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23/04/2017 07:53 PM
PRESS RELEASE Civic Voice announces shortlist of 18 schemes for Civic Voice Design Awards
Civic Voice announces shortlist of 18 schemes for Civic Voice Design Awards Shortlist includes a housing development in a World Heritage Site, creative re-use of a set of historic underground tunnels and a treetop walkway Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, has today announced the shortlist for the third annual Civic Voice Design Awards. 18 schemes from across England have been shortlisted by the expert judging panel for their high-quality design and positive impact on the local community. The awards are sponsored by British Land and Farrells.  Unique in England, the Civic Voice…

22/04/2017 04:27 AM
Leeds Civic Trust - Grants and Awards Launch
Leeds Civic Trust is delighted to launch a new grants schemes initiative. Over the course of the next year, Leeds Civic Trust will be inviting people and organisations to apply for funding from Leeds Civic Trust to undertake activities that support Leeds Civic Trust’s overall objectives: To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the City and locality To encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning To encourage the development and improvement of features of general public amenity To promote and organise co-operation in the achievement…

22/04/2017 03:12 AM
Scarborough Civic Society hold photographic competition as part of Big Conservation Conversation
Throughout the country civic societies are this year celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the start of Conservation Areas and Scarborough is no exception. The Society has decided in conjunction with Scarborough News to hold a photographic competition which is open to all. Conservation Areas are zones which help to give the town its unique character and attractiveness. This uniqueness takes various forms, such as a group of significant buildings or an area which is famous (or even notorious!) for a particular reason, such as a fisherman’s quarter or the site of some historical event. Large swathes of…

19/04/2017 06:02 PM
Press Release: Sessay celebrates 50 years of Conservation Areas in England
On the 11th April Hambleton District Council agreed that the community of Sessay should have their say on a proposed Conservation Area that could see it becoming the latest designation in England, precisely 50 years after the first Conservation Area was established in Stamford, Lincolnshire in September 1967. • 2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 which established the concept of Conservation Areas nationally. Since then over 8000 Conservation Areas have been designated across England, with 53 in Hambleton District. • The purpose of a Conservation Area is to identify important historic places…

13/04/2017 05:58 AM
Blue Plaque presentation at the Sun Inn
The latest of the Trust's plaques was handed over on Thursday 13 April 2017 to Carmen Booth, Manageress of the Sun Inn, Lightcliffe. One of the area's oldest Inns, the Sun was built in 1730 and soon became a notable coaching inn, serving the Halifax to Wakefield turnpike road - one of the first such roads in the area. The route to Wakefield was originally an ancient track, and would have enabled travellers to make their way to London. Directly opposite the inn stands the tower of the demolished St Matthew's Church of 1775, which itself…

12/04/2017 07:09 PM
New Job Opportunity: Office Manager
Title: Office Manager Location: based in Birmingham. Contract: fixed term contract until March 2020 ( 3 month trial) Salary: £16k (4 days a week) Job Description To develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain Civic Voice members, including civic societies, individuals and corporate partners as part of Civic Voice’s customer relationship management strategy Additional information This post will be funded by the Historic England More information available: Job Description - Office Manager Application form To request a full job information pack, please register

12/04/2017 07:04 PM
New Job Opportunity: Membership Development Officer
CIVIC VOICE - JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Membership Development Officer Location: based in Birmingham. Contract: fixed term contract until March 2020 ( 3 month trial) Salary: £26k (5 days a week) Job Description To develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain Civic Voice members, including civic societies, individuals and corporate partners as part of Civic Voice’s customer relationship management strategy Additional information This post will be funded by the Historic England More information available: Person specification - Membership Development Officer  Application form …

12/04/2017 04:25 AM
Sheffield Civic Trust is holding a Design Review
Sheffield Civic Trust is holding a Design Review to test and evaluate opinions and issues raised by two new planning proposals brought forward by the University of Sheffield. The two schemes we will review are the proposed new social sciences building and the plan for a new Goodwin Sports Centre. Plans have been submitted for a new four-storey social sciences building on Whitham Road in Broomhill, opposite Weston Park Hospital on land currently used as university sports pitches. If approved the new building will bring together three departments to create a new social sciences facility that the…

07/04/2017 01:10 AM
YHACS Futures Workshop - Dates for your diary
As you will be aware, YHACS is organising a workshop to inspire our members to think about the future of the movement within our region. What do civic societies, and YHACS, need to do to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us? I can now give you details of the workshop. This will be held at Wakefield Town Hall on Friday, 23rd June. Please see the attached Bulletin for more information. To book your place, please email Kevin Trickett. Places are strictly limited so I advise you to book early to guarantee your…

06/04/2017 06:58 AM
PRESS RELEASE: Colchester Pioneering Public Art receives £52,000
Colchester Civic Society has been successful in its application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for funding to support the restoration and interpretation of a series of murals by artists Henry Collins and Joyce Pallot in Colchester’s Southway Subways. The project is a collaboration with Colchester in Bloom and the organisations will work together to realise both the murals’ renovation and community engagement programme. Colchester Civic Society has received (£52,000) from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support the programme of full restoration of the murals, their interpretation and a programme of community activity. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the…