Roads to Nowhere campaigners' conference 2012

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BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action

138 Digbeth


B5 6DR

United Kingdom

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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 is:

  • currently campaigning to stop a road in their local area, or
  • expects to face a road threat in the near future

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, and media and web surgeries.

This year is also 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. This 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 be part of stopping a new wave of road-building before it causes huge amounts of damage to your communities.

Road campaigners' conference 2007

Please note, tickets are free and lunch and refreshments will be provided, but delegates will need to find their own travel expenses.

Capacity is limited, so please book places for a maximum of 2 people per campaign group, so that we can fit in as many groups as possible.