Page 1

.Energy Sustainable Herefordshire Week

12th–20th October 2013

rdshire

iv

ts and act

FREE even A week of

fo ne in Here o y r e v e r o ities f


energy@caplor.co.uk | www.caplor.co.uk

Your neighbours are earning money from renewable energy why don’t you?

Why choose Caplor Energy? • Quality products with long warranties • Knowledgeable, friendly advice • Range of payment plans to suit your circumstances

Renewable Energy - for a brighter future 01432 860644

energy@caplor.co.uk | www.caplor.co.uk


Welcome to the fourth

h.Energy – sustainable Herefordshire week! It gives me great pleasure to introduce h.Energy week 2013. h.Energy, now in its fourth year, has already established a reputation for the quality of its programme and its important place in Herefordshire’s calendar. The week-long event dedicated to achieving our ambition to be a sustainable County will showcase a record number of events throughout our communities. This year’s event has been given a theme – water. This is a precious resource that whilst often taken for granted poses many challenges. It is time to give water the prominence it deserves. Through h.Energy we can raise awareness and explore the opportunities. Water capture, storage, use and reuse should all be high priorities and of particular concern. Water is not only essential to sustaining basic life but to our whole economy, with agriculture in Herefordshire being of paramount importance. Not only this, but the ongoing drive to improve water quality is an issue that affects every single one of us. I am also delighted to announce that we will be launching Re-energising Herefordshire during h.Energy. This will set out what Herefordshire has been doing to tackle climate change, to reduce Co2 emissions, and a way for meeting the challenge of providing for the County’s energy needs. For my part I am looking forward to attending as many events as possible and to being at The Courtyard on 15th October. I am also very pleased to be co-leading Taking the Bus for a Walk with Les Lumsden, my fellow originator of the Herefordshire Bus Walks series, on Sunday 13th October. Why not join us for a scenic bus ride and walk through some great countryside? Finally I would like to thank the organisers, sponsors, participants and you for your interest in being part of the growing number of people who are committed to transforming our county, and to our aim to make Herefordshire a sustainable county. h.Energy is well and truly on the map and here to stay. Together we can make a difference.

Russell B Hamilton Cabinet Member, Environment, Housing & Planning

Photo Competition Your chance to win one of the new Fitbit trackers! Fitbit trackers monitor your steps, distance, and calories, encouraging you to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. Wellbeing is a key aspect of the Balfour Beatty sustainable agenda, and as part of our new partnership we are now responsible for the maintenance of the footways and cycleways – a great resource for keeping fit. Here in Herefordshire there are some fantastic views and photo opportunities which we would like you to capture whilst on your h.Energy walks and bike rides. We have two Fitbit Ones to give away for the best photographs taken which clearly demonstrate a strong link to sustainable themes. A selection of the best photos will be displayed in the Café area of the Herefordshire Council Plough Lane offices. Submit your photo to Herefordshire@bblivingplaces.com by Friday 18th October 2013. Winners will be announced on Friday 25th October 2013.


.Energy 2013

A guide to

We hope you are as excited about h.Energy as we are! Once again we have a huge range of low energy information, activity and opportunity on show around the county. Check the icons alongside each of the week’s events for a quick guide to which aspects of sustainability are being showcased.

Water This year for the first time we have given h.Energy a theme… water. Look for events about water saving, water cleaning, water harvesting, keeping water in the landscape, creating energy from water… There’ll be all the fun of pond dipping, as well as some unusual explorations of the profound connection we all have to this essential element of life on earth. Look for the water symbol by events to find out more. Water events this year: 1, 6, 18, 24, 35, 45, 50, 55, 58, 65, 89, 92, 96, 103, 123

Eating Well … with the help of allotments, bees, local vegetable box schemes, fungus and lots of apples! Eating plenty of fresh local produce can be a good start to revitalising our health – and growing our own food is an ideal way to get exercise and fresh air. There are lots of opportunities this week to find out what other local people are getting up to, and to see how local food also saves you energy by avoiding excessive supermarket packaging and food miles. Eating Well events this year: 6, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 44, 47, 92, 98, 99, 103, 104, 105, 110, 113, 118

Local Eonomy As a community we are increasingly questioning how we can develop a financial system that supports social and natural resources, and serves the needs of the local area – rather than entirely falling into the hands of multinational corporations. Many of the events this week highlight opportunities to develop Herefordshire’s local economy, working with the idea that small and local solutions are beautiful – and healthy for the county. Local Economy events this year: 6, 29, 57, 61, 87, 88, 98, 99, 109, 113, 114, 119

4


Energy Efficiency Most of us want to reduce our energy costs, and being more energy efficient in our homes is one of the easiest ways. Uninsulated buildings can lose a third of their heat through the walls and a quarter through the roof. h.Energy Savers is a New Leaf project in Herefordshire to help communities work together and help each other understand more about how they can make savings on energy. To find a group near you, contact hello@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk or visit one of your local open eco homes for inspirational DIY energy-saving advice. Energy Efficiency events this year: 1, 4, 5, 11, 18, 26, 27, 33, 37, 46, 47, 49, 51, 57, 61, 68, 71, 73, 77, 80, 103, 105, 114, 115, 118, 119, 122, 124, 125, 126, 128

Getting Around… There is growing scientific evidence that people who commute by bicycle live longer healthier lives than people who commute by car. Changing to a more active way of travelling (walking, sharing a journey, cycling or taking a bus) is the easiest way to bring exercise into our daily routines, as well as reducing our carbon footprint. Look for the bus symbol by event listings to work out how to leave the car at home. Or come along to the h.Energy Marketplace on Saturday 12th to meet communities who have set up their own car share schemes, or pick up free taster bus tickets. Getting Around events this year: 6, 38, 48, 49, 55, 70, 71, 78, 85, 87, 106, 114

The Natural World Albert Einstein said: “A human being is part of the whole …. Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty.” In Herefordshire it is easy to experience the beauty of nature, and to benefit from the increased sense of wellbeing we gain when out in the natural world. Many events during this year’s h.Energy reflect the importance of our connection to the countryside around us… and if you need further proof of the importance of this connection, University of Essex research shows that exposure to nature positively improves our mental and physical health… so come on out! Natural World events this year: 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 25, 30, 34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 64, 69, 71, 75, 78, 80, 82, 83, 90, 93, 95, 108, 113, 117, 118, 123

5


Renewable Energy Increasing numbers of local people are looking into ways of generating their own energy and reducing the cost of off-gas-grid heating. There are many different ways of generating energy from renewable sources (wind, water, sunlight, waste, etc) and most of these are on display during h.Energy. Also look out for information about funding for these measures through the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) and FiTs (Feed-in Tariffs scheme). And for those unable to make the outlay on renewable energy, Sharenergy continue to do wonderful work around the county helping people to make their community energy dreams into a reality, some showcased this week. For more information see www.sharenergy.coop Renewable Energy events this year: 6, 8, 27, 28, 37, 41, 46, 47, 49, 54, 57, 58, 61, 65, 71, 73, 74, 80, 81, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 96, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 111, 112, 115, 118, 120, 122, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129

Sustainable Communities “If we are together, nothing is impossible” said Winston Churchill. Once again this year Herefordshire communities bring an inspiring array of activities to the week, demonstrating the range of community-led energy reduction work going on around the county. From community energy projects to car share clubs and community farms. As the Dalai Lama says “… most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others” – so Herefordshire must be doing pretty well on the happiness stakes too. Sustainable Community events this year: 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 21, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 34, 37, 40, 42, 43, 46, 48, 50, 52, 53, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 72, 76, 79, 80, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88, 90, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129

Waste and Recycling ‘Up-cycling’ seems to have become a bit of a buzzword, reflecting the fun to be had in finding ways of re-using items that would previously have been discarded. With a bit of creativity even unwanted packaging can take on a new lease of life. This year’s h.Energy offers some practical opportunities for creative up-cycling and recycling, with clothes swaps, Repair Cafés and workshops through the week. Or, why not nip the problem in the bud and, as Richie Cotteril in Kington says, “Reduce, Reduce, Reduce”? Waste and Recycling events this year: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 35, 41, 48, 51, 56, 66, 67, 72, 76, 84, 86, 94, 109

Family Friendly Events Most events during h.Energy are happy for families to come along, but some have made special provision to make sure that children are entertained and as eager to be at the event as you are! Look out for the Ladybird logo, and you will find details of many events with local storytellers, Wildplay and children’s activity packs. Find out more on page 70, plus a full list of all Ladybird events!

6


And a word about… Wildplay Wildplay is a project of Herefordshire Nature Trust and creates playful opportunities for children across Herefordshire to explore nature outdoors. We are very pleased to be working with them this year to provide outdoor play for children at h.Energy events.

Storytelling For 2013 we have linked up with Herefordshire and west country storytellers, who have stories for all ages at all sorts of events. As Rumi says “the branches of your intelligence grow new leaves in the wind of this listening”. Look out for the storytellers logo.

Repair Cafés Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). Over h.Energy Week we have a network of local Repair Cafés popping up! In the place where the Repair Café is located, you’ll find people, tools and materials to help you make repairs on clothes and other household goods. For more information about what’s happening when and where, keep an eye on www.facebook.com/HerefordshireRepairCafes

7


Our h.Energy 2013 Partners Here at New Leaf, we are truly delighted to be working with a range of different partners on this year’s h.Energy. The variety they bring to the week demonstrates the vitality of sustainability activity in Herefordshire. Look out for their names by events they have helped to develop.

So… who are they? AECB, the Association for Environment Conscious Building, is a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building. Further information from the AECB will be available at this year’s network of open homes. Balfour Beatty Living Places work in partnership with local authorities to maintain and enhance their local transport and highway networks. They are dedicated to delivering effective, efficient, sustainable and customer-focused services which will enhance communities and environments for the public. Caplor Energy is a much respected renewable energy business based in rural Herefordshire. Long time collaborators with h.Energy, we are very pleased that Caplor will be part of the day Celebrating h.Energy at the Courtyard on the 15th October. Herefordshire Council’s Choose How You Move team will be providing 50 free return bus tickets on a first come, first served basis during the week. Make a note in your diary to come along to the h.Energy Marketplace on Saturday 12th October and pick one up! Many thanks to the Co-operative Membership South & West Region for a grant to help support h.Energy repair cafés, the h.Energy marketplace, the event organiser networking event and the family-friendly elements. New Leaf is itself a co-operative and strongly supports the aims and values of the co-operative movement. 8


The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Some of the funding from New Leaf’s recent h.Energy Savers project (part of the Marches region Green Deal Pioneer Places) is supporting this year’s open eco show homes. We are very grateful to Herefordshire Ramblers, who have linked up with Rail for Herefordshire, Ludlow 21, Leominster Apple Fair and a number of other local groups around the county to deliver a daily walk with a purpose. Most of the walks can be accessed without the need for a car… and with a knowledgeable walk leader, inspiring landscapes, a potential for discussions on local food, energy and so on, and we reckon these walks will have us all making plans about how to change the world. metnet (marches environmental technology network) supports local environmental companies and those companies looking to diversify into the sector. metnet will be joining us in the promotion and organisation of this year’s h.Energy Business Focus at the Courtyard on 15th October. After this year’s Nozstock (Bromyard’s Hidden Valley festival of performance, art and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing) their new Chicken Cow Cafe generously gave half of its profits to New Leaf. We are delighted that the proceeds from this fundraising are helping to make h.Energy’s Repair Cafes a reality. Herefordshire Council’s Sustainability Unit. As always, we are hugely grateful to Herefordshire Council for their continued support. Amongst other activities during the week, Wye Valley Brewery will be promoting their Dorothy Goodbody’s Harvest Hop beer as the official beer of h.Energy 2013. It is a ‘green hop’, low energy and absolutely delicious beer, and you will find it at pubs around the county this autumn. 9


DAY

Saturday 12th

1

1 Net Zero energy house (Solar Passive plus PV panels) Highlands, Ridgeway Cross, Cradley, WR13 5JD Sat, 12th October and Sun, 13th October, 9am–5pm (Also on Sat, 19th October and Sun, 20th October, 9am–5pm) This is a solar passive house and hence gets 99% of its heating needs from the sun. The remainder comes from a small wood burning stove. Electricity usage is approximately the same as is generated from the roof-mounted solar panels operated in parallel with the mains. The PV solar panels also provide free energy for a Mitsubishi I-Miev electric car. The total financial benefit is approximately £4500/year. Features of the house: Massive insulation. Large thermal mass. Energy gathering conservatory. Sun tube. Quadruple glazing. Insulated shutters and doors. 4Kwp solar photo-voltaic panels. Solar thermal panels. Electric car. Semi organic vegetable garden. Wildlife garden specialising in grass snake breeding. Wildlife pond. Water harvesting. Appeared on BBC West Midlands, Newsnight and Radio Hereford and Worcester. Contact Harold Armitage: harry130747@btinternet.com / 01886 880236. Please telephone day before. Parking on driveway and lay-by opposite.

2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) Cartridge World, All Saints Court, Bewell Street, Hereford, HR4 0BA 9am–4pm every day except Sundays Save your printer! Don’t give up on your printer until you know for sure it is beyond repair. We manage to revive 90% of printers we look at. Just bring your printer into any of our Herefordshire stores and we will attempt to repair it (FREE OF CHARGE) so you do not have to put it into landfill. Depending on demand it may be necessary to leave it with us for a few days. See www.cartridgeworld.co.uk/locations for your nearest store. Only applies in Herefordshire. Contact Alex Pattison-Appleton: info@cwhereford.co.uk / 01432 272233 Parking is available outside/behind all stores except Bewell Street, Hereford where the Tesco car park is about 100m away. Be aware of restrictions outside Union Street and Leominster stores.

10


3 FREE Printer Recycling Cartridge World, All Saints Court, Bewell Street, Hereford, HR4 0BA 9am–4pm every day except Sundays PLEASE don’t put your dead printer into landfill! Firstly, let us see if we can revive it, then if we cannot, allow us to dispose of it responsibly for FREE. Through the regulated WEEE scheme all printers are stripped down so that any parts are reused if at all possible. For example all metal parts go off to scrap. Plastic casings are chipped and turned into park benches and other things. Simply take your printer to any of our Cartridge World stores throughout Herefordshire. See www.cartridgeworld.co.uk/locations for your nearest store. Contact Alex Pattison-Appleton: info@cwhereford.co.uk / 01432 272233 Parking is available outside/behind all stores except for Bewell Street, Hereford where the Tesco car park is 100m away. Be aware of restrictions outside Union Street and Leominster stores.

4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house Ferney Cottage, Mathon, WR13 5PP Every day, 9am–5pm The house has had a major renovation throughout, including an 18kW water borehole source heat pump, and 7.4Kw 32 panel double banked solar array in the back garden with immersion heater intelligent switching. Also all lights are LEDs, and there is solar gain from the extensive double glazing. This has all been fully monitored with power import and export figures and plots and correlated with meteorological data, hourly, daily, monthly and yearly. The astronomical observatory may be of interest. Contact Chris Baddiley: cj.baddiley@physics.org / 01886 880047. Viewing by arrangement by day or evening including weekends. Please call or e-mail in advance. I’m not always available in evenings. I usually am during the day. The house is rural with a long drive between fields with parking for a few cars.

5 Open Eco Homes Presteigne The Workhouse Gallery and Café, Industrial Estate, Presteigne, LD8 2UF Sat, 12th October – Sun, 13th October 10am–4pm The Workhouse Gallery and Café will be the hub of this weekend’s exciting activities. This is the first of a series of Open Eco Homes spanning this weekend and Saturday 19th October, based in and around Presteigne. The new Welsh Houses presently under construction illustrate the affordable and sustainable building system assessed and approved by Local Authority Building Control (LABC). When finished they will provide work / live accommodation. There will also be other open homes close by who have installed an impressive array of energy-saving measures to make their homes affordable and comfortable for the future. See www.lightfoot.org.uk Contact Mandy Brick: mandy@lightfoot.org.uk / 01547 528265. Visits to the Eco Homes will need to be booked. Details of homes can be found at www.lightfoot.org.uk. Buses no. 41, 463 and 493. Use public parking and walk to all the Eco Homes. For directions see www.lightfoot.org.uk

11


6 h.Energy Marketplace High Town Hereford, HR1 2AA Sat, 12th October, 10am–4pm

All-day event, with family-friendly activity, energy-saving information and a variety of street entertainment. Everyone welcome! Come along and find out about all sorts of energy saving opportunities at a bustling market in Hereford High Town. If you have ever wondered about putting solar PV on your roof or biomass in your boiler but would like to talk to someone about it first, or thought how useful it would be to share a car with a group of neighbours instead of paying all of the insurance and road tax on your own, or wondered about trying out an electric bike, or thought about joining a veggie box scheme… now is your chance to find out more. Herefordshire Council’s Choose How You Move team will be in High Town, Hereford between 12pm–2pm, giving away a limited number of free return bus tickets, so call by early to avoid disappointment. There will also be information about local walking and cycle routes, the new Greenway walking and cycling crossing to Rotherwas, and bus routes around the county. Come along and say hello. With storytelling for all ages, and The Big Draw, as well as water, energybased and green woodworking activities for children. And as the nights draw in and our heating goes on again, Marches Energy Agency, Herefordshire Housing and Worcester Bosch will be providing information about Green Deal and ECO funding. Other stallholders at this year’s Market include: Herefordshire Nature Trust, Master Composters, Balfour Beatty, St James Car Club, Colwall Electric Bike Loan Scheme, My Solar Port, local veggie box schemes, Tom Dillon of The Hobo Tree green woodworking, Concern Universal – and a Free Shop! We will also be hosting information from Caplor Energy, Solarkinetics and Greenearth Energy, as well as the amazing Drawing with Light tent! A compost loo with a difference may also be in town, along with music, dancers and more…

The Big Draw: h.Energy People’s Gallery of Tomorrow Join in the launch of h.Energy week with this fun family-friendly drop-in workshop. With the help of local artists, draw your vision of the future: buildings, vehicles, landscape, plants, people, fashion, technology. All materials provided. And with the help of film maker Anita Sancha you might even get an opportunity to watch your drawings come to life! Please note that drawings made as part of the Marketplace Big Draw will not be entered into the Ladybird prize draw – there will however be Luck Dip prizes for our younger participants. Contact Kate Gathercole: kate@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk The Marketplace in High Town Hereford is accessible from all around the county and city, by bus, train, on bike or on foot.

