HGN Members Meeting

Join our HGN Members Meeting on Wednesday 20th June 5 – 6.30pm, all welcome.

Come and share the activities of your own local environmental group, business or interest – and hear what others around the county are getting up to.

Click here to find the Agenda – its top of the list!

 

.. & stay on afterwards for a drink & a social with others from the Network before going into our Sociocracy Workshop at 7.30pm with local expert Roz Brown.

HGN Gathering – Sociocracy

Local expert Roz Brown will lead this free practical workshop for local groups, organisations, businesses – and anyone interested in learning how to work differently in organisations.

Find out about high-speed, low-risk decision making and processes that free people up to actually get on with things. This creative way of working is suitable for all types of groups and businesses, and offers a whole systems approach to designing and leading organisations.

The event will be interactive and give an experience of sociocracy in action, whilst working on issues of genuine concern… so bring along your own concerns!

 

Join us at 7.30pm in the Garden Room at Left Bank Village for our Wednesday 20th June HGN Gathering (after the HGN Members Meeting). This is part of our Awards for All funded ‘Get Active’ project, supporting the work of Herefordshire Green Network’s member organisations.

Sociocracy Workshop

Have you ever been part of a group that spends days trying to decide on the date of the next meeting? Or spent time in an organisation where the real business always happens while you are making the tea… Or attended meetings where the conversation seems to go round in ever decreasing circles.

Well here comes Sociocracy to your rescue!

Local expert Rosemary Brown will lead this free practical workshop for local groups, organisations, businesses – and anyone interested in learning how to work differently in organisations.

Find out about high-speed, low-risk decision making and processes that ensure feedback and monitoring whilst freeing up people to actually get on with things. This creative way of working is suitable for all types of groups and businesses, and offers a whole systems approach to designing and leading organizations.

The event will be interactive and give an experience of sociocracy in action, whilst working on issues of genuine concern.

Join us at 7.30pm in the Garden Room at Left Bank Village for our Wednesday 20th June HGN Gathering. This is part of our Awards for All funded ‘Get Active’ project, supporting the work of Herefordshire Green Network’s member organisations.

 

.. & for the purpose of the workshop please consider whether your group has an issue that you would like us to work on, and bring those issues along… We will chose a couple on which to focus, and using the sociocratic method Roz will demonstrate how the process works whilst also giving you an opportunity to discuss your projects with members of HGN.

Put the date in your diaries – and bring your groups!

WOJO! & other local reading

The new edition of Herefordshire’s most recent radical online magazine is out! Click here for WOJOmagazine, an ‘intelligent investigation of the female gaze and the rich diversity of the female voice’.

This month’s magazine celebrates the slut – discussing the acceptability of female sexual behaviour, amongst other things … There’s also a plug for HGN in there within the WOJO interview, and an article from Wendy Cotton of New Leaf about our motivations to care for the environment.

And while we are on the subject of local publications – keep an eye out around the county’s bookshops, cafes, coppices and corners for the most recent edition of The Hedge. The new issue contains many thought provoking articles and beautiful illustrations – and pieces written by a number of members of HGN. All proceeds go to a charity each issue, this issue is supporting Hereford Open Door.
#thehedgemagazine 

The Tale of Garway’s Hall…

7th April was the official opening of the ecologically sustainable, very energy efficient Passivhaus multi- purpose flexible and accessible new Community Centre in Garway! How amazing…

And you can all go along and have a quick look … and hear a story at the same time if you join would like to join their Storytelling tomorrow on Saturday 14th April.

Our friend an collaborator Austin Keenan will be enjoying the balmy warmth of the new hall despite April’s cold, and telling a few of his wonderful tall tales …

 

Saturday 14th,2–4pm

Adults £2, Children £1. Contact Austin 01600 750243

Congratulations to Kington

Kington’s KLEEN have achieved recognition across the county and won a Certificate!

If you are local to Kington you may have noticed the big banner that has been up on the fence of the Burton opposite the Primary School – or for those of us at more of a distance the double page article in the Hereford Times about the Community Awards.

It is excellent to see that KLEEN has been recognised as doing significant work for the community in the Environmental section of the Herefordshire Community Awards. The group was presented with a framed certificate by the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire during a ceremony at the Hereford Town Hall. KLEEN Treasurer Ian MacLeod and Secretary Rob MacCurrach attended as well Gordon and Jill Coppock.

This is useful recognition of all our combined work in the county – and to all of those involved with KLEEN over the years huge congratulations!

(& thanks to the photographer on the evening James Maggs for the use of the group photo).

Hellens Garden Festival

An opportunity to showcase HGN members’ amazing work:
… we have a picturesque barn at the Hellens Garden Festival for Herefordshire Green Network members on 9th 10th June.  Would you like to bring an activity, or a display of what you do?  The Garden Festival supports a vital cause (St Michaels Hospice) and has up to 3000 people visiting over the two days.
A couple of things to note:
  • The space will be open from 10am-5pm, we will need a presence there all day for both days of the festival.
  • The space is completely free to HGN members, but there will be no trading.

Please get in touch by next Friday 13th April and tell how you’d like to be involved.  Reply to this thread or email events@hgnetwork.org Thanks!

West Midlands Transition Network

The West Midlands Transition network now has a Facebook page to enable us to share events, ideas and to jointly promote transition across the region. This is a members group but can be seen by the general public.
If you do such things and have your own Facebook account… please go to your Facebook page and search for The West Midlands Transition network. When you get to the page, click on “more” and ask to join…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/244102706132964/

Members Meeting on Wednesday

Just a quick reminder that our Herefordshire Green Network Member’s Meeting is on Wednesday this week, 21st March 2018, from 5 – 6.30pm at Left Bank Village, Hereford.

Please check here for the agenda.

Everyone is welcome – and if you could email to let us know whether you plan to attend or not that would be very helpful for numbers. Please email kate@hgnetwork.org

Looking forward to seeing you!

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