Announcement – NBPA 2019 Conference and AGM, Derby 15-17 October 2019

Derby County FC, Pride Park Stadium

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

The National Black Police Association (NBPA) are pleased to announce that their forthcoming conference and Annual General Meeting will be hosted by Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Black Police Association (DBPA) in Derby on October 15th – 17th 2019.

Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “I am delighted that Derbyshire Constabulary is the host for this year’s National Black Police Association Annual Conference; a year which marks the 20th anniversary of the Macpherson Report following the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

This year’s theme of youth engagement provides a superb opportunity to work with our communities to focus on the issues which concern young people, garnering their views and their ideas with a view to developing a collective way forward. I look forward to meeting you all in October, where I’m sure we’ll have an opportunity to explore this in detail.”

DBPA chair, Theresa Peltier said: “Derbyshire Black Police Association are delighted and honoured to be this year’s hosting force for the National Black Police Association Annual Conference and AGM.

Derbyshire is a beautiful county incorporating a large portion of the Peak District and the southern end of the Pennines. As with most counties in the United Kingdom, our increased mix of diversity in all its forms has enriched Derbyshire. We look forward to welcoming you all and being part of the collective learning and unity that the NBPA conference brings.”

Tola Munro, President of the NBPA is looking forward to the event and commented, “Derbyshire is amongst the most beautiful counties of the UK with stunning landscape, classical country houses and full of diverse communities. These include the city of Derby which along with the rest of the East Midlands has historic black and Asian communities from around the world. These are reflected in the make-up of Derbyshire Black Police Association – one of the most energetic and active BPAs. They are heavily engaged with young people in the city and county, and I look forward to bringing Conference to see the links they have made.”

Conference overview

  • Tuesday 15th October Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday 16th October Day 1 Conference, Gala Dinner/Awards and Community Gathering
  • Thursday 17th October Day 2 Conference, workshops

A full programme including details of workshops will be updated on this website closer to the time. If you are attending on the 17th October you will be contacted beforehand to select your preferred workshop session.

Conference fees and registration

Ticket ratesNBPA membersNon members
Full conference£260.00 £325.00
Day 1 attendance conference rate £125.00£150.00
Day 2 attendance conference rate£125.00£150.00
2 day conference rate (no Gala Dinner)£230.00£250.00
Gala Dinner only£60.00£75.00

Please click here to register.

Rates detailed above include VAT where applicable. Ticket costs include admission to the conference and lunch. Please note that the above fees do no not include your travel or accommodation. Delegates are expected to make their own arrangements.

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at BPA@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK

Getting to Derby

Derby is an easily accessible city with a number of services provided to make your journey that little bit easier. To help make your stay here in Derby as hassle free as possible, we have provided some useful travel and accommodation information.

The whole conference will be taking place at Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County Football club. There are plenty of large hotels within the vicinity meaning that once you are here you can relax without the hassle any conference commute problems.

The stadium is conveniently based just off the A52 (Brian Clough Way) and is only 10 minutes from Junction 25 of the M1. Sat Nav postcode: DE24 8XL

Train information

The stadium itself is within walking distance of Derby Railway Station which is located on the outskirts of Derby City Centre. Derby has direct rail services to a large number of destinations including London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Cardiff.

From Derby Train Station there is direct access over its central footbridge, to the Pride Park Business Park and local football stadium with a nearby Park and Ride scheme to Derby city centre. It is a 20 minutes’ walk (6 minute by car) commute from the train station the conference venue.

Facilities within Derby Train Station itself include accessible waiting areas, East Midlands Trains First Class Lounge, a coffee shop, bar and general store.

Airport information

The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport at Castle Donington. For travel information please contact the airport direct. You can plan your journey to and from the airport using the journey planner (https://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/getting-to-and-from/).