AGC CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2017
Friday 7th July 7.30 welcome to Solihull curry night – Dosa Village, 135 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull B90
Saturday 8th July At Shirley Centre, 274 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AD
9.00 – 9.30 registration, coffee, network
9.30-9.50am- welcome to Solihull Cllr Max McLoughlin
9.50-10.50 – Jonathan Bartley Co-leader, talk plus Q&A
11- 12 – AGM election of officers and PolCom reps, officer reports, “progressive alliance” motion, Be A Councillor video unveiling!
12 – 1 lunch provided by Solihull GP volunteers
1-1.50 – Marianne Overton Local Government Association – How Greens can help LGA lobby central Govt.
2- 2.50 – Being an effective opposition – the death of the council chamber – James Burn
3 – 3.50 – Open mike. Cllr achievements parish, town and the rest – 5 mins each (incl Gina Dowding on ethical pension success, Edinburgh Greens on balance of power deal)
4 – 5 – James Burn on how to make local election messaging count
Sunday 9th July
10 – 10.50 – Local election troubleshooting – Robert Lindsay talks about his county council campaign and then is joined by GP election manager Chris Williams to answer your questions.
11-11.50 – Simon Pickering on Greening Stroud
12- 12.50 Craig Simmons, former chair Oxford City budget panel on Greening the council budget
Break out sessions
1– 2 parish/town talk – Bill Rigby former mayor of Knaresborough on what Greens can contribute to parish/town councils
1- 2 Public speaking and door knocking with confidence – Julie Howell, professional trainer
2- 3 lunch – plus discussion with GPEx chair Clare Phipps on greater GP governance role for AGC