12


7 National fungus day at Queenswood Arboretum Queenswood Country Park, Dinmore Hill, Leominster Sat, 12th October,10am–3:30pm Why not join the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group and Queenswood staff for a day of activities designed to reveal the wonders of the fungal kingdom? There will be lots to do and see, such as fungal walks, childrens’ games, an exhibition of live fungi, slide shows and the chance to win a prize in a Name that Fungus competition. Also, bring along your own interesting specimens of fungi for us to try to identify for you! Refreshments available from the Queenswood café. For more information about Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group see www.herefordfungi.org Contact Mike Stroud: mikestroud1@btinternet.com Bus no. 492. Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum is situated at the top of Dinmore Hill, on the A49 between Hereford and Leominster.

8 Drawing with Light Hereford Library, Broad Street HR4 9AU High Town on 12th October 10am–5pm and Hereford Library 15th–19th October (Tue: 9am–7.30pm, Wed: 9am–7.30pm, Thu: 9am–5.30pm, Fri: 9am–7.30pm, Sat: 9.30am–4pm) Roll up, roll up! Come and see the Camera Obscura: no leads, no electricity, using only the sun’s energy to create a picture that will make you marvel. Come and see this amazing live moving panorama of the city. Gasp with amazement as you spy on passers-by in the street and pick them up in your hand in the Dark Tent… AND Let us know if you want to get involved in helping to plan and create bee art projects – do you want to help make Outrider’s digital ‘Dark Tent – bee colony’ and ‘community quilt’. What’s happening to our bees – how can we learn from the past to protect us in the future? We will be using Hereford Library’s Alfred Watkins 250 year-old collection of bee-keeping publications and journals to help us create Outrider a program of art commissions – what are your ideas to create a sustainable future happen NOW? Drawing with Light will be in Hereford High Town on Saturday 12th October, and then Hereford Library, Broad Street from 15th– 19th October. This is a Salt Road project funded by Arts Council England Contact Jaime Jackson: email@jaimejackson.org. Please feel free to just turn up.

13


RENEWABLE ENERGY

WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?

Solar Solutions Malvern Ltd is a local, family run business based in Malvern, Worcestershire installing renewable energy across the Three Counties and beyond. As MCS Napit accredited installers, we choose only the best products for our customers. We believe in quality and our Manufacturers are all handpicked with this in mind.

HEAT PUMPS (ASHP & GSHP) Eligible for Renewable Heat Incentive payments Danfoss - Who use the highest quality components. A DHP-AT 8kW system fully installed will cost from £5045.25 (including VAT). MasterTherm – Manufacturers of a superior range of technologically advanced ground source heat pumps with a 7 year warranty.

BIOMASS Eligible for Renewable Heat Incentive payments D’Allessandro & KWB – Through the range of Biomass systems that we supply, we have the capability to install small 8kW systems to large commercial 2mW systems. SOLAR PV Eligible for Feed In Tariff payments Upsolar & SolarEdge – Upsolar together with SolarEdge can offer up to 25% more from your Solar PV System, along with a 20-25 year warranty for peace of mind.

SOLAR THERMAL Eligible for Renewable Heat Incentive payments Viridian Solar – Who use the highest quality European components. Every Installation is different so it is important for us as a Company to tailor our services to suit each individual customer’s needs, that’s why we don’t do high pressure selling and why we might encourage you to fit insulation or low energy light bulbs as a priority rather than fitting a renewable energy system first. Solar Solutions Malvern has a highly experienced team of heat pump, biomass, solar thermal and solar PV installers who have been trained by the manufacturers whose products we supply. We can handle both domestic and commercial installations. Our customers can take advantage of the RHI and Feed In tariffs to ensure that their system is as cost effective as possible. We are also proud to be operating as a Social Enterprise business, which means that we are dedicated to giving 20% of our profit back to the local community, we are a company that trades ethically and this is vital to us as a business.

...And that’s why Solar could have the Solution for you!

• Cut your carbon footprint: Solar electricity is green, renewable energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. This means the average household can save over 30 tonnes of CO2 over the systems lifetime.

Talk to Solar Solutions Malvern to find out how renewable energy can work for you... Unit 5 The Clifton Centre, Spring Lane South, Malvern, WR14 1BJ

Tel: 01684 893000 Email: info@solarmalvern.com Web: www.solarmalvern.com


9 Launch of Climate Action Now High Town, Hereford HR1 2AA Sat, 12th October, 10am–2pm A new and energetic group of local residents will be launching Climate Action Now (CAN) at the h.Energy marketplace on 12th October. CAN focuses on promoting the climate change conversation, linking the voices of concerned people with policy makers and politicians, and showing how the effects of climate change are already starting to be felt. Look out for CAN’s stall – join the conversation, sign the petition, pick up a postcard, spread the word, eat cake! CAN is looking for volunteers to stimulate the conversation across the county. Contact Wendy Harvey: wendydharvey@gmail.com

10 Community Apple Juicing – KLEEN Energy Week Information Market Hall, High Street, Kington HR5 3BH Sat, 12th October, 10am–4:30pm Don’t let your apples go to waste! Bring washed apples to the Kington Market Hall and use our wonderful, KLEEN, hand-operated equipment to produce the most vital and refreshing apple juice you’ve ever tasted. If you want to take some home please bring your own containers. This activity is very sociable and suitable for children aged 5 to 95 years young. The KLEEN press is available to borrow for more serious use at home if you have more apples. We also have a pasturising unit for preserving up to 13 bottles at a time which will keep for a least a year. FREE event – donations and cakes are welcome. More power to your elbows! Refreshments are available in Kington’s many shops, cafes and pubs. Contact Richie Cotteril: kleen@live.co.uk / 01544 231236 Bus no. 461 available all day. Disabled access. EVCP Charging Point) opposite. Cycle and car parking available.

(Electric Vehicle

11 Open house – solar pv, solar thermal, mechanical heat recovery in a new eco-build house May include a heat pump and energy storage solution 1 Delamere Road, Malvern, WR14 2BQ Sat, 12th October, 10am–1pm A chance to see the technology in action and to talk over with a representative of Solar Solutions Malvern options for renewable energy and ways of combining these for maximum benefit financially (FITs and RHI payments) and environmentally. Tea and cakes to sustain you. Contact David McCann: david@solarmalvern.com / 01684 893000. Please phone David (whose house it is) to book by 10th October. It should be possible to come along on the day if you haven’t booked, but you will be last in the queue for cakes! Situated opposite the main gates to Malvern Cemetery. Parking available in Delamere Road and Madresfield Road. Easy access for cyclists. Fully wheelchair accessible.

15


12 The Big Apple at Avenue Cottage Avenue Cottage, Much Marcle, Ledbury, HR8 2NU Sat, 12th October, – Sun, 13th October, 10am–5pm Cottage perrymaking, an abundance of traditional fruit and nut trees, new and old, and fruiting hedges of edible berries. Watch the family pressing all weekend. Perry sales. Also traditional fruit pastilles. Plus, Our Edible Garden – guided tours of newly-planted fruit and nut groves at 11am and 2.30pm daily. The Big Apple is a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples. In our twenty-fifth year, we have put together a collection of small rural events based in and around Much Marcle, to enable you to share with us in our tradition of apple growing and cidermaking. h.Energy are delighted to be linking up with Big Apple again this year with some joint promotion of our local October events. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see: www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

13 Caring for the Planet Storytime at Hereford Library

Hereford Library, Broad Street, HR4 9AU Sat, 12th October, 10:30am–11am and 11.30am–12pm Come and listen to stories from around the world of how people have cared for our beautiful planet. Storytellers David Phelps and Valerie Dean will enthral and enchant you with tales for all the family. No need to book. Contact Anne-Marie Dossett: amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383600 Accessible venue with disabled toilets.

14 The Big Apple at Woodredding Farm Woodredding Farm, Yatton, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7RG Sat, 12th October, – Sun, 13th October, 10.30am–5pm Hands on experience pressing cider fruit or perry pears using 18th century press. Waymarked orchard walk. Sausage baps and Welsh cakes. Cider and perry sales. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see entry no 12, and www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

15 The Big Apple at Gregg’s Pit Greggs Pitt, Much Marcle, HR8 2NL Sat, 12th October, – Sun, 13th October, 10.30am–6pm Open day – small scale artisan cider/perry-making in a traditional orchard. Ploughman’s lunches. Cider and perry sales. Plus Our Quest for the Noble Chafer – an introduction to the People’s Trust for Engdangered Species (PTES) traditional orchard survey. A chance to share what we’ve learned and for you to have a go, at 3pm on Sunday 13th October. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see entry no 12, and www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

16


16 Out Of Nature: Green wood craft, land art, stone and wood carving

Newport House, Almeley, HR3 6LL Sat, 12th October, – Sun, 13th October, 11am–5pm Land artist Kate Raggett will invite members of the public to help her ‘colour in’ a very large shape she will have outlined on the bottom lawn with found material (pine cones, leaves, apples, squashes, etc). October 12, 12pm–2pm: forest school with Sam Goddard, cooking on the fire, etc. October 12, 2pm–4.30pm: Green wood craft. The Cartshed will demonstrate what it does in its woods every Wednesday and Thursday (basket making, pole lathing, whittling). October 13, (time to be confirmed): Talk by stone sculptor William Peers. See www.outofnature.org.uk/programme for more details. This event is part of the beautiful Out of Nature sculpture exhibition (12th–26th October) organised by Community Interest Company ‘The Cartshed’ to celebrate our bond with nature. See www.outofnature.org.uk for full details. Contact Jenny Watt: jenny@thecartshed.co.uk. Booking necessary for wood and stone carving – please see www.outofnature.org.uk for more details. Bus no. 446. Disabled access. Children very welcome. Dogs allowed on lead.

17 Out of Nature: wood, stone and chalk carving Newport House, Almeley, HR3 6LL Every day, 11am–4pm All week artists will be exhibiting, including stone carvers Lottie O’Learie and Tania Mosse, wood carver Rolf Hook, creativity consultant Tim Rawlins, and stone carver (and ex-mountaineer) Richard Renshaw. For more details see: www.outofnature.org.uk/programme This event is part of the beautiful Out of Nature sculpture exhibition (12th–26th October) organised by Community Interest Company ‘The Cartshed’ to celebrate our bond with nature. Schools very welcome: we can offer a guided visit of the exhibition, combined with a 90 min workshop – stone/chalk/wood carving, land art or outdoor drawing of the sculptures – for up to 30 children. Contact Jenny Watt: jenny@thecartshed.co.uk. Bus no. 446. Disabled access. Children very welcome. Dogs allowed on lead.

18 Ty Glyn Cusop Dingle, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5RF Sat, 12th October, – Sat, 19th October, 11am–3pm An opportunity to visit a home and see energy saving (solid wall insulation, doubleglazed sash windows, triple-glazed casement windows) and generation (solar hot water, micro-hydro and wood burner central heating/hot water) installations, and discuss them, including their performance and cost. Our household has a negative carbon footprint. You can see the materials used, and inspect performance with a thermal imaging camera. Contact Stephen Ainsleigh Rice: ainsleigh_jennifer@btinternet.com / 01497-820332. Booking essential. Bus no. 39. All but Hydro power house is accessible, including by wheelchair.

17


19 The Big Apple at Awnells Farm Awnells Farm, Much Marcle, HR8 2NW Sat, 12th October – Sun, 13th October, 11am–5pm Guided walks through the orchards. Meet the traditional Hereford cattle. Rare Breeds Survival Trust and RSPB. Craft activities for accompanied children, 2–4pm. Donations welcome. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see entry no 12, and www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

20 Event cancelled 21 Growing Local Open Garden Event: “Food for the table and stories for the heart”

Court Farm, Tillington, HR4 8LG Sat, 12th October, 12pm–4pm Come and see Growing Local’s educational garden, and experience cooking with the freshly picked produce. Pat and Heather will be joined by storyteller Carol Graham in the garden telling lively folk tales that celebrate planting, harvesting and the sharing of nourishing meals. See what children from our County’s primary schools are achieving ‘on the plot’. Experience our African Garden, pick the produce and cook on outdoor cooking equipment. Learn more about growing your own and how Growing Local is helping to connect growers to their local community. Groups throughout the week by arrangement. No booking required for Saturday Event. For group bookings during the week, contact Pat Gordon: info@growinglocal.org.uk / 07813 622890 or see www.growinglocal.org.uk Bus no. 437 and 477. Carparking available. Follow signs for the Farm shop.

22 The Big Apple at Hellens Hellens, Much Marcle, HR8 2LY Sat, 12th October – Sun, 13th October, 12pm–4.45pm A Feast of Apples – displays of apples, cider fruit and perry pears; tastings of dessert and culinary fruit; apple identification by Marcher Apple Network (@£2 a variety on the day where possible; otherwise collected and retained for investigation); sales of apple juice, trees, cider, pork, Tools for Self Reliance. Apple market selling less usual varieties. Traditional pressing of perry pears. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see entry no 12, and www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

Stop Press event: Flash mob rehearsal! St John’s Methodist Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, 5 – 6pm. Friday 27th September and Friday 11th October Come and Rock-a-Hula for h.Energy. Rock-a-Hula Baby will be leading two FREE classes in preparation for an h.Energy Flash Mob. Come and join in! Hoops will be provided or bring your own if you have one. Everyone welcome. And the Flash Mob? The performance will be in High Town on Saturday 12th October at noon… But shhhhh! don’t tell anyone…

18


23 the mid-day h.Energy Flash… High Town, Hereford, HR1 2AA Sat, 12th October, 12pm – Sat, 19th October, 12pm Look out at mid-day during h.Energy week: strange, sudden moments of spontaneous happiness may come over Hereford High Town as swing dancers, yogis, rock-a-huladancers, samba musicians and singers, appear – and disappear again into the crowds. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

24 Chapel Lane Community Garden Open Garden Event

Methodist Chapel, Kingsland, Nr Leominster, HR6 9SG Sat, 12th October, 2pm–5pm Teas and cakes will be served in the Chapel building. The garden is a community resource, designed to be used by all age groups, and by both able-bodied and disabled gardeners, with wheelchair-friendly paths and raised beds. Water for the garden comes from rainwater butts, and cardboard layers have been used to suppress weeds. Birds and insects are encouraged by planting, and by provision of feeders and bird houses. Booking is not necessary for this event. Bus no. 493 and 496 from Leominster to Kingsland. Access for cars and bicycles to Kingsland Methodist Chapel car park from Chapel Lane, Kingsland.

25 Family Foraging Fun with Adele Nozedar Hereford Library, Broad Street, HR4 9AU Sat, 12th October, 2pm–3.30pm Did you know that nettles were used to make army uniforms? Or that roses make amazing icecream? Or that you can make your own fruit stars from wild berries? Adele Nozedar, forager and author of the best-selling Hedgerow Handbook, will not only talk about all this and more, but she’ll also provide some treats too, and you’ll have a chance to buy a signed copy of the book at a special Hereford Library discount. All ages welcome. Contact Anne-Marie Dossett: amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 260646. Places are limited and can be booked in advance via foragingherefordlibrary.eventbrite.com The Woolhope Room is in a historic building and is only accessible via stairs. If you have any concerns please contact the library 01432 383600.

26 Penylan Barn Penylan Barn, Hardwicke, HR3 5TA Sat, 12th October, 2pm–3pm A recently completed barn conversion that is very energy efficient with a ground source heat pump, solar PV panels, lots of insulation and passive solar gain. Experts from WDS Greenenergy will be on hand to discuss heat pumps and other technologies fitted. Booking preferred. Contact James Stoney: javstoney@hotmail.com / 07909 900143. Bus no. 39 Hereford to Hay (Hardwicke Turn). Parking for bicycles and cars.

