IPROW Annual Update 2017

16-17 October 2017
Royal Wootton Basset, near Swindon


The programme will include a wide spectrum of topics of current interest, keeping you abreast of change and able to make savings through knowledge of opportunities and limitations.

Exhibitors will provide the opportunity to catch up with the latest innovations in path furniture, signs and software.

Early bookings by members as full delegate will attract a discount if received before 1 July and potentially a luxury bedroom.  Bedrooms at the hotel vary from superior, potentially with four poster and jacuzzi, to standard, which are still comfortable rooms with double bed and en suite.  Superior bedrooms will be allocated in order of booking, so if you fancy a bit of luxury, make your booking early!

Annual General Meeting

There will be an IPROW Annual General Meeting at 17.45 on Monday 16 October and the opportunity to discuss the work and future of IPROW. AGMs are informal and tend to be short and members are strongly encouraged to stay for the meeting so that decisions are representative of as much of the membership as possible.


Monday  registration from 1.15p.m.  President’s Welcome at 2.30 p.m.
AGM  17.45 p.m.
Dinner 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday registration from 8.30 a.m.  President’s Welcome 9 a.m.
Close 4 p.m.

The programme is still building.  Confirmed sessions are:

  • Access as part of HLF Landscape Partnerships :  Mike Ogden, Durham and Emma Ashton-Wickett
  • Managing vehicular access :  Adrian Walls, Denbighshire
  • The effect of Dereg on the List of Streets and Modification Orders :  Ros Emrys-Roberts, Herts
  • Help or hindrance—IT systems for ROW, access and commons :  Sian Barnes, Powys
  • Proportionate traffic regulation—some Kent examples :  Graham Rusling, Kent
  • Working with self-motivated volunteer groups and 3rd party funding :  Jon Beale, Oxon and Howard Dell, South Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers
  • Submissions to the List of Streets as declaration of status :  Will Steel, Herefordshire
  • Managing recreational events to help fund access work :  Andrew Watson, Dartmoor
  • BS7666 and the National Streets Gazetteer :  GeoPlace
  • Case law review :  George Laurence QC
  • Making the case for a rights of way service :  facilitated discussion
  • Express dedication at common law :  Matthew White, Barrister


Marsh Farm Hotel is located conveniently a few minutes from the M4 and 20 minutes from Swindon railway station. Taxi sharing from the station will be facilitated.

Bedrooms at the Marsh Farm Hotel vary from Superior, potentially with four poster and jacuzzi (but not all), to Standard, which are still nice rooms with double bed and en suite.  Superior bedrooms will be allocated in order of booking, so if you fancy a bit of luxury, make your booking early!

Late bookings will be accommodated for B&B at Lydiard House, a few miles away.  Lydiard has the benefits of a pool and parkland setting.  Shared transport will be facilitated.

Book a Place

To book a place contact Geri Coop, training@iprow.co.uk

Prices below are exclusive of VAT

Full delegate
Members £240*
Non-members £335
Dinner £21
B&B (single) £42
Day delegate
Members £195
Non-members £290

Early Bird discount of £60 so *£180 for full delegate member bookings received by 1 July with purchase order or payment and completed booking form.