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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:11:53 +0100
Subject: National roads conference - 27 Oct 07

Road Block conference - 27th October 2007

Dear transport campaigners This is just to remind you that the 2007 Road Block conference is fast approaching (27 Oct) and the programme and list of speakers this year is looking fantastic including communications experts, funders, and climate change experts (including author George Monbiot). I am writing to encourage you to book your places now as there are still some left and the closing date is Monday 22 Oct.

This is a unique opportunity to meet other campaigners from around the country and pick up a lot of useful information on running successful campaigns there will be sessions on Winning the Arguments, Fundraising, Communicating Successfully, Alternatives and Solutions, Using the Law and much more! Please pass this around your campaign groups and networks. Apologies if you have already booked.

It is in Birmingham, so should be easy to get to, and starts at 11am.

To find out more and to book your place see and email

Hope to see you there!

Rebecca Lush Blum FRSA
Roads and Climate Campaigner
Campaign for Better Transport
12-18 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NG
Telephone (direct) - 020 7613 7721
Mobile - 07854 693067
Fax - 020 7613 5280
Email -

Campaign for Better Transport is two separate organisations: Campaign for Better Transport Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (1512347). Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (4943428).

Campaign for Better Transport is the new name for Transport 2000, which has been securing better transport policies and programmes since 1973.


The draft programme (subject to change!) is outlined below.

10am - coffee, registration, networking

11am - Welcome and Keynote Speech from George Monbiot plus Q&A

11.35 - Winning the Arguments - Plenary Workshop facilitated by George Marshall, Director of COIN, Climate Outreach Information Network

12.30 - bring your own lunch

1.30 - Communicating Effectively Plenary Workshop with Estelle Taylor, Campaigns Director for Campaign for Better Transport and campaign groups

2.30 - break

2.45 - Campaigners' Clinic rotating advice sessions in small groups facilitated by Chris Crean, Birmingham FOE including -

* Using the Law, Phil Michaels, FOE Rights & Justice
* Successful Campaigning, David Gate TSLM
* Funding tips - Gabbi from Lush Cosmetics
* Transport Alternatives, Cat Hobbs and Jason Torrance, Campaign for Better Transport
* Partnerships with councils & developers, Victoria Harvey, South Beds FoE
* Anything & Everything! - Rebecca Lush Blum

4.15 - Next Steps - Jason Torrance, Campaigns Director, Campaign for Better Transport

5.00 - continue in the pub

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