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Civic Day 18 June 2022

New Folkestone Society is hosting Civic Day, an initiative set up by Civic Voice in 2011 to encourage people to engage in conversation about the future of their high streets and communities, with the vision of a society where everyone can say “I am proud of where I live!”

Whilst the Society’s remit is Folkestone, Cheriton and Morehall, it is aware that the future of each town has an impact on the entire district, so discussion must include people from across the district. Consequently, New Folkestone Society invited other civic and historical societies, museums, groups representing the arts and other community-minded associations to collaborate under one roof with stands to show what they are about, sell their products and hopefully get more people to participate in their activities.

The event is on Saturday 18th June from 11am-4pm in the Quarterhouse, Tontine Street, Folkestone. Admission is free. Come along to show your pride in your town or village, meet the people who run 23 organisations and find out what they do, learn more about the district’s history, see old photographs, discover new talks and events, find group activities to participate in and make your voice count on local matters. We will be serving reasonably-priced refreshments throughout the day.

Chairman Matthew Jones said: “Civic Day will have a marketplace-feel with a lively room full of discussions, including short talks in Speakers’ Corner from several key speakers. The Society really wants to hear the opinions of people from across the district on its future. We hope people will come along to celebrate their towns and villages, discover the district’s rich history and visitor attractions, and engage with us!”

The event has been made possible by the kind support of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, who provided a Free Use Day of the Quarterhouse, and the Creative Folkestone team.

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