Pennine Prospects Conference 2011

Posted: 14.09.11

“Inspiring community action, opportunities for the South Pennines”

Friday 7th October, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Ilkley Playhouse

This year’s Pennine Prospects conference, which is free to attend, explores different ways in which people are inspired by the places and landscapes where they live and how this motivates them into action.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear how the South Pennines landscape has been a source of inspiration for poet Simon Armitage and how writing can involve young people in their local landscape.

Other speakers will describe how communities and individuals in the South Pennines and beyond have been inspired to deliver exciting and innovative projects in their areas. For example, Pauline Buchanan Black will describe the work of The Tree Council and how her organisation has stimulated local environmental action across the country. The changing role of local authorities will be explored and ground-breaking case studies introduced.

A series of workshops in areas such as generating funds and getting to grips with the latest legislation will help delegates develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take forward their own ‘civil society’ project.

The conference will also showcase some of the exciting ways Pennine Prospects is working with communities through the Watershed Landscape and South Pennine LEADER programmes.

If you would like to attend please complete the online booking form by Monday 3rd October 2011, or download and return a completed booking form using the link below.

Download The Conference Booking Form [MS Word]

Download The Conference Timetable [PDF]

Conference Workshop Information [MS Word]

If you need any more information at this stage please email Ann Atkinscontact or call on 01274 433536.

We look forward to seeing you in Ilkley.

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust