The sun was shining for our cream tea forum event sponsored by Foxhills Country Club on Tuesday 1st July 2014, the venue, the Library room of the 19c Manor House being a perfect destination.
Peter Milton from Surrey County Council, Geri Silverstone from the National Trust and Paul Turrell the CEO of Runnymede Borough Council with input from Cllr Derek Cotty, unveiled plans for the Magna Carta 800 year celebrations which were delivered to a fully booked forum. The intention for this project is to significantly improve the visitor experience to the Runnymede Meadows, improving facilities, engaging new audiences with digital technology, enabling a wide range of people to learn about the political, constitutional and historical significance of the charter hoping to engage with audiences ranging from university students, international visitors and locals.
A lively Q&A session followed the speeches and presentation with most questions originating from organisations and businesses from the Egham and Englefield Green area, predominantly concerned over the high level of traffic and safety of pedestrian accessibility.
Plans were also put forward for a statue of Her Majesty the Queen as a permanent legacy to the Magna Carta celebrations, those who donate towards the cost will be listed on the plinth.
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Attendance 65 delegates
Speakers Peter Milton – Head Service Manager for Cultural Service SCC
Geri Silverstone – National Trust
Paul Turrell – CEO Runnymede Borough Council
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