Meeting the challenge

Kate Hopkinsin Industry News

The Amenity Forum is once again organising a series of free Updating Events at venues across the UK. This series of free Updating Events seeks to address topical issues of interest and relevance to all involved in the amenity sector and will comprise short presentations by speakers drawn from the Chemicals Regulation Division of HSE, BASIS Registration, the National Sprayer Testing Service, STRI, the various host organisations and from the Amenity Forum itself. They are timed to occupy half a day, normally mornings, and on dates between February and April 2018.

The series has been given the title of 'Meeting the challenge' and there will be adequate time for questions and discussion. Whilst the events are free, delegates are required to register in advance. So, if you are interested in an event, please email for further information. These have proved extremely popular events in previous years and have been very well received.

Locations and dates confirmed are:

  • Belfast 8th February
  • Peterborough 15th February
  • Wales 20th February
  • Stoneleigh 6th March
  • Pontefract 1st March
  • London 14th March
  • Reading 21st March
  • Essex 22nd March
  • Edinburgh 10th April
  • Darlington 11th April
  • Devon 19th April

This year there will also be three events within the programme especially designed for grounds staff and greenkeepers and hosted by Forum members, IOG and BIGGA. Dates and venues are yet to be confirmed but will take place at locations in the North, Midlands and South. If you wish to register interest for these again contact

Professor John Moverley, Independent Chairman of the Forum, said ''We offer these events as a convenient way for those involved in, or with an interest in, amenity to keep updated on current issues. The locations are spread across the UK and we are especially grateful to member organisations for providing venues and our speakers and supporters which make it all possible''

The Forum has also announced the date for its popular annual conference and exhibition. In 2018 it will be held once again at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent, on Tuesday, October 9th. The conference will be entitled 'Change, challenge and opportunity'.