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Updated: 1 May 2015

2015 Updating Event Programme Proves a Great Success

The Amenity Forum have just completed a series of 13 events held at venues across the UK. These looked at some of the challenges and opportunities for the sector and included presentations on the new sprayer testing requirements and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as well as an update on policy issues. Speakers were drawn from BASIS Registration, the National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS) and the Chemicals Registration Directorate (CRD) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) along with John Moverley from the Forum.

Plans are already being made for a series of events in 2016. Copies of all the previous presentations are available from the Forum website.

Professor John Moverley, Independent Forum Chairman, emphasised the importance of all engaged in this sector to follow best practice and work together to fully demonstrate to regulators and others that voluntary measures do work. He was able to report that there are now some 55 organisations within Forum membership and urged more to join.

The Forum is holding its annual conference and exhibition on the 15th October at the King Power Stadium Leicester.

A draft programme is already available on the Forum website and bookings are being taken with a preferential rate available for bookings received before September 1st.

The full online brochure with details of the event is now available.

Further information on the conference and other Forum matters can be obtained by contacting Alan Spedding at Alan.Spedding@amenityforum.net  or accessing the website at www.amenityforum.co.uk


Updated: 16 January 2015

Amenity Sector – Free Workshop to Update Professional Pesticide Users of New Rules

When: Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Location: Scotland’s Rural College Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG.

Registering: is easy, simply send the names of delegates to: Alan.Spedding@amenityforum.net

This workshop is aimed at professional pesticide users in the amenity sector, and will be run by the Amenity Forum, an independent body that promotes best practice in all aspects of weed, pest and disease control.

The workshop will look at topical issues including:

  • policy issues and legislation impacting on the sector;
  • training and continuing professional development;
  • sprayer testing – new requirements for the amenity sector from 2015.


The official programme for the Edinburgh workshop which is supported by the Scottish Government is available here.

A flyer listing dates and locations in England and Wales of similar workshops is also available.

More information on the work of the Amenity Forum can be found at: www.amenityforum.co.uk