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Subject: Road Block national conference - last reminder!
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 23:38:11 +0100

Road Block national conference - 10 June 2006

Hi all

This is the last reminder for the Road Block national conference on 10 June. We are really pleased with the excellent programme we have pulled together - see below. We have the Friends of the Earth lawyer to tell us how to use the Freedom of Information Act and how to challenge decisions. We also have an ecology expert, and a planning expert. There will also be a panel discussion with experienced local campaigners on how to promote alternatives to roadbuilding. You will get a chance to find out from other campaigners what strategies have worked elsewhere. This conference is designed specifically for local campaigners against road schemes, and we hope you will find it inspirational and useful.

It opens at 11am to enable you to get here by public transport, and ends at 5pm. So far we have campaigners coming from Aberdeen to Devon, but there are still a few campaigns unrepresented. Please book as soon as possible so we get an idea of numbers.

For more details and to download booking forms see -
or book by emailing

Best wishes,
Rebecca Lush, Coordinator of Road Block
and Rachel Stark, Conference Organiser for Road Block




Tea & coffee available


Conference Opening
Welcomes and housekeeping
General Introductions

Rachel Stark conference organiser
Rebecca Lush Road Block Co-ordinator

Keynote Speaker - Jason Torrance Campaigns Director for Transport 2000

The National Picture - Rebecca Lush Road Block Co-ordinator

Morning Workshops

1. Planning Processes for Local Authority Schemes
2. Right to know using the Freedom of Information Act
3. Alternatives to Road Building Panel Discussion
4. Ecology, Habitats & the law

Mark Sullivan MRTPI CMILT Planning Consultant - CPRE Warwickshire
Phil Michaels Friends of the Earth Lawyer
Margaret Wilmott - Salisbury Transport 2000
Jenny Raggett - Wiltshire Transport 2000
Mike Porter - Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe
Emma Lawrence Save Swallows Wood
Victoria Harvey South Beds Friends of the Earth
Phil Wilson Professional Ecologist - Wessex Environmental Associates


Teas & coffees available

Afternoon Workshops

1. Planning processes for Trunk roads
2. Right to challenge using judicial review
3. Grabbing Media Headlines
4. Roads & Climate Change

Mark Sullivan MRTPI CMILT Planning Consultant, CPRE Warwickshire
Phil Michaels Friends of the Earth lawyer
Matthew Herbert - Seeds for Change
Jason Torrance - Transport 2000 & Lucy Pearce Campaigns Manager of Stop Climate Chaos


Teas & coffees available

Regional Networking

Meet others in your region to discuss and share strategies

Sharing strategies for opposing different types of road scheme -

   - Local Roads
   - Trunk Roads
   - Motorway widening

Stop Climate Chaos what's happening

Lucy Pearce Campaigns Manager for Stop Climate Chaos

Closing comments

Rebecca Lush Road Block Coordinator




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tel - 020 7729 6973 / 07854 693067

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