Thanks to all of you who came along to the HGN film showing at The Courtyard on Thursday night – and especially those who stayed and contributed to a very interesting discussion afterwards.
It seems the film offered a thought provoking but only fleetingly uplifting view of the challenges we face. We currently have the extraordinary opportunity to “change by design or change by disaster” .. how will we use it?
In recognition that we need new stories to help us bridge the gulf between here and ‘de-growth’ our discussions explored the successes of the Island of Lewis, and the potential for more community energy in Herefordshire.
Toni Fagan highlighted the need to safeguard and retrofit local community assets such as our village halls and churches, and Gordon Coppock mentioned a couple of potential funders for these local projects – the M&S Energy Fund and Power to Change funding, both of which are currently closed for applications but there is lots of useful advice for communities here.
We also discussed possible help with neighbourhood plans to address issues with footpath and cycleways in our towns and villages, and Wendy Cotton mentioned that CSE in Bristol are currently able to offer support and advice to communities. Click here for more information.
Our next HGN film showing at The Courtyard on 12th April at 8pm will be An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power …another “necessary essay from the sharp end of the global warming crisis”…
In the meantime lets keep developing our new stories of hope and change at the muddy green grassroots of Herefordshire.