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The Morning Room, Upton House and Country Park, Poole Road, Upton, Poole BH17 7BJ

3 June 2019, 14:00-16:00 (registration from 13:30) 


In 2018 we ran our first taster event at this beautiful location to help people understand how being outdoors, unplugging from your phone and connecting with like-minded peers from your own line of work can have real benefits. You’ll have the time and space to quiet your mind and switch off the day-to-day ‘noise’ of life. This will help you to see things differently and focus on solving an issue you bring with you. Getting to know your fellow attendees and working together to support each other, you’ll get a real feel for what our kind of ‘unplugging’ is all about.

Starting in this grand Grade II* listed Georgian mansion house (which is owned and managed by Borough of Poole Council), we will enjoy the wildlife along the shoreline, take in stunning harbour views and wander through beautiful gardens displaying a range of fantastic horticulture.

Your hosts

Sally and GeorgiaGeorgia Turner (right) is Head of  Comms and Marketing for Bournemouth and Poole Councils. She’s worked in local government communications for over 20 years and has most recently been involved in the merging of three councils to create the new unitary Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Council. Find her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiaturner 

Sally Northeast (left) is Deputy Director for OD, Participation and Comms at Dorset Healthcare. Before that she headed up the comms team at Dorset County Council and has also spent time as a freelancer.  She originally trained as a journalist and has time on the Bournemouth Daily Echo under her belt. Say hi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/salzasal

Together with Darren Caveney, Georgia and Sally are the creators of Comms Unplugged.



Travel and parking

Upton Country Park is three miles northwest of Poole town centre, clearly signposted from the A35.  Pay and display parking is in operation.

All public transport options: https://uptoncountrypark.com/find-us/