Hartpury to help kick-off conversation about the future of Gloucestershire


Hartpury College and University Centre will help to kick-start a conversation about ambitious plans for the future of Gloucestershire, as part of a new year-long campaign.

Alongside hundreds of residents and organisations across the county, Hartpury will be part of The Big Conversation event, which starts on Thursday 1 February, 3pm to 6pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The exhibition-style event will include stands hosted by a range of innovative local businesses and organisations who are shaping the way that Gloucestershire residents will live, work and study in the future.

The event will include the announcement of eight potential ambitions for the future of the county and six major projects that could radically transform the county’s reputation on the national and international stage as well as delivering significant improvements in the quality of life for local people.

The Big Launch will also mark the opening of a six-month programme of public engagement activity to develop the vision and collect alternative ideas from residents and organisations.

Hartpury Principal, Russell Marchant, said: “We’re delighted to have been invited to be part of this major conversation about the future of Gloucestershire. It’s such a brilliant place to live, work or study – it really has a lot to offer from beautiful countryside to bustling towns and cities.

“It’s up to us – everyone associated with Gloucestershire – to make sure that it’s a place which continues to offer a great quality of life for every generation. We’re excited to help kick-off the event at the Big Conversation and I hope that we can continue to be a big part of helping to ensure the continued success of our county.”

The event has been organised by the University of Gloucestershire on behalf of Leadership Gloucestershire, a partnership of the county’s leading public sector organisations. To find out more and book your place for the Big Launch on 1 February please visit https://glos2050.com

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