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2020 Conference update

Category: DCN Updates | Events
Published: 13 February 2020

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2020 Conference Update 


Our 2020 DCN Conference was our most successful yet. With over 250 registered delegates and a variety of speakers and innovative presentations, we witnessed real engagement of council leaders from all over England, tackling districts’ biggest future challenges. Please see below to read our Chairman’s speech, and see some of the presentations that took place over the two days.

Chairman’s speech – opening speech by Cllr John Fuller OBE

DCN2020 Conference Chairman’s speech



Sir John Curtice: Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde 

The Voters’ Perspective: Public Concerns and Political Trends 


David Phillips: Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies 

The 2020 Spending Review and the outlook for local government funding: what about district councils?


Cllr Doina Cornell: Leader, Stroud District Council

Changing Waste Collections to Minimise Waste to Landfill


Cllr Kevin Maguire: Norwich City Council, Portfolio Holder for Safe and Sustainable City Environment

Tackling Climate Change: Norwich’s Story 


Jean Templeton: Chief Executive, St Basils and Chair, WMCA Homelessness Taskforce

Michael Veryard, Chiltern and South Bucks District Council and DCN Housing Adviser

Workshop Session: Homelessness and rough sleeping: ending it by preventing it


John Parmiter, Director, Future High Streets

Daisy Daventry, Town Centre and High Streets Policy Team Lead, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

Workshop Session: Your High Streets: retail is detail 

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