Kersten UK Sponsoring APSE Parks and Open Space Seminar 19th November 2019

APSE Southern is pleased to announce this unique opportunity to

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APSE Southern is pleased to announce this unique opportunity to examine a broad range of topics and issues affecting parks and open space management today. The one-day event - kindly sponsored by Kersten (UK) Ltd - is not to be missed, with stimulating presentations, great networking opportunities and the chance to meet exhibitors of products and services which could help parks and open spaces managers in delivering higher quality services.
Our expert speakers include:
? Chris Norris, Senior Programme Manager at Nesta;
? Jo Heath, Head of Countryside at Hampshire County Council;
? Daniel Raven-Ellison, Founder, National Park City;
? John Moverley, Chairman, The Amenity Forum;
? Christopher Worman, Parks & Grounds Manager at Rugby Borough Council. & many more!

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.

To book your place ?
For more information about the event, please contact Abi Ademiluyi, APSE Principal Advisor or Shami Scholes, APSE Research and Administration Officer, on 01865 749365

Chris Faulkner

Chris is Managing Director of Kersten UK Ltd

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