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Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Enterprises

Dr David Moon, Head of Food Sustainability, WRAP


A busy quarter, a new website and new scholars

1 Jun 2017 |
Andrew Bird, LARAC Chair

First off, as Chair of LARAC, I’d like to welcome you to the new website – we hope you like the improvements we have made and that you find it easier to navigate. There’s been a lot of work in the background over the last few months to bring this about, but tweaks can still be made, so if you have any comments we’d be grateful to receive them. Get in touch at – Lee and Jenny will be pleased to receive any suggestions.  For myself, I’ve been in the happy position of being asked to the give the local authority view on many occasions over the last three months and in quite a few different arenas.


Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government


31 May 2017 |
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Support Services Officer

Once again, the judges have been hard at it, the votes have been cast and we have the first winners at this year's LARAC Conference: our 18 scholars.  They will enjoy an extra afternoon of seminars the day before the main event, plus entrance to the pre-conference evening get-together and meal.  Then the whole conference will be theirs to enjoy and benefit from - staying at the Orchard Hotel, at the heart of what is happening.  They will attend the awards and all their travel will be paid for.  All thanks to our great sponsor, REPIC - who (as in the past two years) will extend the scholar experience through the year with various opportunities and  site visits.

Safety Day in the South

15 Jun 2017

Thruxton Motor Sport Centre

After four hugely successful events, Vision Techniques are hosting their fifth VT Safety Day at Thruxton Motorsports centre in Andover, covering many councils and business across the South of the country.

Attendees will be able to have hands-on demonstrations of our new award-winning technology, including BrakeSafe - our automatic handbrake system, StopSafe - our emergency stopping system and Banksman - our automatic reverse braking system.

Attendees will also be able to attend masterclasses in technology integration and best practice q&a's.