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Communities Living Sustainably

How would you spend £1 million pounds to make Herefordshire more sustainable?

Around the county many projects are already underway to ensure that people in Herefordshire have access to local food, renewable energy, waste recycling, energy efficient housing, water conservation opportunities and a sustainable local environment.

Herefordshire is currently taking part in a bid to Big Lottery for £1 million to support and develop this work.

A project team from the Bulmer Foundation, New Leaf, Herefordshire Rural Hub and Community First have put together a bid for the Herefordshire, working closely with a varied range of partners from the public, private and vountary sectors including Sharenergy, Amey Herefordshire, British Red Cross, Growing Local, Herefordshire Council, Herefordshire Housing, RetroPHit and others.

Herefordshire is one of 30 areas in the UK in the running for this money – 10 of these areas will win up to £1 million pounds over five years.

If our bid is successful, funded work to develop sustainability measures will take place in communities around the county over the course of the next 3 years.

The communities we hope to work with are:

  • South Wye (Hereford city)
  • Ross town
  • Golden Valley (inclduing Peterchurch & Dorstone)
  • Garwaywood
  • Leominster

We will know whether or not the bid is successful in late August - here's hoping!

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