Craft Festival: Get Involved!

Join us at The Big Skill’s popular annual event, celebrating craftsmanship, handmade arts and crafts, and showcasing local makers, plus a number of workshops. 

This takes place in the grounds of the Globe, Hay on Wye

**Buskers and acoustic musicians sought for daytime sessions**

FREE ENTRY all weekend 10 am – 5pm

Artisan Stalls & Craft Workshops and Demonstrations

Food & Drink available all day and evening in the Globe Bar and Cafe.

Friday Night & Saturday Night after 6pm – music in the Globe (see their website).

You can book camping or B&B nearby and enjoy a full weekend in Hay on Wye!

MAKERS! – click the link below to book your pitch to sell your handmade arts and crafts…

 Stalls = £55, which is for a pitch 3×3 for two days.

If you wish to have a one day pitch please note this is £30 and you need to email to specify the day and setting up arrangements.

ALL work MUST be handmade/crafted only – no mass-produced or bought in items please!


Sustainable Transport Event with the Hereford Civic Society

Friday 7th June 2019

at De Koffee Pot (rear of Left Bank)


6.00 – 7.15 pm – Jesse Norman MP

Sustainable Transport choices for Hereford’s Future Part 1. Context of current national policy etc with Q&A. 

DKP main room upstairs. Open to Everyone.  Just turn up. No charge but donations invited  

Interval: Refreshments available at DKP (pay oneself)

7.30 – 8.45 pm – Professor John Whitelegg:

Sustainable Transport choices for Hereford’s Future Part 2. Local options for Hereford and Shire. With Q&A 

DKP main room upstairs. Open to Everyone.  Just turn up. No charge but donations invited.

I hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you 

With best wishes,


Jeremy Milln, Chairman Hereford Civic Society

Hereford Food Bank is Moving!

From Monday, June 3rd, 2019 we will operate from 41, Monkmoor Street, Hereford, HR1 2DX.

Larger premises will enable us to sustain and improve our service both to those who need our support and to those who enable us to function by staffing the foodbank, by collecting and delivering food and other items to us and by assisting us in so many other ways. 

Contact/referral arrangements will continue as at present, but our telephone number is changing too – from June 3rd it will be 01432 352674.  

Parking provision for drop-off/collection, though limited, is an improvement on our current situation, and we will be in easy reach of bus routes, taxi ranks, carparks, etc. The new premises are at the junction of Coningsby Street and Monkmoor Street. Vehicular access is via Coningsby Street from Widemarsh Street. Pedestrians can also locate us by turning into Monkmoor Street next to “Mr. Chips” in Commercial Road or by walking through the old graveyard next to the Merton Hotel, also on Commercial Road. 

We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us in the establishment of our new premises, especially Hereford Community Foundation, Tudors Building Supplies, Alcocks and Marches Law.

Walk around the Greenway – discovering nature in urban spaces with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Monday 10th June, 7-9pm. 
David West and Anne Cottringer will lead everyone on an investigative mid-summer evening nature stroll around the Greenway floodplain, between the River Wye and Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, identifying plants, birds and animals.  

Anne and David are not experts, just enthusiastic members of the Hereford City Branch of the Wildlife Trust day and everyone is welcome to help spot and identify what we see. You are welcome to stay for all or some of the event.  This walk is open to both adults and children. 

The main footpath/cycle path on the Greenway is made of tarmac, however all other paths are fairly rough tracks on grass. Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and sturdy footwear (as this is a dog walking area with thistles, nettles and brambles).

Meet at the south side of the footbridge, on the other side of the river to Outfall Works Road. Rough postcode is HR1 1RY.

Join The Great Collaboration

Between us as a community around Herefordshire we share great expertise and resource. By working together we have the opportunity to offer genuinely meaningful support to our local councils as they start to take action on the climate crisis…

HGN are developing a project that we will take out around the county this summer in support of local councils who are engaging with the XR prompted Declaration of a Climate Emergency. 

The aims of The Great Collaboration project are: 

  1. To support county, town and parish councillors and their communities to embrace the opportunity created by Herefordshire Council’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency.
  2. To encourage a wider understanding of carbon calculating and the Zero Carbon Britain model, and how these might be applied in Herefordshire. 
  3. To develop shared locally relevant, practical solutions – through discussion, information and inspiration – in response to Herefordshire’s aspiration to be carbon neutral by 2030.

In the first instance we aim to work with councils in Hereford, Leominster, Bromyard, Ross, Ledbury and Kington, inviting adjoining parish councils along plus associated county councillors. 

More information about the project (including a timeline ) is available here.

If this project feels interesting to you – and you feel that you have expertise, time, skills, resources or contacts that would support this project – we need you! 

Please copy and paste the questions below into an email to – and let us know:

How you would like to get involved?

What skills / expertise / resources you could contribute to the project? 

What time you might have to offer?

Where you are based in or around the county?

… And thank you!

Informal assembly at the Herefordshire XR Castle Green picnic, May 18th

A question was asked to those gathered at this event: “We have a new council after the May 2nd elections. How would you like your voice to be heard?”

Small groups discussed the issue and came up with their top two. We then voted on all the ideas. Here are the results – two came well ahead of the rest:

Suggestion Votes
Parish People’s Assemblies in all 53 ward areas 12
Website for residents to vote on key issues 11
Teach climate science in schools 4
Environmental/Co2 audit on all council activity 4
All infrastructure to be radically sustainable and regenerative 3
We feel disempowered. We want an easier platform for our voices to be heard. (Maybe an app?) We want to know that our voice is going to be heard by the right people. 2
Hopes and dreams, fears and concerns book 2
Citizens assembly (randomly chosen) like jury service. Replace the council – constant democracy 1  
Destroy the press – remove vested interests from guiding the debate 0
Open surgeries with councillors 0

What are your thoughts on these and do you have any other suggestions to add?

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