AGC Summer Conference 2023

Start: Friday, June 23, 2023 4:00 PM

End: Sunday, June 25, 2023 3:00 PM

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This annual event for all Green Councillors at whatever level of local Government you serve, is a valuable opportunity to network, learn new skills and information to help you be a more effective Green Councillors and also to help you build a support network of fellow Green councillors and feel less alone.

The programme is already taking shape and is looking really exciting. But do let us know if there's other stuff you'd like to see included or would like to offer to contribute anything.


Due to limited funds, a small charge of £40 per person is being made this year. However, if cost is a barrier to you attending, please contact the AGC to discuss.

This registration fee includes the conference entry plus all food and refreshments (dinner, Saturday night, lunch on Saturday and Sunday plus drinks throughout both days). We will ask you to confirm which meals you want nearer the time to avoid over-ordering.

For any councillors who haven't paid their AGC subs this year, the cost will be £60 - which is the same as the annual subs, so we hope that you will subscribe instead at

If you are feeling generous and would like to support another councillor who is less able to pay, please select the "generous" ticket type . Thank you!

More details will be added below over the coming weeks and months as planning progresses so the following information is still in draft:


All the rooms are mobility- accessible

The venue has disabled car parking spaces on streets nearby. Dropping off and picking up of equipment can be arranged with the venue team.

Please contact the venue with any questions regarding accessibility.

How to get there

Located in Sheffield’s Theatre District, Victoria Hall is a short walk from Sheffield Central train station and is close to other public transport links and well placed for major road routes.

By car: Leave the M1 from Junction 33, follow signs for A630, then A57 to the town centre.  

By bus: Sheffield has brilliant public transport links. For buses, see the Travel South Yorkshire website and for Super Tram see the Stagecoach website.

By rail: Consult your preferred rail network provider and follow our tips for the best route from Sheffield Central Train Station.

A small travel bursary fund is available for anyone on a low income for whom travel costs might be a barrier to attending. Please contact if you’d like some help with travel.

Or Join Online

It will be possible to join some plenary sessions and some breakout sessions online via Zoom. Log in details will be shared nearer the time . These presentations will be recorded for viewing later by anyone who is unable to attend during the weekend.


Some members of Sheffield Green Party have offered to host participants in their homes, particularly those who feel they would sruggle ot pay for accommodation. To request a room, please contact Marianne Elliot on

There are several hotel options near the venue. See TripAdvisor for suggestions

A cheaper option would be to book a room on Air Bnb where you will find a wide choice nearby.

Food and refreshments

Whilst there is no formal conference programme on Friday 23rd, we will be meeting up for drinks and/or a meal. Venue to be confirmed. Meet at 7pm.

There will be tea/ coffee and water available at various times throughout the conference.

All meals (Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch) will be vegan and are included in the registration fee (although an additional donation is welcome!)  Please let us know of any other dietary requirements you have.

There will be a cash bar on Saturday night.


The wi-fi code at the venue is .