19


27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages

Sevington Cottages, Acton Beauchamp, WR6 5AF Sat, 12th October – Fri 18th October, 2pm–5pm Renewable energy in use in a family home. We are aiming to share our four years of eco-energy experience with you. Come and see a ground source heat pump, roofmounted solar hot water panels and a 3.5kW power generation free-standing PV panel array. Renovation and extension of our cottages has included under-floor heating, eco-plumbing systems and heavy duty insulation. Visit will take approximately one hour (depending upon discussion/questions). Contact Robin & Isabel Aitken: robin_aitken@yahoo.co.uk / 01531 640981. Event is by telephone appointment in advance only. Please leave a message with your contact details and preferred time/date. We’ll ring you back to confirm your booking.

28 Energy-saving home in Moccas School House, Old School Lane, Moccas, HR2 9LQ Sat, 12th October and Sat 19th October, 3pm–8pm Come and visit our small Victorian home which has a variety of energy saving features which include: 5 kw solar photovoltaic (PV) east/west facing panels which are grid connected; 12 volt stand-alone solar PV used for supplying office and shed; solar hot water; rainwater harvesting, on a small but useful scale; extensive use of monitoring equipment; wide range of LED lighting throughout property. We participated in our local H.energy savers group, and have experience of the green deal assessment process. Contact Ant & Vivian Barraclough: 01981 500427. Please call for an appointment. Accessible to cyclists. Parking at Moccas Village Hall. There is a short (100m), level walk to our house. Not suitable for toddlers/young children as we have a deep wildlife pond.

29 Hereford Make CIC: metal, wood and forging workshop open days

2, Harrow Road, Hereford, HR4 0EH

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm; Mon–Fri 6.30pm–9.30pm Everyone is invited to bring making or mending projects along to our open evenings and weekend workshop sessions. We can offer expert advice and tools to help you unleash a new lease of life from your items. Hereford Make CIC will expect you: • To be over 18 years old (this is an insurance issue that we have no control over); • To bring your own materials (if you are not sure where to get some materials, please contact us); • Wear non-synthetic clothes you do not mind getting damaged. These must cover the whole leg and at least past the elbow on the arm. Shoes should be made from leather and cover the whole foot or preferably be steel toe cap boots; • To bring your own hand tools if you have them. Hereford Make CIC will in turn: • Induct you into the correct use of the equipment; • Show you the way, or ways, of making your project;

20


• Do our best to guide you in a way that is right for you. Please note this is not a free event. Hereford Make CIC charge £12 for one evening during weekdays in the workshop (6.30pm–9.30pm) and £25 (10am–4pm) for a whole day on weekends (not including evening). Blacksmithing work has an additional fuel cost of £12 per bag. If you cannot afford this please contact Hereford Make CIC, who can point you in the direction of some funding bodies that might be able to help. These workshops will also be available after the closing of the h.energy events. Contact James: hereford_artisans@hotmail.co.uk / 07759 852225 to book a place. Limited parking, so please call ahead. There is a car park around the corner at the back of TPG on Plough Lane.

30 A Greenpeace Gig! Steiner Academy, Much Dewchurch, HR2 8DL Sat, 12th October, 7pm–10pm Films, a great Rock’n’Roll band and a brilliant knees-up in aid of Greenpeace. Food for sale and licensed bar. £5 entrance adults. U18 free, but children must be supervised due to licensing restrictions. Contact Rick Guest: lassenarick@yahoo.co.uk / 019810 540721 to reserve tickets. bus no.36 between Monmouth and Hereford, stopping at Wormelow. Disabled access; parking is fairly limited.

31 Tasty Tales from the Rocket Rocket Café, Hereford Sat, 12th October, 7.30pm–9.30pm An event that mingles and marinades food and stories together. Tasty Tales offers a unique and sensuous evening of fine food and spellbinding stories to delight the senses, satisfy stomachs and tickle the imagination… you will be treated to a sumptuous Rocket supper of freshly prepared, locally sourced food, intermingled with magical folktales. With west country storyteller Martin Maudsley telling the tales, and Hereford’s much loved Rocket Café serving the food, it’s a delicious combination! Rocket are currently on the move, but we will confirm their new premises – and the venue for this lovely tasty evening – as soon as possible. Please note that this event is not free of charge. Contact New Leaf (Kate Gathercole): kate@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk or check the New Leaf website for details.

Stop Press event Why Eating Organic Food Helps to Cut Your Carbon Footprint Myriad Organics, 22 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 !DA Sat, 12th October, 2.30pm–4.30pm Graham has spent the past 18 years supplying organic food to the people of the Marches, as organic grower, organic box scheme proprietor and organic retailer. This free event includes free refreshments and takes place in the Rural Skills Centre at Graham’s shop Myriad Organics. Contact: 01584 874888 or 872665

21


Connect Collaborate Innovate Support For further information call 01584 838248 or visit www.met-net.co.uk metnet provides free events, information and support for small to medium sized environmental businesses, including waste and recycling companies and businesses looking to diversify into the sector across the Marches.

EUROPEAN UNION

Investing in Your Future European Regional Development Fund 2007-13


DAY Sunday 13th

2

32 The Big Apple Ridge and Woodland Walk ...with a touch of perry

Meet at Westons Car Park (GR 647332), Much Marcle, HR8 2NQ Sun, 13th October, 9.30am Seven-mile walk via Ridge Hill, Oldbury Camp and Yatton Wood to see the perrymaking at Woodredding Farm and Avenue Cottage, before returning to Westons. No dogs please. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see entry no 12, and www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

33 Open Eco Homes Presteigne

The Workhouse gallery and Café, Industrial Estate, Presteigne, LD8 2UF Sun, 13th October, 10am See event no. 5 for details

34 Family Pick and Press Day Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road, Tupsley, HR1 1UT Sun, 13th October, 10am–4pm Herefordshire Wildlife Trust welcome you to our beautiful orchard at its bountiful best! Come along, pick apples, have a go at pressing and then taste the juice. We have more than 25 varieties of apples in the orchard such as Herefordshire Costard and Tillington Court, so there will be plenty to taste. The fabulous Wildplay team will be there with fun activities for children, while Orchard Origins will be running the juicing, answering any questions about fruit or orchards and showing off our new season’s produce, from chutney to fruit sweets. Buying our products will help us stay sustainable, so as well as pressing and tasting, the juice will be available for sale. Sensible shoes and clothes, please! Contact Laurence or Julia: orchards@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872; Booking is preferred. bus no. 476 Hereford to Ledbury (stop at the Cock of Tupsley, almost opposite). Limited parking is available for cars and bicycles. Please note that the orchard has some trip hazards (rabbit holes, etc) and low branches. People with restricted vision or mobility may require assistance – unfortunately the orchard itself is not wheelchair accessible. 23


35 Micro-hydro, solar thermal heating and biomass – the carbon negative farmhouse Cwm Farm, Tregoyd, Brecon, LD3 0SS Sun, 13th October, 10am–4pm Visit a farmhouse in the shadow of the Black Mountains that has a 6kW microhydro system, a 28kW biomass (log) boiler, and a solar thermal water heating system to meet all of its heating and electricity needs. Contact Chris Blake: cwmfarm@gmail.com / 01497 847281 Parking available. A steep climb for cyclists.

36 The Big Apple Bike Ride Starts at the Market House, Ledbury, HR8 1BN Sun, 13th October, 10am leaving at 10.30am. Follow quiet country lanes, visiting cider producers and orchards. BYO picnic or enjoy Big Apple catering. Explore Big Apple, returning in the afternoon to Ledbury. Accompanied children welcome. Information 01531 635432. This is a Big Apple Harvestime event. For more details see entry no 12, and www.bigapple.org.uk/harvestime/2013.html

37 CountrySOLE Project Borderwood Farm, Lemore, Eardisley, HR3 6LR Sun, 13th October, 10.30am–5.30pm The CountrySOLE Project is a Sustainable Organic Living Experience, where we have now created a home and lifestyle that is off-grid and endeavours to produce the majority of our needs from our own resources. We can tick most of the boxes on sustainable living, using solar and wind energy, grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting and a borehole, and composting toilets. The large vegetable garden and surrounding 15 acres for livestock provide much of our food. We will also have a visit from Wildplay offering playful opportunities for children to explore nature outdoors. Do come and join our experience and allow us to learn from yours. Contact Jeff and Carey Glyn-Jones: countrysole@cooptel.net / 07799 640997 / 07557 659291 Access from A4111, about 1.5 miles north of Eardisley. Turn down the drive to Lemore Manor and where the drive continues into the Manor, turn right down the Kimberley private drive but continue on the track, following it to the right, into and across the field. There is a reliable surface all the way and disabled access, but parking will be limited if the ground conditions are wet.

24


Greenearth Renewable Energy Ltd

Specialist Installers of Domestic Solar PV Systems We constantly strive to offer our customers cutting edge products and services and are dedicated to improving quality standards across the renewable energy sector with our core company values: • Customer focused – we place our clients at the forefront of everything we do • Quality driven – the highest quality products and workmanship are standard • Ethically minded – we strive to be open, honest and clear with our communication and advice • Green to the core – we believe in a sustainable future for all • Team-centric – the sum of our whole is far greater than the sum of our parts We install only proven, high efficiency, branded solar panels and inverters with a performance output that will maximise the 20-year investment returns of the Feed-in Tariff. Once your solar PV system is installed, our monitoring and maintenance plans can help you keep your system’s performance on track.

Also available is the very popular MY SOLAR PORT, streamlining three tonnes of green oak with an aesthetically pleasing 3.04 integrated solar array. Take a look at www.mysolarport.co.uk

Brambles, Little Birch Road, Kingsthorne, Herefordshire, HR2 8AU t: 01432 800018 m: 07714302891 e: neil@mysolarport.co.uk w: www.greenearthenergy.co.uk / www.mysolarport.co.uk


38 Taking the Bus for a Walk Hereford Country Bus Station, Union Walk, HR1 2ER Sun, 13th October, 11.25am–5.45pm Take the 1138 bus to Peterstow, and then walk from Peterstow to Harewood End (6–7 miles) with the originators of the Herefordshire Bus Walks series, Les Lumsdon (local author) and Russell B Hamilton (Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Planning). Walk through the Wye Valley AONB on the Herefordshire Trail, with a stop at the New Harp Inn which is pub plus a shop, post office and hub for Park and Share. Moderate walk, some climbs and stiles. Bring a packed lunch, stout footwear and warm clothing. Sorry, no dogs. Hosted by Herefordshire Ramblers in association with Rail for Herefordshire – and an opportunity to try one of the many bus walks in the county. Everyone will be given a pack of the Bus Walks series to take home! Return to Hereford at 1745. Contact Les Lumsdon: leslumsdon@hotmail.com / 01584 877588. No booking required This walk involves using bus no. 32; bus fare or concessionary pass required.

39 Arkstone Mill Organic Smallholding Arkstone Mill, Kingstone, Hereford, HR2 9HU Sun, 13th October, 2pm A chance to visit the organic smallholding in Kingstone where Paul and Liz Izod grow more than 70 varieties of vegetables for their local box scheme. We supply boxes in and around Hereford city. Come and see the field scale growing, plant raising and polytunnel management, and how we build fertility through green manures and compost. Refreshments by the stream if the weather is fine. We shall be walking around the fields so please have suitable footwear. Contact Paul and Liz Izod: paul@arkstonemill.co.uk / 01981 251135. If you would like to visit please let us know by Wednesday 9th October. Bus no. 39a Hereford to Brecon. In Kingstone, turn right in front of the Bull Ring pub and continue on this road through the village for about half a mile. You will then see a housing estate called Cotton’s Meadow on your right. Turn right into the estate and just before the first house, turn left down a narrow lane. Continue to the end (about one-third of a mile) until you can see a small cottage and two polytunnels. Parking for cars and bicycles.

40 Woodland Walk at Moreton Wood Moreton Wood, Ullingswick, HR1 3JQ Sun, 13th October, 2pm–5pm (Walk at 2.30pm) A lovely woodland walk through a sustainably managed woodland. Learn about the woodland work and the benefits to the environment of managing woods for wood fuel. There will be woody children’s activities as well as storytelling, demos of greenwoodworking, woodland blacksmithing and chainsaw carving. Contact Jo: jo@moretonwood.co.uk / 07920 851674. Booking preferred. The woodland is down a stony track that is accessible for cars & bikes. There is a car park. The woodland itself is steepish and can be muddy. The walk will follow the paths in the wood some of which are stoned with loose stones.

26


41 Butford Organics – our biomass energy, solar pv and insulation systems Butford Organics, Bowley Lane, Bodenham, HR1 3LG Sun, 13th October, Sun 20th October, 2.30pm We are an organic smallholding where we have taken considered steps to maximise our use of renewable energy resources. In particular we have a log biomass boiler which provides all our heating and hot water needs using our own wood supply. This is supplemented by a 4kWh PV array and we have a longer term aim to go off-grid. We have also insulated both the old and new parts of our farmhouse as far as practical. Our main activity on the Farm is the production of organic cider and perry and our Farm Shop is open Friday and Saturday and most Sundays from 10am to 5pm. We will have a presentation of our energy saving systems on Sunday 13th and 20th October at 2.30pm. Contact Martin Harris: martin@butfordorganics.co.uk / 07807 333950. Prior notice would be appreciated, although you’re welcome to just turn up at any time over the weekends except 19 October afternoon. Bowley Lane runs between the A417 and the A44 and Butford Farm is on the RHS about 1.5 miles up Bowley Lane from the A417. There is plenty of parking with hardstanding which facilitates access for wheelchairs.

42 The Barrels Low Energy Quiz The Barrels, 69 St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2JQ Sun, 13th October, 8pm–9.30pm A low energy-themed pub quiz. Contact Phil Pryce: ppryce@aol.com / 01432 274968 The Barrels is located in the centre of Hereford with good access to car parks and buses.

43 The Vaga Tavern Low Energy Quiz The Vaga Tavern, Vaga Street, Hunderton, Hereford, HR2 7AT Sun, 13th October, 8pm–9.30pm A low energy-themed pub quiz. Contact Becky & Ben: rebecca@rclyde.orangehome.co.uk / 01432 509927 The Vaga Tavern has a car park. Also on Sunday – see event number for further details 1 Net Zero energy house (Solar Passive plus PV panels) 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 5 Open Eco Homes Presteigne 12 The Big Apple at Avenue Cottage 14 The Big Apple at Woodredding Farm 19 The Big Apple at Awnells Farm 22 The Big Apple at Hellens 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages 29 Make CIC metal, wood and forging workshop open days

27


DAY Monday 14th

3

44 Café@All Saints – the h.Energy Menu Café@All Saints, High Street, Hereford, HR4 9AA Mon, 14th October – Sat, 19th October, 8am–5pm We always source great local produce from the county – goats cheese from Neal’s Yard Creamery, Tudge’s bacon and Dunkerton’s Cider, amongst others. For h.Energy week we will be adding soups and puds made solely from locally sourced ingredients – butternut squash and sage soup, Breinton apple and cider tart, and more. Café@All Saints is one of Bill’s Cafés, founded and run by food writer and restaurateur Bill Sewell. See www.cafeatallsaints.co.uk for more information. Café@All Saints is at the top of Broad Street next to Boots. Wheelchair user provision. Easily accessible on foot or by bike from all around Hereford .

45 Drop in the Ocean

A six-day performance on walking and water by artists Jess Allen and Mads Floor Andersen All Saints Church, High Street, Hereford, HR4 9AA Mon, 14th October – Sat, 19th October, 10am–5pm What happens when you throw a stone into water? Make a wish in a well? Have a wash in the sink? What are the stories and statistics that come flooding out of the tap? Does a raindrop remember? Water shapes our landscapes, fills our bodies and connects us all. But how much do we need? And where is it all coming from? From the River Wye to the Greenland ice sheets, from flooding to drought, Drop in the Ocean is an invitation for you to join us and reflect on water, how we use it and what it means in a changing climate. Part walking performance, part installation, you may encounter the performers in two ways: out in the streets or fields around Hereford where Jess will be walking, carrying water and collecting audio stories (look out for a milkmaid’s yoke), or in the installation space at All Saints Church, where Mads will be your spirit guide through indoor waterscapes and sound loops. Drop in at any time during the day (10am–5pm) to have a look, listen or a glass of water and chat (and then a slice of cake in the excellent All Saints Café). Contact Jess Allen: hedgesprite@googlemail.com / 07949 474155. No booking is required. Please drop in to the performance installation space at All Saints Church for as long or as often as you like over the course of the six days. The walking performance itself is designed to facilitate random encounters en route, so you may or may not experience this element of the performance! But Jess will be in and close to the city centre on the first two days 14–15th Oct.

28


The installation element of the event will be at All Saints Church in Hereford city centre. This is a fully-accessible public space with bicycle, buses and car parking. The walking element of the event will take place along roads and public rights of way around Hereford City and environs, with varying levels of accessibility.

