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Plastic Detox

We’re disappointed to let you know that the Marine Conservation Society are double booked and unable to attend our Gathering on plastic pollution, this Wednesday 21st February at 7.30pm.

However… we still have input from the fabulous Plastic Free Powys! and representatives of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust City Branch will come along, plus representatives from Herefordshire’s local Stop the Drop campaign.

This means our evening discussions will be less focused on plastic in our waterways, and more focussed on what we can all do locally, each time we shop / wash / write .. etc etc.

On the HGN website we are developing a list of local resources and ideas. Have a look at the list by clicking here, and come along on Wednesday with your own thoughts and ideas…

And we’ll talk about how we put our Herefordshire plastic detox aspirations into action!

Film Night Tonight!

As the county readies itself for another round of the increasingly phenomenal Borderlines Film Festival, two fabulous films from Herefordshire Green Network groups are clashing for your attention this evening:

At 6pm at De Koffie Pot, Hereford: The Bentley Effect This award winning film describes the successful (“eureka”) blockade of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Meg Nielsen who was part of the blockade will be in Hereford to talk after this Herefordshire Greenpeace film showing.

And at 8pm at the Market Theatre, Ledbury:  Demain / Tomorrow – a fundraising film shown by the Size of Herefordshire. A feel-good film, lively and bright in its delivery, Demain/Tomorrow asks “will this be tomorrow’s world?” Come and be uplifted. Tickets available here.

So … here’s hoping you manage to read your Friday Review on Friday this week – or you’ll have missed them!

Plastic Free Here?

Huge thanks to all of you who have sent along resources and ideas for our Plastic Free Here page. Click here to have a look at it yourselves…

And we’re hoping to see lots of you for some Plastic Detox at the Herefordshire Green Network Gathering on Wednesday evening. We’ll be exploring issues of plastic pollution in our waterways – and what we can start to do to change this story.

With panelists from the Marine Conservation Society, the City Branch of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, and the fabulous Plastic Free Powys!

Come with your questions, thoughts and ideas, and lets see what we can get happening here in Herefordshire.


Wednesday 21st February, 7.30pm, at De Koffie Pot, Hereford, HR4 9DG

A busy calendar…

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Herefordshire Green Network Calendar to keep up to date with details of activities around the county – and send along your own events for us to add too..

Over the next few weeks there is lots of variety to be found:

  • There are apple grafting courses at Applewood and in Cusop, a local community showcase in St James Hereford, storytelling in Putley…
  • The Woodland Trust are coming to Hereford on the 22nd February to support local action to save Drovers Wood from the Western Bypass developments.
  • Celebrations of International Womens’ Day in Hereford on 8th March look fabulous.
  • And on 20th March Richard Fishbourne from the Hereford City Branch of the Wildlife Trust will be offering a worm’s eye view of the garden…

All this and much more. Have a look:

Feed the World?

If you have 15 minutes to spare, click here for an inspirational TED talk from Gabe Brown:

Yes we can feed the world – and we can do it in a way that regenerates our resources, thus healing our farms, families and communities… ”

Learning from nature and applying this learning in a way that resonates with Permaculture practice, Gabe Brown is one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement that focuses on regenerating resources. His family own and operate a diversified 5,000-acre farm and ranch near Bismarck in the USA, but provide plenty of food for thought for farmers and growers around the world.

With thanks to Frank Hemming for the link.


And you have a bit longer to spare, here is a link to a talk give by local expert Richard Priestley to Transition Leominster: ‘Can We Feed 9 Billion People Sustainably?’


Plastic Free Here?

In the lead up to our HGN Gathering on Plastics (Wednesday 21st February, 7.30pm, De Koffie Pot), find below the beginning of some resources to inspire you! … lets follow the fabulous example of Plastic Free Powys, and start ridding Herefordshire of single use and polluting plastics.

Click the link below, have a read … and send along your own ideas about how we can start to untangle plastics from our day to day lives:

Plastic Free Here

Building roads…

Herefordshire Council will have a public consultation on the Western “bypass” routes and other Hereford Transport Package measures between 6 February and 20 March 2018.

The public exhibition will be available to view on 6,7,8 February, between 11am and 8pm, in the pod next to The Coffee Corner at Old Market. And/or go to an evening session on Tuesday 13 February from 6pm to 9pm at Whitecross High School. The exhibition will move to Hereford Library on Friday 16 February where it will remain until Tuesday 20 March. The exhibition can be viewed during normal library opening hours and staff will be available to answer questions on Saturday 24 February and Saturday 10 March between 11am and 2pm. The exhibition and film showing the route corridors will be available to view at from Tuesday 6 February.

Click here for a document with information and thoughts from Herefordshire Transport Alliance and Wye Ruin It? about why they think a new bypass for Hereford won’t solve current traffic problems. Find them on Facebook for more news: Herefordshire Transport Alliance & Wye Ruin It

Please do respond to the consultation, and also send the Council any other comments or suggestions you may have.


A Hereford Bypass (Herefordshire Transport Alliance & Wye Ruin It?)


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Information from Herefordshire Transport Alliance & Wye Ruin It? about why they think a new bypass for Hereford won’t solve current traffic problems.

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