PROACTIVE Progress Meeting 10 (PM10)


8-9 February 2022, Lancaster

The 10th PROACTIVE progress meeting (PM10) will be held on 8-9 February 2022 in Lancaster, UK. This meeting is restricted to PROACTIVE consortium members.

Please read all the information carefully before proceeding to registration.

Meeting format

The meeting will be organised in a "mild-hybrid" format, specifically:

  • physical participation for the partners who can travel to Lancaster (most partners are expected to join in person)
  • the possibility to tune in and listen online for those who cannot travel. A web conference link will be set up but the online interactions during the meeting will be limited.

The project Progress Meeting will be followed by the Joint Workshop with PSAB and CSAB members on 9-10 February organised at the same venue but as a separate event from PM10. This registration page concerns only the progress meeting.

Agenda overview

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022 from 8:30 to 17:30
  • Wednesday, 9 February 2022 from 9:00 to 12:30

The detailed agenda will be circulated by email.

Venue

The progress meeting will be held at the Lancaster House.
Address: Green Lane, Ellel, Lancaster, LA1 4GJ, United Kingdom.

Rigorous Covid-19 safety measures will be implemented at the meeting venue to ensure everyone’s safety. Due to the room capacity, maximum two persons per partner can be physically present.

Beverages and lunch will be provided during the meetings.

Travel

Each partner is strongly encouraged to check the travel conditions to and from the UK which may continuously evolve until the meeting. Please check the UK Government website for advice: Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

By plane
Manchester Airport: https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/
There is a direct train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster (takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and costs between £15 - £30 Return). Tickets can be bought online https://www.thetrainline.com/ or at the train station.

Liverpool Airport: https://www.liverpoolairport.com/
There is no direct train from this Airport, you would have to get a taxi from Liverpool to Lancaster directly or a bus into Liverpool Centre and 2 trains to Lancaster.

To pre-order a taxi (around £80 each way) we recommend: https://www.airportdirecttaxis.co.uk/

By rail
There is only one train station in Lancaster. It is accessible via Manchester Airport and London directly. Other options may include 1-2 changes.

By car
Please follow the advice listed in the hotel descriptions as to which junction to exit on the M6.

Accommodation

Each partner is responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Bookings are made at each partner’s own risk from their respective travel budgets. We strongly encourage you use flexible bookings and to double check the free cancellation policies before you engage any cost.

Hotel suggestions

Lancaster House Hotel (Conference also held here.)
https://englishlakes.co.uk/lancaster-house/
By Car: Lancaster House is just off the M6 on junction 33. Free parking.

By Bus from Lancaster City Centre: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/cumbria-and-north-lancashire/11/lancaster-bus-station-lancaster-bus-station/xnbo011.o

The nearest train station is Lancaster Train Station and there are usually taxis waiting outside who can take you to your chosen hotel. Additional taxis companies include:
CPAC National Taxis – + 44 7447441301
John’s Taxi – + 44 7836716578
One a Cab – + 44 1524 840888
JVC Airport Transfers - +44 7522038064

If you wish to book a hotel bedroom at the venue you should immediately contact the Lancaster House Hotel on +44 15394 39451 and quote reference number 1288067. Please note that their office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm GMT. Alternatively, partners can contact the hotel at: sales@englishlakes.co.uk. The hotel does not have a link to their website to reserve a room as they are holding rooms under a group booking. Bed & Breakfast is charged at £98.00 per person per night (based on sole occupancy) and the hotel will ask for a £100.00 per room non-refundable deposit to secure the rooms. Please note that this policy does not correspond to the EC request for EU projects to make fully cancellable and refundable bookings. Please note on Monday 22th November 2021, the hotel will apply the first cut off and 25% of unsold rooms (rooms without a deposit) will be released back into general sale so we urge you to book your room asap if you want to stay at the same venue as the conference.

Premier Inn
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/lancashire/lancaster/lancaster.html?cid=GLBC_LANBRE
By Car: J34 on M6. Free parking.
Not recommended unless you are driving as it is not located on a main bus route. You would have to get a taxi.

Holiday Inn Lancaster
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/lancaster/xqlcr/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-GB-_-XQLCR
By Car: J34 on M6. Free parking.
Not recommended unless you are driving as it is not located on a main bus route. You would have to get a taxi.

Royal Kings Arms Lancaster
https://royalkingsarmshotel.co.uk/
5 minute walk from the train station for those arriving by train from the airport
By Car: Better to take J33 on the M6 to navigate the one-way system more easily. Limited parking, prices negotiable with hotel.
By Bus from Lancaster City Centre: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/cumbria-and-north-lancashire/11/lancaster-bus-station-lancaster-bus-station/xnbo011.o

The Borough Lancaster
https://www.theboroughlancaster.co.uk/hotel-rooms/
10 minute walk from the train station for those arriving by train from the airport
By Car: Better to take J34 on the M6 to navigate the one-way system more easily. Limited parking, prices negotiable with hotel.
By Bus from Lancaster City Centre: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/cumbria-and-north-lancashire/11/lancaster-bus-station-lancaster-bus-station/xnbo011.o

Ibis Hotel Lancaster
https://all.accor.com/hotel/B8E9/index.en.shtml?y_source=1_MTk2MzIyODktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU%3D
10 minute walk from the train station for those arriving by train from the airport
By Car: Better to take J33 on the M6 to navigate the one-way system more easily. Limited parking, prices negotiable with hotel.
By Bus from Lancaster City Centre: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/cumbria-and-north-lancashire/11/lancaster-bus-station-lancaster-bus-station/xnbo011.o

Local contact

For any queries regarding these logistical instructions, please contact the CBRNE Ltd team:
Dominic Kelly: dominic.kelly@cbrneltd.com

Registration Form

To register for the PROACTIVE event, please fill in this form:

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