46 Kleen Energy Surgery High Street, Kington, HR5 3BJ Mon, 14th October – Fri, 18th October, 10am–4pm Free independent advice on any issue relating to Energy Saving or Energy Generation. Drop in or book an appointment if you prefer. Qualified and experienced professionals available to answer and advise. Understand your energy bill, Save Money! Contact Gordon Coppock: g_coppock@hotmail.com / 07598 937085. Booking an appointment with the Energy Doctor is recommended but not essential. Posters in Kington High Street will be providing details of final locations during the week

47 Corte Cottage Corte Cottage, Norton, Presteigne, LD8 2EL Mon, 14th October – Fri, 18th October, 10am–3pm PV installations with an overall system size of 7.62 kWpeak, consisting of five separate arrays. Greenearth Energy Ltd fitted the first array well before the arrival of FiTs and have been back in subsequent years to add further arrays covering all the suitable areas including the workshop shed in the garden. These panels produce as much energy as we can use. A Mitsubishi air source heat pump has since been fitted by another renewable energy company for the central heating and hot water. Our property is fully insulated which also reduces energy costs. We keep bees, chickens and have a local allotment plot trying to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. Contact Mr & Mrs J Ruby: 01544 267749 to arrange a booking. bus no.41. Private property; however we are glad for other renewable energy enthusiasts to visit. Parking is limited so please phone to arrange an appointment.

Stop Press Event Herefordshire biomass boiler and two wood-pellet stoves Apple Bough and Chess – self-catering cottages, Upper Newton Farmhouse, Kinnersley, HR3 6QB. Technician available to help. Please book on 01544 327727 www.herefordshireholidays.co.uk

29


48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint!

Green Gates, Baynhams Yard, Bridge Street, Kington, HR5 3DL Mon, 14th October – Sat, 19th October, 11am–4pm The typical conundrum of Herefordshire’s old housing stock: how do we improve our households’ energy efficiency? Less driving, no flying, less packaging, less energy consumption, more jumpers and groovy firewood. Issues: poor insulation, cats and kids, dispersed extended family and increasing reliance on computers! Our philosophy: Reduce, Reduce, Reduce. Solutions began with disconnecting the oil-fired central heating which was effectively heating the sky, followed by addressing some of the issues through collective action in the wider community. This included establishing a new Environment & Energy group in Kington (KLEEN) and a new allotment site (now pumping out food), litter-picking, getting involved in local government, seeking local co-operative community sustainable electricity generation, working from home through music teaching and cottage industry-style enterprises with a different business model. And now, thanks to those nice people at New Leaf able to demonstrate solar thermal hot water integrated with the existing wood fired cooking and heating system as well as room in roof insulation – transforming those top rooms, previously uninhabitable both in the cold of winter and the heat of summer. Contact Richie Cotterill: richie@momentary-lapse.co.uk / 01544 231236. Booking essential Monday to Friday, then Open House Saturday 19th from 11am to 4pm. Bus no. 461 and 462. Parking available in town, then walk to house. Disabled access to ground floor only (disabled toilet available in Kington Library).

49 Walking with Offa Bus Stop for 41 bus, Mill Street, Kington, HR5 3BH Mon, 14th October, 12pm–5pm Join Rob Dingle, Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer at Kington (Mill Street) at 12pm for the 1210 Offa Hoppa (bus no. 41) to Norton. Back in Kington for 1649. Through fares also available from Hereford (ask for a return to Knighton) and English concessionary passes available on this cross-border route. We’ll ride through splendid countryside to Norton to visit Corte Cottage (Event no. 47), a bed and breakfast where there are pv installations, air source heat pump and other energy saving approaches. We’ll then walk five miles to Knighton on Offa’s Dyke Path, with breathtaking views. Catch the 1612 bus back to Kington. Moderate with one climb and a few stiles. Bring a packed lunch, stout footwear and warm clothing. Sorry no dogs. Contact Les Lumsdon: leslumsdon@hotmail.com / 01584 877588. No booking required This walk involves using bus no. 41; bus fare or concessionary pass required.

30


50 Transition Leominster presents: The Wonders of Water

Leominster Community Centre, School Road, HR6 8NJ Mon, 14th October, 7.30pm

Transition Leominster

Did you know that water prefers Beethoven to Heavy Metal? Discover more of the hidden qualities of water as revealed by modern science.

Accessible to wheelchairs and cyclists. Parking behind the centre.

51 The Green Deal – golden opportunity or cause of the blues?

St. Johns Methodist Church Hall, St Owens Street, Hereford HR1 2PR Mon, 14th October, 7.30pm–9.30pm A talk by Dave Green (accredited Energy Assessor and Green Deal Advisor for both domestic and commercial properties). Hosted by Hereford Christian Ecology Group. Free admission. Refreshments available. Contact Sheila Milne: 01432 279740 Parking in St Owen Street and Gaol Street car park. Accessible by wheelchair.

52 The Volunteer Inn Pub Quiz The Volunteer Inn, Harold Street, Hereford, HR1 2QU Mon, 14th October, 8:30pm Greening the Village

One of Leo’s famous Monday evening quiz nights – but this week with a special focus on all things sustainable. What’s the carbon footprint of a hamster? How many flights to New York equal one cheeseburger?

Come and test your knowledge on everything from renewable energy to the quality of our drinking water. With prizes and everything… No booking required – just come along. Access on foot from anywhere in the city.

Also on Monday – see event number for further details 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) 3 FREE Printer Recycling 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages 54 Euroheat – showroom open 113 Hereford Community Farm open

31


An incentive

Be paid to he

Free, practical advice on the government’s new

8 5 2 ÂŁ6

Euroheat are the leading wood biomass Up to solutions provider in the UK and based in Herefordshire. We supply a whole range ck HI ba e R c i of high quality split log, wood chip and t th es Dom year for pellet boilers as well as full design, and y ever xt seven commissioning services. Our expertise in ne ars ye biomass solutions are second to none with over 1000 successful UK installations to our name. The Government have recently announced that Domestic RHI will be introduced in Spring 2014. We have a range of smaller boilers that are perfect for homes wishing to use a sustainable, greener heating solution whilst reducing costs. Euroheat can supply a range of boilers with both manual feed and automatic feeding systems from 9 kW to 400 kW. These boilers are acknowledged within the industry to be the best. To help you understand what is available, in terms of the RHI and choosing the correct boiler, we have in conjunction with h.Energy on the 15th and 17th October at 10am and 2pm a special presentation (Introduction to wood burning boilers) with the opportunity to view a range of HDG boilers in our showroom, followed by a viewing of two local existing installations. We will explain everything you need to know and our expert team of designers and installers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Remember we are open during h.Energy weekdays only - 14th to the 18th October.

, Wood log et pell chip and boilers

Bishops Frome,

www.eur


not to miss

at your home domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Special h.Energy Biomass Presentations see how much you could receive for going green

Tuesday 15th Thursday 17th OCTOBER 10am & 2pm

01885 491100 ow Book N ces Limited spa

Worcestershire WR6 5AY

oheat.co.uk

or simply drop into our showroom Monday 14th to Friday 18th - 9 til 5.


DAY Tuesday 15th

4

53 Stay and Play at Ross Children’s Centre Ryefield Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7QD Tue, 15th October, 9.45am–11.15am Lots of fun with recycled materials for families with children under five, as well as a visit from Wildplay offering playful opportunities for children to explore nature outdoors. Contact Gill Hambling: ghambling@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 260700. No booking needed.

54 Euroheat Introduction to Biomass Euroheat Natural Energy Company, Court Farm Business Park, Bishops Frome, WR6 5AY Tue, 15th October, 10am and 2pm; Thu, 17th October, 10am and 2pm Euroheat hosts hour-long presentations on everything you need to know about heating with wood. These presentations will be held at Euroheat’s biomass training centre in Bishops Frome, and will include information about using wood for both domestic and industrial heating situations. Logs, pellets and wood chip will all be covered so you can make the right choice for your wood heating. There are a multitude of wood burning stoves and biomass boilers on display at Euroheat’s showroom and attendees will also get to visit two local boiler installations to see how they are in situ. Contact Sarah Campbell: reception@euroheat.co.uk / 01885 491100. Booking is essential for the Introduction to Biomass presentations; however Euroheat’s showroom will be open to visitors throughout the weekdays of h.Energy. Bus no. 672 and 673 from Ledbury to Bromyard stop at the Chase Inn, a few minutes walk away.

34


Over 21 years' experience in bringing together builders, architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, housing associations, local authorities and interested individuals to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building.

Why join the AECB? • Networking with some of the UK's leading ecobuilding practitioners • Passivhaus Trust discounted membership • Online forum with the opportunity to drive best practice forward • Local Group meetings and events to meet up with other AECB members • Green Building Magazine subscription for ecobuilding news and articles • Library of technical papers, including the Carbonlite programme • Annual Conference for members • Discounts on a wide range of products and services

the Association for Environment Conscious Building AECB PO Box 32, Llandysul, SA44 5ZA t: 0845 4569773 w: www.aecb.net


ating

Celebr

y g r e n h.E rtyard ou

C at The

tober, c O h t Tue, 15 .30pm 9 – m a 11

New Leaf presents a wide-ranging day of events at The Courtyard to re-energise Herefordshire!

Join us for business presentations, family activities and then the launch of a major new call to action for the county.

57 h.Energy Business Focus The Courtyard, Edgar Street, HR4 9JR Tue, 15th October, 11am–4.30pm Between 11am – 4.30pm, the Main House at The Courtyard will host events for businesses interested in reducing their energy bills and increasing their financial and energy efficiency. 11.00: Energy monitoring systems to improve the efficiency of your business (Andre Burgess) 11.45: Marketing the benefits of your energy efficient business (Gill Hutchinson, Federation of Small Businesses) 12.45: Re-Energising Herefordshire – launching a new energy strategy for the county (Cllr Russell B Hamilton) 1.30: Corporate Social Responsibility (Gareth Williams, Caplor Energy) 2.15: Develop your own Carbon Assessment (metnet with Nigel Donovan, Energy Basics) 3.30: RHIs, FiTs and Green Deal updates for businesses (metnet) There will be plenty of time for questions and networking, as well as opportunities to learn from other local businesses about their experiences of reducing their energy costs.

36


60 Celebrating h.Energy The Courtyard, Edgar Street, HR4 9JR Tue, 15th October, 5pm–7pm Join in with a couple of hours of activities and fun for all the family and all ages: 5.00: The Earthday Card (4 min animation) 5.05: an h.Energy Story for all ages 5.20: The Plastic Planet (7 min animation) 5.30: A samba junk percussion workshop with Bym Welthy 6.30: Home Sweet Home (2 min animation) 6.35: Come and Rock-a-Hula… 6.55: Past Peak Oil, Travelling towards Transition (3 min animation) Local legend Bym Welthy (Beat Bang Bong) will be preparing a recycled samba band to take to High Town as a surprise Flashmob at noon on Saturday 19th October. To be part of Saturday’s Flashmob you need to know the beats! So come and join in this free workshop – everyone, all ages and all abilities, welcome. Please arrive promptly to take part. Plus a series of short eco animations from our very own world-class prize-winning animator Anita Sancha, rock-a-hula dancing from Herefordshire’s Rock-a-Hula babes, and stories from Herefordshire’s network of storytellers. Come and join in – or just come and watch it developing… families and schools particularly welcome.

61 Re-Energising Herefordshire! The Courtyard, Edgar Street, HR4 9JR Tue, 15th October, 7.30pm–9.30pm Re-Energising Herefordshire is a groundbreaking county-wide carbon reduction initiative involving business, community and public sector partners. This evening’s event will be an opportunity to consider a sustainable low-carbon future for Herefordshire and to hear about how far we are down that road. Jane Davidson, director of sustainability project Inspire, will be joining us for the evening. Jane was previously Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing with the Welsh Assembly Government and during her time in office she was responsible for the Welsh Government agreeing to make sustainable development its central organising principle. Information stands from metnet’s network of local energy technology businesses will be available in the foyer of the Courtyard throughout the day. Contact Kate Gathercole: kate@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk The Great Western Way cycle route comes out in Penhaligon Way, next to The Courtyard. Pay and display ticketed parking available adjacent to The Courtyard.

37


Park & Share or Park & Cycle … you choose This is a great new scheme to help commuters cut down on travel costs while also reducing the numbers of cars driving into Hereford and the market towns at peak times.

RESERVED PARKING Monday – Friday

twoshare.co.uk, Herefordshire’s car-sharing scheme has been in place for over five years, helping people travelling around the county to match up their journeys and contact other travellers to arrange to share.

See the map opposite for all the latest Park & Share/ Park & Cycle locations.

How to Park & Cycle Choose the location that suits you best (It’s a good idea to have an alternative in case your first choice is full up) Go to www.herefordmove.org Follow the links to Park & Cycle Complete the application form

The Choose how you move team will let you know if you have a space at your chosen location and will send you scheme roundels to display in your car. They will also let the location know to expect you.

If you already know someone to car-share with:

RESERVED PARKING

With Park & Share, commuters meet up along main roads, at pubs, garden centres, hotels or shops in the scheme, leave one car in the car park and continue on together. And with Park & Cycle, those same spaces are available for people who would like to cycle to work but who live too far away to ride the whole journey.

How to Park & Share Monday – Friday

However, car-sharing can be more of a challenge in a rural county where communities are smaller and more scattered. But, while start points may be scattered, the vast majority of journeys converge on main roads heading either to Hereford or to the market towns.

Choose the location that suits you best (and a back-up, just in case) Go to www.herefordmove.org Follow the links to Park & Share

Complete the application form for both car-sharers

If you need to find someone to car-share with: Go to www.twoshare.co.uk Log your journey, starting from your home address and search for matches If you find a good match, you may be able to share without a Park & Share space If not, log your journey again, this time starting from the nearest Park & Share location. You can do this for as many locations as you like until you find a match that suits you When you find someone to share with and a location that suits you, go to www.herefordmove.org follow the links to Park & Share and complete your application

www.herefordmove.org Funded by the Department For Transport


North 1 2 3 4 8 13

East

Queenswood Country Park Country Gardens, Wellington Moreton Business Park Hereford Leisure Centre England's Gate, Bodenham Railway Inn, Dinmore

South-West

South-East

18 Northolme Community Centre, Hereford 19 Three Horseshoes, Allensmore 29 Boughton Arms, Peterchurch 31 Belmont PCT

12 The Grange, How Caple 34 The Moody Cow, Upton Bishop 36 Netherwood Rd, Rotherwas

North-East 5 6 7 30

32 The Pilgrim Hotel, Much Birch 33 The Tump Inn, Wormelow 35 Grafton Depot, Ross Road

9 The Yew Tree Inn, Prior's Frome 10 Tarrington Arms, Tarrington 11 Trumpet Inn, Trumpet

Aylestone Park, Hereford Wheatsheaf Inn, Fromes Hill New Inn, Storridge Three Horseshoes, Little Cowarne

South 14 15 16 17

West

The New Harp Inn, Hoarwithy Harewood End Inn, Harewood End The New Inn, St Owens Cross The Mill Race, Walford

20 22 23 24 27

Wyevale Garden Centre Portway Inn, Monnington-on-Wye The New Inn, Staunton-on-Wye The Tram Inn, Eardisley Radnor Arms, Llowes

North-West 21 Three Elms Industrial Estate, Hereford 25 The Royal George Inn, Lyonshall 26 Cross Inn, Eardisland 28 The Bell, Tillington

A4110

KEY A49

Park and Share/Cycle site You can Park and Share or Park and Cycle from any location

26

Kington

Leominster Bromyard

25 1 24

23

27

22

30 7

13

2

A438

8

6

3

28

20 21

4 5

10

11

Hereford

29

31

18 35

A438

9 36

Ledbury

19 32 A465

12 14

33 15 16

B4224 34

A49

Ross-on-Wye 17

Grateful thanks for the generous support of local businesses who allow the use of some of their car park spaces.

A4103


55 Leominster Water Meadows, Ivingtonbury Farm and Orchard

Bus Station or Rail Station,Worcester Road, Leominster, HR6 8AR Tue, 15th October, 10am–4pm Meet local author Pete Blench at Leominster Railway Station at 1010 or Leominster Bus Station (beneath clock) at 1020. The six-mile walk makes use of new permissive paths made available under a Natural England/Defra conservation scheme to encourage curlews to nest in the Arrow Valley. We look at the remains of an ancient water meadow irrigation system of ditches and sluices, and visit Ivingtonbury, the main farm in the conservation scheme. We learn how the local Ryeland sheep were bred to produce the finest wool in Europe. We visit the farm orchard before returning to town along the banks of the River Arrow. Includes a farmhouse soup lunch, @£5 a head (pay at farm on day). 6.5 miles, beginning and ending in Leominster town centre. Leisurely walking, mainly flat, one stile. Return to Leominster for 1600. Bring stout footwear and warm clothing. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Pete Blench: folley.farm@btinternet.com. Please book in advance Access by train or bus to Leominster

56 Up-cycling Garments Ginn Downes Workshop, Tillington Tue, 15th October, 10am–3pm One of two up-cycling sessions for h.Energy week from Ginn Downes’ workshop in Tillington. Use printing, sewing and other techniques to breathe new life into garments. Some basic sewing experience is necessary. There will be a charge for any materials used, but advice and sessions are free. Refreshments will be available. Please note, this session is repeated on Wednesday 16th October, 10am–3pm. Ginn Downes will also be available to offer clothing clinic advice at Repair Cafés in Hereford during h.Energy. See www.facebook.com/HerefordshireRepairCafes for more details. Contact Ginn Downes: there is a maximum of five people per session, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book by e-mailing Ginn on ginnscreative@btinternet.com. Please bring a packed lunch or order in advance a soup lunch @ £4. Please specify any dietary requirements when you order. Bus no. 437 from Tesco at 9.26am- 2.45 pm return to Hereford. Bus will stop right outside the house if need be. Parking for 5 cars. Workshop has one small step up and downstairs toilet facilities are available.

