales Street Objectives: • To promote and celebrate the history of the Burges area. • To consult the public on plans for the Burges Heritage Lottery project. • To contribute to the City of Culture bid. • To raise awareness of the River Sherbourne and the Year of the Sherbourne. • To support the celebration of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 and 50 years of Conservation Areas and in particular the extension of the Lady Herbert’s Garden and the Burges Conservation Area. Potential Partners: • Coventry Society • Culture Coventry: Herbert • City of Culture Team • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust • Coventry City Council: Conservation team, Burges Project Team, Rangers? • Ego? • Complex Development Projects Ideas: • An exhibition of the history of the Burges • A consultation on the plans for the Burges • Walking tours of the Burges area, possibly in costume • An urban wildlife project led by WWT • An arts / drama element • Promotion / consultation for City of Culture • Tours of the Old Grammar School Links • Year of the Sherbourne • Civic Voice, celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act • City of Culture Bid Resources It should be possible to do the project within existing resources; however it might be possible to do enhanced work if a small grant is available. Options are: • Heart of England Community Foundation http://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/ • IHBC Conservation Area Awards http://awards.ihbc.org.uk/

Organising group: Deal Society
Region: South East, Kent
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01304 369534

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leading a walk around a conservation area that we have performed a Character Appraisal on.

Organising group: Deal Society
Region: South East, Kent
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01304 369534

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We will be showing an exhibition at the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum explaining the history of Conservation Areas and why they are still important now. The exhibition will run for two weeks around Civic Day. On Civic Day, we will be giving a talk on the exhibition.

Organising group: Droitwich Spa Civic Society
Region: West Midlands, Worcestershire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01905 776870

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Saturday 10th June 11 am - Town Walk -starting from St Richard's House, Victoria Square. £2.00 per person

Organising group: Droitwich Spa Civic Society
Region: West Midlands, Worcestershire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01905 776870
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Sunday 11th June 2.30 pm - Historic Droitwich tour starting outside Priory House, Friar Street with Lyn Blewitt. This tour will provide a detailed insight into the timber-framed buildings recently researched by the Historic Droitwich HL project. Donations towards maintaining http://www.historicdroitwich.org.uk website. Please book in advance with Claire (771865)

Organising group: Droitwich Spa Civic Society
Region: West Midlands, Worcestershire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01905 776870
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Nationally, Civic Day is being celebrated with numerous events on 17th June.
Droitwich Spa Civic Society have gone one better! They are celebrating Droitwich's heritage over a whole fortnight.
The focus of the event is timber-framed buildings in Droitwich town centre.
The event, is organised by Droitwich Spa Civic Society together with the support of Droitwich History & Archaeology Society will be using information gleaned from the Historic Droitwich HL project. The fortnight will give you and your friends the opportunity to see or visit buildings featured in the Historic Droitwich HL project. There will be four tours (Historic Town Tour, Historic Buildings Tour and two of St Andrew's Church) plus a self-guided tour around Staryard. Other shops and St Andrew's Church are hosting displays and we are extremely grateful to that support at a time when the High Street is being renovated, but very accessible to pedestrians with businesses functioning as normal. Do come and visit and bring your friends.
DISPLAYS
Tom Lymer's - Droitwich High Street,; Droitwich Floods;
Bullocks - window display
Hereford House - Droitwich's own recently discovered Wealden House (the first to be identified in Worcestershire)
Jewels - Our earliest building a 1340 Hall House
Staryard - What to look for in Staryard: timbers, architecture, the historic fire damage, the recently discovered wall paintings, and the recent re-roofing.
St Andrew's Church - Maps, Priory House, Timber-framed building techniques

Organising group: Ealing Civic Society
Region: Greater London, Middlesex
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/(07966) 644665

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Ealing Then and Now Walk: see attached press release

Organising group: Exeter Civic Society
Region: South West, Devon
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A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshments provided. Michael Parrott will give a talk on the 307 Squadron Project, the Polish squadron which defended the South West during the 2nd World War. Only disabled parking allowed in chapel car park, others please use the Triangle Car Park. 10:30 to 12:00
Belmont Chapel, Western Way

Organising group: Friends of walton hall park
Region: North West, Merseyside
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07513502435
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We work every single day in our park including litter picking, planting and general maintenance. We will advertise our litter pick for civic pride day both in the park and on social media. We have lots of volunteers from the local community and park visitors.

