Great Yarmouth Civic Society to hear from civil links expert

PUBLISHED: 17:04 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 14 November 2017

Hugh Sturzaker

Hugh Sturzaker


A new group dedicated to the aim of making Great Yarmouth a better place in which to live and protect its heritage will be hearing from a senior civic society chief.

Ian Harvey, the founder and chief executive of Civic Voice, is to give the next talk of the recently formed Civic Society of Great Yarmouth on Tuesday, November 21 at 7.30pm in Christchurch, King Street.

His talk will be called Civic Movement: The Future.

Civic Voice is the umbrella organisation for civic societies around the country and in his talk he will be giving examples of the great work that has been done in many villages, towns and cities.

The Civic Society of Great Yarmouth aims to make the town a better place in which to live and for visitors to come to. It plans to work with other organisations to improve the appearance of the town and to develop civic pride.

Chairman of the Civic Society of Great Yarmouth Hugh Sturzaker said: “This is an opportunity for all people who wish to improve the town to come together and do just that.

“We do not want people to just criticise what they see.

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“We would urge them to come forward with positive suggestions and help put their ideas into effect.”

The inaugural public meeting of the society was in September and its logo incorporates the town’s royal crest - a lion’s head with a fish tail.

Its constitution says its role is: “To stimulate public awareness and appreciation of the history and character of Great Yarmouth and its surroundings so developing a sense of civic pride.

“This should be done by informing the public and visitors of the history and architecture of Great Yarmouth, by promoting the town’s cultural heritage and by publicising its heritage walks.

“To conserve the architectural heritage of the town, its streetscape and to work for an enhancement of the town environment by encouraging good development, better signage and maps, improved cleanliness of the whole town and upgrading of the roundabouts leading to Great Yarmouth.

“To stimulate awareness of the impact physical developments might have on the social cultural and commercial life of Great Yarmouth and its surroundings.”

Annual membership costs £10 and details about the society can be found at

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