Leicester City Football Club achieved recently what the newspapers call the 'Great Escape'. Having seemed to be heading for relegation to the Championship, they retained their place with a series of stunning wins based upon attacking football, teamwork and total commitment. Why is that relevant to the amenity sector?
Well, there is no doubt that those involved in weed, pest and disease control, at whatever level, are facing significant challenges. Policy changes are having an impact and there is also a need to increase public awareness of just how important a task is undertaken protecting health and safety as well as ensuring the very best standards of our amenity areas. As John Moverley, Amenity Forum Chairman, suggests ''The sector needs to stand up and be proud of what it does in maintaining excellent playing surfaces, safe and clean streets and parks, properly maintained transport infrastructure and more. We also need to stand together and everyone make their commitment to best and safe practice known by all''
On October 15th, the Amenity Forum is holding its annual conference and exhibition. This is THE event for all concerned with pest, weed and disease control and it is suggested a must attend event. Key speakers will address today's challenges and provide invaluable information and guidance on how best to face the future. The exhibition area will provide opportunity for networking and seeing at first hand new innovation and developments.
Because of its importance, and thanks to the support of members, the Amenity Forum has set delegate rates at the lowest level possible, £50, with discounts for early birds and members. The theme of the 2015 event is 'Better Together'. Booking is now open and you can reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The conference brochure is available at www.amenityforum.co.uk
And where is this event to demonstrate teamwork, commitment and pride in what we do being held? Well within the excellent facilities available at Leicester City Football Club, a premier venue for a premier event. We may live in challenging times but, in such situations, we are very much better together.