Prime Minister, Theresa May MP supports Civic Day 2017
Today, Prime Minister, Theresa May MP gave her support for Civic Day 2017 after it was launched at an event in Parliament.
The Prime Minister said “I am pleased to lend my support to Civic Day, the national celebration of civic pride. It is fantastic to see communities coming together and celebrating where they live.”
Civic Day is part of the Civic Voice vision to create a society where everyone can say 'I care about where I live'. Civic Day is an annual celebration which gives communities the chance to celebrate their local area and promote civic pride. Civic societies and community groups host a variety of events, ranging from guided walks, to street parties, to sports events, all in the name of celebrating their local area.
Civic Day 2017 will be taking place on June 17th 2017.
Craig Mackinlay MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies welcomed the Prime Minister's support for the campaign. Mr Mackinlay said “I am overjoyed to hear that the Prime Minister is supporting Civic Day this year. I know, in the past that she has often attended her local Civic Day event in Maidenhead. The fact that the Prime Minister is supporting the campaign is a true measure of how important Civic Day is to communities across the country and I strongly urge even more people to get involved this year.“
Joan Humble, chair of Civic Voice said “The first Civic Day was held on June 25th, 2011 and involved over 200 community groups across England who put on over 350 events to celebrate where they live. Since then over 1000 community events have been held across England making Civic Day a truly national event. We want communities to carry on with this trend. Do you love where you live? If so get involved! Civic Day is a day for everyone in the local community to come together to celebrate where they live. Be a part of it.”
Details of some of the events being run across England can be found on the Civic Voice website http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/campaigns/civic-day/.
Notes for Editors
Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement. We work to make the places where everyone lives more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and to promote civic pride. We speak up for civic societies and local communities across England. We believe everyone should live somewhere they can be proud of and we know how people feel about places because we feel the same way. Civic societies are the most numerous participants in the planning system. Since its launch in April 2010 Civic Voice has been joined by over 290 civic societies with 75,000 members. Further information is available at http://www.civicvoice.org.uk including how to join Civic Voice (£10 individuals) and contact details for local civic societies.
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