On 18 October 2014, we hosted a training conference to help local campaigners stop a new wave of road building covering the country with tarmac.
The conference, in central London, was full of information and intelligence on what’s being proposed, together with training and advice on how to get a road campaign off the ground.
Supporting a vital new generation of road campaigners
The Government and local councils are planning to spend tens of billions of pounds on new roads over the next few years. George Osborne is planning to announce a new wave of major schemes in his Autumn Statement, and new 'growth funds' and spending powers for business groups threaten to add many more disastrous projects to this list from 2015.
Over the next two years more than 100 road schemes, from new motorways to bypasses and widenings, will need to go through planning and funding approval processes before the diggers move in, and local campaigners are more important than ever. This free event helped them get advice and training from the real experts.
The day-long event included:
- Advice from seasoned road campaigners on setting up and running a campaign
- Success stories from recent campaigns
- Expert help on planning rules
- A range of collaborative workshops for sharing skills and advice
- Media, online mapping and web training
Materials from the conference:
We can send you free printed copies of our new campaigner guide and materials from the conference, including the factsheets and a poster-sized map.
Email us with your name and address and we'll put them in the post.
Don't forget to tell us where and why you're campaigning, and please ask if you need any further advice or would like to put a guest blog post on our site, like Christine from the Cotswolds.