North Wessex Downs AONB Annual Forum


You are invited to join us at our Annual Forum
“The Future of our Finest Landscapes”

Friday 15th November 2019

Englefield House, near Theale, Berkshire


Hosted by Richard Benyon MP in the grandeur of historic Englefield House, this year’s forum will focus on the future of the North Wessex Downs as we launch our new Management Plan.

We are delighted to announce that Lord Cameron of Dillington –  a member of the national Designated Landscapes Review panel will be speaking about the recently published Report and we will hear what implications this may have for the North Wessex Downs.

Furthermore,  there will be a range of masterclasses on offer in which you can find out how you can help shape its future.  These will include sessions on:
  • neighbourhood planning, led by Jeff Bishop of Place 
  • supporting your local community through tourism facilitated by Susie Brew from Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership
  • increasing wildlife through managing flower-rich grassland led by Charles Flower.
More details about the masterclasses will be announced shortly and you will have the opportunity to choose those which you prefer (space permitting).
9.00   Arrive and coffee
9.30   Welcome and introduction followed by our programme of speakers
  • Lord Cameron: Landscapes Review – Report commissioned by Government
  • Richard Benyon MP:  The Future of the North Wessex Downs
  • Henry Oliver, Director, North Wessex Downs: AONB Management Plan 2019 – 2024
11.40    Masterclass sessions begin
13.30    Lunch and networking
14.30    Close 

To book go to our website where you will find further details and a booking form.
Or download the booking form here.
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Ticket price: £15 to include lunch