Civic Week 2016

Southgate District Civic Week 2016 

At the Civic Voice Convention in October, SDCT were thrilled to be presented with the Civic Day Award for ‘Outstanding Effort for Civic Day’.This was the first time SDCT had organised a Civic Day.  So, it is great news that the brilliant week of events in June, ably co-ordinated by Chris Horner, was recognised in front of civic society members from across the country.It also means the challenge for 2017, is to do even better ! Photo of Chris Horner and Jane Maggs receiving the award courtesy of Civic Voice.

Southgate District Civic Week 2017. 

The purpose behind Civic Day is to generate a sense of civic pride among residents, promote greater partnership within the community
and demonstrate that you care about where you live.Civic Day 2017 will be on Saturday 17th June.  Planning starts now, so do you want to be involved, or do you have an event, or group you would like included or would you like to organise one?  Then get in touch via Contact Us.

Launch of National Civic Day 2017

On Tuesday 15th November, at an event in Parliament, National Civic Day 2017 was officially launched by chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies, Craig Mackinlay MP and chair of Civic Voice, Joan Humble.The event was attended by National Civic Day 2016 award winning communities and their local MPs.  Chris Horner and Graham Davis represented Southgate District Civic Trust, with David Burrowes, MP for Enfield Southgate. Craig Mackinlay MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies said, “The great thing about civic pride is that it means something different to everyone.  Whether it is clean streets, protected conservation areas, green parks, safe neighbourhoods or friendly people.  Civic pride is a good thing but starts with civic action and people getting involved. I urge civic societies and communities from across the country to get involved on 2017”.

David Burrowes, MP for Enfield Southgate said “I am delighted that Civic Day will provide local people with the opportunity to enjoy the great buildings of Southgate. They are a key part of our cultural heritage and something that we can all be immensely proud of!”

At the event Joan Humble, chair of Civic Voice said, “What do you care about?” “What do you want to protect? What do you want to improve? If we are going to ensure that our conservation areas, towns and cities give everybody living in them a good quality of life, we need everyone to get involved.  National Civic Day is the perfect opportunity to use your voice, change your community and to join your local civic society and help grow one of the country’s oldest yet most optimistic, energetic and forward looking social movements.”

Prime Minister, Theresa May MP said “I am pleased to lend my support to Civic Day, the national celebration of civic pride. It is fantastic to see communities coming together and celebrating where they live.”See the information on Civic Week 2017 to get involved.Photos of the event courtesy of Civic Voice.


A Reminder of Southgate District Civic Week Events in 2016

Our Southgate District Civic Week in 2016 ran from Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th June 2016.  All sorts of events were organised by local community groups to raise awareness of our local environment and the facilities available.

Below are just some of the events:

Cricket Matches at The Walker Cricket Ground

Open Allotments Day, where residents will be able to visit their local allotments and ask for green-fingered advice.

Woodcroft Wild Space Open Days

Over 100 people passed through the site just off Broadwalk. The site was rescued by local residents and forms a unique green wild space providing a habitat for a multitude of insects and flora.

Southgate Photographic Society Photo Competition.

An exhibition of the winning entries was held at The Walker Ground.  The Winning entry was Reflections Grovelands and the Joint Second place winning entries were Number One and Under the Wings.

Arnos Park Photographic Competition

First prize to Naomi Davis for her beautiful Heron in the Brook, second prize to Ann Genoe for Slide in the Playground and third prize to Anne Higgins for Arches and Brook.

Open Air Performances in the Minchenden Oak Garden

The death of a man was witnessed by over 40 people who were aghast at this premonition of death, which ended with an untimely death.  Local author Alex Woolf was present at the performance.

This was followed by a talk by Historia Normannis on the dress code of ancient Norman Knights and a battle re enactment.

Guided walk around Old Southgate

Local History guide Joe Studman conducted a tour party through the streets of Old Southgate ending with an enlightened insight into the stained glass windows of Christ Church Southgate