Rural Futures Conference 2019: At the Heart of the Community

Course Category: First aid, fire safety and food safety, Social and Community Enterprise, Community Development, Business and Marketing Support


£11.25 - members of Devon Communities Together
£21.91 - non-members

Event information


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Join us at this year’s Devon Communities Together Rural Futures Conference: At the Heart of the Community, which is kindly sponsored by Allied Westminster. The day will feature a wealth of informative talks and workshops aimed at village halls and other community buildings, sports and play organisations and local councillors. The day is designed to inspire and support those organisations at the heart of Devon's communities to thrive, and is not to be missed!

Presentations programme

Note: Each presentation will be twenty minutes

10:00 – 10:30 stalls open

10:30 - Helping Communities Help Themselves - Greg Davies, Operations Director, Devon Communities Together

11:00 - The Hallmark of Good Insurance - Bozena Bien, Director, Allied Westminster Insurance

11:30 - Preparing for Major Works - Peter Leaver, David Wilson Partnership

12:00 - When to ask for help - James Evans, Tozer’s Solicitors. 

12:30 - Designing for Play - Terry Warrington, Managing Director, TK Play 

13:00 - Soapbox - brief presentations from exhibitors and Devon Communities Together project staff

13:30 - Stalls - a chance to look around the marketplace

14:00 - Fire Safety in Community Buildings - Mark Harris, Sales Manager, Firewatch South West

14:30 Saving Energy, Saving ££s - William Campbell, Director, Utility Aid.

15:00 - A place of safety – community buildings and emergency planning - Dr Louise MacAllister, Devon Community Resilience Forum

15:30 - Funding a community project - Martin Rich, Community Projects Advisor, Devon Communities Together

16:00 - Close

We will also have a number of specially selected exhibitors in our marketplace and the DCT team will be highlighting the full range of products and services that we provide to communities throughout Devon.

Delegates may come for the entire day or select the workshops they'd like to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Tickets for this event are just £11.25 for DCT members and £21.91 for non-members. To reserve your place please use the booking link on this page. Alternatively, please email or call 01392 248919 and speak to our Support Services team. The ticket price includes free light refreshments, kindly sponsored by Hallmaster.