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Book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.

RSN Rural Conference 2019

RSN Member - £200  /  Non RSN Member - £250

(All prices exclude VAT)


Tuesday 3rd of September 2019
11:00 Tea and coffee on arrival & registration
11:30
Welcome & Introduction

- Councillor Motley (Chair, Rural Services Network)
- Graham Biggs (Chief Executive, Rural Services Network)

A Welcome from the Post Office (The Conference Principal Sponsor)

- Martin Kearsley (Banking Services Director, Post Office)

11:55  A thriving rural community 
Panel Debate – How do we create vibrant rural communities
- Cllr Liz Eyre (Worcestershire CC & Chair of Cotswolds Conservation Board)
- Alastair Sheehan (HBV Extra Care Developers)
- Ian Keasey (PHE South West)
- Rev Jonathan Sibley
12:45  A place to live 
Rural Housing
- Peter Moore (Cornwall Rural Housing)
13:15 Lunch
14:10  A place to live 
Workshop Session:

Pick one of:

A - A corporate approach to delivering affordable rural housing

- Rob Cogings (Derbyshire Dales District Council)

B - Delivering affordable rural housing we can be proud of

- Henry Lee (Hastoe Housing)

C - Time for a Rural Strategy

- Graham Biggs MBE (Rural Services Network)

15:00  A place to live 
Workshop Session:

Pick one of:

A - A corporate approach to delivering affordable rural housing

- Rob Cogings (Derbyshire Dales District Council)

B - Delivering affordable rural housing we can be proud of

- Henry Lee (Hastoe Housing)

C - Time for a Rural Strategy

Graham Biggs MBE (Rural Services Network)

15:50
Summary of key issues and whole group discussion on the day

- Ivan Annibal

18:30
Evening Drinks Reception

Held in the Regency Suite at the Queens Hotel Cheltenham - MGallery by Sofitel, The Promenade, Cheltenham

Wednesday 4th September
09:00 Tea and coffee on arrival & registration
09:20
Welcome from the RSN
09:30
Welcome from the CCRI
09:45  A thriving rural community 
Rural Economy
- Professor Janet Dwyer (CCRI)
10:15  A thriving rural community 
Keynote speaker - Lord Foster of Bath
11:00 Networking with refreshments
11:20

 A thriving rural community 

Workshop Session:
Pick one of:

A - Local Government Finance

- Adrian Jenkins (Pixel)

B - Rural Economy

- Bev Hurley CBE (Institute of Economic Development)

C - Key Issues and Opportunities for a Small Rural Business

- Ian Cass (Forum of Private Business)

12:05  A thriving rural community 
Workshop Session:
Pick one of:

A - Local Government Finance

- Adrian Jenkins (Pixel)

B - Rural Economy

- Bev Hurley CBE (Institute of Economic Development)

C - Key Issues and Opportunities for a Small Rural Business

- Ian Cass (Forum of Private Business)

12:50 Networking with Lunch
13:50  Health & Wellbeing 
Innovation around Community Pharmacy

- Nikki Silver (LIVES)
- Alastair Farquhar (Lincs COOP - Community Pharmacy)

14:00  Health & Wellbeing 
NHS Rural Funding

- William Palmer (Nuffield Trust)

14:10
Q&A speed talks session with recent presenters

- Facilitated by Ivan Annibal

14:25  Health & Wellbeing 
Rural Health and Care Challenges

- Richard Parish (Chair of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care)

14:50  A place to move around 
Smart Rural Transport

- Chris Gregory (Isle of Wight Council)
- Paul Curtis,  SMARTA project (Vectos)

15:15  A place to move around 
The Future of Rural Mobility: Emerging Opportunities to Address Rural Needs

- Dr Gary Bosworth (Midlands Connect Rural Transport Study)

15:45
Summing up of Conference

- Graham Biggs (RSN)

16:00 Conference close

Cancellation Policy - Delegate refunds (minus an admin fee charge of £50) will be given up to and including August 22nd 2019. No refunds will be given after this date.

If you have any queries regarding the conference please contact us at events@sparse.gov.uk or by calling us on 01822 851370

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