0 Have you signed up for the Challenge?

Have you signed up for the Challenge?

By Editor

The Amenity Forum Conference - 'The Weed and Pest Control Challenge' - is attracting strong interest from a wide range of organisations all keen to ensure that they comply with new regulations and meet the challenge to follow 'best practice'.

The conference, which takes place on 1 March 2006 at Warwickshire County Cricket Club's Edgbaston ground in Birmingham will cover topics of specific interest to managers in the amenity sector to include: water contamination issues; regulations and future strengthened legislation; the new Code of Practice; engagement of Local Authorities; as well as correct specification and contract management to achieve quality weed control. Papers on alternative and integrated weed control and stewardship for industrial vegetation management across Europe complete the day.

Attention has been focussed during the past year on pesticides use in the amenity sector by the Voluntary Initiative Steering Group report, the EFRA Select Committee and the subsequent Government response. The Amenity Forum has taken the initiative to make the sector fully aware of all the issues and the best solutions. This conference will help managers comply with new regulations and environmental challenges.

"So far, about half of those signed up represent local authorities, utilities and their contractors," said Jon Allbutt, Chairman of the Amenity Forum. "This is good news but we would like to see even more decision makers, specifiers and managers signing up. They are the key people who plan, manage and ensure that jobs get done properly from beginning to end."

Conference registration details are available from the Amenity Forum Conference Event Organiser Becky Dyer. Email: becky.dyer@bcpc.org


The Amenity Forum


1. The Amenity Forum developed as a result of the amenity work in the Voluntary Initiative

2. The Amenity Forum has 27 member organisations representing the sector and five Government observers

3. The Amenity Forum is becoming recognised as the lead 'consultative organisation' for the amenity sector

4. Details about the Amenity Forum are on the website www.amenity.org.uk


For further information contact:

Jon Allbutt, Chairman, Amenity Forum 01959 575575

Bob Joice, Secretary, Amenity Forum 01924 495584

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