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East of England Regional Conference 2017
Saturday 14 October 2017, 10am-4pm

Red Lodge Millennium Centre, Lavender Close, Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds IP28 8TT

We're delighted to bring our 2017 regional conference to Suffolk, in this community building at Red Lodge near Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

This one-day event will include policy debates, fringe meetings, training, reports, and more. All members of the party in the region can attend, speak and vote.

Register below before Monday 18 September to take advantage of our early bird rate. Click on the Pay Now button, then select the grey Pay with debit or credit card button towards the bottom of the screen in order to pay by card.

Register now

Dietary & Access requirements
Access Fund Claim?

Alternatively electronic payments can be made directly to the East of England Liberal Democrats bank account.

Sort code 40-24-20
Account: 71532642

Please include your name in the reference field and email conference@eastlibdems.org.uk with details of your payment, your name, and your address.

If you prefer to pay by cheque please download and return a registration form.

Registration rates

  • Before Monday 18 September 2017: £27 early bird rate
  • Monday 18 September to Thursday 12 October 2017: £32 standard rate
  • Saturday 14 October 2017: £38 on the day rate

Conference timetable

  • Sunday 17 September: Deadline for early bird registration
  • Saturday 30 September 2017: publication of final agenda online
  • Friday 6 October 2017, 10am: deadline for submission of emergency motions and amendments to motions
  • Thursday 12 October 2017: closure of online registration

The venue: accessibility and transport

Information about the venue is available on the Red Lodge Millennium Centre website here. The centre has disabled access including disabled parking and a stair lift to the first floor break-out room. Main conference rooms and lunch are on the ground floor.

Red Lodge enjoys easy road access from the A11 and A14, and the nearest railway station (Kennett) is on the line from Ipswich to Cambridge.

Regional conference access fund

Applying to the fund A small access fund is available to help improve accessibility for members attending the regional conference. Applications to this fund will be considered for (a) a reduced registration rate of £16; (b) assistance towards the cost of travel to the conference. Applications for reduced registration rates will only be considered if submitted before the deadline for standard rate registration (Sunday 18 September). Applications for travel support should be for the most economic means of public transport, or in exceptional circumstances for fuel costs where circumstances warrant this (eg disability), and where car sharing with other members is not possible. Applicants are expected to cover the cost themselves initially and to make a claim post-conference (all relevant receipts must be provided).

Contributing to the fund Any contributions made by party members to this fund are ring-fenced for this purpose only and where applicable, any unused donations will be carried over to the next regional conference. Any member registering for conference will be asked as part of their registration whether they would like to make a contribution to the fund and can do this when paying for conference. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation nonetheless you can do so by posting a cheque (payable to 'East of England Liberal Democrats') to Conference Access Fund (East), East of England Liberal Democrats, 54 Grymes Dyke Way, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0QT or use the PayPal donation button below.


A small number of free places at regional conference are available for people willing to fulfil two two-hour sessions as conference stewards, between 9am and 5pm. The role includes setting up; registration; signposting; troubleshooting; and clearing the venue. If you are interested in being a conference steward, please contact conference@eastlibdems.org.uk to let us know.