Rural Futures Conference: At the Heart of the Community: 28th June

Published on 5th June 2019

Devon Communities Together is inviting community groups, organisations and local councils to a community conference aimed at supporting and inspiring those groups and people who provide vital services for our rural communities.

Sponsored by Allied Westminster Insurance, the Rural Futures Conference: At the Heart of the Community is taking place at The Boniface Centre in Crediton on Friday 28th June from 10am to 4pm. 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. There will be a series of 20-minute presentations along with a marketplace featuring a range of specially chosen exhibitors. Confirmed topics include:

  • The Hallmark of Good Insurance – Allied Westminster
  • Preparing for Major Works – David Wilson Partnership
  • When to Ask for Help – Tozer’s Solicitors
  • Designing for Play
  • At the Heart of the Community – Devon Communities Together
  • Fire Safety in Buildings
  • A Place of Safety – Community Buildings and Emergency Planning – Devon Community Resilience Forum
  • Funding a Community Project – Devon Communities Together

Delegates are invited to attend for as much or as little of the programme as they wish and experienced advisors will be on hand all day to give practical and technical advice on issues facing rural communities.

Devon Communities Together is an independent charity engaged in a wide range of projects and services that support Devon’s communities overcome the many and varied challenges they face. Chief Executive, Elaine Cook, said: “This will be an exciting gathering of organisations with common interests and a chance to exchange experiences and information. Community buildings, Parish Councils, and sport and play organisations are at the heart of their communities and we want this event to support and enhance the important work you do.

“Thanks to our main sponsor, Allied Westminster Insurance, our other sponsors, exhibitors and organisers, we can offer this year’s event at a much-reduced fee and we hope that each organisation will bring a number of delegates.”

Booking for the event is available online at: or by contacting 01392 248919 or Tickets are £11.25 for members of Devon Communities Together or £21.91 for non-members. Delegates are invited to attend for the whole day or may choose specific workshops. Ticket price covers the entire event and includes light refreshments thanks to a donation from Hallmaster.

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A note from our key sponsor, Allied Westminster:

“We provide Village Hall insurance for a large percentage of Halls in Devon and are keen to support the fantastic work of Devon Communities Together (DCT). We are therefore both delighted and proud to sponsor ‘Rural Futures Conference 2019: At the Heart of the Community’.”

Read Allied Westminster’s recent article for Devon Communities Together members: Solving a longstanding problem’. For further information please visit their website, which contains details of our free valuation service