On April 21st, several civic societies in the Eastern Region came together in Norwich with the express intention of forming an association of groups which had a regional closeness as well as civic interests in common.
Ian Harvey, of Civic Voice, had us comparing and discussing several basic but important matters which affect us all. Although we were a small group, there was much enthusiasm from those attending, and it was decided to meet in Great Yarmouth on September 22 to set up a more formal association.
We shall be open to any organisation which has an interest in its local community. We also hope to have some training on an issue close to most societies’ hearts, which is Conservation Area auditing.
Most of us have areas in our towns and cities which need conserving, and recording the features of buildings and public spaces in an agreed format goes a long way towards protecting them. So here is the programme for the day. Please let us know if you are able to send someone from your organisation, and let’s make this fledgling association fly!
Date: September 22, 2018
Venue: Christchurch, King Street Great Yarmouth, NR20 2HL
Time: 11.00am – 2.30 pm
Civic Voice’s Regional Association meeting are for Civic Voice members and other civic societies to meet and to give you the chance to develop your skills, network and be inspired by the work of others in the civic movement. .
The meeting will be led by Ian Harvey, Civic Voice Executive Director.
A light lunch will be available from St George’s Theatre nearby.
A short walk around the town afterwards should be fun.