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Swale Green Grid Forum – Tuesday April 25th
Venue: Old Mill Café & Eastchurch Aviation Museum, Isle of Sheppey.
Directions: Travelling towards Leysdown, turn right at the end of Rowetts Way, Eastchurch at the roundabout into Church Road signed towards the HMPS cluster. Continue straight and passing the fire station on the right you will enter a 15mph zone at the end of Brabazon Rd. Proceed straight on over the mini roundabout then proceed over speed humps following signs for Old Mill Cafe & the Aviation Centre. A right turn and the car park for delegates is on the left as directed by local signage and marshals past the Café and adjacent to the museum. Postcode for Sat nav ME12 4DZ
Old Mill Café Open – Light lunch available at menu cost on site if you arrive early and wish to eat before the formal business of the meeting. 1.55pm: Please take your seats and assemble in the room through the Old Mill Café for a prompt start of the Swale Green Grid Forum.
12.30pm – 2pm: Pre Meeting Site Tours Available
- Eastchurch Aviation Museum by Sheppey Heritage Trust members.
- Plot to Plate / Allotments – Work This Way and Sheppey Matters.
- Tour of the bee hives – Sheppey Honey Producers & Terry Clare.
- And opportunity to speak to site users.
If you wish to make the most of your visit please arrive early and take the time to join the informal tours as listed above, volunteers will be available upon arrival to direct you to the tour(s) of your choice.
2pm – 3.45pm: Formal Meeting & Presentations
Welcome by Swale Green Grid Forum Chair Cllr David Simmons and our site hosts.
- Site Aviation History and Future Site Plans - Sheppey Heritage Trust.
- ‘Plot to Plate’ – Sheppey Matters and Work This Way.
- ‘Heritage Watch and Country Eye’ – Peter Rolington
- ‘Swale Rural Round Up’ – Christopher Blandford
3pm – 3.15pm - Break and Refreshment
Tea / Coffee & Cake Available Free of Charge for delegates.
- Swale Green Grid Partnership Member News Headlines / Announcements – Reference to key information featured in Swale Green Grid Work Programme / Action Plan
- Chairman’s Question and Answer Session – Open session to allow delegates to raise rural / partnership matters of interest or ask any of the speakers further questions.
- Closing Comments & Next Swale Green Grid Forum Information.
3.45pm – 4.30pm Additional Networking and Tours
Swale Green Grid Partner Organisations are encouraged to bring literature to exchange and use this time to network and raise awareness of projects being delivered across the Swale area.
There will be another opportunity to look around the site and visit the Aviation Museum and hear about the other activities being delivered on the site.
Swale Green Grid Forum Notes:
- The meeting venue is limited to 40 and so organisations and rural representatives are kindly requested to book your place early to take part in this Forum.
- Swale Green Grid Partners are welcome to bring pop up’s and promotional literature to exchange – please allow additional time to set up.
- Strategic Partners & Project Leads are kindly requested to submit any apologies and Work Programme updates to: firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you.
- If anyone has any difficulty booking on the Eventbrite system please call 01795 417399 or email email@example.com
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Swale Green Grid Partnership
A forum for partners with the expertise, knowledge and a shared interest in the natural and built environment across the Swale area.
Attendees may include partnership representatives from: Kent Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Wild Spaces Fund, Environment Agency, Mid Kent Downs Partnership, Groundwork South, National Farners Union, Swale Borough Council, Medway & Swale Estuary Partnership and Faversham Town Council.
The Swale Green Grid Forum can not garantee the participation of all member organisations - it can only provide this networking and engagement opportunity for them.
Swale Borough Council currently provides administrative support to the partnership and this Forum.