58 A Giant Water-powered Cuckoo Clock Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Pembridge, HR6 9HZ Tue, 15th October, 11am–5pm A special h.Energy opportunity to visit Richard Pim’s 25ft, fully water-powered cuckoo clock at Westonbury Mill Water Gardens. A hydrogeologist who brought water to arid farmlands in Saudi Arabia and Nepal, Richard spent around three years designing and making, piece by piece, this engineering marvel. Believed to be the only giant cuckoo clock in the UK, and the first in the world to run using water, the mechanism sends a three-foot cuckoo out into the Pembridge sky

40


to the sound of bird calls on the hour. Richard and Sally are generously opening the Water Gardens to visitors free of charge today as part of h.Energy. Please note that the cafe will not be open today. Contact Richard Pim: richardpim@btinternet.com / 01544 388650 Bus no. 495. We are just off the A44 between Leominster and Kington. From Pembridge head towards Kington for 1.5 miles. The gardens are signposted in both directions on the A44 by brown tourist signs. Disabled visitors are welcome. About 80% of the garden is accessible. There is a toilet for the disabled.

59 Wildplay at New Mills, Ledbury New Mills, Ledbury, HR8 2UW Tue, 15th October, 3.30pm–5.30pm Come out and play after school! Explore and investigate this hidden green space and enjoy trails around the footpaths as day turns into night and nocturnal animals come out to play! An open access event for children aged 3–13. Please dress up warm and wear suitable footwear for exploring the more wild parts of this green space. Contact Joanna Dainty: wildplay@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872. No booking necessary, just turn up and join in! This is a tricky place to find unless you know New Mills and its hidden footpaths! Head along New Mills Way (from the Hereford Roundabout) until you see Frost Road on your right. Park up and then cross the road, look to your left for a footpath and head down it. You will find us at the green space next to the wooden play area.

57, 60 and 61: see h.Energy Celebration event (p36) The Courtyard, Edgar Street, HR4 9JR Tue, 15th October, 11am–9.30pm

72 Repair Café at The Barrels The Barrels, 69 St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2QJ Tue, 15th October, 5pm–7pm (moved from Wed, 16th October) One of a network of pop-up Repair Cafés for h. Energy week. Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). At our Repair Café (in the Old Brewery Room) you’ll find the people, tools and materials you need to help you make repairs on a variety of household goods and clothes… especially bikes! So cycle yourself round and join in. For up-to-date information about what can be repaired at this Repair Café please see www.facebook.com/HerefordshireRepairCafes, and for more general information about Repair Cafés see repaircafe.org. Contact Dan: 01432 274968 Easily accessed on foot or by bike from around Hereford city. Formed partly from the old city wall, the pub can be found at the east end of St Owen Street. Parking is to the rear in Bath Street car park.

41


62 “Try to live simply…” Friends Meeting House, 21 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BX Tue, 15th October,7.30pm Look at guidance for living simply and sustainably as formulated by Quakers. Join Friends from Hereford Meeting to explore the ideas and how we can be the change we want to see. ‘Simplicity’ is best understood not as plainness or austerity for its own sake, but as ‘frugality’ which is compatible with the preservation of the global environment in a healthy and sustainable state. Contact Charlotte or Liz: three-elms-liz@gmx.com / 01432 343577 or 341438. Booking preferred. Accessible by foot, cycle, bus, and vehicle parking close by.

63 Quiz night @ The Victory The Victory, 88 St Owens Street, Hereford, HR1 2QD Tue, 15th October, 8pm–11pm Part of the regular series of Tuesday quiz nights – this week has a special focus on all things sustainable. Come and test your knowledge on everything from renewable energy to flood defence, via hurricanes and the cod wars. Cash prizes available. Contact Jim Kenyon: 01432 274998 The pub is based in the centre of Hereford and easily accessible via public transport.

Stop Press event Pencombe School Community Green Day Tuesday 15th October Planting and clearing the school grounds, litter picking around the village, Bring & Buy Sale of plants, toys, books and bric a brac. Followed by an evening fashion show of recycled garments hosted by the WI and modelled by staff and parents More details 01885 400255 Also on Tuesday – see event number for further details 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) 3 FREE Printer Recycling 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 8 Drawing with Light 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages 44 Cafe at All Saints – the h.Energy Menu 45 Drop in the Ocean – performance on walking and water 46 Kleen Energy Surgery 47 Corte Cottage 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint! 54 Euroheat – showroom open 113 Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court Open

42


DAY Wednesday 16th

5

64 Stay and Play and Storytime at Ledbury Children’s Centre

Ledbury Primary School, Longacres, HR8 2BE Wed, 16th October, 9.30am–11am Lots of fun with recycled materials for families with children under five, as well as a visit from Wildplay offering playful opportunities for children to explore nature outdoors. Contact Jill Jupp: jjupp@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383840

65 Water power and people power with Transition Leominster

Start at Corn Square, Leominster, HR6 8LR Wed, 16th October, 10am–3pm Leisurely cycle ride through country lanes to Arrow Mill, Transition Kingsland, about six miles each way. Arrow Mill is a large Leominster 17th century building of several floors, with a low breast shot waterwheel which will be turning. 19th century machinery, mostly of iron, and three pairs of stones. Special features are a machine for beating out clover seeds, and the drive to it, the original beaten earth ground floor, old flour dresser, and an internal hop kiln. A display of historical tools is on one of the floors. It is owned by Mr and Mrs Hall, who have kindly allowed us to visit. We will be leaving the mill at 12-12.30pm. On the way back is a chance to visit the garden tea room in Kingsland. Contact Anne Adams: anneadams886@live.co.uk / 01568 780886. Booking preferred but not essential.

66 Repair Café at Grange Court, Leominster Grange Court, Pinsley Road, HR6 8NL Wed, 16th October, 10am–2pm

One of a network of pop-up Repair Cafés for h.Energy week. Repair Cafés are free meeting places, and they’re all about repairing things (together). At Grange Court Repair Café you’ll find all the people, tools and materials you need to help you repair or up-cycle a variety of household goods and clothes, as well as tea and cake, and activities and storytelling for children. For up-to-date information about what can be repaired at this Repair Café please see

43


www.facebook.com/HerefordshireRepairCafes, and for more general information about Repair Cafés see repaircafe.org. Grange Court is a Community, Enterprise, and Heritage Hub. It is free to enter and enables the people of Leominster and visitors to work, play and learn. See www. grangecourt.org for more details. Contact Dick Ellison:dick@grangecourt.org / 01568 737980 Bus no. 426, 493, and 495. Leominster Station is a five-minute walk from Grange Court. For Satnav users, Grange Court’s postcode is HR6 8NL. Grange Court is only accessible from the Church Street entrance of Pinsley Road. There is no through road from the Etnam Street entrance, although this does not show on Google Maps or Satnavs. Car parking for up to 12 vehicles, and two disabled parking bays. Grange Court is entirely accessible for people with disabilities.

67 Up-cycling Garments II Ginn Downes Workshop, Tillington Wed, 16th October, 10am–3pm One of two up-cycling sessions for h.Energy week – see event 56 for full details.

68 SEED Homes eco-building open days Court of Noke, Pembridge, Herefordshire, HR6 9HW Wed, 16th October – Fri, 18th October, 10am–4pm Another opportunity to come and have a look at our display building at Pembridge. SEED Homes was established in 2009 to develop ways to provide affordable and sustainable homes in our region using locally produced, responsibly sourced materials to produce highly energyefficient homes. Visitors will get a short(!) talk from me on what SEED is all about, and a look at the materials and construction methods that we use. Questions and longer discussions can follow. This year we’ve been busy working towards building a large private house in the region as well as hosting Spring Greens, installing PV panels and building on our eco-paint business, so lots to show you. Contact Peter Lawley:info@seedhomes.co.uk / 01544 388535 Buses no. 493, 494 & 497 run from Leominster. Access via the lane signposted ‘Shodbon’ off the A44. The site is reasonably dry and level and there is ramped access into the building, but not all the way around. Toilets on site, but sorry no refreshments available. Adequate parking.

69 Splish Slosh Storytime at Hereford Library Hereford Library, Broad Street, HR4 9AU Wed, 16th October, 10.15am–10.45am A fun watery-themed storytime for under-fives. No need to book. Contact Anne-Marie Dossett: amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383600. An accessible venue with disabled toilets and baby change facilities

44


70 Choose How You Move High Town, Hereford, HR1 2AA Wed, 16th October, 12pm–2pm Herefordshire Council’s Choose How You Move team will be in High Town, Hereford giving away a limited number of free return bus tickets, so call by early to avoid disappointment! There will also be information about local cycleways, the new Sustrans cycle bridge, and bus routes around the county. Come along and say hello. For more details, see www.herefordmove.org. Contact Kate Phipps: kphipps@herefordshire.gov.uk Easily accessible on foot or by bike from all around Hereford city

71 The Greening of the Kilpeck Inn Country Bus Station, Union Walk, HR1 2ER Wed, 16th October,12.15pm–6pm Meet local author, Mike Ledlie at 1215 for the 1230 X4 bus; walk one mile to Kilpeck to visit one of the finest medieval churches in the land, with its unique style of Romanesque architecture. Then call in at the Kilpeck Inn for a short talk on the greening of the pub before walking three and a half miles through countryside and parkland to Wormelow. Leisurely, but with some short climbs, and some stiles. Return to Hereford for 1800. Bring stout footwear and warm clothing. Sorry, no dogs. Either pay for lunch at pub or bring packed lunch to eat nearby, and just buy drink at pub. Contact Mike Ledlie: ledlie@ledlie.plus.com / 01432 270018 This walk uses the X4 and 36 buses; bus fares or concessionary pass required.

72 Repair Café at The Barrels The Barrels, 69 St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2QJ This event now moved to Tue, 15th October, 5pm–7pm (See page 41)

73 Planning Guidance for Eco-Build / Renovations The Library, Shire Hall, St Peters Square, Hereford, HR1 2HY Wed, 16th October, 5pm–6pm Roland Close, Principal Planning Officer with Herefordshire Council, has kindly agreed to offer a session on planning guidance for eco build / renovations. If you are in the midst of developing an idea or have a planning question for Roland, come along. This will be an informal Q&A session. Contact Kate Gathercole: kate@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk. Everyone welcome – please just come along. Accessible by bike or on foot from anywhere in the city. Good disabled access and facilities.

45


74 The Barrett’s Mill Anaerobic Digester Tour Evergreen Gas Ltd, Barretts Mill, Ludlow, SY8 4AH Wed, 16th October, 6pm Evergreen Gas would like to invite you for a tour of BMAD – a pilot-prototype 7kW anaerobic digestion plant on the outskirts of Ludlow. See how the digester is fed a mix of locally-sourced farmyard manures in order to produce electricity and heat for the properties on site as well as biogas for the on-site Aga. You’ll also learn how the biogas produced from BMAD is upgraded on-site for use in vehicles with our own mini filling station and our company vehicle running on methane made from our biogas! Contact Beth Tipton: energy@evergreengas.co.uk / 01584 711763 by Fri 11th Oct to book. Plenty of parking on-site.

75 Heritage Trees: Talk by Archie Miles Hereford Library (Woolhope Room), Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9AU Wed, 16th October, 6.30pm–7.30pm Distinguished photographer and writer Archie Miles will give an illustrated talk about some of the amazing trees of Herefordshire. Beautiful cards and books by Archie will be on sale too. Herefordshire libraries stock many of Archie Miles’ books about trees. Hereford, Leominster and Ross libraries also have special ‘Green Life’ sections, with books covering topics such as self-sufficiency, energy efficiency and all things sustainable. The books are marked with green leaf spine labels to help you find them. Contact Anne-Marie Dossett: amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383600. The Woolhope room is housed in a historic building and is only accessible via stairs. If you have concerns please contact the library.

76 ‘Trashed’ – F.O.E. Film Show The Volunteer Inn, Hereford, HR1 2QU Wed, 16th October, 7.30pm–9pm Trashed is an environmental documentary that follows Jeremy Irons through oncebeautiful destinations that are now converted to landfills. But it’s not all bad news... Herefordshire Friends of the Earth are hosting this showing of Trashed. For more information see www.herefordshirefoe.org.uk. No need to book. Also on Wednesday – see event number for further details 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) 3 FREE Printer Recycling 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 8 Drawing with Light 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages 44 Cafe at All Saints – the h.Energy Menu 45 Drop in the Ocean – performance on walking and water 46 Kleen Energy Surgery 47 Corte Cottage 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint! 54 Euroheat showroom open 113 Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court Open 46


DAY Thursday 17th

6

77 Warmer Homes – External Insulation in Action Herefordshire Housing, Jubilee Court, Newton Farm, Hereford, HR2 7FE Thu, 17th October, 3.30pm–5.30pm An opportunity to visit properties that have been externally insulated – see the end product and speak to the occupants about the difference it has made to heating their properties, followed by an informal Questions and Answer session with members of the Herefordshire Housing Assets Management team who managed the installation contractors. Meet at Herefordshire Housing Jubilee Court office The Oval from 3.30pm, and walk to tenant’s property for 4pm. Contact Lesley King at Herefordshire Housing: 0300 777 4321 There are regular buses to The Oval / Newton Farm, and a cycle path from the city. However people with mobility issues should be aware that to walk from our office to the open homes is up hill approximately half a mile.

78 Golden Valley Community Centres 39 bus to Middlewood from Hereford Railway Station, HR1 1BB Thu, 17th October, 9am–4.30pm Join Philip Bauer to catch the 39 bus from Hereford (0905 from Railway Station, 0913 at Broad Street) to Middlewood. From here we commence our walk, climbing steeply up Merbach Hill, with glorious views of the Wye Valley and upper Golden Valley. We then descend to Dorstone for coffee (pay on the day) at Dorstone Front Room. Following the Herefordshire Trail, our walk ends at the inSPIRE community café housed in Peterchurch church. Bring a packed lunch or buy a light lunch at the café. Depart Peterchurch at 1430 or 1545 on the 39 bus (arr. Hereford 1506 or 1621). Moderat esevenmile walk with some climbs and stiles. Bring stout footwear and warm clothing. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Philip Bauer: philipbauer@hotmail.com / 01981 500398 This walk involves using the 39 bus; bus fare (buy a return to Middlewood) or concessionary pass required (which will be valid from Kingstone onwards).

47


79 Splish Splosh Bounce and Rhyme at Leominster Library

Leominster Library, 8 Buttercross, Leominster, HR6 8BN Thu, 17th October, 10.30am–11am A watery-themed rhyme time for babies and toddlers. no need to book. Contact Angela Davies: adavies2@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383290 Accessible venue with disabled toilets and baby change facilities.

80 St. Peter’s Centre... our environmental footprint

St Peters Centre, Peterchurch, HR2 0RS Thu, 17th October, 12.30pm–3.30pm An insight into how St. Peter’s Centre was created and how we try to minimise our carbon footprint. The centre has a biomass boiler and underfloor heating system, and acts as a popular venue for local community groups. There is also a library in the belltower! There is a children’s activity table in the ‘inSPIRE’ community café (Thu 12.30pm–3.30pm) and lovely stories from a local storyteller. At 1pm there will be a talk about RHI and our biomass boiler (see separate event). Contact Emily Lynch: emily.lynch@stpeterscentre.org / 01981 550372 Bus no.39 stops at Peterchurch. St. Peter’s Centre is accessible to wheelchairs.

81 A practical guide to successfully applying for the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive)

St Peters Centre, Peterchurch, HR2 0RS Thu, 17th October, 1pm–2.30pm Did you know 95% of all RHI applications get turned down first time? For those considering undertaking an application, or even thinking about having a renewable heat source installed, this will be a step-by-step walk-through of the key aspects to making a successful application. RHI talk starts at 3pm. Booking preferred. Contact Emily Lynch: emily.lynch@stpeterscentre.org / 01981 550372. Bus no.39 stops at Peterchurch. St. Peter’s Centre is accessible to wheelchairs.

82 WildPlay at Ledbury Recreaction Ground Ledbury Recreation Ground, Orchard Lane, Ledbury Thu, 17th October, 3.30pm–5.30pm Come out and play at Ledbury Rec! Explore and investigate this public space and enjoy trails along the railway line as the day turns into night and nocturnal animals come out to play! An open access event for children aged 3–13. Please dress up warmly and wear suitable footwear for exploring the more wild parts of this green space. Contact Joanna Dainty: wildplay@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872. no booking required – just show up and join in! You can access the recreation ground by walking from the Primary School and entering via Orchard Lane, or from town cut through the swimming pool car park from Bye Street. 48


83 h.Energy film screening at The Courtyard: Chasing Ice

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford Thu, 17th October, 6pm–8pm A phenomenal, passionate, unpreachy documentary that provides insanely beautiful evidence of man-made climate change through time-lapse photography of the rapid retreat of the world’s glaciers. Twenty years ago National Geographic photographer James Balog was skeptical about climate change; then he started photographing ice. Now he’s a man on a mission, setting up the Extreme Ice Survey, a huge global project to remotely film the glaciers’ rapid disappearance using custom-built cameras designed to withstand 200mph winds and temperatures of minus 40 degrees. Thanks to the fabulous photography of the ice in all its glorious shapes and colours melting and constantly changing shape, this is both extremely beautiful and extremely scary, bringing home the reality of climate change. If a single picture is worth a thousand words then Chasing Ice tells volumes. The screening will be followed by a discussion on issues raised by the film. Booking required with Courtyard Box Office: 01432 340555 The Courtyard is based in central Hereford and is easily accessed by public transport. Car parking is available for a charge.

