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Resilient Communities II

The Schumacher Institute

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 09:00 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 at 17:00 (BST)

Resilient Communities II

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Wednesday 5th only 27 Tickets 5 Oct 2016 £30.00 £2.84
Thursday 6th only 27 Tickets 6 Oct 2016 £30.00 £2.84
Wednesday and Thursday 27 Tickets 5 Oct 2016 £50.00 £3.94

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The importance of social cohesion.

This a broad theme that allows many different views on how stresses and shocks create unique challenges to community cohesion - a slippery term that describes the capabilities needed for creating a society in which there is a. common vision and a sense of belonging; a society in which.the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and valued.

Bringing together a range of speakers, from all sectors, with diverse expertise, this conference is designed to clarify what community resilience is - and could be.

A range of workshops will also enable attendees to hear about real-life experiences, best practice and tools for community resilience - as well as explore ways forward for successfully bringing together existing work.

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Speakers and topics

Topics range from global trends through business involvement and community action all the way to individual resilience preparations.

Keynote speakers:

Lt Col Andrew Ferguson, Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Shrivenham

ACC Paul Neatherton, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Sarah Toy, Strategic Resilience Officer, Bristol

Other speakers from: Environment Agency, Ground Work, Citizens Advice, Cabinet Office, Journey To Justice, Coventry and Bristol Universities …


Draft programme - subject to change




Day one - 5th October




09.00 - 10.00

Registration – coffee and networking


10.00 - 10.10


Rob Davis, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Avon Fire & Rescue Service

10.10 - 10.30

Community cohesion – the conference theme

Ian Roderick - The Schumacher Institute

10.30 - 11.00


Paul Netherton - Assistant Chief Constable, Devon & Cornwall

11.00 – 11.15

Bradford on Avon, Community Resilience

Paul Robertson

11.15 - 11.45



11.45 - 12.15

Communities Prepared project

Ground Work / Environment Agency

12.15 - 12.45

Social Media in a crisis

Zoe Hebden, Corporate Communications Manager, Avon and Somerset Police & James Bladon, Corporate Communication Manager, Avon Fire & Rescue Service

13.00 - 13.45



13.45 - 14.15

Hampshire & IOW LRF perspective - Why is community resilience important to us?

Stuart Mangan,  Jessica Rowlatt, Hampshire

14.15 - 14.45

Manufacturing and the resilient, sustainable city – can redistributed manufacturing help Bristol to thrive in an uncertain world?

Rachel Freeman, Univ. of Bristol

14.45 - 15.30

Workshops 1, 2 and 3


15.30 - 16.00

Tea available


16.00 - 17.00

Plenary Q & A

Panel from workshops


Day two - 6th October




09.00 - 10.00

Registration – coffee and networking


10.00 - 10.05


Rob Davis

10.05 - 10.30

Setting the scene and review of day one

Ian Roderick

10.30 - 11.00

Keynote: The global picture – what might it mean for local communities

Lt Col Andrew Fergusson - Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Shrivenham

11.00 - 11.30



11.30 - 12.00

Resilience Box

Alison Crowther, MadeToLast

12.00 - 12.30

Empowerment not dependency

Sue Evans, Bristol Citizens Advice

12.30 - 13.00

Community Resilience Framework for Practitioners

Max Brodie, Community and Business Resilience Policy Advisor in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

13.00 - 13.45



13.45 - 14.15

Community Resilience: a Focus on "How".

El Parker, Coventry University, Principal Lecturer - Natural Disasters

14.15 - 14.45

Bristol, the challenges of cohesion

Sarah Toy, Strategic Resilience Officer

14.45 - 15.30

Workshops 4, 5 and 6


15.30 - 16.00

Tea available


16.00 - 17.00

Plenary Q & A

 Panel from workshops











Day one




Vulnerability Capacity Assessments in action

Avon Fire & Rescue


Fuel interruptions – an LRF case study

Steve Pope


Business Resilience Circles

Jim Gillman / Ian Roderick

Day two




Vulnerable Communities



Smart Mature Resilience project

Lucy Vilarkin


Resilience Boxes

Kate Swatridge








Do you have questions about Resilient Communities II? Contact The Schumacher Institute

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South West Command Development Centre
Lansdown Rd
BA1 9BD Bath
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 09:00 - Thursday, 6 October 2016 at 17:00 (BST)

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