The Amenity Forum annual conference takes place on October 9

By Alistair September 29, 2018 15:07

The Amenity Forum ‘annual conference and exhibition’ – a must attend event for all involved in, or with an interest in, all aspects of the management of amenity spaces, is to take place on Tuesday, October 9.

It will be held at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton-On-Trent.

“It is an essential updating event and opportunity both to network and make valuable contacts,” said spokeswoman Katherine Hesketh.

“The conference, ‘Change, Challenge and Opportunity’ once again offers an impressive line-up of speakers from a range of organisations covering all interests in amenity and including views from Network Rail, the RHS, PCA, The R&A, contractors and Manchester City Football Club.”

Conference highlights include

  • Policy updates provided by senior staff from both the Environment Agency and the Chemicals Regulation Division.
  • An informative presentation on human health issues given by Professor Michael Eddleston from the University of Edinburgh.
  • A report provided by Francesca Baylis from Royal Holloway on her ongoing research into biological control for weed, pest and disease control
  • A presentation on non chemical approaches to weed management
  • A large exhibition area offering updates on recent developments and innovations.

The Amenity Forum is an initiative recognised by government with the aim of promoting best practice in all forms of weed management. The over-riding objective is to ensure approaches which provide safe and healthy amenity spaces. It produces guidance notes, runs events and related activities in pursuit of its objectives.

Some years ago, the UK government implemented a National Action Plan, set out to meet the objectives and targets of both the Sustainable Use and Water Framework Directives. This combined a mixture of legislation and voluntary action by the sector. The Amenity Forum is the UK recognised body which seeks to bring together those engaged in the sector to meet these targets and each year it reports on progress to government and all involved. It is non-profit making and funded by contributions from member organisations who through this support demonstrate their commitment to best practice.

The full programme is available on the website


By Alistair September 29, 2018 15:07

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