Civic Day

Hale Civic Society Civic Day with Portsmouth's schools Formby Civic Society giving out certificates to school children Altrincham and Bowdon coverage City of Winchester Trust Skipton Civic Society and Civic Day press coverage

We want to see a society where every individual can say ‘I am proud of where I live’, and National Civic Day is part of the platform to achieve this. The first ever Civic Day was held on June 25th, 2011 and involved over 200 community groups across England who put on over 350 events to celebrate where they live. Since then over 1900 community events have been held across England - organised by volunteers - making Civic Day a truly national event.

Powered by Civic Voice, Civic Day is part of a growing movement changing how people collaborate and interact with the place where they live. People who care about where they live. People who have pride in their place.

National Civic Day inspires residents to take action and 'be civic', 'be innovative', 'be though-provoking' to transform their historic high street and conservation area through hundreds of actions in one day. Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is taking place on June 15 2024.

Although the co-ordinating work is done by Civic Voice, what really makes this event happen is the fantastic effort of thousands of volunteers. These people give guided tours, put on exhibitions, arrange street parties, organise competitions and help visitors understand the area they live in just a little bit more. 

Perhaps you could organise a town walk? Or a 'community conversation' looking at the future of your town or city? Groups including Matlock, Marple and Margate are all places registering ideas with us for Civic Day.