Civil Society

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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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Vanessa Harbar, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the West Midlands, added: "Birmingham Civic Society has played a leading role in championing and saving the city's heritage over the last century.
The Civic Society says "blank slabs" to be used in the design for flats, a cafe and a restaurant are "particularly hideous".
Secretary of Bangor Civic Society Don Mathew has branded the planning application "crazy".
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.
The novelty of this edition was the involvement of civic society.
The new elementary school materials provide civics lessons that comply with the literacy standards in Texas and AASA's commitment to making sure that public schools continue to fill their role as a cornerstone for the common good, providing the foundation for a civic society, that is critical to our democracy.
SPEN Valley Civic Society marked the significance of the old Whitcliffe Mount school which is due to be demolished within weeks.
BIRMINGHAM Civic Society has appointed a quartet of new trustees to its board and unveiled a new mission to promote its work and the wider city.
It follows concerns raised by Cardiff Civic Society after such a proposal appeared in the latest draft of the city's local development plan (LDP) in May.
Merseyside Civic Society claimed the proposal to knock down and reconstruct St Julie's Catholic High School was "unnecessary and undesirable".
A HISTORIC and well loved event has been saved, following action by the town's Civic Society, who fought to secure funding.