Co-housing Hopes

Sad to read the news that the Mandorla Co-Housing project are no longer able to work with local company Archihaus due to changes in government funding for small developers. So much hope & time has been invested in the development of this passivhaus co-housing project at Bridge Croft.

While Mandorla considers its next steps, here’s some inspiration from a low impact co-housing project in Leeds: Lilac – Low Impact Living Affordable Community

Joined up thinking…?

Yesterday members of HGN steering group (plus Catherine’s very patient children) met with the current North Herefordshire MP – Conservative, Bill Wiggins. We raised our concerns about recent government actions on energy and local community related issues – including Green Deal and our hard-to-treat energy inefficient homes in Herefordshire, community renewable energy projects, rural transport – and national issues such as energy price capping and changing environmental policy under Brexit. Gordon brought along some excellent statistics which we will share on the website soon – and Bill smiled & agreed with us that he would like to see more “joined up sensible steps” in Conservative party energy policy… We’d like that too.

 

HGN are keen to engage with other political parties, and with our next local MPs.

What we’re saying…

Only a week late and if you have time – this BBC podcast explores back-yard idyllics to whole planet economics in its approach to climate issues. It also raises concerns about the language we use to describe our work – an issue that was discussed in our recent HGN meeting.

Andrew Marr with Wendell Berry, Paul Kingsnorth and Kate Raworth

If you have items that might be of interest to others about our shared work in Herefordshire – or about green issues more generally – these could be added to our news pages and e-mailings. Please just send along some words and an image to: contact@hgnetwork.org.uk

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Minutes of our meeting on the 6th April 2017

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