With the closing date for registrations looming (30 August 2019) 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.

What makes a community sustainable?

The What makes a community sustainable?
Seminar - held Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51/53 Watergate Row, Chester CH1 2LE on the 10 September 2013

Presentations were as follows:
- Mick Duggan (CLG Decentralisation and Neighbourhood Planning Team) - Neighbourhood Planning - Progress to Date
(Presentation slides with notes)
- Workshop 1 – Sonja Rewhorn (University of Chester) - Rural Proofing – pros, cons and practice
- Workshop 2 – Jackie Weaver (Cheshire Association of Local Councils) - The “new dawn of localism” and its implications for Town and Parish Councils
- Professor Roy Alexander (University of Chester) - Going Carbon Neutral in a Rural Parish
- Workshop 3 – Ivan Annibal (Rural Services Network) - Alternative Service Delivery in Rural Areas – 12 contemporary case studies
- Workshop 4 – Jeannine Gardiner (Cheshire Community Action) - Community Asset Mapping – It’s not just about the buildings!

Breakout sessions: 
Group Discussion notes from AM and PM sessions


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