11th June 2019
Conservation Area Award Official Presentation
Who we are
‘Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride.’ http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/about/
So today, at long last, we had the long-awaited official presentation of the conservation area award. The lovely glass trophy that Swindon Civic Voice brought home last autumn. You can read more of that here in this post about the railway village becoming England’s favourite conservation area 2018.
We had visitations from Joan Humble and David Evans of the national Civic Voice.
And a couple more photos:
I’ve written and posted on social media at length about how Swindonians rose to the social media challenge to help get the message of the vote out there. But I want to take this opportunity to point out that a lot of hard work by a lot of people went into organising our civic days of 2017 and 2018. And they laid the foundation. It was those days – and our submission – that helped Civic Voice to shortlist our railway village. And that had to happen before it got as far as the public vote.
On the back of those civic days and winning this conservation area award, Swindon Civic Voice has made great strides. And we’re hoping to do more. But it would be easier with help – either passive membership or being active on the committee. There’s more about membership here: https://www.swindoncivicvoice.org.uk/membership-2/
Civic Day 2019
For this year’s civic day fun we’re planning something different to what we’ve done for the past two years, with something in the town centre. More details coming very soon. Watch this space!