The week of 18 – 24 November sees the launch of the Connecting the Culm Forum and a host of ways to get involved and have your say. This post is a quick access point for these opportunities.

The Forum Launch event took place on 18 November. In the video to the right you can watch a recording of the first half-hour of the event, with presentations by Steven Johnson (Project Manager), Lord Cameron of Dillington (former Chair of the Countryside Agency) and Anna Rios Wils (Head of research Floods and Water at DEFRA).

We have created an online whiteboard where you can comment on our initial ideas and help develop a plan that works for everyone. The film on the left gives you an introduction to the whiteboard and some tips on how to use it.

We are holding daily discussion sessions during the week, as an opportunity for people to talk through issues and ideas and, if you haven’t been able to access our online tools, to get your comments logged directly by the team.

Please use this link to join us at the remaining sessions:

  • Saturday 21st: 5pm
  • Sunday 22nd: 11am
  • Monday 23rd: 6pm
  • Tuesday 24th: 8.30am

You can book on to these here or just turn up on the day.

At the Forum Finale event we’ll pull together all of the activity and input from the week: 24 November at 4.30pm. Join us to chart our course for the coming months!

There’s also an interactive visualisation of the issues affecting the Culm, with two landscapes to explore: from the Headwaters to Uffculme and Cullompton down to Stoke Canon. And you can comment on the issues we have identified in our survey.

Finally, please do email us direct at if you prefer. [Please note: by sending us your comments you are giving consent for your responses to be used, anonymously, as part of this project, which may include in a range of visual and textual formats. If you would like to withdraw your comments at any point, please contact us and we will endeavour to do so up to the point their anonymised form enters the public domain].


The Connecting the Culm team.