HGN are very happy to announce that we have some money to spend on events, activities and outreach over the coming year, and we are looking for someone who would like to join the team & help coordinate this work.
If you have energy, a broad & enthusiastic desire to support communities through event management, activism & social media, a passion for sustainable living & 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 below to read the job description and find details of how to apply:
HGN Events Coordinator
With huge thanks to Awards for All for their support.
We have a small amount of money set aside to put together some HGN workshops and activities over the coming year – what shall we do with it! How would you like us to ‘get active’?
Does your group need support with fundraising and social media?
Or do you need something more soul supporting… many of us have been actively working on environmental issues for decades now. How do we manage to keep going in the face of such monumental changes all around us… do we need a workshop on grief … or emotional stamina?
Or shall we just do something? Plant trees, set up a community fridge, have a big community celebration?
This survey will take you 2 minutes: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SG6QN38 Please fill it in with your ideas. Or if you would rather, just email: email@example.com
The final date for all of those wonderful ideas you have about how to spend some money here now with our HGN groups is midnight on Monday 5th February.
We are collecting ideas about the type of support your local groups & organisations might benefit from over the coming year.
Would a workshop on fundraising be helpful, or some advice on social media, or support with local volunteer recruitment – or volunteer burnout…
Let us know by filling in this 2 minute online questionnaire.
We have funding from Awards for All to enable HGN to respond to our local groups needs… Let’s use it!
(the deadline for your form filling is Monday 5th February… ) …
OUR FIRST HGN GATHERING OF THE NEW SEASON! Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm at De Koffie Pot, Left Bank, Hereford, all welcome.
Global news in January is often difficult to stomach. 2017 is now officially the hottest year on record and forecasters are predicting increasingly arid landscapes around the world. Here in the Herefordshire in the winter grey, mud and rain that seems hard to imagine – but what we are confronted with is record levels of use at UK food banks, and 19% of households in Herefordshire now officially defined as living in poverty.
In a food-producing county no one should go hungry, and at our first Herefordshire Green Network Gathering of the New Year we invite you all to join a discussion about local food waste and food poverty.
Speakers include Tony Kennall from Worcester Food Rescue, an innovative local project that is dedicated to diverting end of shelf-life food from landfill to charitable organisations, plus Peter Norton of the Herefordshire’s Brightspace Foundation who is currently working with local organisations to develop a new food poverty alliance and strategy for the county, and he will share details of that project with us. We will also be joined by Jacquie Alsop, coordinator of Hereford Food Bank.
Bring along your questions and your ideas. Our aim is to gain some understanding of this issue, and explore our options for making a positive local change.
Hope to see you there.
Click on the link below to go to our Document Library & see minutes of the recent HGN AGM, and also the HGN Steering Group meeting:
Thanks to all of you who joined an excellent gathering of HGN for our AGM on Monday. The meeting got through a record amount of business with great good humour.
Last year at this time HGN was on very unstable footing, however the past 12 months have seen the organisation grow into a much stronger position, and we are now happily developing a strategy for the year ahead. The full Chair’s Report for 2017 is available here in our documents library.
The meeting re-elected Gareth Williams (Chair), Kate Gathercole (Secretary), David Gillam (Treasurer), and elected Gordon Coppock as Vice Chair. There were also some changes in our Steering Group which is now Sarah Blenkinsop, Richard Urbanski, Liz Hughes and Temi Odurinde plus the officers named above. Huge thanks to all for either not stepping down or choosing to step up!
We agreed that our key network themes for 2018 will be:
- Low Carbon – an issue that is always central to our work
- Get Active! – a package of support for local groups funded by Awards for All
- Local Food
The local food theme will be featured in our first HGN Gathering of 2018 on Wednesday 17th January. Transition Worcester will be joining us to inspire us with their successful ‘Food Rescue’ project, and Peter Norton of the Brightspace Foundation will update us on his work to develop a Food Poverty Alliance for the county.
Full minutes of the AGM will follow soon, along with a couple of survey documents inviting your opinions on activities such as themes for our Awards for All funded workshops for local groups.
… Watch this space! more to follow soon…
There is no HGN Gathering this month, but on the third Wednesday Herefordshire Green party are hosting a Big Green Drinks for everyone interested in the green agenda, whatever their political hue…
Join them on the 20th December at 7.30pm at De Koffie Pot for some festive conversations after a turbulent politics year…
TRANSITION LEOMINSTER invite you to celebrate the Winter Solstice
With LIVE MUSIC from Leominster Ukulele Band Richard Bookman Murdo on Pipes and CIRCLE DANCING
FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2017, 7.30pm
Please bring food and drink to share
LEOMINSTER COMMUNITY CENTRE
School Road, Leominster
For more information tel 01885 410473
Our AGM takes place this coming Monday 4th December.
Join us in Gywnne House at Left Bank Village Hereford from 5pm – 7.30pm to hear what we have all been up to over the past year – and what we are putting in place for 2018.
If you would like to come along please download a copy of the Agenda from here.
And if you would like to see minutes from last year’s AGM, click here.
Look forward to seeing you there! And hopefully for a drink afterwards too…