Professor John Moverley, Amenity Forum Chairman writes: ''These continue to be challenging times - funding cuts, the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD), the issues around water and other factors are significantly impacting on the Amenity sector. In such times, despite the pressures and constraints, it is important that we seek to present one voice and the Amenity Forum aims to do just that.
Our annual conference seeks to be a focused event when those from the sector can come together, discuss the key issues and help the Forum establish a clear statement of priorities and actions for the year ahead - setting an agenda for action. We are seeking to keep the costs down as low as possible. We know your time is valuable but do hope that you can find a way to attend and provide your views.
Whatever, the Amenity Forum will continue to lobby and represent your views. However we would very much benefit from your attendance on this occasion which will aim to be a highly participative event. Attendance is free of charge to one person from each full Amenity Forum member. For all others attending, there will be a small charge of £25 per person including lunch. Thank you''
9.30am to 10am - Coffee
10.00am Maintaining standards & quality in challenging economic times - John Moverley, Chairman Amenity Forum
10.10am SUD & the National Action Plan: Where are we now? - Adrian Dixon, Head of Policy Implementation Team, Chemicals Regulation Directorate
10.30am Water: issues for the Amenity Sector - Jo Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Environment Agency
10.50am Weed & Pest Control in a sporting context - some thoughts on the present and the future -Steve Gingell, Southern Area Manager, STRI
11.10am A personal view on current issues and challenges -Neil Strong, Senior Technology Engineer, Network Rail
11.45am Training and maintaining best practice -Paul Singleton, Chairman of Education & Training committee for Amenity Forum
12.05 am What are the key issues & priorities for the sector and the Forum: developing an action plan - Group discussions led by John Moverley
13.00 Concluding Remarks - Summary of the day Danny Hayward, Managing Director, JSD Rail
The Amenity Forum is very grateful for support for this event from Everiss, Headland Amenity, JSD Rail, Lantra, Nomix Enviro, and Vale Engineering (York) Ltd
Book now - last year the conference was full and some late comers were disappointed
Please book your place as soon as possible by sending an email to Alan Spedding, the Event Organiser, at email@example.com listing the names of your delegate(s) Alan will then confirm your place and Invoice you where appropriate.