The North Wessex Downs AONB Annual Forum 2019 THE FUTURE OF OUR FINEST LANDSCAPES
Friday 15th November 9.00am - 2.30pm (approximately)
At Englefield House, near Theale, Berkshire
£15 per head (including lunch)
Hosted by Mr Richard Benyon in the grandeur of historic Englefield House (near Theale), this year's forum will focus on the future of the North Wessex Downs as we launch our new Management Plan 2019-2024.
We are delighted to announce that Lord Cameron of Dillington, a member of the national Designated Landscapes Review panel, will be speaking about the recently published Report and we will hear what implications this may have for the North Wessex Downs.
Furthermore, there will be a range of masterclasses on offer in which you can find out how you can help shape its future. These will include sessions on:
neighbourhood planning, led by Jeff Bishop of Place
supporting your local community through tourism facilitated by Susie Brew from Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership
increasing wildlife through managing flower-rich grassland led by Charles Flower.
Programme: 9.00 Arrive and coffee 9.30 Welcome and introduction followed by our programme of speakers
Lord Cameron: Landscapes Review - Report commissioned by Government
Richard Benyon: The Future of the North Wessex Downs
Henry Oliver, Director, North Wessex Downs: AONB Management Plan 2019 - 2024
11.40 Masterclass sessions begin 13.30 Lunch and networking 14.30 Close