Stratford-on-Avon District 3 Tier Rural Transport Event

Stratford-on-Avon District 3 Tier Rural Transport Event

This event is open to Parish Councillors in Stratford upon Avon area together with District Councillors and those from the County Council that have constituencies in this part of the County. This time it will not set out to be a training session it is about sharing our combined knowledge and trying to identify improvements.

The theme this year is Rural Transport something that is a concern to all Parish Councils.  We are interpreting this topic in the broadest possible terms so it will involve everything from scheduled bus routes through community minibuses down to volunteer drivers.

We will have short presentations from a Town Council that has won a notional award for their innovative initiative; from the three tiers of Government locally talking about their roles and from some examples of voluntary providers of some of these services.

There will be an important discussion section of the programme that will ask the delegates to briefly consider what provision they currently know about; what issues result from the current level of provision and this will be followed by a longer session exploring what opportunities there are to change things in the future.  This may be doing some things differently; involving more partners; pooling financial resources and staff and identifying new things that are not currently happening.

We are expecting there will be a high demand for seats on this topic so Councils will be limited to two places each.

We hope this will be an enjoyable and thought provoking session that will generate lots of discussion and ideas.

A buffet will be available before the session starts

Event date Thu 11 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 11 Jul 2019 7:30 pm
Registered 43
Registration closes Mon 8 Jul 2019 9:00 am
Notes Free to Members from Stratford on Avon District (non members £60)
Location Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse
Attachment programme.pdf

4.30 – 5.00 pm

Registration/ Light buffet and Refreshments

5.00 – 5.10 pm

Welcome and Aims of Event

with Howard Davis, Facilitator

5.10 – 5.15 pm

Continuing to build good relationships & communications with other tiers to include the local parish charter

with John Crossling, County Officer – Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils

5.15 – 5.35 pm

Example of good practice – transport planning society people’s award

with Linda Larter, Town Council Clerk - Sevenoaks Town Council – Route 8 Bus Service

5.35 – 5.55 pm

Our Council’s roles in rural transport

with Richard Sweeney, WCC and Representative from Stratford on Avon District Council and Representative from Southam Town Council

5.55 – 6.10pm

Community and voluntary sector run services in the district

with Jude Henderson, Warwickshire Rural Community Council and Shipston Link and Bob Sherman, Harbury E-Wheels and Kirsty Holder, Voluntary Action Stratford upon Avon

6.10 – 7.10 pm

Workshops / discussion session

7.10 – 7.30 pm

Plenary session and summary of discussion

7.30 pm



1.5 CPD Point

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


This event is free to

  • Members from Stratford District,
  • Stratford on Avon District Councillors
  • Warwickshire County Councillors.

Non members pay £60.00


Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse

There is parking at the venue

Registration is now closed

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