South East Conference
Date of next event: 2014
Date and venue of last event: Saturday 24th November 2012 at the Medway Campus of the Univeristy of Greenwich.
Attended by: 150 bat workers and bat enthusiasts, living and working in South East England.
Sponsored by: The University of Greenwich and NHBS.
Delegates highlighted the following areas of work during the'priorities' open discussion session:
- Woodland Management
- Planning regulations
- Permitted development
- Local authority planners
See priorities document above for the record of discussions.
- Wolvercote Railway Tunnel – Geoff Billington, Greena Ecological Consultancy
- The Parkhurst Forest Bat Project: Species Presence and Habitat Preferences – a talk by Jon Whitehurst, Isle of Wight Bat Group
- Are Bat Roosts Being Overlooked? – Claire Andrews, Thomson Ecology
- Bats and Breathable roofing membanes – Stacey Waring, University of Reading
- White-nose syndrome and Geomyces destructans surveillance in Great Britain - Alex Barlow, Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency
- Five minute bat group spotlight sessions – scheduled between the main talks in the morning
- BCT update and regional priorities session in the afternoon chaired by Julia Hanmer, BCT’s Chief Executive
Delegates also had the choice of attending a workshop (see abstract document above for details). In addition there was an NHBS sales stand, Batbox stand and displays including: the BCT Helpline (with a demonstration of the mapping system and opportunity to ask questions of a Helpline Officer), IEEM, bat groups and the University of Greenwich.
For more information about the South East Regional Conferences please email Lisa Worledge at: email@example.com