Organising group: Friends of March Railway Station
Region: East of England, Cambridgeshire
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10am -2pm. Please come along and see how we have transformed the dsused rooms and learn about our ongoing projects.

Orgnising group: Goole Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, East Riding of Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01405 760468
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Goole Civic Society is inviting people to share their memories of Goole on video at a pop-up shop over two days to celebrate Civic Day.
The society is collecting memories for a public history project which aims to tell Goole’s unique story to a wider audience and change people’s perceptions of the town.
It is inviting people to come to the pop-up shop in the Boothferry Road pedestrian precinct on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17 to record their memories of Goole and its close connection with the water.
The video clips will be collated to form a digital archive for future generations. They will also feature in a short film the society is making about the town.
The project, entitled Reflections on Goole, is funded by East Riding Council 2017 Active Creative Grants, in support of Hull UK City of Culture 17. The film and other material from the project will feature in Goole’s Festival of Water in October, linked to Hull City of Culture.
Goole Civic Society Chair Margaret Hicks-Clarke, said: "This project is about celebrating the town where we live and changing people’s perceptions of Goole.
"We recently acquired a film made by Goole Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1964. It was fascinating to see how things had changed.
"We would like to think that in another 50 years, someone might watch our film and learn more about our great town."
To find out more about the project and see clips gathered so far, visit the society’s website http://www.goolecivicsociety.org.uk/memories-project/

Organising group: Grantham Library

Region: East of England, Lincolnshire

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A one day 'open access' to the local history department of the town library where local books, old newspaper archives, bygone photographs, local history ephemera, etc pertaining to Grantham, it's history, both economic and social will be available to look through and in some cases be on display when otherwise it would be locked away from public access. There will be a member of staff with local knowledge on hand (in a voluntary capacity) to talk to people about Grantham's Heritage, and to assist them with any enquiries,questions etc. The library Service has been the hub of its town for many years and since the loss of our museum has been relied upon more for local information. There is a wealth of the Town's history in our archives here that hasn't been seen by new residents who might like to know about its heritage.

Organising group: Great Harwood Civic Society
Region: North West, Lancashire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01254 888270
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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have not decided what activity to undertake but will consider at a future monthly meeting. One aspect could be that following on from a current exhibition of memoribilia , we plan to launch a book for schools, comparing facets of our town now compared with 100 years ago. Whilst the book will be launched in schools in September 2017, it is expected to be mainly completed by June. The main committee members are, as in other towns, very busy people who are involved across other voluntary group and so time is in short supply.

Organising group: Halifax Civic Trust
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
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This year a worrying number of historic buildings in Halifax town centre conservation area have become vacant. These include: the central post office custom built in mid C19, the magistrates' court, the county court, Holy Trinity church, the Theatre Royal, Harrison House (home of the Lit. + Phil Society founded in C18 which still has a stepped lecture theatre with its original leather-covered bench seats), Horton House, Somerset House (built by John Carr in 1766 with some amazing plasterwork by Cortese. In 1998 HCT initiated the project to remove the surrounding shops and have it restored, which was eventually achieved backed by the the local council, HLF and other sources). Some of these are major Georgian buildings that predate the Victorian development which characterises Halifax. HCT has been in communication with council officers and councillors. We are lucky in having an active Heritage Champion and there are still two part-time conservation of ficers. Some of these buildings have been on our at risk list for a while and we have been monitoring proposals put forward which failed to materialise for various reasons. To draw public attention to the matter, on Civic Day we have organised a walk-and-talk led by a local historian on our executive committee, round these sites which are fairly close together. We realise that these local landmarks are taken for granted by the people of Halifax who may not be aware that if no purpose can be found for them they will eventually deteriorate and may disappear altogether although most have the protection of Grade II listing. The walk starts at 2-30 pm on Sat. 17 June.
It has been publicised locally.

