Press Release

5th May 2018


Parliamentary meeting to ask, “What is the future for our conservation areas?”

Call comes ahead of meeting to launch a new report and website highlighting conservation areas at risk

Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic movement – has today called for communities to join the Big Conservation Conversation campaign by sharing examples of conservation areas at risk. The call comes ahead of a Parliamentary discussion to discuss the future of conservation areas.

The meeting will take place in The Attlee Suite, Portcullis House on 8th May. Registration is required to attend. You can register your place here

Joan Humble said; “We are gathering evidence through the Big Conservation Conversation to ensure conservation areas are given greater resources and protection because we want to see improved awareness and understanding of the nature and value of Conservation Areas. With stronger support for conservation areas among politicians and policy makers, we can reduce the number of conservation areas designated at risk.

Between 2017-2020 and with the support of Laura Sandys, the civic movement is raising awareness of conservation areas and we want community groups across the country to join us and show your support.

Laura Sandys said, “At the debate, Civic Voice will launch a new website which we want to become the one-stop shop for civic societies and other community groups. We want people to find out how they can play a greater role in reducing heritage at risk. We want to work with communities across England to reduce the number of conservation areas at risk.”

NOTES FOR EDITORS

• Civic Voice is the authoritative voice of the civic movement and represents 75,000 individual members affiliated to 275 civic groups across England. More information at http://www.civicvoice.org.uk.

Further information
Ian Harvey info@civicvoice.org.uk
Tel. 0121 792 8177 / 07877096968


 

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