84 Repair Café at the Volunteer Inn The Volunteer Inn, Harold Street, Hereford, HR1 2QU Thu, 17th October, 6pm–8pm One of a network of pop-up Repair Cafés for h. Energy week. Come along to Seb and Abbi’s weekly veg sale, but bring your broken things as well as your shopping basket! Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). At our Repair Café (in the skittle alley and snug at the Volunteer Inn) you’ll find the people, tools and materials you need to help you make repairs on a variety of household goods and clothes. And there’ll be cake! Greening the Village – a St James and Bartonsham community group – are hosting this Repair Café, with the kind permission of the Volunteer Inn… and Seb and Abbi! For up-to-date information about what can be repaired at this Repair Café see www.facebook.com/HerefordshireRepairCafes, and for more general information about Repair Cafés see repaircafe.org. Greening the Village

No booking needed, but if you would like to volunteer your mending skills, please contact Kate Gathercole: kate@flotsam5.plus.com Easily accessed on foot or by bike from around Hereford city.

85 Rail Travel and the Environment

Friends Meeting House, King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BX Thu, 17th October, 7pm–8pm Two speakers from Arriva Trains Wales will explain how train companies try to make train travel as sustainable as possible. This meeting has been arranged by Rail for Herefordshire. Contact Mike Ledlie: railfh@aol.com / 01432 270018. Booking not required. In King Street, look for a little alleyway on the right immediately after Concern Universal. The meeting house is in front of you at the end of this alleyway. The nearest bus stops are in Broad Street and Bridge Street.

49


86 ‘Trashed’ – KLEEN Film show The Oxford Arms, Duke Street, Kington, HR5 3DR Thu, 17th October, 8pm–10.15pm Trashed – not a rubbish film but a film about rubbish! Jeremy Irons stars in this hardhitting environmental documentary which helps us to think about the realities of over-consumption; crazy packaging; wasteful and toxic so-called ‘energy-from-waste processes’. FREE show (discussion after) – donations welcome. There is a proposal to build a mass burner incinerator for our waste in Worcestershire, yet 67% of it could be treated for a third of the cost of burning and there is NO proposal for using the heat from the process or detailed plans for electricity generation. Contact Richie Cotterill: kleen@live.co.uk / 01544 231236. No booking needed: open local pub event.

Also on Thursday – see event number for further details 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) 3 FREE Printer Recycling 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 8 Drawing with Light 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages 44 Cafe at All Saints – the h.Energy Menu 45 Drop in the Ocean – performance on walking and water 46 Kleen Energy Surgery 47 Corte Cottage 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint! 54 Euroheat Introduction to Biomass event 68 SEED Homes eco-building open days 113 Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court Open

50


DAY Friday 18th

7

87 To the Village Market at Bredwardine Hereford Country Bus Station, 0905 39 bus to Dorstone, HR1 2ER Fri, 18th October, 8.45am–2.30pm Meet John Winterfield at the Country Bus Station, Hereford at 0850 to catch the 0905 39 bus to Dorstone. This five-mile walk crosses the Merbach Range to visit the displays at Neal’s Yard Creamery and into Bredwardine where we’ll call in for refreshment at the village hall market. After the stop, the walk will continue through to Staunton-on-Wye. Moderate, with one long gradual climb. Return to Hereford for 1422. Bring packed lunch or buy refreshment at the market. Bring stout footwear and warm clothing. Sorry, no dogs. Contact John Winterfield: john@cranstone.plus.com This walk involves using the 39 and 446 buses; bus fare or concessionary pass required (valid from Kingstone onwards).

88 Bredwardine Village Market Bredwardine and Brobury Village Hall, HR3 6BU Fri, 18th October, 10am–1pm Monthly produce market/coffee morning with an h.Energy theme. PV panels help to fund the Village Hall; performance data for several PV panels in the area will be on display. Contact Philip Bauer: philipbauer@hotmail.com / 01981 500398 Bus no. 39 Dorstone Crossways, then 45 mins walk. Cars park along lane to church

89 Hydro-Electric Generation Scheme on the River Arrow in Kington

J&P Turner, Arrow Mills, Kington, HR5 3DU Fri, 18th October, 10am–2pm; Sat, 19th October, 10am–2pm We have a Micro-hydro system generating with a 100 year-old turbine with a new lease of life. Come and walk around the mill to discover how the old technology meets the new. No booking required. Contact Simon Turner: sales@arrowmills.co.uk / 01544 230536 Ample parking available at Arrow Mills Garden Centre. Follow signs to the centre of town. 51


90 Widemarsh Stay & Play Widemarsh Childrens Centre, Widemarsh Common, Hereford, HR4 9NA Fri, 18th October, 10am–12pm This is our weekly stay and play session, with an h.Energy theme: lots of fun with recycled materials for families with children under five, as well as a visit from Wildplay offering playful opportunities for children to explore nature outdoors. Contact Lisa Badham:lbadham@herefordshire.gov.uk / 01432 383430 Parking available at no cost within walking distance of the city centre

91 Renewable Energy Insight – Investment, Saving and Environmental Issues

Renewable Energy Centre,Tipsgrove Farm, Pixley, HR8 2RW Fri, 18th October, 10.30am–6pm; Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm The Renewable Energy Insight is the leading Herefordshire event. It is an annual event that is based at Tipsgrove Farm, near Ledbury. It brings together each of the elements of the renewable and sustainable energy sectors. Whether you are an expert or someone new looking to learn more, then this will be an event that will interest you! Contact James Terry: sales@solarlivinguk.co.uk / 01531 670 928. Booking is advised but is not essential. Bus No. 476. We are located off of the A438. The venue has a large parking area which includes turning for large vehicles. The building is DDA compliant.

92 Neals Yard Creamery visit Arthurs Stone Lane, Dorstone, HR3 6AX Fri, 18th October, 10.45am View the various renewable energy systems used at the Creamery and the new water management system. Jay Abrahams from Biologic Design will be on site, showing people round the WETsystem wetland that he designed at the Creamery 10 years ago. Contact Charlie Westhead: nealsyardcreamery@intamail.com Steep hill for cyclists! Not on bus route. However you could walk… today’s Ramblers event will be stopping here on their way past.

93 Splish Splosh Bounce and Rhyme at Ross Library Ross-on-Wye Library, Cantilupe Road, HR9 7AN Fri, 18th October, 11am–11.30am A fun watery-themed rhyme session for babies and toddlers. No need to book. Contact Ross Library: rosslibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk Accessible venue with disabled toilets.

52


94 Repair Café at The Tump Inn, Wormelow The Tump Inn, Wormelow, HR2 8EJ Fri, 18th October, 12pm–3pm One of a network of pop-up Repair Cafés for h.Energy week. Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). At our Repair Café you’ll find the people, tools and materials you need to help you make repairs on a variety of household goods and clothes. For up-to-date information about what can be repaired at this Repair Café please see www.facebook.com/ HerefordshireRepairCafes, and for more general information about Repair Cafés see repaircafe.org. Contact Barry: thetumpinn@hotmail.co.uk / 01981 540233 Buses No. 36, 412, 32, 33. The Tump is child- and dog-friendly and can provide disability access to the Stables Restaurant.

95 WildPlay at St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch St. Peters Church, Peterchurch, HR2 0RS Fri, 18th October, 1.30pm–3pm Come and play at St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch! WildPlay create playful opportunities for children across Herefordshire to explore nature outdoors. Contact Emily Lynch: emily.lynch@stpeterscentre.org / 01981 550372 Free parking on Church Road. Disabled access.

96 Rowland Vaughan ‘Waterworks’ Walk Start opposite Vowchurch church, HR2 0RB Fri, 18th October, 2pm A short guided walk in the Golden Valley with Martin Kibblewhite and Nic Howes. Come and look at what can be seen (which is quite a lot, if you know where to look!) of the water management scheme implemented by Rowland Vaughan of Vowchurch, in the late 16th century. As well as being of historical interest, this scheme is highly relevant to water and land management to-day, in times of drought and flooding. It is an example of what can and should be being done now over whole catchments, to alleviate our water problems. Both Martin and Nic are also greatly knowledgeable about all things to do with the Herefordshire countryside... so this should be a lovely and also informative walk. This walk would complement the walk led by Pete Blench on Tuesday 15th (event no. 55). Several members of the Golden Valley Studies Group, which is currently preparing a book on Rowland Vaughan and his ‘Waterworks’, will accompany the walk. Peter Gunn-Wilkinson and Judy Seymour have kindly offered a visit to their off-grid house at Lyonshall Barn (also featured in h.Energy) after the walk. Contact Martin & Mary: martinmarykibblewhite@hotmail.com / 01432 353139). Booking would be helpful. Roughly two hours. Quite easy, flat – possibly some stiles. Starting/meeting point is a small parking-place under an oak-tree beside River Dore bridge opposite Vowchurch church. More cars can be parked at ‘Vowchurch Station’ 100m along the road. Bus No. 39 to Brecon stops at Vowchurch Turn, short walk to church. 53


97 Pub Quiz at the Oxford Arms, Kington The Oxford Arms, Duke Street, Kington, HR5 3DR Fri, 18th October, 8pm A fun evening of quiz questions in the pub for teams of four. No booking needed. Contact Sally: sal@cuthie.plus.com / 01544 232754 Come to Kington by bus, on bikes or on foot. Also on Friday – see event number for further details 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) 3 FREE Printer Recycling 4 Ferney Cottage green househere ‘Alsoenergy on...’open panel 8 Drawing with Light 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages 44 Cafe at All Saints – the h.Energy Menu 45 Drop in the Ocean – performance on walking and water 46 Kleen Energy Surgery 47 Corte Cottage 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint! 54 Euroheat – showroom open 68 SEED Homes eco-building open days 113 Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court Open

Sustain your own energy, improve your health and wellbeing, build strength and flexibility with

IYENGAR YOGA Classes in and around Hereford and Hay-on-Wye with certified teacher Cori Norton Visit www.wyevalleyiyengaryoga.com or ring 07967 318404 for class timetable and more info.

*FREE* taster class with this brochure 54


DAY Saturday 19th

8

98 Dilwyn village market and community café

Cedar Hall, Dilwyn, HR4 8HR Sat, 19th October, 9am–12pm

A new initiative for Dilwyn for the community to bring locally-produced or made items to sell, barter or give away. Anything from chutneys, jams, crafts, artworks or no-longer-needed items. Local community groups can also have a table to raise funds. There will also be a community café selling bacon rolls, cakes, tea and coffee for those just wanting to come along for a natter once a month on a Saturday morning. Contact Madeleine Spinks: parishplan@dilwyn.com / 01544 318471 Accessible for cyclists, disabled; small car park. Accessible by bus, but timetable restricted.

99 Stoke Lacy and District Community Power: Breakfast, Apple Juicing and Local Produce Stalls Stoke Lacy Village Hall, Stoke Lacy, Bromyard, HR7 4HG Sat, 19th October, 9.30am–12pm Come and join us for this celebration of local food production. The event includes a locally- sourced breakfast, apple juicing service (bring your own apples to be juiced), produce stalls and activities for children. There will also be information available about Home Energy Efficiency. Contact Gill Pinkerton: gill.pinkerton@btinternet.com / 01432 820968 Bus No. 420 (Hereford to Worcester route); car park; accessible to cyclists; Disabled access.

100 New House Farm, Putley New House Farm, Putley, nr. Ledbury, HR82QL Sat, 19th October, 10am–6pm Biomass 30kW log boiler, made by HDG for a domestic installation of 12 radiators and hot water. Replaced an oil boiler. Fuelled by logs produced on the farm. Contact G&FA Blandford: gfab@btconnect.com / 01531 670274 Off-road parking available. Boiler room is a step down but otherwise flat for wheelchairs.

55


Low Carbon Ledbury Local group Low Carbon Ledbury have arranged a series of 11 events over the course of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October. The events demonstrate a broad range of home energy saving opportunities – from the simple pleasures of a productive hen house through to the complex energy savings of a locally designed passivhaus. A specially produced route map linking many of the events together is being created for those who would like to cycle to events – for more details see www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/low-carbon-ledbury-0 Visit the other Low Carbon Ledbury events: 100, 103, 106, 107, 108, 118, 122-126 – look out for the logo!

101 Efficient Energy Centre Renewable Showroom Open Day

Unit 4, Harrow Park, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0EN Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm An Open Day of our Renewables showroom – come along and learn about our range of Wood Burning stoves, Biomass Boilers, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Heat Pumps and much more. Meet the experts to discuss your renewable needs. Manufacturers will be at hand to discuss our products and special offers will be available on the day! Contact Sophie Matthews:sophie@efficientenergycentre.co.uk / 01432356633 Ample free parking is available on site.

102 Paradise Farmhouse Open Eco Homes Paradise Farmhouse, Slough Lane, Presteigne, LD8 2NH Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm Paradise Farmhouse will be hosting two talks. The first will be by Derwas of Welshpool on Using your Woodstove Efficiently. From following the Lightfoot Stoves project over the last 12 months, Lightfoot discovered that there is still lots more you can do to improve the efficiency of your stoves. Woodstoves are the only item in a home that people tend to become emotional about, using words such as ‘love’ to describe how they relate to them. There will also be an opportunity to hear how the exciting Penarth Hydro Project is progressing. The scheme will be based just outside Newtown. Hydro and its potential has until now been very much in the background as a renewable. However the awareness of its potential and suitability in our rainy land is growing. Our Thermal Imaging camera will be demonstrated. The owners of Paradise Farmhouse will be on hand to share their experiences with their pellet boiler; plus there will be a retro-fit Eco Home open to visit. This event is part of Presteigne Open Eco Homes. For more information see www. lightfoot.org.uk. Alternatively email mandy@lightfoot.org.uk or call 01547 528265 or visit The Workhouse Gallery and Café, Presteigne LD8 2UF. Contact Mandy Brick: mandy@lightfoot.org.uk / 01547 528265 Parking available; approximately 25 mins walk from Presteigne. For directions opening times and more information visit www.lightfoot.org.uk 56


103 Dragon Orchard Dragon Orchard, Dragon House, Putley, nr. Ledbury, HR8 2RG Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm An Eco house situated in a cider orchard with a number of low carbon features including a Pond & Wetland system for sewage treatment. The orchard is part of a Community Supported Agriculture scheme and makes award-winning cider, perry and apple juice. Contact Ann Stanier: ann@dragonorchard.co.uk / 01531 670071. Booking preferred. Bus No. 476 to Pool End and walk towards Putley Green å_ mile to Dragon Orchard. By car turn at Pool End on A438 to Putley Green. Parking available on site.

104 Wye Valley Brewery Open Day Wye Valley Brewery, Stoke Lacy, HR7 4HG Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to see Wye Valley Brewery’s brand new state of the art, energy-efficient brewhouse. The design retains all the features of a traditional English brewery including using whole hop flowers. It will also incorporate some truly cutting-edge features that will represent a quantum leap in terms of energy consumption and therefore sustainability. There will of course be an opportunity to join a brewery tour, and other entertainment will be provided. No booking needed. Contact Lizzie Davidson: marketing@wyevalleybrewery.co.uk / 01885 490505 Bus No. 420 Hereford to Worcester – the bus stops right outside the brewery. Parking is available onsite. Cyclists are welcome and will benefit from a shop discount when they show us their bike! Limited access for disabled people (toilets are up one step and tour would not be suitable due to flights of stairs).

105 Cidermaking Festival Cider Museum, Pomona Place, Hereford, HR4 0EF Sat, 19th October – Sun, 20th October, 10am–5pm Demonstrations of traditional cidermaking and countryside crafts. Tutored cider tastings and activities for all the family including apple pressing for children. Admission payable on the day. Contact Margaret Thompson:enquiries@cidermuseum.co.uk / 01432 354207. Parking available.

106 Low Carbon Ledbury Cycle Ride Ledbury, HR8 2EG Sat, 19th October – Sun, 20th October, 10am–4pm A self-guided cycle ride following a specially produced route map that features the eco homes in and around Ledbury that are open the second weekend of h.Energy (19th/20th October). More details will be available from September on the h.Energy website (check the Low Carbon Ledbury event entries) and at www.comecyclingledbury.com.