Organising group: Halstead 21st Century Group
Region: East of England, Essex
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Some of the Halstead 21st Century Group will be litter picking and river cleaning in the morning together with members of Halstead in Bloom, Halstead RiverCare Group and Halstead Churches Together. Halstead has numerous Gold and Best Town awards from Anglia in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. Halstead in Bloom will also be erecting a banner made up of various drawings which have been done by children in the local schools and users of our Resource Centre. This will depict what they love about Halstead. The Halstead & District Local History Society will be manning a stall on Market Hill and will be available to talk about Halstead's rich and varied heritage and history. They will also have a variety of interesting local history books for sale. The member churches of Halstead Churches Together will be theming their services on Halstead on Sunday 18th June. Their are so many local community groups in Halstead and we know that members of these will be sure to just join in on the day. We are a small historic market town in the north of Essex and we have a strong community commitment. We love our town and are very proud of it. In short, we can't wait to show it off!!

More information via http://www.halsteadgazette.co.uk/news/15343124.Town_will_be_brimming_with_pride_as_organisations_come_together_for_Civic_Day/

Organising group: Holmfirth Conservation Group
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01484 685997
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We are preparing a new information board for the conservation area. On this board will be about a dozen locations on a short walking trail. The locations vary from a former prison, a meeting ground, a drill hall and a monument commemorating the 1852 flood. We intend to show locals and visitors alike some aspects of Holmfirth they may be unaware of by guided walks. The highlight being the parts of the town where Fenella the tiger used to be taken for a walk in the 1940s. Yes, a real, live tiger!

Organising group: Horncastle History & Heritage Society
Region: East of England, Lincolnshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01507 523091
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An exhibition to show the Horncastle Town archive collection which has been compiled over the past 4 years.To enable the people of the town to see the work that has been going on.

More information via http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/horncastle-s-history-on-show-for-first-time-1-8003088

Organising group: Howden Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, East Riding of Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01430 430859

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Guided walk around blue plaque trail Involvement of all age groups in Conservation area topic Display of conservation area photographs with interpretation Co-ordinated promotion with Town Council Production of a film of the Town Trail Republishing booklet on Howden

Organising group: Huddersfield Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07876377588
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In support of Civic Day 17 June 2017 Huddersfield Civic Society will publish an illustrated c120 page history of the Huddersfield suburb, Edgerton. 'THE VILLAS OF EDGERTON: Homes to a Victorian elite' will celebrate the history of the buildings and people at the heart of the 1976 Edgerton conservation area. The author is Huddersfield Civic Society member and local historian David Griffiths. From the introduction: 'A mile or so north-west of Huddersfield town centre, amongst dense tree cover along the main road to Halifax, lies the district of Edgerton. It is a remarkably well-preserved example of the Victorian villa suburb. Indeed the architectural historian of West Yorkshire, Derek Linstrum, suggests that Edgerton “can be recognised as the essence of the middle-class suburban ideal, in which buildings and settings merge into a picturesque whole which nevertheless respects each man’s individuality and privacy.”...there have been only a handful of demolitions – unlike the much-celebrated Victoria Park in Manchester, or Adel in Leeds, Edgerton is very largely intact'. ISBN 978-0-9956328-1-3 We will anounce further details early 2017.

Organising group: Huddersfield Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07876377588

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On 17 June 2017 Huddersfield Civic Society is to publish the book 'The Villas of Edgerton: Homes to a Victorian elite' an illustrated history of the well-preserved leafy Huddersfield conservation area. We thank Historic England and the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation for their grant support.

Privilege, power and privacy were of the essence in Huddersfield’s elite suburb. This richly illustrated history of the district’s development and its grand houses documents their Victorian and Edwardian residents’ leading roles in trade and industry, politics, education, churches, sport and more. It includes a house-by-house tour of Edgerton’s architectural heritage, still remarkably well-preserved in a mature wooded landscape.

168 pages, 21cmx21cm, pbk
ISBN 978-0-9956328-1-3
£12.95

Organising group: Hunstanton & District Civic Society

Region: East of England, Norfolk
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01485 532376

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1. The town is hosting a day out at the seaside for 20 Syrian refugees. 2. John Selby who was the Conservation Officer and responsible for extending our Conservation Area is giving a talk on the importance of Conservation. 3. The Hunstanton Heritage Centre will open for extended periods over the weekend. 4. A guided walk may be organised to look at buildings designed by Butterfield, Skipper and Ibberson.

Organising group: Hythe Civic Society
Region: South East, Kent
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01303 266118
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We plan a display outside the Town Hall in the middle of the High Street which is 'All about Hythe!' There will be a display on the history of Hythe - with many old photographs - and lots of local information and leaflets from organisations within the town. We plan lots of publicity and hope the Town Crier will shout about the event on the day itself. We hope that by finding out more about where they live, people will care more about where they live...

