Invitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON)

You are invited 2nd event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON).  This 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.  This event will focus on rural isolation and mental health.

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.  Pre-booking is essential.


Time Item
9.30 Coffee and cake
10.00 – 10.05 Introduction and welcomes from OCVA
10.05 – 10.30 Facilitated table discussions
10.30 – 11.30 Speakers and Q&A session
1.  Sheila Furlong (CEO The Archway Foundation)
2.  Jenni Green, (Regional Manager of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution)
11.30 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.15 Solutions and Opportunities
1.  Ami – an online service that makes it easy to find people who need a little help and support.
2.  Pat Chirgwin (Good Neighbour Schemes)
3.  Kinetic (Kathy Shaw)
12.15 – 12.30 Information exchange and closing comments


Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

When: Wednesday 20th September

Where: Beckley Village Hall, Woodperry Road, Beckley, Oxford, OX3 9UZ

Enquiries contact

Telephone: 01865 251946


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Rural Oxfordshire Network Attendance (£5.00)

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For information on other events and forums OCVA run across the county, please see our events page.