6pm - 7:45pm
Thursday 11 November 2021

Charting Community Based Growth in Surrey

An interactive and engaging event exploring future community based growth in Surrey.


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University of Surrey ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021

"Charting Community Based Growth in Surrey"

11th November - 18:00-19:45pm - AP1/AP Foyer, University of Surrey

What is on offer?

In a post-Covid environment there is a profound need to understand how Surrey as a county is going to evolve. This event launches the 'Charting Community-based Growth in Surrey' report from the University of Surrey's Centre for Britain and Europe. The event will expand on this highly acclaimed report into the local area, the role of growth and its different definitions and applications, and why growth needs to be genuinely community based. There is a real appetite amongst decision makers to hear what the local community think. The pandemic has made us look afresh at the special qualities and strengths of Surrey, including its people, communities, economy, natural environment, globally significant location, clarifying how we can continue to grow, and remain successful, attractive and competitive, nationally and globally. This event aims to harness the value of this report by discussing with the public how we should choose to collectively use it, and translate it into actual delivery.

What's it about?

The event will bring together the report's authors, Surrey County Council, and a number of local and national decision makers, to consider the county's future journey in rejuvenating the high street, developing employment and skills, ensuring inward investment, and growing the green economy. The event will engage with the challenges of health and wellbeing in all areas of the county. We will discuss how to implement the key opportunities identified for fostering a place based localism for our community. The audience will have the opportunity to engage with our panel of guests and give input to the issues raised.

Who is leading the event?

Professor Amelia Hadfield, University of Surrey

Dr Alia Middleton, University of Surrey

Stakeholders from Surrey Local Government

Key Local Decision Makers

Community Representatives

Who is it open to?

Anyone welcome.

Who will it be of interest to?

General public, young people, local government, policy makers, anyone with an interest in growing and improving the economy and communities in Surrey.

Free parking is available on campus.

For more information about the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 and other events being delivered by the University of Surrey, please visit this website

Covid-19 Guidelines for events at The University of Surrey:

  • We advise you to wear a face covering for the duration of the event – except when seated, eating and drinking, and/or presenting.
  • We require you to check in to the NHS Covid-19 app on arrival.
  • We request that you take a lateral flow test within 48 hours before attending.
  • We ask that you let the event organisers know if you test positive for COVID within 12 days after the event.
  • If you have recently arrived from an international destination, you must ensure any quarantine regulations have been adhered to.
  • You will be asked to agree to the above guidelines in order to register.