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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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Chairman of the Civic Society Elizabeth Allison is proud of a half century of working for the good of the community.
Due to comments from the Conservation Department and the Civic Society these have now been amended to include repair and redecoration of the street frontage.
Ms Ladbrook became Birmingham Civic Society's youngest trustee in 2016 and helped to run its citizenship and membership committees and chaired the society's events committee.
A spokesperson for Huddersfield Civic Society commented: "This application was entirely misconceived.
"The civic society very much believes that the buildings should be retained and used."
Although Craneshaugh is not Green Belt land, the Civic Society says that if building is allowed there, another equivalent site would have to replace it as "final phase" - and that would have to come from the Green Belt.
Hexham Civic Society secretary Tim Tatman said: "Tesco is a very successful and efficient business that could teach the Government many things, but how to protect the high street is not one of them.
From the Mold and District Civic Society Community Archive and donated by Ray Davies A fair at Lluesty Hospital in Holywell in 1967 Mold Cross, circa 1960.
One of the main objectives of the congress was to engage Hispanic leaders from civic society (in the areas of politics, business, media, and education) in dialogue with Catholic leaders in pursuit of common goals for the Latino community.
Groups taking part include the Atherstone Civic Society, Friends of Atherstone Heritage, Coleshill Civic Society, Curdworth History Group, North Arden Heritage Centre, Middleton Hall Trust and Pooley Fields Heritage Centre.
Shropshire Council's planning department has recommended it for approval despite objections from Shrewsbury Town Council and the civic society.
Birmingham Civic Society is planning to carry out a range of initiatives next year to celebrate its centenary and has been boosted by the award of PS55,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.