AGC Conference & AGM 2019

The 2019 AGC Annual Conference will take place from 19th - 21st July 2019 in Stroud, Gloucestershire. 

Registration is FREE to subscribed AGC members so, if you haven't yet subscribed, why not do it now. Just go to how to subscribe

 

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When 

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July 2019

Where

This year's annual conference will take place from in the beautiful town of Stroud in Gloucestershire, where Greens control the Town Council and are part of the ruling Administration of the District Council, along with Labour and Lib Dem colleagues.  Accessible by train on the main line from London to Cheltenham, the event will take place in the centre of town, only a few minutes' walk from the station, the famous Saturday Farmers' Market and numerous quirky independent shops where you may wish to browse in your lunch breaks.

The Programme

Starting with a meal together in the Curio Lounge on Friday night, the main event will take place in the Imperial Hotel. It will include numerous workshops, presentations and discusssions where Green Councillors can share their ideas, achievements and tips as well as the Annual General Meeting and plenty of time to network with colleagues and to be inspired and supported by them. Local Party members will host a social at Atelier on Saturday night and the weekend will finish by 2.30pm on Sunday.

More details will be available nearer the time.

Cost 

The conference is FREE to all subscribed agc members although there will be a small charge to Stroud Green Party for the catering. The cost to non AGC-subscribers is £40.

Getting there

By Train:

  • Stroud is on the main trainline between London (1.5 hrs from Paddington)  and Cheltenham (30 mins). The station is in the centre of town, approx 5 minutes walk from the conference venue and right next to the Imperial Hotel, where will be meeting for dinner on Friday night. 
  • For those of you with accommodation booked that is not within walking distance, there is a taxi rank outside the station

By car:

From the M5 going South, turn off at Junction 11a onto the A419 and follow the signs to Stroud. From the M4, turn off at Junction 15 for Cirencester onto the A419 follow the signs to Stroud. There are various pay and display car parks all within a few minutes walk, the nearest being Cheapside which is just across the railway track (requires walking up steps to cross the bridge). There is also some car parking at the Imperial Hotel. If you cannot walk far and require on-site parking, please let me know so that I can ensure a space is available.

There are various options:

  1. Some accommodation is available with local Green Party members. Contact jackie.cutcher@gmail.com   who will organise this for you.
  2. There are numerous Air BnB listings in Stroud and the surrounding villages.
  3. The Imperial Hotel where the conference will take place, has reasonably priced rooms right in the town centre as does the Premier Inn. There are also several any small country hotels in surrounding villages (you will need a car for these).
  4. There are also various b&b's in the area. More information can be found on the Stroud Tourism Information website
  5. for those that enjoyed camping last year, we are hoping to organise a campsite approx 7 miles from Stroud. Details to be confirmed

 

 Eventbrite - AGC Annual Conference and AGM 2019

Still not sure whether to come?

Here's is a taste of the presentations and inspiring discussions at last year's conference

 

 Sessions included:

- Lessons and tips from our recent election successes

- Making the most of your Parish / Town Council

-  Flood Prevention - what local councils can do

-  Green Party Climate Change Campaign - involving local councillors 

AGC members can find all the presentations on the Resources page.

Memorable highlights were:

" Wood fired pizzas on Friday night..... Visiting the Eco School nearby which is the Greenest school in England......the beautiful countryside.... passion....... "

 Don't miss out this year - book now. 

 

 Eventbrite - AGC Annual Conference and AGM 2019