On 15 June, we held our first proper networking event in Brighton – it was a really positive afternoon with people from across East and West Sussex attending – including a number of new councillors from Brighton & Hove, Chichester, Arun, Mid-Sussex and Horsham District.
People appreciated being able to get together and to make connections. We had interesting talks from Transport for New Homes, a new organisation looking at how bad new transport infrastructure is for big new housing developments and what we can do about it. We had an inspiring talk from John Stewart about the value of working in alliances and other tips for campaigning to stop damaging new roads. Finally we had a presentation on SCATE’s New Transport Vision from Kia Trainor one of our Committee members.
There were some very productive workshops in the afternoon looking at what we could do, both individually and together, to make a difference and bring about positive change. At the end of the day a number of us retired to the pub to carry on the conversations. If you haven’t signed up to SCATE why not do so now?