The latest from the Civic Trust.
The Civic Trust and Stuart Alexander are pleased to advise that all insurance documentation for the Civic Trust Civic Society Insurance policy holders was posted 1st class on the 27th March 08. You will see on the cover letter that quotations provided are valid for 30 days and cover is 'held' from the 1st April 08. Please note that if your renewal date is different from this you will be contacted separately.
Should you wish to discuss the insurance offered or make any changes to the limits that the quotation is based on please contact Stuart Alexander, their contact details are contained on the Cover Summary document.
If your insurances are not currently arranged via the Civic Trust Insurance Scheme for Registered Civic Societies then once you have registered with the Civic Trust, please contact Stuart Alexander to discuss your insurance requirements. For more information on the programme and contact details please follow the following link: http://www.civictrust.org.uk/csocs/insurance.shtml
The Civic Trust is part of a consortium leading the new �50m funding programme Community Spaces, managed by Groundwork UK and made possible by the Big Lottery Fund's �234m Changing Spaces initiative.
The lottery funding will allow groups to create or regenerate local spaces to improve the quality of life in their community so any friends group involved with their local parks and green spaces are eligible. Please spread the word around your friends groups and general volunteers and encourage them to apply.
As the Civic Trust Community Spaces Manager, Julie Bustos is available to help anyone interested in making the most of this great funding opportunity. Please contact her on: 0151 231 6916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensing: a further enquiry
In a recent edition of Grass Roots Online, the Formby Civic Society (FCS) reported how its Local Licensing Authority (LLA) had incorrectly denied it interested party status and it asked other Civic Societies to report on how they had fared in their dealings with their LLAs; we would still like to learn more of your experiences, good and bad.
The FCS is also concerned about a recent decision of its LLA which granted opening hours for a business which are two hours later than those permitted by planning conditions; the proprietor is currently operating according to his licence conditions. There is anecdotal evidence that some LLAs are being much more liberal than the Local Planning Authority in setting closing times and in relation to other matters, and that the resource limitations of Planning Enforcement Units are sometimes allowing planning conditions to be infringed with impunity. So that we can obtain reliable evidence concerning the prevalence or otherwise of discrepancies between the two independent systems of control, please let us know what is happening in your area. Send your e-mails to email@example.com; we look forward to hearing from you.