Looking after conservation areas is a responsibility shared by those of us who live, work or do business in them as well as those of us whose job it is to manage them or make decisions about their future. Yet according to Historic England research, 56% of people do not even realise that they live in a conservation area. Conservation Areas must be protected – they have an important role as we look to the future and can help councils, civic groups and communities to preserve what’s really special for future generations to enjoy.
We want National Civic Day to be the national opportunity for members of the local community to get involved with protecting and enhancing their conservation area, either individually or through groups. In previous years. groups have helped to prepare character appraisals and management plans for conservation areas whilst others have carried out their own assessments to identify management issues.
On Civic Day 2017 Hannah Seager’s video had centre stage on the Altrincham Civic Society town centre stall, playing continuously. The video helped to start many conversations on how Altrincham can protect their heritage. Be inspired by Hannah and say “My Conservation Area Matters” and support National Civic Day 2018. Register here.
View the video here
Support National Civic Day 2018 and work with us as we put create civic action in the nation’s conservation areas. Register here.