Monday, 18 January 2010

Coastal Regeneration Handbook Launch Details

In case anyone hasn't downloaded the flyer for the launch event of the Coastal Regeneration Handbook Launch (previously referred to as the Coastal Community Handbook Launch on this blog).

Below is the text from the flyer. The event is £75 for two days and £40 for the one.

Here's what what the flyer says:

Keynote speaker
Dr Phyllis Starkey MP
Chair of the Select Committee
enquiry into Coastal Towns 2007
Presentations and Q & A
on coastal regeneration by the main political parties
Presentations and Q & A
on coastal futures, enterprise and health
Leaders, CXO, practitioners
on coastal futures and coastal solutions

" An opportunity for all those concerned about the future of our seaside resorts to contribute to
the national debate on new approaches to Coastal Regeneration while taking a first hand look at the approaches and success stories, in Thanet."

Dear Delegate,
We are pleased to announce the Coastal Alliance Conference on 27 and 28 January 2010 when Dr Phyllis Starkey MP will attend as keynote speaker for the national launch of the much awaited Coastal Regeneration Handbook and website.

Conference Objectives
Nationally launch the handbook and website

Consolidate the considerable evidence on coastal resort issues

Establish national coastal regeneration topic groups

Establish post launch events for enterprise, planning and health

Media coverage for coastal resort issues

Delegates Can Expect
The launch of the first Coastal regeneration Handbook and the related Website

An update on national coastal regeneration developments by Dr Starkey

The views on coastal resort regeneration by the three main political parties

A full debate on the future of coastal regeneration

Help form national coastal regeneration topic groups

To help consolidate the CCA

The Coastal Communities Alliance
The CCA is a virtual group of coastal local authorities and organisations that came into being in 2007 in response to the Government’s initial rejection of the recommendations of the Select
Committee Inquiry into Coastal Towns.

The CCA objectives are to articulate, lobby and promote new thinking and solutions for the complex socio - economic problems existing in coastal areas.

The “Coastal Regeneration Handbook in progress!” is part of that process
and, like coastal regeneration, has been produced on a shoestring!

The Coastal Regeneration Handbook
The primary objective of the Coastal Regeneration Handbook is to reduce deprivation and improve the quality of life in coastal resorts by increasing the effectiveness of coastal regeneration practitioners. The handbook will seek to achieve this by:

• Stimulating new thinking and approaches for the development of local solutions
to entrenched coastal resort problems.

• Clarifying “who’s who” and “who’s doing what” in coastal regeneration.

• Improving the knowledge, effectiveness and cooperation of coastal regeneration practitioners and the national, regional and local organisations that support the development of coastal communities.

Conference Programme
Wednesday 27 January
1.00pm Delegates Assemble Winter Gardens,
Seaside Bar (Parking available on lower
promenade – 5 mins taxi from Railway Station)
Buffet lunch
2.15pm Tour
(Delegates to pre-book their choice of tour)
a) Entertainment Past, Present and Future.
Cultural regeneration in Margate
b) Economic Regeneration in Thanet,
industrial estates, shopping developments,
port, airport, university.
4.00pm Delegates return Walpole Bay Hotel, Cliftonville
Afternoon Tea
7.00pm Reception: Networking & opportunity
to ‘meet the authors’
7.30pm Dinner (Venue to be confirmed)
Welcome by Richard Samuel (Chief Executive,
TCD) and Ivan Annibal (CCA)
Response Professor John Walton,
(Co-Editor Coastal Regeneration Handbook)
9.45 pm Close

Thursday 28 January
9.00am Coffee/pastries and registration:
Margate Winter Gardens
9.30am Welcome by Conference Chairman
Richard Samuel, (Chief Executive TDC)
and Ivan Annibal (CCA)
09.45 am Keynote speech Dr Phyllis Starkey M.P
Q and A to Dr Starkey MP
10.15am Presentation x Conservative MP
10.30am Presentation x Labour MP
10.45am Presentation x Lib Dem MP
11.00am Q and A to the three MPs
11.15 am Coffee and biscuits
11.45am Plenary.
Review of handbook and website, creation
of topic groups, CCA structure and
resourcing, Q & A session.
12.30pm Break for lunch.
+ Opportunity to visit exhibitions
1.30pm Presentation and Q & A
Coastal Health - a spa too far? Kent PCT
2.00pm Presentation
Can the resort be enterprised?
CCA and Wood Holmes Group
2.15pm Presentation
What future the resort?
CCA and Handbook Contributors
2.30pm Plenary.
3.15pm Closing remarks.

Both of the hotels listed are within walking distance of the Winter Gardens, Margate and
offer a delegate’s rate of £50 single and £60 double occupancy including full breakfast

Smith’s Court Hotel
43 Rooms, Victorian Hotel 3 Star

Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum
41 Rooms, As featured on the Hotel Inspector
To book or to find our more about places
to stay in Thanet Visit
or call 0870 264 6111

Margate is situated on the southeastern tip of Kent. Excellent road and rail links from London means that getting here is quick and easy, even the continent is just a hop across the Channel, as we are closer to France than our county town of Maidstone.

By Road
Excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close by provide easy links from London and its airports via the M25 orbital motorway. Adequate parking to the rear of the Winter Gardens on the Lower Promenade.

By Rail
There are frequent trains between London Victoria and Margate as well as Charing
Cross, and Ramsgate. Journey times are approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (Victoria) and 2 hours (Charing Cross).

National Rail enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 8457 48 49 50
Tel: +44 (0) 845 000 2211
(impaired access information)
Textphone +44 (0) 845 605 0600

Booking Details
Reservation forms and payment must be received by: 12 January 2010 latest.
An earlier call indicating your intentions
to 01843 577638 or 577167 or e-mail
to or
would be very much appreciated.
Two day conference fee - £75.00.
(10% Reduction on bookings for two or
more delegates from the same organisation)
One day only fee - £40.00
(no discounts apply)
Please return your reservation form with
your cheque made payable to Thanet
District Council at the address shown on
the reservation form or call us on 01843
577638 to pay by credit or debit card.


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