On behalf of the Chairman I hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of the London and Home Counties Branch of the Institute of Quarrying will take place at 15.30 hrs on Thursday 22 March 2018, at Woodlands Manor Golf Club, Tinkerpot Lane, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6AB for transaction of business in accordance with the below agenda.
Landscape & Restoration
Simon Higson from SLR Consulting Ltd
Simon Higson is a Technical Director with SLR Consulting Ltd., a Chartered Landscape Architect, Chartered Horticulturist and Member of the Institute of Quarrying.
The Yorkshire Branch will be hosting their annual Dinner Dance at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate on Saturday, 3rd March 2018.
Dealing with change
Adam Daniels from Sibelco
Adam Daniels is Operations Director for Sibelco in the UK and responsible for their Ball Clay, Kaolin, Toll Processing and Industrial Silica Quarries across the country. Adam started out in the industry as an Engineering Graduate in 2007 before moving into Operational Management in 2013.
Mineral Planning - Current threats
Spencer Warren from Heaton Planning
With over 15 years experience in the industry, Spencer is the Director of Heaton Planning who specialise in minerals and waste planning matters.
The importance of geotechnical assessment
David Jameson from GWP Consultants
David is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Geologist and member of the IMMM with over 25 years’ international consulting experience in the mining, quarrying and construction sectors. He obtained a PhD in geotechnical engineering researching the role of bedding parallel weak units in the stability of opencast coal sites.
Understanding the regulations
James Dodds from Envireau Water
James Dodds is the Owner/Chairperson of Envireau Water. He is a nationally recognised expert in water management and water resources hydrogeology, particularly within the minerals, agricultural/horticultural and water bottling sectors, as well as the onshore oil and gas sector, and has a reputation for his tenacity with regulatory systems.
In this exclusive event, Dr Hazel Gibson with the assistance of Professor Iain Stewart (both of Plymouth University), will explore how we can improve the way that we communicate about controversial geological issues and increase the chance of a quicker, positive outcome for developments.
Set to return for 2018, Hillhead is also gearing up for a special appearance from the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain.
This West of England branch technical meeting will be taking place 11th September 2017 with Dale Collins of Browne Jacobson LLP.