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In preparation for the Weathering The Storm conference, we have made the agenda available online as a downloadable PDF. Use this link to download the agenda yourself or it is also available on the main Weathering The Storm website at www.devon.gov.uk/weatheringthestorm.

The presentations should be interesting, as we’ve managed to get some influential speakers to the event – including representatives from the Bank of England, the South West RDA, the University of Exeter and the Homes and Communities Agency.  For some background info on each speaker, we have also made available the speaker biographies.


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The UK economy is in the grip of a severe ‘credit crunch’ and Devon is already feeling the effects.

As a major player in the lives of Devonians (and the County’s biggest employer too), the County Council have organised a timely and important conference to discuss how we can bring all Devon’s communities through this recession as safely and securely as possible – to weather the storm.

Speakers at this half-day conference already confirmed include:

  • Kevin Butler – South West Regional Director (Bank of England)
  • Juliet Williams – Chair of the South West Regional Devleopment Agency
  • Professor Steve Smith – Vice Chancellor (Exeter University)
  • Colin Molton – SW Regional Director (Homes and Communities Agency)

The morning will include a panel drawn from all sectors of Devon life. They will be commenting on contributions from anyone who has an interest in sustaining communities in Devon through the recession, and will help develop a recovery plan for the whole of the county.

In fact, although this event is invitation-only, plenty of time has been assigned to capture the views of all members of the community, and that includes you!

How to put YOUR question to the panel
If you have an appropriate question or comment regarding Devon’s response to the economic situation, now is the opportunity to get yourself heard – use the comments section at the bottom of this blog  or simply click here and leave your name, contact details and question/comment. Alternatively, please email environment@devon.gov.uk with “Weathering the Storm” as your subject.

Please note that it may not be possible for all submitted questions to be put to the panel on the day. In this instance, we will look to select a range of questions that broadly cover all views and represent all interests. Furthermore, these will be included in the follow-up report, which will be posted on the Weathering The Storm website after the event.

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