HGN News and Events

Across the country – not just Herefordshire – eyes are on the case brought by River Action against the Environment Agency. This comes on top of the passionate and insistent campaigning by the Friends of the Wye (the Upper and Lower groups have now joined), Wye and Usk Foundation and other members of the Save the Wye Coalition. Growing up, I spent a huge amount of time on riverbanks as my father was a passionate angler and lover of healthy rivers. For me the Wye was always the most special, and its present sickness is heartbreaking. Let’s look towards supportive structural, political and economic solutions that will heal our precious friend. Keep campaigning.
Jackie Jones, Co-Chair, HGN

HGN Events Update

Our programme of events for February and March continues with events from HGN members and others:

On Thursday 22 February 12.45 – 2.00pm there’s an online lunchtime talk from Sue Riddlestone OBE of Bioregional, describing some of their work with communities to ‘do things differently’ when it comes to planning.

Using learning from their BedZED eco-village, Bioregional created the One Planet Living sustainability framework – comprising ten simple principles and detailed goals and guidance – and developed it together with WWF. Backed by science and many years of hands-on experience, it’s a highly flexible framework that is helping organisations around the world to achieve their vision of a brighter, better future.

Click here to book now for what promises to be a very interesting and uplifting talk.


On 29 February we will hear from the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Partnership which was was set up just over two years ago as a key part of Herefordshire Council’s mission to deliver a net zero and nature-rich county. What has it been up to?

Join us at this lunchtime talk to gather an insight into the achievements, activities and plans of the Board, along with the wider environmental work of Herefordshire Council.

The current Chair, James Marsden, and colleagues will outline the work taking place across various sectors – land management, the built environment, transport and more – and how this fits into the national and wider context.

More information and booking to follow.


And then, at 7pm on Tuesday 5 March, a real treat. In this online workshop on  Deepening the roots of resilience: Alan Heeks shares insights from his new book, Natural Happiness, showing how we can use parallels with organic cultivation to nourish our resilience, both individual and community. See more at www.naturalhappiness.net.  More information and booking to follow.

Remember that HGN can provide a platform for our member groups to reach a wider audience.
Also HGN would love to hear from anybody who would like to apply to join our Steering Group. We rotate our membership and some spaces are coming up.
If you have an idea for a meeting, or would like to find out more about the Steering Group, get in touch through our email:  admin@hgnetwork.org