Civic Day
Posted: 03 June 2010 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Joined  2010-04-27

The first Civic Voice Live had a very useful discussion about the ideas emerging for a civic day in 2011 - have a look and copntinue the discussion here

The idea of Civic Day builds on the success of many civic societies in identifying a point in the year when they raise awareness of their work and public interest in the local area.  We have received many suggestions that Civic Voice might make more of this at a national level.  One of the most successful initiatives is Civic Societies Week in Yorkshire and Humber which is now in its third year.  Local groups across the county are co-ordinated to put on events and activities which attract local interest and regional media coverage.  They also compete for the Peter Spawforth Trophy with the prospect of a £250 prize for the civic society judged to have put on the best initiative.  Civic societies elsewhere do similar things – from Blackpool’s participation in the annual civic pride week to Midsomer Norton’s celebration of midsummer’s day.

The idea is to co-ordinate a national day when civic societies across the country get involved and truly raise the profile of the civic movement.  It might also provide an opportunity to recruit members and raise funds – with each civic society deciding what works best for them and it all hanging together around a shared day and publicity.  There coiuld be an optional theme - such as a focus on young citizens as the overwheliming interest from civic societies during the debate last year was to work more with oyung people.  Civic Voice would offer support and co-ordination.  By joining together we will be able to make a much bigger impact and to share ideas.

This is an idea that only works if it works for you and your local civic society.  What do you think?  How can we make this work for the benefit of us all?

Posted: 08 December 2010 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Joined  2010-06-03

I enjoyed the workshop I attended on Civic Day and to hear other societies. Is anyone else happy to share ideas here?