We have opened a dialogue with the land-owners and managers about their plans for the land and asked to be involved in discussions they are currently holding. We are cautiously optimistic about these communications. We have received much appreciated support from key expert organisations - such as the Bartonsham and St James Community Association, the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, and the Bartonsham History Group who have produced a fabulous history of the meadows.
This Friends Group is a focal point for contributing to important discussions on ecology, biodiversity, natural flood-defences, local social engagement and social regeneration opportunities. All of this has a place in the wider debates around climate change and active social engagement in our communities.
Whilst we have quickly made promising progress we have few resources to support our big vision. Please help us.
- Donate to support our activities. Make cheques payable to St. James' and Bartonsham Community Association, noting ‘Friends of Bartonsham Meadows’ on the back. Please post to 19 Nelson Street, Hereford HR1 2NZ.
- Join local ward councillor Jeremy Milln for a litter pick of the meadows and Row Ditch on Sunday 6 September 2pm. Meet at the green Street end of Row Ditch. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sign-up to support our objectives and receive our newsletter http://www.friendsofbartonshammeadows.org/?page_id=147.
- Get in touch to volunteer your time and share your views email@example.com.
All the best
Ruth and the Working Group Team