Agenda

Scrutiny Task Groups
Friday 11 January 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Coffee/Tea on arrival

2.

Welcome

Chair of Biodiversity Task Group, Cllr Rachel Smith, to welcome all to the workshop and explain its purpose.

3.

Verge management for biodiversity now and aspirations for the future

Where we are now?

 

Presentations to explain the role of the highways authority and where the County Council and Gloucestershire are now in terms of taking account of biodiversity on verges.

 

Presentations from:

 

1.    Gary Kennison, Principal Ecologist and Bob Skillern, Area Highways Manager at Gloucestershire County Council

 

2.    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

 

Q&A to follow

4.

What are we doing now to try and make things better for biodiversity on verges

Where do we want to get to?

 

Presentations to show improved/better strategies or ideas on promoting biodiversity.

 

Presentations from:

 

1. Cold Aston Parish Council

 

2. Plantlife

 

Q&A to follow

5.

Lunch

6.

Things that have or could be done to help us to improve biodiversity on local verges

How do we get there?

 

Presentation to explain how we might achieve improved/better biodiversity on verges.

 

Presentation from Dr Phil Sterling, Programme Manager at Butterfly Conservation and former Principal Ecological Adviser at Dorset County Council

 

Q&A to follow

7.

Summary