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Civil Society

A collection of persons who associate together to explore or promote their interests or goals. While civil society is not necessarily political or economic, it provides a sphere outside of the state or private sector in which people are motivated by their own goals, apart from profit or the good of the state. For that reason, civil society can exercise significant political influence. The growth of civil society is considered a mark of successful economic development of a country or region.
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Unveiling: From left, David Clarke, chair of Birmingham Civic Society, Lady Mayoress Mrs Gillian Gregory, Lord Mayor and Birmingham Civic Society President Coun Len Gregory and Sally Hoban, Civic Society Heritage Committee.
Coun Hywel Roberts, chairman of the civic society, said Gisda, the organisation assisting the homeless in Gwynedd, had expressed an interest in using the restored building.
Doreen Wort, former secretary of Whitby Civic Society, said: "It seemed to us that the lack of any memorial to seafarers in Whitby was an omission.
GREAT EFFORT: Rugby Mayor Ray Kirby presents the certificate from Rugby Civic Society to pupils at Oakfield School (from left) Joe Garaghty, Oliver Logan, Jade Kingston, Laurence Pallant and Leanne Simpson.
The photos were officially unveiled in Huddersfield Town Hall last night in an event presented by Civic Society chairman Chris Marsden.
The Civic Society believes that our parks should be protected; the importance of doing so is stressed in the deposit LDP and was a major feature of the Labour manifesto.
The Civic Society says it will object to both proposals in their current forms.
Botanical Gardens plant records officer Simon Gulliver said: "We approached the Civic Society because we felt Wilson was a real unsung hero.
Therese Irving, Secretary, Wallasey Civic Society, 78 St Georges Park, Wallasey, Merseyside CH45 9LW
Since moving to North Wales he has gained his Ph D, served on Ruthin Civic Society and the executives of Cambrian Archaeological Association and Denbighshire Historical Society.
Sheila Bruce, honorary secretary of Hartlepool Civic Society, said: "We were very impressed by the visitor centre and the site as a whole.
RUGBY Civic Society has hit out against endless wrangling over plans to re-develop the town's Chapel Street site - none of which have produced a solution.