0 Amenity Weed Control Conference

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A one day conference for managers in local authorities, highways, transport, utilities, sport and leisure, grounds maintenance and landscape construction..
To be held on 2nd October 2008 at HSE , Rose Court, London

PROGRAMME

10.00 Coffee


10.30 Chairman's Introduction, Mr. Ian Mearns Vice Chair of the Local
Government Association Environment Board

10.40 Keynote address from Lord McKenzie, Parliamentary Under- Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions
With responsibility for the HSE.


11.00 Integrated Vegetation Management on Hard Surfaces
Dr, Neil Hipps East Malling Research

11.30 Managing a contract for Best Practice and Best Value
Mr.Mark Mason former Local Authority Senior Operations Manager



12..00 Legislation Update:

EU and UK Pesticide Policy Developments
Mr. Adrian Dixon, Head of Environment Policy Branch Pesticide Safety Directive

Amenity Use of Pesticides: Environmental legislation and EA evidence on current practice
Ms. Jo Kennedy Environment Agency


LUNCH



13.30 Determining the Usage and Usage Patterns of Amenity Pesticides across the UK
Mr.Jon Allbutt Chairman of the Amenity Forum and Independent Consultant


13.50 Solutions to 'Best Practice' management from three senior managers in
key amenity areas

, Local Authority: Mr. Barry Middleton, London Borough of Greenwich

Highways: Mr. Tony Sanguine, Highways Agency

Network Rail: Dr. Neil Strong

15.15 Panel

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Registration Fee £87.50 per delegate Closing date for Registration 19th Sept 2008

Robert Joice

The Amenity Forum

43 Park Drive, Mirfield,

West Yorkshire,

WF14 9NJ


Email: robert.joice@farmline.com Tel: 01924 495584






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