Organising group: ILKLEY CIVIC SOCIETY
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, W YORKSHIRE
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01943 609154
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Exhibitions, Leaflet to residents, blue plaque, listed building nomination and conservation work ongoing in cemetery:- Initial press release cc IG, Ilkley Chat, IHBC Funding Bid (submitted) Funding of £150 approved by IHBC. Book venue at Christchurch and 16 and 17th June Meet Council Conservation Officers Agree to invite exhibitors: Ilkley Design Statement Group, Friends of the Manor House, Manor House Group, U3A Architecture, Olicana HS, Friends of Kings Hall, Freinds of llkley Moor, Friends of Lido, Ilkley in Bloom, All Sts Heritage Group, Arts Trail, Wharfedale Nats, Neighbourhood Plan Team, BMDC Conservation Staff and selected conservation architects/tradesmen to exhibit. Set up sub group to project manage and seek volunteers inc IT, web management and leaflet design Seek ICS volunteers for specific tasks inc delivery Regular newspaper articles on conservation for next 3 months VIP List for event Leaflet delivery Draft text for leaflet inc guidance to householders Social media for publicity Blue Plaque at Old Bridge – Gravestone replacement Interpretation board for cemetery Prepare Exhibition Material Contact Summer Festival organisers to include exhibition and walks Transfer of exhibition to Library (Library already booked.) War Memorial listed building status proposal

Organising group: Isle of Wight Society
Region: South East, Isle of Wight
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01983296718
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The Isle of Wight has an annual Walking Festival so we have plenty of walk leaders. The Island has 36 Conservation Areas. We are hoping to get volunteer walk leaders to do ten or more guided walks around their local Conservation Areas on Saturday 17th June.

Organising group: The Knowle Society Region: South East, Isle of Wight

Monday 19 June 8pm, Knowle Village Hall, All welcome.   With the centre of Knowle being registered as a Conservation Area, this talk by Martin Saunders will be of great interest to all who are concerned about the preservation of the character of the village. Come along and hear about the wide range of things that are included in the role, from the establishment of possible new conservation areas to advising on planning applications in such areas.

Wednesday 21 June. Meet at the Recreation & Sports Ground, Shadowbrook Lane (B92 0DQ)
in time to start walking at 7pm The walk will be a figure of eight walk 3.5 miles, the first 2 miles passing by the ' mansions' on Old Station Road. The second half of the loop will be on George Fentham land, through the woodland planted up about 12 years ago, the fledgling Arboretum containing 225 trees from around the world, then past a newly created lake which in the two years has become a great feature. (We detected 5 different types of bats here last year). Buzzards are now nesting in the wood , although I can't guarantee we will see any, and dragonflies are now often seen around the lake . It will take place regardless of the weather. All welcome, bring your friends.

Organising group: Leeds Civic Trust
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
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11am - 3pm, Merrior Centre, Leeds. With a "Leeds in the 60s and 70s" photographic exhibition, the launch of our Bejamin Gott, People's Plaque, and various activiteis to take home, join us at our stall to celebrate this year's Civic Day. Free and all welcome!

Organising group: Leek & District Civic Society
Region: West Midlands, Staffordshire
Further information : /07773 464626
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A programme of celebration of Leek’s Conservation Area to include an exhibition illustrating the extent and purpose of the Conservation Area, a 20 minute film, an illustrated talk, ‘The development, purpose and scope of Conservation Areas’, guided walks highlighting key features and a booklet illustrating the emergence and development of the Conservation Area.

Organising group: Littleborough Civic Trust
Region: North West, Lancashire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07711 342355

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We hope to launch a revised Heritage Trail and, having engaged a range of other local organisation, run activities in the local library, an exhibition in Hare Hill House and, hopefully, a clean up of the river Roch.

