We the uncivilised – A Life Story

Filmmakers Pete and Lily Sequoia have just moved to Garway and warmly invite you to a screening of their award-winning documentary.
Go at 6:15 and bring food to share, if you would like to eat together. Film starts at 7:30, Followed by a discussion hosted by, Pete and Lily Sequoia.
£5 – Tickets on the door

A couple confront the reality of our times and discover a culture of connection and belonging.
“For everyone out there who feels the waves of change – go and see this film.” Veronique Cabois, Editor Tawai.
“A stunning, sensitive journey into ecology, humanity and spirituality.” The Cube, Bristol.

More details here.

The Kindle “BIG EAT”

Growing Local’s great community lunch at The Kindle

The Kindle Centre in Hereford are hosting another FREE community cook up and Make Do & Mend session – from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 10 November.

All welcome to join in with cooking up a big feast with Growing Local, to be shared at lunch time, or go along to take part in the Clothes Swap or mending sessions. Bike Repairs also available.

For more info click here.

Win £250 shares in wind energy project!

Grannell Community Energy are pleased to be behind a new Welsh community energy project with a soon to be commissioned wind turbine. Their 500kW Enercon wind turbine will be installed near Cribyn, Lampeter in Spring 2019.

Their mission is to help mid-Wales develop a clean energy future, mitigate climate change by installing renewable energy generation, and to do this in a fair and democratic way by spreading the ownership and benefits across the community rather than concentrated in the hands of the few.

Grannell Community Energy is a Community Benefit Society, meaning that anyone (aged 16+) can become a member by purchasing shares hence become a part-owner of a wind turbine.

They want lots of people, across Wales, across the UK and outside the UK, to buy shares to support the project. By buying shares and becoming a member, you will be helping to mitigate climate change, helping to build a stronger and more resilient community in mid-Wales, plus you will get a fair rate of interest on your shares.

Their share offer is now open and if you apply before 30 November you will be entered into a draw to win £250 worth of shares.

More info here.

Sustainable Transport Solutions for Hereford

This week’s Discussion Evening at the Left Bank, Hereford centres on transport issues in our county.

Organised by Talk Shop. Grab a drink from the Koffie Pot and then join us in the Garden Room, Left Bank for a 7.30pm start on Weds 7th November.

More info here.

Herefordshire Tree Week

Herefordshire Tree Forum warmly invite you along to a variety of events & activities taking place during Herefordshire Tree Week, from 23rd November – 2nd December around the county.

Activities include talks, walks, music, pruning advice and more….!

Full details can be found here.

Help to build the Wellbeing Garden at Queenswood…

Queenswood Country Park have two new exciting projects which they’d like some help with!

They are looking for people to help create a Wellbeing Garden that will showcase wildlife-friendly and sustainable gardening techniques, as well as our ‘Buzz about Queenswood’ project, which will create habitats for pollinating insects.

You’ll be able to take part in a range of gardening and habitat creation activities, with no previous experience needed. Hopefully you’ll enjoy being outdoors in a place of natural beauty, learning new skills and forming relationships with others in a friendly environment.

All travel and parking expenses will be reimbursed. There’s also a woodstove heated yurt to keep you warm and sheltered whatever the weather!

If you’re interested in getting involved, you can either turn up at 10am on Mondays, meeting outside Queenswood Visitor Centre, or contact Katrina on 01432 530088 or David on 01432 372404 for more information.

Come & join our team!

HGN are looking for someone who would like to join our team and work with the Herefordshire Green Network.

If you have energy, a broad and enthusiastic desire to support communities, a passion for sustainable living and carbon reduction, a yearning to work in a self directed way, and are looking for a Herefordshire based opportunity to develop your own skills and capacity, click here to find out more about the post and how to apply.

Applications should be submitted before 9am on 30th November 2018.

With thanks to Herefordshire Community Foundation (Glencora) for their support.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Funding for your activities…?

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While Averil and Rebecca capably continue the day to day administration of HGN, the HGN Steering Group are in the process of putting together another round of funding applications to secure a bit more future for HGN and our work in the county – and we need your help…
The last major round of HGN funding was from Awards for All, and was aimed at providing some core development for HGN – including providing workshops to address needs you had all highlighted.
Now that we have a better level of organisational infrastructure in place, we’d like to make the focus of this next bid much more about support for your own work in local communities around Herefordshire.
…. Please could you answer a couple of questions for us:
  1. What do you see as the most pressing issues for your organisation or group?
  2. What are the most urgent issues affecting your community?
  3. What is the current focus of your organisation or group’s work?
  4. What would you like HGN to do in order to help you achieve your aims?
  5. What help do you need in order to work effectively with the issues affecting your community?
We would love to hear from a broad range of you in order to get a sense of what would genuinely be most useful as a next step for HGN.
We also have a few ideas for you:
  • In an HGN Steering Group meeting last week we wondered whether you might like support to develop your own community car share clubs, or community renewable energy / heat… ?
  • In discussions with other members of the HGN team we have wondered about developing the Repair Café / ‘Make Do and Mend’ model in Herefordshire as a way of bringing your local community together – the regular focus on repair, up-cycling and local food would provide a platform for deeper discussions within your community about environmental and energy issues. Would you be interested in receiving support to develop these activities in your area… ?
  • … Or do you have other very different ideas about what you would like funding to support.
…. Please let us know asap so that we can get this funding bid together soon … Ideally we would like to hear from you over the next 2 weeks.
Thank you 🙂

Autumn Lecture with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Fri 30th November, 7-9pm at Hereford Town Hall.

Join Rob McBride, Archie Miles and David Lovelace for a tree-themed autumn lecture in association with National Tree Week.

They will each be giving a short talk, followed by a panel discussion, giving you the chance to ask questions.

The theme fits in with National Tree Week, celebrating our beautiful national trees.

There will also be a raffle and a ‘Silent Auction’ for a special edition of Archie Miles’s book ‘Treescape.’

Tickets are £14 and can be booked here.

Last Train to Tomorrow

There will be a performance of Last Train to Tomorrow, a song cycle about the Kindertransport composed by Carl Davis, which is taking place at Leominster Priory on 1st December.  The date is significant as it is the 80th anniversary of the first Kindertransport train leaving Berlin in 1938, bringing children from a burnt-down orphanage to safety in Britain.  10,000 mostly-Jewish children were brought to safety over the next 9 months, Britain being the only country to help in this way.

The performance, by Herefordshire Youth Choir, is supported by a talk from Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, a Kindertransport ‘child’ from Czechoslovakia and from the CEO of Refugee Action, Stephen Hale.  All profits will go to two refugee charities: Refugee Action who are supporting Syrian refugees resettling locally and People In Motion – a local charity who support refugees in Europe, so we need a full house to enjoy this exciting performance.  Carl Davis himself will be conducting the piece.

The talks will take place at 6 pm and the concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available from Eventbrite or Leominster Tourist Information Centre.

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