RSN Rural Conference 2019

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(All prices exclude VAT. Offer runs until 25th June 2019)

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)
- Alistair Sellars (HBV Extra Care Developers)
- Ian Keasey (PHE South West)
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

- 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

- 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 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:

A - Local Government Finance

- Adrian Jenkins (Pixel)

or

B - Rural Economy

- Bev Hurley CBE (Institute of Economic Development)

12:05  A thriving rural community 
Workshop Session:

A - Local Government Finance

- Adrian Jenkins (Pixel)

or

B - Rural Economy

- Bev Hurley CBE (Institute of Economic Development)

12:50 Networking with Lunch
13:50  Health & Wellbeing 
Health & Wellbeing (Title TBC)

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

14:00  Health & Wellbeing 
NHS Rural Funding

- William Palmer (Nuffield Trust)

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

- Facilitated by Ivan Annibal

14:25  Health & Wellbeing 
Health & Wellbeing Session (Title TBC)

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

14:50  A place to move around 
Rural  Transport

- Chris Gregory (Isle of Wight Council)
- Paul Curtis (Vectos Transport Consultant)

15:15  A place to move around 
Access to Transport Services (Title TBC)

- 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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