/ Events Archive / CLOA AGM 2021


This year our AGM place virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Alongside the formal AGM business, there was a showcase of how members have been innovating over the last year, to stimulate thinking about the art of the possible.

Papers from the AGM

Showcase Content

‘Of Earth And Sky’; a poetry walking trail across 30 locations round Gloucester city – Gloucester City Council (video 3min 58sec)

Festival of Hope; a celebration and exploration of hope and heritage, led by young people – Cheshire West and Chester Council (slide with presenters notes) More about the Festival of Hope here.

Cherwell Story Map; using data to support collaborative working around health inequalities – Cherwell District Council (video 4min 55sec)

Luton Creative Leaders; a programme that addresses the need for greater diverse representation in arts leadership – Luton Council (slide with presenters notes)

Heritage Action Zone, Elsecar; engaged the community and led to a greater understanding of this historic village, informing a £20M levelling up funding bid for the area – Barnsley Council (video 4min 9sec)

Twilight Trail; a COVID-19 resilient event that celebrated the history of the Abbey Ruins – Reading Borough Council (slide with presenters notes) You can also watch a video here (2min 15sec)

Sponsor Platform

Penny Southwood, Managing Director, Xn Leisure, gave a presentation that demonstrated how technology can support the leisure industry, the latest from Leisure Hub and shared the company key learnings from recent experiences with insourcing.

Nick Masson, Commercial Director, Bigwave Marketing, featured the Insight360 programme, which uses a framework of business specific questions to help uncover that growth and drive income whilst maintaining and raising service standards.