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23/03/2017 10:39 PM
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06/03/2017 09:09 PM
Help us shape the Housing White Paper
At Civic Voice we are aware of the growth agenda and the need for more homes to be built. Our members understand this too, yet all over England, many of these members, knowledgeable and positive people, have had to engage in fighting local plans and planning proposals that they feel passionately are not right for the pace of development in their area. The Civic Voice Design Awards show that people are willing to welcome new developments when they have been properly consulted. Civic Voice, as the authoritative voice for the civic movement wants our members to participate in…

06/03/2017 02:59 AM
Help us shape the Housing White Paper
At Civic Voice we are aware of the growth agenda and the need for more homes to be built. Our members understand this too, yet all over England, many of these members, knowledgeable and positive people, have had to engage in fighting local plans and planning proposals that they feel passionately are not right for the pace of development in their area. The Civic Voice Design Awards show that people are willing to welcome new developments when they have been properly consulted. Civic Voice, as the authoritative voice for the civic movement wants our members to participate in…

07/02/2017 01:35 AM
Press Release: Civic Voice responds to Government’s Housing White Paper
Civic Voice welcomes the new Housing White Paper to give a focus on delivering the homes the nation needs The Government today published its long-awaited Housing White Paper. Civic Voice has been pleased to have worked so closely with Government, promoting key issues within our manifesto ‘Localism for Real’. As it stands, the Housing White Paper seems to want to open more land for development, speed up decisions and gives no greater protection than that already in place for the green belt. Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice said, “There is common consensus that we need…

24/01/2017 10:39 PM
Parliamentarians to debate ‘Will Neighbourhood Planning deliver the homes the country needs?
Two influential groups of MPs and Peers are joining forces to consider the housing crisis at a specially convened meeting in Parliament. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies and the APPG on Local Democracy are to host a debate in Parliament on whether neighbourhood planning – one of the Government’s flagship localism initiatives – will deliver the homes the country needs. The debate will also explore other approaches which could be used to help get homes built as well as the Neighbourhood Planning Bill which is currently making its way through Parliament. Confirmed speakers…

19/01/2017 11:39 PM
Civic Voice Design Awards study tours taken to leading example of collaborative design, All Souls
Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, is hosting a series of study tours at Civic Voice Design Award winning schemes. The tours offer the chance to visit winning schemes, hear from the people who led the projects to transform these buildings and spaces, and explore how great design can bring real benefit to local people. All Souls, Bolton, a much celebrated restoration of a historic church for community use, won the 2015 Civic Voice Design Award in the Building Restoration category and is the first of this year’s series of tours. The project was praised…

12/01/2017 03:07 AM
Civic Voice launches the Big Conservation Conversation newsletter
Today, Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, has launched a monthly newsletter which aims to keep you updated with all the latest news surrounding the Big Conservation Conversation. This comes as part of the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967, which was introduced by Lord Duncan Sandys, Civic Trust founder.  The civic movement is leading the celebrations of conservation areas during the anniversary year.  Laura Sandys, Civic Voice vice-president and daughter of Lord Duncan Sandys said "To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967, Civic Voice is presenting The Big…

30/12/2016 03:46 AM
Spreading the word of the civic movement
We want people to know about the fantastic work of the civic movement across England and want to help reinforce to all levels of government the importance of civic societies in supporting and making the case for the built and historic environment. This short survey is being developed to get a snapshot of the level of involvement by civic societies in making the case for the built and historic environment. Take it and help us understand what you are doing in your area to make a change for the better. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XV8KDBS

27/12/2016 03:18 AM
John Kershaw 1950-2016
We are sorry to announce that John Kershaw, Trustee of Civic Voice and a long standing Chairman of Manchester Civic Society and Chair of the North West Association of Civic Societies died suddenly on November 19th in Manchester. John was appointed to the Civic Voice board on the 20th October 2012 and was the Chair of Constitution Sub-Committee (2012/13) and the Chair of out Membership Sub-Committee (2015). We send our condolences to John's family and friends, to NWACTS and to Manchester Civic Society. John will be missed by many and the Civic Voice Board of Trustees will…

02/12/2016 03:22 AM
Griff Rhys Jones launches the third year of the Civic Voice Design Awards
The third annual Civic Voice Design Awards has been launched today by TV Personality and Civic Voice president, Griff Rhys Jones. Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, has today announced that the Civic Voice Design Awards 2017 is officially open for applications. The Civic Voice Design Awards are the people’s choice for architecture and the built environment. It is the only design awards scheme in England which allows communities to celebrate the buildings, places and spaces they love for their high quality design and positive impact on the local community. Following on from…