Tuesday 28th February, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Comunity Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

A Food Assembly brings together people to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and food makers. It gives power back to local producers, brings communities together and strengthens local economies.

Hazel Ings started the Golden Valley Food Assembly in September last year and they already have over 300 members and 11 local producers.

We invite you hear from Hazel how their Food Assembly was set up and the benefits it brings to local producers and members.

About the speaker

Hazel Ings grew up on an organic smallholding and always took an interest in where food comes from. Now, as an almost full time mother and home educator, she has a small holding that she runs with her husband. As a parent she cares more than ever about the provenance of her food.

Last summer she was introduced to the Food Assembly network and decided almost at once to start one in her local village of Peterchurch in the Golden Valley.

You can download a poster to help promote this event.

Further information

See the Food Assembly website

Tuesday 24th January, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance and all are welcome!

Over the past 100 years, the proportion of a family's budget spent on clothes has fallen from around 15% to under 4%. This has been made possible largely through shifting production to countries where labour is cheap.

What is the bigger picture behind the low cost fashionable clothing that we enjoy?

We invite you to join us for a film which explores the real costs to the environment and on human lives of the world clothing trade.

You can download a poster to help promote this event.

Tuesday 20th December, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Community Café

Free admittance and all are welcome!

We invite everyone who's been involved in Transition activities or has been to any of our meetings to come and join us for a social evening to celebrate what we've done together over the last year and to look forward to 2017.

Mince pies and mulled wine or a non-alcoholic alternative will be served with our compliments!  Do come and join us!

 

Tuesday 22nd November, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

How must we change the way we use our land in order to feed ourselves in a future governed by climate change and oil depletion while remaining environmentally sustainable and in harmony with nature?

We invite you to a talk from three local speakers:

  • Dorienne Robinson - long term green activist, vegan and commercial horticulturist
  • Sian Meredudd – vegan and stock-free gardener for 30yrs
  • Dave Burridge - experienced local grower and teacher

You can download a poster to help promote this event.

Tuesday 25th October, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

We invite you to a talk by David Edwards about the work of the Heart of Wales Line Development Company Ltd which is a Community Business Unit Trailblazer.

David's talk will explain the work of the company and describe some of its current schemes, such as their new caboose.  The rail franchise for the Wales and Borders area is due for renewal soon, and David will also talk about how the company is working to get the best from that process.

About the speaker

David is Chairman of the Development Company. He started his career as a British Rail Management Trainee but denationalised himself and has worked as a trainer, management consultant and marketing specialist in a variety of sectors.

He now concentrates on the not for profit sector and is keen to ensure that the Heart of Wales line is used to maximum effect in aiding the regeneration of the businesses and communities along its route. .

You can download a poster to help promote this event.

Further information

A copy of David's presentation, "The Socially Enterprising Railway", is available to download.

Renewing the franchise for the Heart of Wales Line

David has provided contact details for any enquiries relating to the franchise renewal:

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Contact details of companies preparing bids for the franchise:

MTR      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Keolis   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (consultants acting on behalf of Keolis)
Abellio  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arriva   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The above bidders have all now been approved and are working on their 'initial solutions'.  Send in your suggestions for ways in which the current operation needs to be improved. 

 

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