58


DISCOVER FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT THE

WYE VALLEY BREWERY

OPEN DAY VISIT OUR BRAND NEW

energy efficienT BREWHOUSE AND CELEBRATE

H.ENERGY WEEk

Beer BreAds Bre reAds TO TRY AND TO T BUY

FROM OUR LOCAL

CRAFT BA BAkERY BAk kERY

LOAFERS PATISSERIE

gladWINS DORTHY GOODBODY’S butcherS HARVEST HOP butcher

Vo & Tyler

FRIVOLITY COURTESY OF

A4

65

Worcester

BROMYARD

 er

st

ce

u lo

G

er ef or d

17

A4 H

DONATIONS FOR THE TOUR WILL GO TO OUR LOCAL CHARITY

DISCOVER r o A s T W Y E VA L L E Y A RANGE OF BY LOCAL COMPANY B R E W E R Y DELIGHTFUL BEERS INCLUDING DELICACIES BY

TRADITIONAL FUN AND

A44

Brewery Tours AVAILABLE ALL DAY

P i g TA S T E

LIVE MUSIC froM

Leominster



FREE

10AM – 4PM SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

www.WyeValleyBrewery.co.uk

F

RANK’s

uxury Biscuits Luxury L

NOW YOU SEE it, NOW YOU DON’t

win GET A TICkET FOR OUR PRIZE

ToMBoLA ToMB MBoLA

kIDS’ FACEPAINTING WITH

LEOMINSTER it mUSt bE thE mAGiCiAN MORRIS MEN K i e g a n

V a l l e ly

Wye Valley Brewery is easy to find on the A465 between Hereford and Bromyard in Stoke Lacy. If you need to look us up, the postcode is HR7 4HG. The bus route is number 420 (the Hereford-toWorcester bus). If you are cycling to the brewery, we will be rewarding your effort with an exclusive cyclist-only special offer in the brewery shop. facebook.com/wyevalleybrewery @wyevalleybrew

SHARE OUR TASTE FOR REAL LIFE


107 Event cancelled

108 Woodland Walk Ast Wood, Baregains Lane, Ledbury, HR8 2JR Sat, 19th October, 10am–12pm approx Ast Wood is a beautiful 17-hectare ancient, semi-natural woodland and is currently being managed as a model of multi-purpose, sustainable management and resource production for local use. Contact Steve Betts: gsbetts27@gmail.com / 01531 632270. Booking essential by 18th October. Entrance will be signposted off Baregains Lane. Drive into woodland to park.

09 Children’s Clothes Swap and 1 Clothing Repair Cafe

The Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, St. Owens Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ Sat, 19th October, 10am–1pm A Children’s Clothes Swap, a clothing clinic and a Repair Café all under one large roof! Newton Farm Community Association are hosting one of their famous Clothes Swaps, with Ginn Downes on hand to offer professional advice about how to repair garments and alter garments to fit properly. And an h.Energy pop-up Repair Café, with all the people, tools and materials you need to help you repair or up-cycle a variety of clothes – and other household goods too. For up-to-date information about what can be repaired at this Repair Café please see www.facebook.com/HerefordshireRepairCafes, and for more general information about Repair Cafés see repaircafe.org. See ginnscreativeworkshops.co.uk for more information about Ginn Downes clothing clinics. The Newton Farm Community Association has been organised and run by local residents since 1999. Please bring your items for the Children’s Clothes Swap along to the Town Hall on Friday 18th Oct between 10am–2pm, so that they can be sorted ready for the morning. For one-to-one advice with Ginn Downes, please book a 15-minute advice slot, in advance, via ginnscreative@btinternet.com. There will also be some drop-in times available for people who have bought clothes at the swap which might then need altering. Sewing machines and other equipment will be available for visitors to use as long as they have previous experience. Alternatively, items can be taken home to be repaired/altered once advice has been given. Contact Audrey Pask: audreynfic@hotmail.co.uk / 01432 279116 Wheelchair user assistance. Provision of suitable toilet for disabled people with alarm call. Easily accessible on foot or by bike from all around Hereford city.

60


110 Leominster Apple Fair Leominster Priory Church, Church Street, Leominster, HR6 8EQ Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm Leominster’s Annual Apple fair. Apple Identification, Advice and Information, Stalls and displays, Tastings, Crafts, Competitions, Children’s Activities, Local Food Café, Jenny Pipe Morris, Leominster Town Band. Contact Felicity Norman: folley.farm@btinternet.com / 01568 780886. Family-friendly welcome; wheelchair/disabled access; car park in Etnam Street, access to cyclists, walking distance from bus and train stations.

111 Solar PV demonstration house Kiawah, Ringfield Drive, Fownhope, HR1 4PR Sat, 19th October, 10.30am–12.30pm Learn more about the benefits of installing solar PV from a local resident who had an installation in February 2012. Opportunity to ask questions and find out about the installation process. Check out the number of houses in the area with solar panels – the greenest Close in the county? Contact Mel Preedy: mel.p@caplor.co.uk / 01432 860644 Bus No. 453 Fownhope; on-street parking available.

112 Caplor Farm Open Day Caplor Farm, Fownhope, HR1 4PT Sat, 19th October, 10.30am–12.30pm Renewable Energy systems present an excellent opportunity for us all to contribute towards our future sustainability. Come and find out more about the renewables we have installed on-site including solar PV, solar thermal, wind turbines and biomass boilers. Chat to the experts and have all your questions answered. Contact Mel Preedy: mel.p@caplor.co.uk / 01432 860644. Booking preferred. Caplor Farm is very easy to find; situated around two miles from Fownhope, Herefordshire on the B4224. For those driving there is plenty of parking on site.

113 Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court Open Event

Warham Court, Breinton, HR4 7PF Sat, 19th October, 11am–4pm Come and find out more about this new community facility - join in with traditional and rural crafts with The Big Skill and Green Woodworkers from the Community Farm – have a go at using a Pole Lathe or spoon carving, family activities in the orchard – pick and juice your own apples or follow the Nature Trail. Walk or cycle on to the Cider Museum Cider Making Festival to find more about Herefordshire Orchards and its cider making heritage. See progress on the vegetable garden and meet the friendly animals who contribute to the composting! Join in a guided walk to see locations of some of the paintings of renowned local artist Brian Hatton in a landscape little changed from a 100 years ago. Would you like to be involved in our Living History project of the local area? Come and find out more. 61


We will also have a visit from Wildplay offering playful opportunities for children to explore nature outdoors. And some lovely storytelling for children. Delicious refreshments and lots of undercover areas if wet. For Saturday 19th please book beforehand if you would like to join the guided walk so that we can make additional arrangements if there is a high level of interest. All other activities will be running throughout the day. Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court is operational throughout the week and welcomes visitors by prior appointment, although some Open Event activities are on Saturday 19th only. Contact Julie: herefordcommunityfarm@gmail.com / 07971 423817 Wheelchair access to main areas; less than a mile from Hereford for cyclists and walkers (signposted from the Wye Valley Walk and Hereford Cider Museum). Please telephone beforehand if you have specific accessibility requirements that we can help you with. Most activities under cover if wet.

114 Snug in the Sun Inn Assembly Rooms, Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AZ Sat, 19th October, 12.30pm–5.45pm Meet Slow Travel author Les Lumsdon at the Assembly Rooms, Ludlow at 1230 for a ride on the 1245 No.740 bus to walk on the Herefordshire Trail in the northern part of the county. The moderate five-mile walk offers great views across the Teme Valley before calling in to the Sun Inn, Leintwardine, a historic parlour pub par excellence. Meet landlord Gary Seymour and Hobsons Chief Brewer, Nick Davis to discuss how sustainable technologies have been adapted to a Grade II listed building. Moderate with one climb and a few stiles. Sorry, no dogs. Return to Ludlow for 1738. Bring packed lunch or buy refreshment at the pub. Bring stout footwear and warm clothing. Contact Les Lumsdon: leslumsdon@hotmail.com / 01584 877588 This walk involves using the 738 and 740 buses; bus fare (return to Leintwardine) or concessionary pass required.

115 Saving Energy at Cusop Village Hall Cusop Village Hall, Lower Mead, Cusop, HR3 5RW Sat, 19th October, 1.30pm–3pm Come along and hear how Cusop Village Hall came to be so lovely and warm and light through the benefit of insulation and the installation of PV panels on the hall roof. Also a chance to hear Jim Wesley share experience of the Green Deal, and the benefits of a home energy survey. With h.Energy tea and cake. Contact Jim Wesley: jim@york-house.eu / 01497 820 705

62


116 h.Energy Community Choir, with Neil Pigott and Jess Ryan Philips

Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, St Owens Street, Hereford, HR1 2JP Sat, 19th October, 2pm–5pm More than 100 people took part in a community choir flash mob led by Neil and Jess in 2012, and all of them wanted to do it again! If you would like to be part of a similar event this October, now is your chance. Come along for a simple singing workshop suitable for everyone – no previous experience needed. Then join in the fun of a live performance in Hereford’s Buttermarket to unsuspecting Saturday afternoon shoppers! (And if your friends and family would like to come along to hear the performance, please invite them to be at Hereford’s Buttermarket from around 4.15pm) Neil and Jess run The Voice Squad, a harmony singing group based in Herefordshire. See www.facebook.com/voicesquad. Contact Neil Pigott:neilpigott@mail.com Wheelchair user assistance. Provision of suitable toilet for disabled people with alarm call. Easily accessible on foot or by bike from all around Hereford city.

117 Out of Nature: Land Art Session for children Newport House, Almeley, HR3 6LL Sat, 19th October, 2pm–4.45pm Forest school leader Sam Goddard will create some land art with found material. Suitable for children age 5–13 (younger if accompanied by an adult). Please note there is a cost of £10 for this event. This event is part of the beautiful Out of Nature sculpture exhibition (12th–26th October) organised by Community Interest Company ‘The Cartshed’ to celebrate our bond to nature. See www.outofnature.org.uk for full details. Contact Jenny Watt: jenny@thecartshed.co.uk. Booking strongly recommended – (drop-in also possible if numbers not too large) Disabled access. Children very welcome. Dogs allowed on lead.

118 The Moors The Moors, Aylton Court Road, Aylton, Ledbury, HR8 2QH Sat, 19th October, 2pm–4.30pm An Edwardian cottage powered by renewables. 2.6 kW pk PV array on garage roof, providing 2.5 MWhrs in last 12 months. Also 30-tube solar thermal system providing hot water between March and October and helping with water heating in winter. 8kW Burley Brampton woodburner providing most heating (all wood from our own woodland from tree felling and coppicing). Oil consumption has reduced from 3700 litres in 1997 to less than 600 litres last year. Also see our garden, veg growing, polytunnel, orchard, chickens, composting and woodland – all managed organically. All this, and some lovely storytelling from local storytellers. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Sarah Blenkinsop: moorswood@tiscali.co.uk / 07951 407872. Booking essential on either of two tours. Please book before 17th Oct (will be confirmed by 18th Oct). Parking available for cars, motorbikes, cycles. Accessible for disabled (flat but rough ground) No disabled toilet facilities. Please note event is outdoors.

63


119 Brewery and Pub Sustainability Talk Sun Inn, Rosemary Lane, Leintwardine, SY7 0LP Sat, 19th October, 4pm Sustainability has become an increasingly important part of Hobsons Brewery and over the past couple of years the local brewer has strived to reduce its effect on the environment by embracing sustainable technologies and harnessing its environmental assets. In 2010 Hobsons Brewery collected the industry’s Best Green Business award – SIBA. Nick Davis, owner of Hobsons Brewery, will provide an insight into how the brewery has developed its sustainability model. Nick will also talk about the challenges faced to develop modern sustainable technologies in the development at the Sun Inn, an historic parlour pub. Contact Nick Davis: beer@hobsons-brewery.co.uk / 01299 270837 Bus No. 783 Ludlow to Bishops Castle, 738 and 740 Ludlow to Knighton. Accessible to cyclists – bike rack available. Disabled access. Dog friendly.

20 Ludlow AD – UK’s first 1 community-owned anaerobic digester? Coder Road Industrial Estate, Coder Road, Ludlow, SY8 1XE Sat, 19th October, 9.30am–4.30pm. Cwm Harry – a sustainable enterprise development company – recently became the new operators of the Ludlow AD facility, and we would like to invite you to our Open Day. Our plan is to develop the UK’s first community-owned AD plant. Currently dormant, our Open Day is a unique opportunity for you to explore how AD works with regard to waste treatment, renewable energy generation, and nutrient recycling, and an opportunity for you to give us your ideas. This is a joint event with Sharenergy Coop, so come and hear about their successful schemes, including Woolhope Dome Biomass, Leominster Solar Coop and Neen Sollars Community Hydro. Some of you may know Cwm Harry for our food waste collection services in Ludlow, or for running the UK’s best recycling service in partnership with the community of nearby Presteigne. We will be showcasing our current Zero Waste work on: • The People’s Design Lab Awards –ordinary people redesigning the products you said drive you nuts. • The Rubbish Diet – the UK’s dedicated slimming club for bins. Our Cultivate team will be demonstrating: • Community growing schemes; • Horticultural training and permaculture design; • Local food retail and distribution. and we will be showcasing some of our developments on: • Affordable Housing – affordable for people and for planet; • Algae growing as a means of nutrient recycling and protein supply. Over the last eight years we have built up an expertise on some of the key areas required for us all to be able to make the transition to a more sustainable world.(cntd…) 64


Welcome to our Open Day and Open ‘House’ at Ludlow AD Plant Saturday 19th October 2013 Local Food Hub

Community Market Garden

Cultivate Local Food

Permaculture Design

Affordable Housing

Rubbish Diet

Community Engagement

Sustainable Land Use

CHARITY

Soil Institute

People’s Design Lab

Advice & Solutions

ZW Events

Algae R&D

Sharenergy Renewables

Zero Waste Services

BioCycle Ludlow AD

ZW Reuse Hub

ZW Trade Recycling

Local / Fair Finance

Cwm Harry works to build community enterprises that develop skills and sustainability. Learn how management of organic waste at the Ludlow AD plant will produce renewable energy (electricity & heat) and harvest nutrients from waste. See Cwm Harry’s plans for reopening it as the UK’s first community-operated AD plant and AD centre of excellence. Also… hear talks and see demonstrations on: Zero Waste – the use and reuse of resources Cultivate – the growing and distribution of abundant local food Community engagement – through Rubbish Diet and People’s Design Lab With our friends Sharenergy Cooperative on developing community-owned renewables.

We will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Refreshments will be available all day, with proceeds going to cancer charities. At: Ludlow AD Plant, Coder Rd, Ludlow, SY8 1XE


The very idea of waste is an anathema to the way that nature works. We need development that regenerates both natural systems and local economies and communities and that builds productivity in both the social and the natural sphere. The Ludlow AD plant has the potential to develop a ‘closed loop economy’ for Ludlow and the Marches. Come along and help design its future. Refreshments will be available, with proceeds going to cancer charities. Contact Paul Taylor: paul@cwmharry.org.uk / 07970 616271 Easy access from the A49 – the event will be signposted on the day.

121 Ceilidh at Canon Frome Court

Canon Frome Court, Canon Frome, nr. Ledbury, HR8 2TD Sat, 19th October, 7.30pm–11pm Come to the Ceilidh at Canon Frome Court with our very own, ever popular, ‘Loose Canons’ ceilidh band and caller Paul Weir. Well-stocked bar including local real ales, plenty of soft drinks for the kids and vegetarian bar snacks. An extra-special familyfriendly event celebrating the completion of our district heating system, fuelled by local sustainable woodchip – a joint venture with Woolhope Woodheat. All profits go towards the ‘plumbing in’ of our public spaces here, administered by The Frome Society. Booking is online at ceilidh-cfc.eventbrite.co.uk. Earlybird offer of £6 Adult ticket until September 18th. 200 tickets only. Secure yours now and help us ensure a well-stocked bar! Contact Alison: alison@carroll.org.uk / 01531 670 623 Footpaths cross our front drive. Cyclists welcome. Vehicles please drive dead slow and follow signs to the tarmac car park at rear of Main House. Put 52 5’ 18.5”, 2° 31’ 14.5” in your satnav, not our postcode or you’ll arrive at a neighbouring property! Please contact us in advance for wheelchair (ramp) access to venue. Wheelchair-accessible toilet.

Stop Press event: Retro fit Eco Home open to visit Paradise Farmhouse, Slough Lane, Presteigne LD8 2NH Sat, 19th October, 10am–4pm Contact Mandy Brick: mandy@lightfoot.org.uk / 01547 528265 Also on Saturday – see event number for further details 1 Net Zero energy house. (Solar Passive plus PV panels) 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) 3 FREE Printer Recycling 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 8 Drawing with Light 18 Ty Glyn ‘Also on...’ panel here 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 28 Energy-saving home in Moccas 29 Make CIC metal, wood and forging workshop open days 44 Cafe at All Saints – the h.Energy Menu 45 Drop in the Ocean – performance on walking and water 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint! 89 Hydro Electric Generation Scheme on the River Arrow in Kington 91 Renewable Energy Insight – Investment, Saving and Environmental Issues

66


DAY Sunday 20th

9

122 Glen Helen Glen Helen, Elmsdale Road, Ledbury, HR8 2EG Sun, 20th October, 10am–4pm A 1950’s house in town, eco-improved recently with a Biomass log/pellet boiler integrated with an array of solar thermal tubes. Also Solar PV, rainwater harvesting and high levels of insulation. Chickens and bees are now living in the backyard to feed the household with eggs and honey. Contact Liz Harvey: L12RVY@TalkTalk.net / 01531 631718 Walking from town centre and car parks. Parking limited: avoid blocking driveways.

