h.Energy Travel…..

For those of you visiting Queenswood next weekend on Sunday 14 Oct, we are hoping that many of you will be able to lift share or take the bus.

For lift shares you could advertise your available car spaces via the H.Energy Facebook page, or use the Lift Share app recommended by Herefordshire Council.

This would be so helpful because:

  • it saves car journeys (saving carbon & money!)
  • there may be pressure on car parking at Queenswood if the event is popular
  • there may be people who want to go but don’t have transport

The 492 bus service runs between Hereford and Leominster at numerous times during the day and stops at Queenswood.

A full list of h.Energy activities taking place at Queenswood on 14 October can be found here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

A Singing Protest…..

Cathy Monkley has asked us to circulate her following message, in case anyone would like to join her this Saturday in a trip to Preston:

“Many of you will be aware that 3 people are now in prison for peacefully protesting against fracking at Preston New Road.  While no-one would suggest that disruption to the traffic did not occur, as the main road was presumably closed for a few days due to their action, many people feel that this was insignificant in relation to the damage that new fossil fuel infrastructure does to our ability to combat climate change.

This Saturday people are gathering at Preston rail station at 12.30 to walk to the prison in order to show support for these 3 people.  It seems that the intention is to sing outside so that they can hear the support they have.  I shall be going.

If anyone would like to join me I shall be on the train which leaves Hereford at 07:37 hrs although I shall get on at Ledbury.  I will catch the 15:17 train home which gets to Hereford at 19:16.”

Cathy Monkley

October Activities with Transition Leominster

October is a busy month for Transition Leominster:

13th October – as part of h.Energy they will have an electric car & bicycle display in Corn Square – happening at same time as Leominster’s local food market (10am-1pm.)

20th October – The Green Party will host the annual Apple Fair aided by Transition members

24th October is the day of the Peace Train – meet on the station platform at 11 am to hand over a local petition against nuclear weapons – the petition is currently at the Community Centre if you’d like to sign it. More background about the Peace Train here.

Applewood Permaculture Centre – New 2019 Courses

Applewood Permaculture Centre in North Herefordshire has published its course timetable for 2019. In particular there are some events targeted for local folk – see:

See the Applewood website for more details, to contact or sign up for their Newsletter.

Herefordshire Affordable Warmth Network meeting

Marches Energy Agency will be hosting a meeting of the Herefordshire Affordable Warmth Network, on Thursday 4th October at Hereford Town Hall from 2 – 4 pm.

The meeting will give partners an update on the progress of the Keep Herefordshire Warm project to date and introduce the offers & services that are available to residents this coming winter. They also hope to discuss emerging funding opportunities and invite partners to engage in current projects.  Up to date promotional material will be available to attendees.

Please feel free to forward this invite to colleagues / other organisations who you feel may be interested.

In order to have an idea of likely numbers, please contact Ollie if you are planning to attend. Email: Oliver@mea.org.uk  Tel: 01743 277114.

Frack Free Four Jailed…..

If you haven’t yet heard about the four people who were sentenced to jail this week, for protesting against the fracking activities at Preston in Lancashire, you can hear more from them in this short video.

You can find out more about their campaign or send messages of support to the four at: www.frackfreefoursupporters.org

Plastics Action here!

Following our lively HGN Plastics Gathering this month, Wye Unnecessary Plastic (Wye UP!) have invited HGN members to their next meeting on Thurs 4 October at 6 pm at the King’s Head in Ross on Wye. The meeting will be no longer than 1.5 hours.

They are planning to discuss the results of their surveys and pledges as well as a future work programme – and they’d love to welcome any HGN members or any one interested in finding out more.



Join us on #HerefordHour this Monday 1 Oct – 1-2pm!

We are so excited to have been invited, along with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, to take part in #HerefordHour this Monday 1 Oct from 1 pm!

If you haven’t heard of #HerefordHour you can learn more here. This is Twitter networking for Herefordshire businesses and organisations, with a dedicated theme each week. It has become a popular local tool for publicity and marketing, networking and sharing information.

On Monday the chat will centre around the h.Energy festival, sustainability and wildlife… it would be great to get your feedback during the hour. HGN’s very own Events Co-ordinator, Rebecca, will be joining in with the chat and she’d love to hear from you too!

Marches Blue Business Award sponsored by Severn Trent Water – applications now open!

Do you know a business that is working hard to improve and protect the water environment? If so, they might like to earn recognition for their efforts by applying to the Marches Blue Business Award sponsored by Severn Trent Water.


This award celebrates those companies in Shropshire, Telford & Herefordshire leading the way in protecting local water resources by implementing best practice initiatives however big or small.

More details of the Award can be found here.

Talk by Andri Snaer Magnason

Trefonen Rural Protection Group in Shropshire have let us know that they have a notable guest speaker to give a presentation at Trefonen Village Hall (SY10 9DY) this Friday 28 Sept. at 7.30pm.

Andri Snaer Magnason is one of Europe’s most influential environmentalists / activists and doesn’t speak in the UK very often.  In 2016, he ran for President of Iceland and came in
third place.  Andri will discuss politics & anti-politics, contemporary literature & historic folklore, poetry, environmental activism and climate change.

Booking is essential.

Click here for the event poster, how to book or further information.


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