There is no doubt that Marple still needs a Civic Society; an independent voice to continue working for Marple. That is the view of those who wrote to us and the many who attended the recent AGM and Evening Workshop to discuss: "The Future of the Civic Society"
The next meeting of potential volunteers
is on Monday 20th May 2019
in Marple Library at 7.30pm
if you haven't yet responded or attended an event, but are interested in volunteering, please come along to the meeting - you will be most welcome
|Gillian Postill - Presentation|
The latest event took place on Monday 15th April. Gillian Postill opened the Evening Workshop and gave a summary presentation of the society's function with examples of projects, campaigns and other typical activities it is involved in.You can see the presentation slides HERE
|Ian Harvey - Executive Director of Civic voice|
Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice, the National Civic Movement for England & Wales, joined us for the workshop. Ian's enthusiasm soon reassured us that we were not alone - he explained that many societies across the country had risen to the challenge and overcome the dilemma of leadership succession and gone on to build a better and brighter future for their civic societies.
Ian promised to help and support Marple Civic Society in the process of transition.
The lively workshop was led by Ian Harvey, Gillian Postill and member Geoff Green.
Workshop session 1
Two key questions were examined:
1. Why do we need a society?
2. What does making Marple a better place mean to you?
Workshop session 2 The groups discussed alternative structures and ways of working that might work for the society in the future
Finally, we asked for people willing to meet again with a view to discussing an action plan and volunteering to take the Civic Society forward to a bright and active future.
The response to the workshop and previous appeals for help has been heart warming - we believe the society has a bright future...........But we still need more volunteers - come along to the next meeting on Monday 20th May 2019 - see above for details
You can read a summary of the workshop HERE
If you believe we still need a Civic Society in Marple, put the 20th May in your diary
see above (red text) for further details of next meeting