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Civic Day 2017

Its Time to start planning for Civic Day 2017

Every June Civic Voice organise a National Civic Day.

Civic Day is a chance to celebrate and showcase the diversity and range of activities taking place across the civic movement and unites us with a simple idea – that we can all do something, however big or small, to make our towns, villages and cities great places to live in.

Last Year we held a members evening and showcased the work that we had been doing on the Places and Spaces Project. In 2014 we held a small pop up exhibition by Turners Memorial to celebrate the work that BCA has done and is doing.

If you are interested in getting involved or have some ideas about how we can celebrate Civic Day 2017, our 50th Anniversary year, drop us a line at


An update from the Town Team on their plans for Christmas

We wrote recently to ask you to ‘Save the date’ for Christmas decorations and celebrations this year and, although you will probably have picked up information from the press and our website, we promised to let you have more detailed information, so here we are.

Buxton Town Team are inviting businesses, organisations, schools or families to adopt a spot to decorate in town. Please go to to ‘Adopt a Spot’, and register it for the list by sending us an email or phoning us. Feel free to put up a weather proof sign (no more than A4 size) saying who has decorated the Spot.

We are suggesting low, or no, cost decorations and give lots of ideas of stunning things to make so, on the same page just click on ‘some ideas’ for instruction sheets. The town colour scheme this year is red, green and gold. Flowerpot People can come out again dressed warmly for winter, if you still have them. We would like the decorations to be up by the morning of Saturday 3rd December please.

Saturday 3rd December 4.15 for 4.30 pm. We will all gather in Spring Gardens dressed up if you like but not compulsory! The theme is Peter Pan and Pirates. Our Christmas Carnival Parade, lit with lanterns and led by the Town Crier, will then make its way across Terrace Road, up The Slopes, over the Market Place finishing at the Pavilion Gardens for hot drinks and food. We will stop at various points along the way to regroup and sing seasonal songs; songsheets will be on the website nearer the time. Please remember to bring torches and wrap up warm.

Very importantly, by Saturday January 7th, each group will take down their decorations and either store them for next year or dispose of them.

Hope this helps, please get back to us if you need more information.

Buxton will have a Bloomin’ Brilliant Christmas this year – with your enthusiasm!