Thursday 25th January…

So many things clash this evening .. what will we all do!

Herefordshire’s a Great Place hosts an exciting ideas exchange in the bar at the Courtyard in Hereford from 6pm-7.15pm. Tickets are free, you just need to book online:

At the same time in the Studio Theatre at The Courtyard we have an HGN showing of To the Ends of the Earth. This will be followed by an HGN hosted panel led discussion in the Courtyard bar – so even if you choose to go along to the Great Places discussion you can hang on in the bar & join us afterwards… sounds ok to me!

And as a curveball – over in the Diocesan Office at the Bishops Palace there is a General Meeting of Hereford’s Community Land Trust from 6pm – 8pm.

Details of all events are on our HGN Calendar – do send us your dates to add to the calendar so we can avoid clashes – or make the most of them when they happen!

The Seed Swaps are coming….

For those of you who are waiting and planning those veggies for the summer, it wont be long!

Seed Swaps will be happening on Saturday 3rd February at the Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, 10am – 2pm and on Saturday 10th February, 11am at The Priory, Leominster (more details to follow).


Keep an eye on the HGN website Calendar for more information on both events..


An abundance at Applewood

An opportunity to start your new year with some new learning and insight thanks to an array of permaculture courses at Applewood…

Including a new Weekend Permaculture Design Course (weekends Feb-June) starting in Feb. There are still a few places left … AND thanks to a kind benefactor (past PDC participant) Applewood can now offer bursary places for the concessionary rate – up to 50% off!
Other courses include:
Introduction to Permaculture (10-11th Feb):

Cabinet Meeting..

For those of you who are interested, the next Herefordshire Council Cabinet meeting will consider feedback on Hereford Transport Package Phase 1 consultation and confirm scope of Phase 2 consultation and progress, including the publication of the proposed bypass routes.

More details here:



Data Protection Law Changes … Wake Up!

Charitable organisations can’t treat privacy as an afterthought any longer. Data protection changes affect you and the clock is ticking.

HVOSS is running a free workshop for members in partnership with Kidwelly Solicitors on

Tuesday, 23rd January 10a.m -1pm
(at Kidwells House, Rotherwas, Hereford)

From May 2018, new data protection laws (GDPR) will completely change how you deal with individual’s information. All charities providing goods and services to EU residents will be required to conform to the requirements it lays down, or face serious penalties.

This session will look at what GDPR actually is, how you deal with the implementation of it practically, how it might affect your organisation and what you need to do to become compliant before May 25th. The format of this workshop: –

  1. Introduction to GDPR
  2. GDPR The Organisational and Technical Challenge
  3. GDPR context, principles, definitions & penalties
  4. Rights of the data subject, and vulnerable clients
  5. Controllers and Processors
  6. 360 degree view of the Legal Implications of GDPR
  7. Roadmap to Compliance
  8. Q&A
  9. GDPR Questionnaire & Feedback

Briefing session 10a.m – 12.30p.m followed by light lunch and consultation about future training needs, including professional services Kidwells may be able to provide in partnership with hvoss.

To book your place email or call 01432 343932 after 3rd January 2018.

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