Invitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) – 5th April 2017

You are invited toInvitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) the launch event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON).  This new networking forum is for those living and working in rural Oxfordshire. The event is organised by OCVA and partners including Community First Oxfordshire, the Diocese of Oxford, Volunteer Link Up and the Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils.  It will focus on rural crime and community resilience.

The event will be chaired by Julian Cooper

Julian is a trustee of Community First Oxfordshire and has served on Oxfordshire County Council (2001-2005), West Oxfordshire District Council (1986-2006 then 2010 till the present day) and Woodstock Town Council (since 1984). He has been Chairman of West Oxfordshire Planning Committee, Vice-Chairman of the County Council Planning Committee and Mayor of Woodstock, three times.  He is currently the English Vice Chairman of the Local Authority World Heritage Forum and has served on the South East Regional Planning Conference and Oxfordshire Community Health Council.  He is also Chairman of Woodstock Youth Club.  Julian works as a life assurance salesman.

When: Wednesday 5th April – 9.45 – 12.30

Where: Cassington Village Hall, The Green, Cassington OX29 4AX

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in rural affairs whether they are residents, land-owners or run or work for a rural business or organisation.

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9.30 – coffee
10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction and welcomes from OCVA
10.05 – 10.30 – Key-note speech: Julian Cooper
10.30 – 11.30 – Superintendent Kath Lowe (Local Police Area Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire) & Michelle Miller (Community Relations Officer and Crime Reduction Adviser): A presentation around rural crime and community resilience.
11.30 – 11.45 – Break
11.45 – 12.00 – Where next for the Rural Oxfordshire Network including input from OCVA and Community First Oxfordshire
12.00 – 12.30 – Facilitated discussion lead by OCVA.
12.30 – onwards – networking lunch (BYO)

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses