SOLACE in the East of England Seminar - Economic Growth and Regeneration







The aim of this seminar is to learn how Councils in the region are responding to the different opportunities to promote economic growth and regeneration. We will also hear from Chief Executives and Senior Managers about their role in these initiatives and find out the latest on SOLACE activities and initiatives from the Chair.

The confirmed programme is:

9.30am Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome & scene setting for the seminar - Averil Price, Director of Safer Communities, Chelmsford City Council

10.10 City Deal for greater Norwich - Laura McGillivray, Chief Executive, Norwich City Council & Jerry Massey, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), Norwich City Council

11.00 Coffee and refreshments

11.15 Hemel Evolution – Dacorum’s plans for regenerating Hemel Hempstead Town Centre - James Doe, Assistant Director for Planning, Development and Regeneration, Dacorum Borough Council

12.00 (a) The ‘Whole Essex Community Budget’ & (b) Update from SOLACE - Joanna Killian, SOLACE Chair & Chief Executive, Essex County Council

12.50pm Next steps for the branch - Matthew Cross, Deputy Chief Executive, Broadland District Council

1.00 Lunch