Hereford’s Yazor Brook Restoration Project – illustrated talk Thus 19th Mar and Walk Sun 17th May

Thus 19th March 7.00pm for 7.30pm at the Kindle Centre behind ASDA, Hereford HR2 7JE organised by Hereford Civic Society

This month’s speaker is Nic Howes. The Yazor, the Widemarsh and the Eign Brooks are successive sections of the Wye’s largest tributary that winds through Hereford City. For more than two years Nic has been a volunteer involved with many aspects of this project and is ideally equipped to give this illustrated talk.  Nic will explain the context and history of the Project and its work and outcomes.

Walk – In a joint event with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, on the afternoon of Sunday 17th May, Nic will lead a walk along the Yazor and Eign Brooks from Whitecross to where the Eign Brook enters the Wye).  Further details concerning the walk will be given at the meeting.  

Members: FREE (included in your subscription) Guests and Non-Members: £3. 

Hereford Civic Society https://www.herefordcivicsociety.org.uk/

Next week – free workshop: Social Media and working online. Wed 18th March, Ross on Wye

5pm to 7pm on Wed 18th March at St. Marys Church Hall, Ross on Wye, HR9 5HN

Workshop and Q+A with Rebecca Tully

Getting the message out about your project and communicating with everyone doing it!

Working remotely is a theme in many of local projects and goes hand -in-hand with online publicity. Please bring your queries and we can find a solution together. We will cover as much of the following as we can depending on the needs of attendees:

  • A check-in of who you want to reach – and why this is important to know
  • An overview of social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Scheduling posts
  • Using a website and blog
  • Keeping in touch with enewsletters

As well as her funding expertise, Rebecca runs training live and online, and has managed the social media accounts for a range of organisations including Kids Kitchen, Stories and Supper and Herefordshire Green Network. 

Email admin@hgnetwork.org to book a place

Reminder – first open day at the new Sustainable Future Centre at Queenswood, this Saturday

This Saturday, 14th March, is the opening day of the Queenswood Sustainable Future Centre!

The Jubilee building will be packed with information, so come along between 10am and 4pm, take a look & chat to staff about how you could get involved, plus get a free glass of Orchard Origins apple juice & 20% off eco-products in the shop!

We welcome your input into future plans for themed exhibitions, literature, films and workshops that highlight different areas of sustainable development. From climate change and biodiversity loss to plastic pollution and water management: come and tell us what you want to see.

Want to get involved ?

Wendy Ogden and Pete Norton from New Leaf will be on site on Sat. 14th March to talk about volunteering opportunities at the centre which will be open every Saturday from then on.

Contact pete@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk or wendy@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk for more info.

Next week – free workshop: Engaging the public on Environmental Issues. Wed 11th March

5pm to 7pm on Wed 11th March at Queenswood Country Park, HR6 0PY

An introduction to the principles of effectively engaging the public with environmental issues. We will cover some of the basics of good communication and public engagement, and look at some specific examples, from written resources to face-to-face encounters. From the traditional to the more innovative and creative, find out how best to capture people’s attention and imagination, and engage them with key issues. 

David Urry is an experienced science communicator who has worked for the Natural History Museum, Kew Gardens, The Royal Society, Wildlife Trusts and many other science and environmental organisations.  He creates bespoke written resources, activities, shows, music and theatre with the purpose of engaging people with the natural world, changing perceptions and inspiring positive action. He has honed and developed his engagement skills over the last decade and has experience of developing content for online, print and broadcast media, as well as live events and performance. He is also a practised facilitator, host and presenter, both in front of a camera and a live audience.  

Participants will be able to email David in advance with any specific questions they would like him to address. We have had lots of interest in this workshop but there are still places available. Please email admin@hgnetwork.org to book your place.

Steering Committee Opportunity with Transition Leominster

Transition Leominster is a premier local voluntary organisation responding to the climate emergency and working for a safer, greener future. We are looking for a volunteer among our supporters who is willing to join the Steering Committee in the role of Treasurer.

We focus on solutions rather than problems. Our initiative has resulted in Leominster becoming the first Herefordshire town to develop an Energy Descent Action Plan.  Projects in preparation include a tree planting programme and a community car pool of electric vehicles. Play your part in the positive movement! If you would like to know more about the role of treasurer or are interested helping in any way please contact transitionleominster@gmail.com

We will be at Repair cafe tomorrow 7th March if you would like to have a chat with us about this.

DKP Talks & Discussion Evening – Proportional Representation. Wed 11th March

Proportional Representation: An in-depth look at PR voting systems. De Koffee Pot 7.30pm Wed 11th March

In response to popular demand, at this next local Make Votes Matter meeting we’ll be having a night examining all the different types of proportional representation electoral voting systems. Volunteers will take it in turns to explain different types of PR.

Come along if you finally would like to get your head around this often referred to but complex subject.
Organized by : MVM – Nat Waring.

‘The Wonderful World of Mud’ illustrated talk by Dr Adrian Crew Friday 6th March

Hereford Christian Ecology Group present:  ‘The Wonderful World of Mud: the greatest ecosystem on earth’, an illustrated talk by Dr Adrian Crew, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

St John’s Methodist Church Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, on Friday 6th March, 7.30 pm.

Free admission. All are welcome.

Building a Better Future talk Wed 18th March

The Big Green Conversation at Hereford Left Bank Village. Wed 18th March 7.30-9pm

Mark Thomas will be talking about his book 99%: Mass Impoverishment and How We can End It. Discuss the problems and their solutions. And maybe get involved. There will also be an opportunity for book signing at the end of the the evening. Admission Free.

www.99-percent.org

HGN Free workshops update – extra dates

We have re-arranged two of our workshops to enable more people to attend so please note the new details below:

Small Funds for Small Groups: Wed 8th April at Queenswood nr. Leominster 5pm – 7pm

Engaging the Public on Environmental Issues: Wed  22nd April, Ross on Wye (venue tbc) 5pm – 7pm

The other workshops will go ahead as planned:

Engaging the Public on Environmental Issues: Wed 11th March at Queenswood nr. Leominster 5pm – 7pm

Social Media and Working Online: Wed 18th March at St.Mary’s Church Hall, Ross on Wye 5pm-7pm

Social Media and Working Online: Wed 25th March at at Queenswood nr. Leominster 5pm – 7pm

Full descriptions of the workshops and venue details can be found here: https://hgnetwork.org/spruce-up-your-skills-at-hgns-spring-workshops/

EMAIL admin@hgnetwork.org to book a place

Herefordshire Council Travel Survey – have your say!

So far, more than 600 people have let Herefordshire Council know about how they travel in Hereford and what would make their journey better. If you haven’t shared your ideas yet there is still time, so add your comments here: http://orlo.uk/GkOj8

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