Amenity Event Tuesday February 5th, 2013
Press release - AMENITY EVENT TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5th, 2013, Alan Spedding of Amenity Forum
This important free event is part of Forum’s campaign to reach all elements of the amenity sector emphasising the importance of best practice and the highest standards in weed and pest control.
It is being held at Bourne in Lincolnshire by kind invitation of Progreen Weed Control Solutions who are members of the Forum and strong supporters of its aims and activities.
The programme will be as follows:
2pm – Welcome and introduction
Where are we now with the National Action Plan in terms of implementing SUD changes and its impact on both operators and contract specifiers – Grant Stark, Policy Adviser, Chemicals Regulations Directorate
Promoting practice and standards – key challenges and issues for the sector – John Moverley, Chairman, Amenity Forum
Continuing Professional Development and Training (two presentations)
- Natalie Jenkins, Senior Business Development Manager, City and Guilds
- Rob Simpson, Chief Executive, BASIS
Case Study: Progreen’s commitment to best practice and raising standards – Louise Boothman
4pm – Refreshments and Depart
The event is open to everyone with an interest in the sector and early expression of interest is advised to avoid disappointment.
The event is jointly promoted by the Forum and Progreen Weed Control Solutions.
To express interest, please contact Progreen on freephone 0800 032 6262 or email [email protected]
Notes to Readers
The Amenity Forum is the independent body bringing together professional organisations with an involvement in the amenity horticulture sector. This is a very diverse industry responsible for the landscape management of urban areas, highways and rail network, sports grounds, parks, industrial and utility sites. To establish and maintain these areas to a high standard, the sector requires access to pesticides, efficient equipment and trained and qualified staff. The organisation was formed in October 2003 as a key action to support the Voluntary Initiative, an industry led project agreed with Government to reduce the environmental impact of pesticides.
The membership comprises of organisations from across this diverse industry, covering manufacturers, suppliers, trade associations, local authorities, major users, landscape, sport and leisure. Equally important are those members who represent training and qualification standards. The key Government agencies have an important observer role. The objectives of the Amenity Forum are:
To be the collective body representing the amenity industry, in relation to pesticide use
- To lead, coordinate and encourage achievement of "Best Practice" objectives in amenity pesticide use
- To coordinate and encourage the establishment of sustainable qualifications, training and CPD activity, specifically for the amenity sector
- To organise activities within the Amenity Forum membership and linked organisations, such that Amenity Forum objectives are developed in a coordinated way
For further information on this press release or the work of the Forum, please contact the Secretary, Alan Spedding, or the Chairman, Professor John Moverley OBE. Similarly if you wish to register for future press releases, please let us know.