Get trained in how to fight the road-builders on Saturday 3rd November.
Road-building is back! Government and local councils are planning to spend billions of pounds on dozens of new roads over the next few years, and new 'growth' funds and devolved spending powers for local councils threaten to add hundreds more disastrous projects to this list.
Local campaigners working to stop these destructive and unnecessary roads are needed more than ever, and this free event - the first of its kind since 2007 - is for anyone who:
The day-long event will include a guide to setting up and running a campaign, briefings from successful campaigners, expert help on planning rules, plus a range of collaborative workshops for sharing skills and advice.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of both the huge Twyford Down protests and the first conference of ALARM UK, which was formed in response to the roads programme of the early 1990s.
The 1990s programme of more than 600 roads was eventually brought to a halt thanks to local campaigns across the country forcing a change in policy, and this conference aims to give you the tools you need to beat the bulldozers and protect your local countryside and communities.
Tickets are free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Confirmed speakers and workshop leaders include:
Roads to Nowhere Campaigners' Conference 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action
B5 6DR Birmingham
To attend, you must register for a free delegate place via Eventbrite here, where you can also see a map of the venue and other details: http://roadconference2012.eventbrite.com/
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