Civic Saturday Event Series


Who Cares? We Care.

Local people working for BIG change.


Building on the successes of the last three years, these will be free days for all the family, sharing what we all hold most dear about Merseyside and how we can work together for the future. MCS Civic Saturdays take you to good places for all the family, where you will meet and exchange views with the amazing people who run them.

Programme for Days out around Merseyside.

11.00 am – 4.00 pm, but note some events will end according to the event, the weather, light or tide!

Our policy: At last year’s State of the City, Merseyside Civic Society was asked to provide:

Family fun, around Merseyside, visiting interesting places and providing a good opportunity to meet people from around the area and discuss what we are thinking and doing near home.

Family activities, including Lego, cardboard box building, map-making, walks, picnics and other things dependent on the place we are visiting.


January 21st: Port Sunlight Estate.
At the Lyceum, the old school in the centre of Port Sunlight, we looked at the planning of the village and and exchanged views on neighbourhood planning today.

See here for the outcomes of the day


March 26th: Metal. Transport, past, present and future, at Metal at Edge Hill Station 
The first railway station in the world. We will look at the highs and lows of our Merseyside transport system, from walkability to high-speed rail and airports.

Our policy: To get more people out of cars and onto integrated public transport. The MCS is to arrange discussions and a public meeting with Merseytravel. We will develop a campaign on a range of transport-related issues, including the better integration of trains, buses and ferries, and the integration of transport planning with urban design and future development. This would include active support for existing campaigns on cycling, as well as pedestrian movement and safety.

Read the outcomes here


May: Rice Lane City Farm. Exchange of views on looking after our open spaces in the city. With founder, Maria Hornsby, veteran urban agriculturalist and international champion of urban farming, who has created a very special oasis in the centre of Walton, specially for the young people of the area. The farm has a lovely meeting space in the former church on site, and Robert Tressell’s grave is in the nearby cemetery.

Further information, book your place here

Our policy: The MCS should increase our engagement across all six council areas within the recently-designated Liverpool City Region, alongside and in support of those other societies and groups that focus on a specific local geographical area.

June 17th: Back at Bluecoat for the annual Civic day State of the City event and a celebration of their 300th birthday what is our heritage and how should we look after it? Identity Amenity Community  residents make their areas details to be confirmed.

More information here


August 12th: Hilbre Island. The Wild Side Of the City.  

Find out how a group of friends and the council ranger successfully care for Hilbre. Islands, like old buildings and parks, need care and maintenance.

Our policy: MCS celebrates residents regenerating their communities. Our residents are our city’s identity. We believe communities can care for their spaces. 

More information here


To be confirmed:

Walton Hall Park. Discuss with Chrissie, who has successfully challenged threats of development.

Mersey Forest. Discuss with Paul Allen. Out in the cold? What does connectivity mean to residents in the outer ring? Rainford – potential loss
of green belt?