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Civic Voice works to make the places where everyone lives more attractive, enjoyable
and distinctive. We speak up for civic societies and local communities across England.
We promote civic pride. We are the national charity for the civic movement and have
a strong local presence. We know how people feel about places because we feel the
Civic Voice believes everyone has the right to live somewhere they can be proud of.
Our vision for 2015 is for a civic movement with a strong local presence and an influential
national voice. We will be active on the national, city and local stage, working
in partnership across the UK. Civic societies will perform at the level of the best
today and the civic movement will reach more places and benefit more people from
all walks of life. Our reputation and authority will make us the first port of call
for anyone seeking to develop, conserve or interpret the quality, beauty and character
of our towns, cities and villages or to engage people in shaping their future. We
will be a source of civic pride and people will know us for our independence of thought,
challenging perspective and positive outlook. We will listen, advise, support and
act on behalf of communities everywhere. Communities everywhere will know they have
a voice and a champion for the place where they live.
Civic Voice is a small light footed organisation. As a national voice with a strong
local presence we make a difference where it matters. You will find us lobbying in
Whitehall and Westminster, campaigning with local volunteers, speaking out in the
media, undertaking research, building partnerships and promoting civic pride. We
support local groups and help them work together. We organise a national convention
for the civic movement and give local groups a national voice. We combine community
action with sense of place for the benefit of everyone. We talk civic sense.