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Webinar: In discussion with BCP Leader Cllr Vikki Slade

Join us for our latest Cratus webinar featuring Cllr Vikki Slade, Leader of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP).

Cllr Slade will explore the challenges of bringing these three distinct towns together as one of the country’s largest unitary councils. She will explore how BCP will provide for all residents and preserve the Councils’ unique identities while building a shared sense of purpose with real prosperity, even when the Government is focusing on the North of England more than it is on the South Coast.

Cllr Slade will explore how she balances the need to invest in housing, tourism, employment, and the regeneration of each town centre, whilst being environmentally sustainable.

This is a must-attend webinar for housebuilders, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors keen to learn about BCP and how they can help Cllr Slade deliver on her vision.

The discussion and q&a will be facilitated by Marlies Koutstaal, Cratus Director for South Central.

A timely session, it is part of a wider series of high-level webinar events Cratus is convening around the regions. It will be especially relevant to those working around the region across the property and development spectrum plus leaders and place and community-shapers operating within the public, private, and third sectors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions in advance via #AskCratus and during a q&a session on the day.

Cllr Vikki Slade

In May 2019, with a significant majority, Cllr Vikki Slade was elected to the newly formed BCP Council – one of the largest unitary authorities in the country. With no party having gained overall control of the Council, she led the negotiations to form an administration made up of a variety of political parties and independents. As Leader of the Unity Alliance, she became the Leader of the Council, overseeing the most complex local government reorganisation the country has seen in 45 years.

Cllr Vikki Slade was first elected to the Borough of Poole in 2011, where she served as an opposition member with a particular interest in the environment, young people, and revitalising the high street. She has also stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Mid Dorset and North Poole.

Marlies Koutstaal

Marlies has extensive experience with complex community consultation programmes and an in-depth understanding of how large-scale projects can be successfully introduced to, and integrated with, the communities that host them. Alongside the wider Cratus capabilities

around direct advisory for local authorities and building communities on new, larger scale settlements, she also spearheads Cratus’ work in Southampton and across the south coast. She provides development communications support for projects spanning the full spectrum of property sectors, with a particular interest in renewable energy.

When and Where

23 July 2020 – 8:30am

Register here

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