us for the last chance in this current round of workshops to get expert advice
about how to raise funds for your groups. Maybe some of our enforced time at home
will give us the opportunity to work on funding bids or income generation for
The T&D team at The Left Bank are adapting to the circumstances and bringing to you an alternative forum for their talks and discussions during this period.
You are invited to join them for our first attempt
at a virtual event (using the free and popular online software Zoom)
In their first online experiment, local storyteller, Austin Keenan, who has been telling stories for thirty years, will tell three stories from three cultures: Russian, Irish and Arabic. Perry Walker (Talk Shop) will facilitate online discussion in between each of the three stories, that you can join in with should you wish to.
If you would like to book a place, please reply email firstname.lastname@example.org who will let you know how you can access the session.
Nat and Alan Co-Coordinators of Wednesday Evenings at The Left Bank Village
you would like to try out Zoom away from the pressure of a formal meeting some
members of HGN will be online to support an informal introductory session and
chat on Wednesday 25th March between 4 – 4.30pm. If you would like to join this
chat please follow the Zoom download instructions and sign in for this meeting
just before it starts by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/612814422
We have received notification that the following events, previously included in the HGN newsletter, have been postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation. More information will be shared as we receive it.
We have received early notification that Hellens Garden Festival has been POSTPONED until 22nd-23rd August – please keep an eye on https://hellensgardenfestival.co.uk/ for when they have more details
Transition Leominster meeting to update on our Energy Descent Action Plan on Friday April 3rd has been POSTPONED to a later date. Due to the coronavirus outbreak many people in our community are self-isolating and most public events have been cancelled. We look forward to better times! Meanwhile preparation continues on a community car sharing scheme and our other EDAP projects. We will shortly circulate an email bulletin to give an update of what you can do to help. Take care! Pete Blench, acting chair, email@example.com
The Queenswood Sustainable Future Centre will not be
opening to the public on Saturdays as planned until further notice. For an update
about other events at Queenswood please see this link www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Hereford City Branch
talk on the City’s Nature Reserves planned for 24th March has been cancelled,
as have all HWT branch events. Please see this link for latest
De Koffee Pot Discussion Evenings have been suspended
for the foreseeable future – until this Coronavirus pandemic is over to
the point where it is deemed safe for all to resume group association. They are
looking to the possibility of starting up something in the way of an online
discussion – more on that in a week or so.
Please click on the meeting invitation at the start of the workshop to join. It would be great to know who is joining us so, if possible, please let us know that you will be there by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
5pm to 7pm on Wed 18th March at St. Marys Church
Hall, Ross on Wye, HR9 5HN
Workshop and Q+A with Rebecca Tully
Getting the message out about your project and communicating with everyone
Working remotely is a theme in many of local projects and goes hand -in-hand
with online publicity. Please bring your queries and we can find a solution
together. We will cover as much of the following as we can depending on
the needs of attendees:
A check-in of who you want to reach – and why this is important to know
An overview of social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Using a website and blog
Keeping in touch with enewsletters
As well as her funding expertise, Rebecca runs training live and online, and
has managed the social media accounts for a range of organisations including
Kids Kitchen, Stories and Supper and Herefordshire Green Network.
14th March, is the opening day of the Queenswood Sustainable Future Centre!
building will be packed with information, so come along between 10am and 4pm,
take a look & chat to staff about how you could get involved, plus get a
free glass of Orchard Origins apple juice & 20% off eco-products in the
We welcome your input into future
plans for themed exhibitions, literature, films and workshops that highlight
different areas of sustainable development. From climate change and biodiversity
loss to plastic pollution and water management: come and tell us what you want
Want to get involved ?
Wendy Ogden and Pete Norton from New Leaf will be on site on Sat.
14th March to talk about volunteering opportunities at the centre which will be
open every Saturday from then on.
Just over four weeks ago Extinction Rebellion (XR) in the UK was only known to a few hundred people. The Declaration of Rebellion was originally planned as a symbolic action – with perhaps thirty participants – to demand the UK government act in accordance with the climate and ecological emergency we all face. Instead, on 31st October around 1,500 people turned up and took part in spontaneous mass civil disobedience.
As this generated huge national and even international publicity, news of XR began to spread and with it, our ideas connected with thousands of people. Local groups came together and organised autonomously to take action, and around the UK local people are calling on their local Councils to declare a state of Climate Emergency.
Here in Herefordshire we’ve gone from a dedicated team of 5 people a few weeks ago to a march with songs and theatre on the 1st December that saw 500 people attend.
And now local groups are starting to form around the county to bring the XR message to our communities in Herefordshire.
So this is a message to anyone living in the North Herefordshire region who would like to help convince Bill Wiggins to take urgent action and ensure Herefordshire follows in the footsteps of Bristol, London and the Forest of Dean by declaring a Climate Emergency. Please contact Christina: ReclaimOurEarth@outlook.com
And if you would like to come along and see what XR look like in action, join a ‘Singing Emergency’ in Church Street Hereford on Wednesday 19th December, at 6pm – more details here.
At this turbulent time, filled with so many potentialities, what better than to join a room of Herefordshire green network friends and colleagues – to consider the year that has been, and to look forward at what lies ahead…
December’s HGN AGM is an opportunity to reflect on the year’s work… to hear the inspiring stories about what others around the county and region have been working on, and to plant the seeds of those creative plans and actions we look forward to over the coming year.
Join us at Gwynne House, Left Bank, Hereford, HR4 9DG from 5pm – 6.30pm. Then in the bar at De Koffie Pot for a shared HGN style green drink, mulling on the year that has been and concocting for the year to come. Perry Walker’s ‘Talk Shop’ will follow at 7.30pm over in Left Bank.