17th November 2004




The second annual Lincolnshire Community Cohesion Conference will take place on Friday (19th November) following up last year’s successful conference in October 2003.


The conference will be held at the university’s Riseholme Park campus and will give delegates the opportunity to take part in an informed debate regarding the issues currently facing the county.


The conference will be chaired by Professor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln.


Keynote speakers who will be addressing the audience include the Right Reverend Dr John Saxbee, Bishop of Lincoln, Labour MEP Phillip Whitehead and the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Tony Lake.


The event will also include presentations on a range of community cohesion issues delivered by representatives of local public and private sectors and community groups.


In addition to the local agenda there will also be representatives from interpreters and translation services, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a range of other community and minority groups sharing best practice.


There will be a host of workshops and discussion forums held at the event for formulating a way forward in promoting community cohesion in Lincolnshire.


A conference paper will be distributed to all participants and all those who may be interested in taking forward Lincolnshire’s agenda for community cohesion.


For more information about the event, contact Maureen Bound on (01522) 886407 or email MBound@lincoln.ac.uk.


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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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