Herefordshire Green Network

HGN Vision: A resilient low carbon future in Herefordshire.

HGN Mission: Encouraging environmental sustainability through

collaboration, inspiration and activity.

Dear Councillor / Clerk

Over the past few months Herefordshire Green Network (HGN) has been developing a process to support the work of Herefordshire’s parish/town councils, as they begin to respond to the growing number of declarations of a climate emergency around the county.

Under the banner of The Great Collaboration, our aims are:

  1. To support parish/town and county councillors and their communities embrace the opportunity created by Herefordshire Council’s and/or their own Declaration of a Climate Emergency.
  2. To encourage a wider understanding of carbon calculating and the Zero Carbon Britain model, and how these might be applied in Herefordshire.
  3. To develop shared, locally-relevant, practical solutions – through discussion, information and inspiration – in response to Herefordshire’s aspiration to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Great Collaboration team has developed two consecutive workshops which provide an opportunity for councillors to talk with local experts about the implications of becoming a zero carbon community. It is our intention that this process will be the beginning of an ongoing dialogue within local communities, helping to facilitate targeted, practical solutions in order to meet Herefordshire’s zero carbon target.

We propose to work with parish/town councillors and county councillors across Herefordshire, aiming to create dialogue throughout local communities.

We are already working with a number of local councils on this, and events will be held around the county. Councillors and clerks are able to book into whichever event is most convenient for them.

We will be holding meetings in Hereford, Bromyard, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye

If you would like to participate, please sign up to your local meeting by following the links below. Meetings have been scheduled for Hereford, Bromyard and Ledbury so far, the January dates for Ross-on-Wye and Leominster will be announced shortly.

Hereford, Monday November 18th
Bromyard, Wednesday November 28th:
Ledbury, Monday January 20th

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