123 Pond Dipping with Herefordshire Nature Trust’s Nigel Hand

The Cider Mill, Hazle Farm, Dymock Road, Ledbury, HR8 2HT Sun, 20th October, 10am–4pm A guided pond dip, identifying all the pondlife we discover and advising on how you can create your own wildlife pond. This is suitable for all ages; however all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Contact Nigel Hand, Pond Officer: n.hand@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872. Booking preferred. Parking available. Cyclists welcome. Disabled welcome.

124 The Coach House, Hazle Farm

The Coach House, Hazle Farm, Dymock Road, Ledbury, HR8 2HT Sun, 20th October, 10am–4pm Energy bills down from £1600 to £700 pa, plus FIT payments of £700 using low energy lights and appliances, a grid connected PV array, a Clearview Logstove fuelled by home timber, and some lifestyle changes. An eco barn built with recycled bricks and tiles, local timber and high levels of insulation. Log Storage system for drying the logs to 10-15% moisture. Log cutting and log splitting demo’s too. There will be a showing of a PV storage system incorporating seamless backup supply (instead of exporting surplus electricity, it stores it in batteries for use in the night). Also how to use surplus PV energy to heat domestic water. Contact Paul Kinnaird: paul@barrscourt.com / 01531 634788. Booking preferred. Parking available. Cyclists welcome. Disabled welcome.

67


125 Wahroonga Wahroonga, New Street, Ledbury, HR8 2EL Sun, 20th October, 10am–5pm A certified Passivhaus completed in 2012 by local builder Mike Whitfield Construction (AECB member). Details include Superinsulation (sheeps wool & cellulose), triple glazing, MVHR (mechanical ventilation with heat recovery), low energy lighting, draught-free at 0.25 air changes/hr. Re-used Welsh slates, lime render and local timber. Three small green roofs. This event will give you all the details of the Passihaus energy standard. Contact Ruth Busbridge: ruth.busbridge@gmail.com. Booking preferred. Bus No.132 & 476 to Deer Park terminus then five mins walk. Parking in adjacent streets (New Street and Oakland Drive). Cyclists most welcome. Capacity at any one time will be max ten people.

126 Aurora Aurora, Homend Crescent, Ledbury, HR8 1AQ Sun, 20th October, 10am–5pm Home of local builder and green roofing expert Robin Oakey. Main focus of event is over 30m2 of Green Walls growing decorative plants and food. Information about and examples of Green/Living walls and roofs. The house includes high thermal mass, reused and recycled materials; it is highly insulated and flexibly designed to be a lifetime home. Contact Robin Oakey:robin@greenroofoptions.com. Booking preferred. Please park considerately in adjacent streets. Ten mins walk from Ledbury Station. Capacity at any one time will be max ten people.

127 Community Life at Canon Frome Court Meet at Hereford Country Bus Station, Union Walk HR1 2ER Sun, 20th October, 12pm–5.45pm Meet the authors of Walks in the Borders at Hereford Country Bus Station at 1200 for a bus ride on the 1215 476 bus out to Tarrington. Walk three miles to Canon Frome Court, through pleasant countryside. See how the members of the community live and work together and how they have introduced a boiler in association with the Woolhope Woodheat project. Walk back by a different route to Tarrington (three miles). Easy walking with some stiles. Return to Hereford at 1740. Bring packed lunch, buy drinks there. Stout shoes/boots and outdoor clothing essential. Sorry no dogs. Contact Les Lumsdon: leslumsdon@hotmail.com / 01584 877588 This walk involves using the 476 bus; bus fare or concessionary pass required.

68


128 Giving it a Go: attempting a more sustainable life as a family and a community

19 St James Road, Hereford, HR1 2QS Sun, 20th October, 1pm–5pm Come and have a look round our Victorian semi and have a chat over some cake about a work in progress as we aim to improve our energy performance by a variety of measures including insulation, draft proofing, rainwater collection, and solar pv. Meet some of our neighbours too, and find out about what we’re doing individually and as a community in our h.Energy Savers group and as members of the local car club. Greening the Village

All welcome; kids climbing frame, books and toys on offer. Contact Ali Straker: ali@wordofmouse.org.uk. Please book so we can make enough cake. Parking only for disabled.

29 The Community at Canon Frome Court: 1 Green heat is here!

Canon Frome Court, Canon Frome, nr Ledbury, HR8 2TD Sun, 20th October, 2pm–5pm Come to Canon Frome Court, home of an intentional community. This year the wait is over! Sustainable local woodheat warmth has arrived community-wide thanks to a unique collaboration between the community and Woolhope Woodheat, a 199kw. woodchip boiler and much much more. Conducted tours all afternoon take you through the story and around the district heating route to the boiler house with knobs, dials and Big Pipes galore. Then view the displays over tea and home-made cake in our now-cosy tearoom. For the kids we have a play area on our front lawn – swings and ropes, slides and a climbing fame… and we’re planning ‘stuff to do’ indoors too. As always, arriving on foot or by bike is rewarded with a free slice of cake! Contact Alison: alison@carroll.org.uk / 01531 670 623. No booking needed. Footpaths cross our front drive. Cyclists welcome. Vehicles please drive dead slow and follow signs to the tarmac car park at rear of Main House. Put 52 5’ 18.5”, 2° 31’ 14.5” in your satnav, not our postcode or you’ll arrive at a neighbouring property! Please contact us in advance if you will require wheelchair (ramp) access to venue. Wheelchairaccessible toilet. In poor weather the full tour may not be possible for those with limited mobility as we have un-metalled tracks. Also on Sunday – see event number for further details 1 Net Zero energy house (Solar Passive plus PV panels) 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house 8 Drawing with Light 23 The mid-day h.Energy Flash… 29 Make CIC metal, wood and forging workshop open days ‘Also on...’ panel here 41 Butford Organics – our biomass energy, solar pv and insulation systems 45 Drop in the Ocean – performance on walking and water 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint!

69


s t n e v E d r i b y Lad Join the h.Energy

Loads of h.Energy events are great for children of all ages‌ Following on from the success of last year’s Ladybirds events, we are delighted to have even more family-friendly events lined up. These ladybird events will have special activities for children and their families.

L a d y b i rd es Be

3

e garden r th fo

0,

,5

,3

31

48

,8,9,10,13,16

,3

5,

6,7

24,25,2 ,21, 6

4,3

7,40,4

Just look at some of the prizes available! 70

,4

s:

Real Adv en

Pup pe t

e

nt

ird Stick kit dyb La s

ev

Where you see the Wildplay logo, Herefordshire Nature Trust will be around with the Wildplay team to provide lots of environmental play activities for families. Why , ,64 not pop along and see how to make masks and tree 0 spirits, do some natural art or make play-dough bugs? 9 , 6

1

Den Kit re u t

,5


,91

,93

,95,

98,99,1

10 04,

5,11

0,112,1

13

71

T r’s Wildlif yea e

There’s a fantastic opportunity to enter the free Big Draw competition, Draw Tomorrow: Imagining the Future!

A

ve books to in ati s e r

and disc ov ying e pla

and encourag re e i p

,1

17

,12

,90

,1

20

,82

C

80

And as if that wasn’t enough, many of the events will have Herefordshire Storytellers to regale children and families with captivating story performances – look out for the Storyteller logo!

he wild in t ry

66,69,79,

3,128 & 129!

cks ird Pa Ladyb colouring se promi s, and bug ie t i v er acti aveng d an sc ts! hun

18,119,

embershi p st M ru

1


Wed 17 Thu Sat18 12 Fri 19

Key(seetonextevents page for map)

Sun 13

1 Net Zero energy house (Solar Passive plus PV panels) WR13 5JD also Sun 13, Sat 19, Sun 20 2 A&E for Printers (FREE Clinic) Cartridge World, every day except Sun 3 FREE Printer Recycling Cartridge World, every day except Sun 4 Ferney Cottage green energy open house WR13 5PP every day 5 Open Eco Homes Presteigne LD8 2UF also Sun 13 6 h.Energy Marketplace High Town, Hereford 7 National fungus day Queenswood Arboretum 8 Drawing with Light HR4 9AU also Tue 15 – Sat 19 9 Launch of Climate Action Now High Town, Hereford 10 Community Apple Juicing – KLEEN Energy Week Information HR5 3BH 11 Open house – solar pv, solar thermal, mechanical heat recovery WR14 2BQ 12 The Big Apple at Avenue Cottage HR8 2NU also Sun 13 13 Caring for the Planet Storytime at Hereford Library HR4 9AU 14 The Big Apple at Woodredding Farm HR9 7RG also Sun 13 15 The Big Apple at Gregg’s Pit HR8 2NL also Sun 13 16 Out Of Nature: Green wood craft, land art, stone and wood carving HR3 6LL also Sun 13 17 Out of Nature: wood, stone and chalk carving HR3 6LL 18 Ty Glyn HR3 5RF also Sun 13 – Fri 18 19 The Big Apple at Awnells Farm HR8 2NW also Sun 13 20 Event cancelled 21 Growing Local Open Garden Event: “Food for the table and stories for the heart” HR4 8LG 22 The Big Apple at Hellens HR8 2LY also Sun 13 23 the mid-day h.Energy Flash… High Town, Hereford also Sun 13 – Sat 19 24 Chapel Lane Community Garden Open Garden Event HR6 9SG 25 Family Foraging Fun with Adele Nozedar Hereford Library, HR4 9AU 26 Penylan Barn HR3 5TA 27 Domestic Renewable Energy at Sevington Cottages WR6 5AF also Sun 13 – Fri 18 28 Energy-saving home in Moccas HR2 9LQ also Sat 19 29 Make CIC: metal, wood and forging workshop open days HR4 0EH also Sun 20 30 A Greenpeace Gig! HR2 8DL 31 Tasty Tales from the Rocket Rocket Café, Hereford

32 The Big Apple Ridge and Woodland Walk… with a touch of perry HR8 2NQ 33 Open Eco Homes Presteigne LD8 2UF 34 Family Pick and Press Day HR1 1UT 35 Micro-hydro, solar thermal heating and biomass – the carbon negative farmhouse LD3 0SS 36 The Big Apple Bike Ride HR8 1BN 37 CountrySOLE Project HR3 6LR 38 Taking the Bus for a Walk HR1 2ER 39 Arkstone Mill Organic Smallholding HR2 9HU

72


64 Stay and Play and Storytime at Ledbury Children’s Centre HR8 2BE 65 Water and people power with Transition Leominster HR6 8LR 66 Repair Café at Grange Court, Leominster HR6 8NL 67 Up-cycling Garments II Ginn Downes Workshop, Tillington 68 SEED Homes eco-building open days HR6 9HW also Thu 17 – Fri 18 69 Splish Slosh Storytime at Hereford Library HR4 9AU 70 Choose How You Move High Town, Hereford 71 The Greening of the Kilpeck Inn HR1 2ER 73 Planning Guidance for Eco-Build / Renovations HR1 2HY 74 The Barrett’s Mill Anaerobic Digester Tour SY8 4AH 75 Heritage Trees: Talk by Archie Miles Hereford Library 76 ‘Trashed’ – F.O.E. Film Show

77 Warmer Homes – External Insulation in Action HR2 7FE 78 Golden Valley Community Centres HR1 1BB 79 Splish Splosh Bounce and Rhyme at Leominster Library HR6 8BN 80 St. Peter’s Centre... our environmental footprint HR2 0RS 81 A practical guide to successfully applying for the RHI HR2 0RS 82 WildPlay at Ledbury Recreaction Ground 83 h.Energy film screening at The Courtyard: Chasing Ice HR4 9JR 84 Repair Café at the Volunteer Inn HR1 2QU 85 Rail Travel and the Environment HR4 9BX 86 ‘Trashed’ – KLEEN Film show HR5 3DR

87 To the Village Market at Bredwardine HR1 2ER 88 Bredwardine Village Market HR3 6BU 89 Hydro-Electric Scheme on River Arrow HR5 3DU also Sat 19

73

Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15

53 Stay and Play at Ross Children’s Centre HR9 7QD 54 Euroheat Introduction to Biomass WR6 5AY also Thu 17 55 Leominster Water Meadows, Ivingtonbury Farm and Orchard HR6 8AR 56 Up-cycling Garments Ginn Downes Workshop, Tillington 57 h.Energy Business Focus The Courtyard HR4 9JR 58 A Giant Water-powered Cuckoo Clock HR6 9HZ 59 Wildplay at New Mills, Ledbury HR8 2UW 72 Repair Café at The Barrels HR1 2QJ 60 Celebrating h.Energy The Courtyard HR4 9JR 61 Re-Energising Herefordshire! The Courtyard HR4 9JR 62 “Try to live simply…” Friends Meeting House HR4 9BX 63 Quiz night @ The Victory HR1 2QD

Wed 16

Thu 17

44 Café@All Saints – the h.Energy Menu HR4 9AA also Tue 15 – Sat 19 45 Drop in the Ocean – a six-day performance on walking and water HR4 9AA also Tue 15 – Sat 19 46 Kleen Energy Surgery HR5 3BJ also Tue 15 – Fri 18 47 Corte Cottage LD8 2EL also Tue 15 – Fri 18 48 Open House – Worst Energy Performance and Best Carbon Footprint! HR5 3DL also Tue 15 – Sat 19 49 Walking with Offa HR5 3BH 50 Transition Leominster: The Wonders of Water HR6 8NJ 51 The Green Deal – golden opportunity or cause of the blues? HR1 2PR 52 The Volunteer Inn Pub Quiz HR1 2QU

Fri 18

40 Woodland Walk at Moreton Wood HR1 3JQ 41 Butford Organics – biomass energy, solar pv and insulation systems HR1 3LG 42 The Barrels Low Energy Quiz HR1 2JQ 43 The Vaga Tavern Low Energy Quiz HR2 7AT


Fri 18

90 Widemarsh Stay & Play HR4 9NA 91 Renewable Energy Insight – Investment, Saving and Environmental Issues HR8 2RW also Sat 19 92 Neals Yard Creamery visit HR3 6AX 93 Splish Splosh Bounce and Rhyme at Ross Library HR9 7AN 94 Repair Café at The Tump Inn, Wormelow HR2 8EJ 95 WildPlay at St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch HR2 0RS 96 Rowland Vaughan ‘Waterworks’ Walk HR2 0RB 97 Pub Quiz at the Oxford Arms, Kington HR5 3DR

Sat 19

98 Dilwyn village market and community café HR4 8HS 99 Stoke Lacy and District Community Power: Breakfast, Apple Juicing and Local Produce Stalls HR7 4HG 100 New House Farm, Putley HR82QL 101 Efficient Energy Centre Renewable Showroom Open Day HR4 0EN 102 Paradise Farmhouse Open Eco Home LD8 2NH 103 Dragon Orchard HR8 2RG 104 Wye Valley Brewery Open Day HR7 4HG 105 Cidermaking Festival Cider Museum HR4 0EF also Sun 20 106 Low Carbon Ledbury HR8 2EG also Sun 20 107 Event cancelled 108 Woodland Walk, Ast Wood HR8 2JR 109 Children’s Clothes Swap and Clothing Repair Café HR1 2PJ 110 Leominster Apple Fair HR6 8EQ 111 Solar PV demonstration house HR1 4PR 112 Caplor Farm Open Day HR1 4PT 113 Hereford Community Farm @ Warham Court Open Event HR4 7PF 114 Snug in the Sun Inn SY8 1AZ 115 Saving Energy at Cusop Village Hall HR3 5RW 116 h.Energy Community Choir Town Hall, Hereford HR1 2JP 117 Out of Nature: Land Art Session for children HR3 6LL 118 The Moors HR8 2QH 119 Brewery and Pub Sustainability Talk Sun Inn SY7 0LP 120 Ludlow AD Plant SY8 1XE 121 Ceilidh at Canon Frome Court HR8 2TD

Sun 20

122 Glen Helen HR8 2EG 123 Pond Dipping with Herefordshire Nature Trust HR8 2HT 124 The Coach House, Hazle Farm HR8 2HT 125 Wahroonga HR8 2EL 126 Aurora HR8 1AQ 127 Community Life at Canon Frome Court HR1 2ER 128 Giving it a Go: attempting a more sustainable life as a family and a community HR1 2QS 129 The Community at Canon Frome Court: Green heat is here! HR8 2TD

Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable-based inks by local printing firm Orphans Press 01568 612460 Brochure by local design group Design Umbrella 01497 821221 74


Full directions to all events, including bus times, cycle access and car share options are available at: www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/h-energy

Sat 12th Sun 13th Mon 14th Tue 15th Wed 16th Thu 17th Fri 18th Sat 19th Sun 20th


h.Energy is co-ordinated by New Leaf, a small, not-for-profit co-operative which works collaboratively with householders, community groups, schools, charities, small enterprises, farms, churches, social landlords, the local authority and others for a sustainable Herefordshire. For more information see www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk New Leaf is very grateful for the generosity of all of its partners, who have helped to make h.Energy 2013 a reality. See page 8 for a full description of each partner.

h Energy 2013 brochure  

Listing of over 120 events and activities all around the amazing county of Herefordshire taking place between 12-20 October.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you