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Civic Day

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It’s a day celebrated nationally to say “I care about where I live”.

In Shrewsbury, there will be lots of events with a focus on Conservation and the town's heritage. The day will be bigger than last year and complement the Shrewsbury Carnival.

Activites include:

  • Opening by the Mayor with short introductory messages from Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shrewsbury Civic Society.  11.00am
  • Exhibitions by: Shropshire Historic Environment Record Archive and the Civic Society (loop and exhibition about the renovation of the medieval Bear Steps building in the 1960s). 
  • Free Guided Walking Tours around the town and its Conservation Area. (Martin Wood and John Brown) 12.00 and 1.00pm
  • Shropshire Council ‘Surgery’ about Listed buildings and ones in Conservation Areas, inc., SC's Design and Conservation Awards Scheme  (12.00 – 4.00pm)
  • A quiz/questionnaire to raise public understanding and gain views about heritage and conservation (UCS university students) and THE CONSERVATION TABLE at The Bear Steps. (most of the day)
  • Civic Day ambassadors (UCS university students) distributing leaflets around the town promoting Bear Steps’ events and Conservation. (1.00 – 4.00)
  • Walk from the Lord Hill Column to the central Bear Steps, linked with Waterloo Day and Lord Hill. (3.30pm)
  • 4 half-hour talks in early evening. Lord Hill 4.30pm (Richard Hayes), S’bury Wayfinding project (BID)(5.30pm) , Conserving Shrewsbury (SC Officer) (6.30pm), Civic Pride and Conservation (David Evans, National Civic Voice Trustee) (7.30pm)
  • Refreshments: between talks and during exhibitions (Pimms )

Shrewsbury Civic Society is organising the event with loads of help from the Conservation Department of Shropshire Council, with others joining in and offering many more ways to celebrate.

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