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Thatch Fire Prevention Seminar


 

THATCH FIRE PREVENTION SEMINAR Romsey0217 (click to download flyer)

 

 

THATCH FIRE PREVENTION SEMINAR

HAMPSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

AND

THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF MASTER THATCHERS

Invite you to a seminar to be held on Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Ampfield Village Hall, Ampfield, near Romsey SO51 9BJ

10am start, light lunch provided.

At 10.00am

 

Sponsored by Thatchline Insurance

Preventing the destruction of thatched buildings from fire is the greatest conservation task facing the industry today……….

 

Since 2008 there have been at least 450 serious fires in properties with a thatched roof, that were chimney related and attributed to the use of a wood burning appliance. This is equivalent to the devastation of one family per week losing their home, and the irretrievable destruction of heritage. This event aims to look at past thatch fires and find ways of professionals working together to reduce the losses.

AGENDA

SPEAKER ORGANISATION TOPIC
Mark White Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service Welcome and housekeeping
Mark White Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service When the worst happens….

 

Marjorie Sanders The National Society of Master Thatchers Learning from fires in listed thatched properties. Discussion: “strategy for policy changes”
LUNCH
Meg Bennett Test Valley Conservation Officer A conservation perspective
TBA Thatched property owner Experiencing a thatch fire
All present, discussion and agreement for a future strategy.

 

The seminar should be of interest to Estate agents, insurers, conservation professionals, fire fighters, stove installers and owners. This is an open seminar all are welcome.

If you would like to reserve a place contact Marjorie Sanders; 01844 281208 or email: marjoriesanders@btinternet.com.

There is a small charge of £10.00 to cover the cost of hall hire, lunch and refreshments.

 

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