Newmarket Vision Conference November 2014 - programme of events

7.45 Chamber breakfast session (Graham Abbey, chair)            
The four delivery group chairs gave an update on progress together with business opportunity for networking.
9.15 Main conference Coffee and Registration
9.30 Welcome and general run through of programme given - Warwick Hirst
9.35 Setting the scene for the keynote speech, background to SCC Raising the Bar, Education delivery group - Lisa Chambers

Keynote Speaker – Howard Lay 'The Future of Education in Newmarket'
The Future of Education in Newmarket presentation

10.15 Presentation on Home of Horseracing project – Chris Garibaldi
10.35 Q&A Newmarket Vision –Rachel Hood, Mayor and Chair
Steering Group Members and Delivery Group Chairs: Cllr Lisa Chambers, Cllr Warwick Hirst, Cllr Rachel Hood, Howard Lay, Noel Byrne, plus Prince's Trust Foundation member Kim Hitch

'Marketplace' session
Various stalls, listed below, set up around the main hall of the Town Council for guests and general public to visit.

  1. National Horseracing Museum
  2. Discover Newmarket
  3. Newmarket Racecourse
  4. British Racing School
  5. NV Transport Delivery Group
  6. NV Community Planning Delivery Group
  7. Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
  8. NV TRET Delivery Group
  9. NV Education Delivery Group / Raising the Bar / Skills
  10. Newmarket Pregnancy Support Group
  11. The Racing Centre
  12. The Voluntary Network
  13. Newmarket Local History Society
  14. NOMADS –Kings Theatre
  15. Newmarket Community Events
  16. Sharing Parenting

Boards for guest participation and information in foyer and in hall:

  • Ideas board/tree –no comments received.
  • Logo Board –a handful of comments received:
    • Request for face on clock tower and jockey on racehorse.
  • Vision Action List Display
12.15 End of public session
  Afternoon workshops
1.15 Session 1
2.15 Session 2
  Each delegate had the choice to attend one or two workshops:


1. 'What is a Business Improvement District?' by Mark Cordell
Main Hall, 40 spaces were available.
17 recorded spaces were taken up on the 1:15
10 recorded spaces were taken up on the 2:15
(Presentation not available)

2. 'What is a Neighbourhood Plan?' by Alex Munro
Sir Ernest Cassel meeting room, first floor.
24 spaces were available.
22 recorded spaces were taken up on the 1:15
7 recorded spaces were taken up on the 2.15   
'What is a Neighbourhood Plan? presentation


3. An Insight into the Horseracing Industry by Rachel Hood
with Julian Wilson, Stud Manager
John Morrey, Tattersalls
Tom Goff, Bloodstock Agent
John Berry, Trainer and Deputy Mayor
James Crowhurst NEH
William Gittus, Jockey Club
Amy Starkey, Newmarket Racecourse
Council Chamber/Committee Room, first floor, 35 spaces were available.
11 recorded spaces were taken up on the 1:15
9 recorded spaces were taken up on the 2:15
An Insight into the Horseracing Industry presentation


4. 'Public Art on the High Street' by Di Robertshaw and Julie Eden
IT Room, first floor, 15spaces were available.
6 recorded spaces were taken up on the 1:15
10 recorded spaces were taken up on the 2:15
Public Art on the High Street presentation