Organising group: London Parks and Gardens Trust
Region: Greater London, London
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/0207 839 3969
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http://opensquares.org/ The website lists all the gardens and their activities laid on for the day. They include food growing, musical performances, teas and picnics and so much more. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to discover and explore some of London’s most fascinating squares, gardens and green spaces - most of which are not normally open to the public. Advance tickets are priced £13. A single ticket gains access to all gardens (excluding those with special conditions for entry) for both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June.This year’s gardens range from historic and traditional to new and experimental, and include roof gardens, community allotments, gardens in skips, on railway platforms and on the water. This year, the garden of Number 10 Downing Street will be available via a public ballot. Other gardens opening over the Weekend include Nomura International’s vast roof-top garden, the River Cafe garden, Garden Barge Square, the MaRoCoCo Garden at Rococo Chocolates, Eccleston Square, Eaton Square and Belgrave Square, the Royal College of Physicians’ medicinal garden and The Master’s Garden within the Temple complex. For an additional £3 you can book yourself on special exclusive tours, walks and cycle rides with the gardeners themselves and leading landscape designers.

Organising group: Love Heaton Norris
Region: North West, Stockport
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07811268480
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This replaces our original idea as we have a Company completing that for us! We have selected a small but very visual area of land, on the Stockport to Manchester A6 in Heaton Norris, to work on and beautify. We want locals to be involved and become as enthusiastic as we are about civic pride. We hope this is a precursor to a bigger green dig (opposite) once the new road is complete next year - a memorial garden to celebrate the fallen and hopefully the new recognition of a Conservation Area (in with the Council for some time) See attached for further information. We have a successful bird sanctuary in Hatton Hilltop, Heaton Norris Recreational Park, Love Lane. The antique railings are in desperate need of repainting. We have raised a poster to invite locals and the local friends of the park, to join in this painting project on 17th June and are issuing refreshments.

Organising group: Maidenhead Civic Society
Region: South East, Berkshire
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Artists and photographers of all ages are again invited to show how they perceive the town in this year's Maidenhead and Me art competition which will be launched at Art on the Street on Saturday.

The contest is organised by Maidenhead Civic Society, which has opened it up to attract an even wider range of entries.

A total of 18 prizes - with top prizes of £200 - are now up for grabs thanks to extra new sponsorship from the Nicholsons Centre. 
Event description can be found at http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/maidenhead/116511/maidenhead-and-me-art-competition-set-to-launch-on-saturday.html

Organising group: MALVERN CIVIC SOCIETY
Region: West Midlands, Worcestershire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01684 566249

Event description can be found at http://www.malverncivicsociety.org.uk/events_week_n.htm

Organising group: MARGATE CIVIC SOCIETY
Region: South East, KENT
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01843 835085
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1 Working with local museum on an exhibition of Town Pride Awards over last decade (important to save the museum by demonstrating community support and we want to 'embed' ourselves more closely with this ACV) Opportunity to relate MCS history which began in 1968 specifically to save a 'conservation area' (18th C Hawley Square under threat of demolition) 2 Spearheading Beach Parties with local groups in Birchington (B Anti-litter Group), Westgate (Westgate Against Rubbish) incl Town & Parish Councils and also with traders in Margate and community group in Cliftonville - aim is to 'make a concerted PR splash' with Civic Day as a regular fixture (and hopefully increase membership.) Margate CS should be able to mount 4 parties and have put idea of an Isle of Thanet synchronization to Ramsgate and Broadstairs Societies. Local groups have worked in isolation but are most enthusiastic and 'spreading the word' to local schools/scouts to 'brainwash' and 'evangelise' : our beaches are our jewels etc. An eye-catching new membership 'flyer' has been devised in advance of Civic Day.

Organising group: Mayors Community Trust Fund of Brentwood
Region: East of England, Essex
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07784845593
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I would like to introduce you to the Model for a new Mayors charity! I hope you like it. The idea is that the outgoing Mayor becomes President of the charity, overseeing the expenditure of the money they have raised during their term of office. The charity have formed an events team! This will take away the workload on the Mayor, so they can realise a more Civic role. We will put on big, all Community inclusive events that we hope will grow year on year, creating new funding for small charities, the community and cases of individual need. We also wish to form a separate charity that generates money like Red Nose Day does for Comic Relief! I hope this initiative will encourage schools to become involved and the young people to be active and conscious of civic pride, as well as raising the profile of the charity.

