‘Connecting South Lincolnshire’ is the theme of transport conference

Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum ANL-150825-150107001
Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum ANL-150825-150107001
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The first Lincolnshire Transport Conference will take place on Friday, October 16 at the Springfield’s Event Centre in Spalding.

The theme of the conference will be “Connecting South Lincolnshire” with guest speakers from rail, road and bus operators including; directors from Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Brylaine and Freshlincs as well as government spokespersons; who will inform delegates of the challenges facing Spalding’s infrastructure and their plans to better connect the area.

The conference will be opened by her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire Toby Dennis; followed by a full day of activity, finishing at 4pm. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, sharing and learning from each other’s experiences.

The event is organised by The Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum and the Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce.

Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce, said: “Many businesses in South Holland are anticipating substantial growth in the coming years and it’s important that we have the infrastructure in place to sustain this growth.

“I have been urging government to upgrade the A16 as it will not sustain this growth and we are in danger of stifling business growth. However this business growth doesn’t just rely on one road and we need to ensure that we are better linked to the rest of the country.”

To book your place at £15, which includes lunch, please contact Emily Foreman at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce on: 01522 523333 or email: emily.foreman@lincs-chamber.co.uk