The Amenity Forum has set up a new web site www.amenityforum.org.uk as a key part of its continuing programme to support the sector.
A key part of the site will be the library where users will be able to access technical information to follow ‘Best Practice’. In addition the plan is to have links to member web sites.
Jon Allbutt, chairman commented, “This development is of great importance to our sector particularly in view of the likely outcomes of the EU Directives and the UK National Pesticide Policy.”
The Amenity Forum has announced that Professor John Moverley OBE has been appointed as their chairman with effect from March. In the intervening period Professor Moverley will work closely with Jon Allbutt.
John Moverley is a well-known figure in the Horticulture industry and land based sector generally but particularly in the field of education and business. He was chief executive and principal at Myerscough College in Lancashire until the end of 2005. His combined career has had a strong commercial focus across the private, public and charitable sectors.
The Amenity Forum has twenty-five member organisations representing the sector and six Government observers. It is recognised as the lead ‘consultative ‘organisation for the amenity sector and is a member of the Implementation Group led by the Pesticides Safety Directorate for the Government’s Amenity Action Plan.
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