In October 2018, Open Road hosted its AGM at the Colchester Stadium with over 100 people in attendance.

The keynote speaker on the day was Councillor John Spence – Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.

John delivered a highly entertaining but also thought-provoking speech about his many years of working to support those people in Essex who need essential services to help them live decent lives. A lot of this he told us was to do with fighting to get funding channelled to the right groups, organisations and services. He described his ‘Four I’s’ principle – (Intelligence, Intervention, Innovation, Integration) which described his priorities when championing cases which he believes are in need of support. We wish to thank John for taking time out of his busy schedule, and are really pleased that he was able to attend our AGM.