Next DSEQ network meeting considers HS2 disruption with guest construction speakers

This, just in from iSE and the Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter

The Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter networking meeting is upcoming on Tuesday 13th February 2018, 8.30am to 10.00am.

We recently completed a successful consultation with members of the Digbeth Social Enterprise Network about HS2 disruption. The feedback we received highlighted the worries that social enterprises in Digbeth have around the construction of HS2 and Curzon Street. The primary worry that was raised was around traffic congestion and a disruption to car parking.

To help talk through the construction process we have invited guest speakers Rachel Johnson from HS2 and Ryan West from the Laing O’Rourke / Murphy Joint Venture (LM JV).

Rachel Johnson is the HS2 Community Engagement Manager for Curzon St Station and Interchange Station. Rachel has been with HS2 since January 2013 focusing on stakeholder and community engagement. Ryan West is the Community Engagement Manager for LM JV, who are responsible for delivering the enabling works for HS2 in ‘Area North’ – the 80km stretch of the HS2 route through the West Midlands. Both Rachel and Ryan will be providing an update on progress so far and the next steps including an introduction to Laing O’Rourke’s plan of highway works.

Hosted at iSE’s office, this DSEQ meeting will provide an informal environment for those interested in social enterprise to meet with social entrepreneurs and other enterprises to share knowledge, make new connections and gain valuable insights form sector experts.

Please send mail to Paul Barnes to book your free place – places are limited so please book early!

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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