Due to government advice to avoid all non-essential contact, this event has been postponed. Once we have confirmed an alternative date all registered attendees will be contacted.

We are exploring hosting digital workshops with expert speakers between now and September. To register your interest in any future digital event or for more information email programmes@localtrust.org.uk 

How can communities campaign for improvements, develop ways to improve the space and find uses for the water?

Coastal and inland water are a feature of many Big Local areas, providing access to leisure opportunities, tranquility and wildlife. At the same time, these areas can be polluted, neglected and flood. Water bodies present both a risk, and an opportunity but Big Local areas have a lot to offer in shaping and planning how communities can prepare for floods, look after water bodies and enjoy them.

This fourth event in the Love your Environment learning cluster will be an introduction to the statutory agencies that have responsibility for many bodies of water in England and an analysis of the risks and opportunities associated with water. Attendees will hear about the many ways communities can campaign for improvements, prepare for floods, develop ways to improve the space and work with local interest groups to find uses for the water.  Many Big Local areas are making an impact in this area and the event is chance to learn and network with other representatives of Big Local areas.

More about this event

The event is free for anyone who lives or works in a Big Local area and we will provide lunch. Learning & Networking events are open to all Big Local residents, but we do expect attendees to bring some knowledge of the Big Local programme with them, and to feed back the learning from the event to support the delivery of the Big Local plan. Where events are oversubscribed we need to give priority to people who are supporting the delivery of Big Local in their area. We also provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. We can also book and pay for travel in advance. For information on expenses and support, please email us info@localtrust.org.uk or phone 020 3588 0565

If you are attending a Big Local event as part of your paid work/employment then we ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, we can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances. Please ask when booking for further information.