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APSE Southern Region Parks & Open Spaces Seminar 2019

APSE Southern Region Parks & Open Spaces Seminar 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Holborn, London WC1N 2AB


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Seminar Objectives:

APSE is pleased to announce this unique opportunity to examine a broad range of topics and issues affecting Parks & Open Space Management today.

Set within the picturesque surroundings of Goodenough College in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London, we will hear from Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive and Chair of the Knowledge & Skills Work stream (Parks Action Group) on the importance of developing skills for 21st Century parks management, Chris Worman MBE, Rugby Borough Council & International Green Flag Award Judge will be examining what we can learn from parks in the Middle East and Mexico in relation to adapting to climate change and Daniel RavenEllison – founder of the National Parks City, will share how London became the world’s first National Park City.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear case studies from Bradford City Council on their creation of ‘superactive parks’ and how they have sought to increase activity and the use of green space;   Jo Heath from Hampshire County Council will share their exciting award winning parks strategy and model for long term sustainable financial management and Catherine Jones from the National Charity Buglife will be discussing the vital work her organisation is carrying out to help pollinators both on a local and a national level to enable species to move through the landscape.

Professor John Moverley OBE, Independent Chairman of The Amenity Forum, will be presenting on the much debated on-going issue of Glyphosate and it’s role in the integrated approach to weed management, also up for discussion are the strategic future of parks and open spaces, and the testing, developing and growing of new operating models for parks and green spaces, as presented by Chris Norris from NESTA.

This is a day not to be missed, with stimulating presentations, great networking opportunities and the chance to meet exhibitors of products and services which could help Parks & Open Spaces managers in delivering higher quality services.  We look forward to welcoming you on the day.


Who should attend:

•Chief executives
•Elected Members
•Service Directors
•Parks and grounds maintenance professionals
•Horticulture, landscape, green space professionals
•Policy Officers
•Trade union representatives
•Parks/landscape consultants
•Academic researchers
•Contractors and suppliers
•Voluntary organisations

The Venue:   

Goodenough College,

Mecklenburgh Square, Holborn,

London WC1N 2AB

Venue Access:

By road - On street metered parking is available locally. There is also a NCP-Brunswick Centre Car Park at Russell Square (5 mins walk).

By rail - Nearest mainline stations are King’s Cross, St. Pancras, Euston and Farringdon (each 10 minutes walk away).

By tube  - Russell Square is the nearest tube station (5 mins walk).  King’s Cross (10 mins walk), Chancery Lane (10 mins walk), Holborn (10 mins walk) and Euston (20 mins walk).

By Bus - Numbers: 17, 45 and 46.

Reserve your place below:

Event Details

Seminar Title: APSE Southern Parks and Open Spaces 2019  

Seminar Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019

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What's included: The delegate fee covers attendance, delegates' documentation, lunch and light refreshments. Please note that hotel accommodation is not included. A list of recommended hotels in the area is available on request.

APSE Members Delegate Fee:               £175 + VAT
APSE Non-Members Delegate Fee:       £259 + VAT
Commercial Organisations:                     £375 + VAT

Cancellation and refund policy

Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to adminsouthern@apse.org.uk. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a 20% administration fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

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APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.





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