Organising group: Merseyside Civic Society
Region: North West, Merseyside
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State of the City is Merseyside Civic Society’s annual civic day event, bringing local people together to work for change. Each year, State of the City provides people from throughout Merseyside with the opportunity to:
take part in informal conversations about the state of their communities and local environment
explore opportunities for individuals, communities and organisations to work together to initiate change
come together to agree to support each other to develop three key actions throughout the year
As on previous occasions, the Bluecoat housed a variety of activities, including live music, stalls, and Lego-city-building with Liverpool Architectural Society. The heart of the event was a series of lively discussions, structured with an objective of producing guidance for future action to be presented to the new City Region Mayor, Steve Rotheram
The different strands of discussion throughout the day were carefully drawn together to formulate three priorities for actions to be taken by the Merseyside Civic Society over the coming year. There is a description of these discussions on the MCS website, and the priorities are summarised as follows

http://mailchi.mp/78d5a091aa93/merseyside-civic-society-in-partnership-with-bluecoat-announces-their-free-annual-examination-of-the-state-of-the-city-in-2017?e=d824874209:

Organising group: Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage
Region: Greater London, Greater London
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Mitcham Cricket Green in 50 objects The project will celebrate the conservation area and identify 50 ways of telling the story and describing the significance of Mitcham Cricket Green Conservation Area today, identifying 50 objects to inform the next 50 years.The results will be published online and in a free bulletin issued to c4,000 households in and around the conservation area.
 

Organising group: Newton Abbot & District Civic Society
Region: South West, Dorset
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/01905 424406
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Newton Abbot & District Civic Society
“What a year for the Civic Movement says Keith Stokes-Smith, founder of the Newton Abbot and District Civic Society.
We are not only celebrating the 20 th Birthday of our own Society this year, it having been established in 1997, but also the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Civic movement per se by Lord Duncan Sandys in 1957. He created the Civic Trust which enabled civic societies to have a stronger national voice. The trust was succeeded by Civic Voice in April 2009 .
The civic society movement actually dates back to 1846 “ said Mr Stokes-Smith” when the world’s first civic society was created in Sid Vale in Devon. I am pleased to see that Sid Vale is still very much a thriving society. Well done Sid Vale and well done Devon!
The first conservation areas in England were also designated in 1967 ; there are now 8000 of them and, of course,there are three in Newton Abbot itself and 35 in total in Teignbridge.
So it is a year of sevens. Sadly, not enough of our community are aware what civic societies are about or better still, join one, says Keith. So what are they about and I quote from the Civic Voice website
“Civic societies provide a focus for voluntary and community action to improve the places where people live, work and relax. They champion the importance of these places to decision makers and opinion formers in business, politics, government, the media, the voluntary sector and elsewhere. They play an essential and voluntary role in helping individuals and communities to understand and take action to improve the quality of their life through the place where they live. Civic societies promote and celebrate the best of what is inherited from the past and what is developed for the future. They are a fundamental source of civic pride. This work brings benefits to the whole community and not just to those who are members of civic societies.
The NADCS will be holding its annual Civic awards event on Saturday 17 June at the Scout Hall in Wolborough Street (opposite the old Manor House). These awards recognise the good deeds done by people and organisations without any expectation of reward ; the area would not be the place it is without their endeavours and volunteering. The awards will be presented by the Mayor of Newton Abbot, Councillor Ann Jones, the MP for Newton Abbot, Mrs Anne Marie Morris and Mrs Sandra Perraton, Managing Director,Tindle Newspapers (Teignbridge, Totnes, Tavistock & Liskeard) .The public are welcome to come along to the event at no cost. We will also be welcoming Derek Evans from Cotswold Archaeology Ltd who will give a talk about the excavations which have been and are taking place in Newton Abbot . The community will have noticed the dig going on near the Clock Tower in Wolborough St opposite Carpetright.

Organising group: Pontefract Civic Society
Region: Yorkshire and Humberside, West Yorkshire
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Celebration of Pontefract’s 4 Conservation Areas 2 of these areas were created following campaigns from Pontefract Civic Society. However, time has now elapsed and awareness of the importance of these conservation areas needs to be raised particularly when resources appear limited. Events will be run around the Civic Day to achieve this.

Organising group: Potteries Heritage Society
Region: West Midlands, Staffordshire
Further information : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/07989 141910
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Five Conservation Areas – One Big Conservation Conversation In celebration of Civic Day 2017 and 50 years of Conservation Areas, Potteries Heritage Society contributes this event as part of Civic Voice's Big Conservation Conversation. The walk will be led by urbanist Andy Perkin and will take in five linked conservation areas spanning Stoke, Etruria and Hanley. Meet at the Rose Garden next to Spode in Kingsway, Stoke at 10am. No booking required.ned landsca