UPDATE: Here is the AGM presentation with our annual report and financial statement (pdf download)
Tuesday 5th April at Bridges Centre, Monmouth, Doors open 7.30pm
With speaker Caroline Hanks of Herefordshire Meadows
Sadly, because of the current uncertainties, we will not be having our traditional buffet supper this year. Refreshments will be served – tea, coffee and cakes – and there will be wine available. There will be plenty of time to socialise and meet friends, old and new.
There is no entry fee, but we would appreciate bookings so we know how many people to expect. Non-members interested in our work are very welcome. The AGM agenda will be sent to members in advance, and the minutes and report from 2021 can be downloaded (links below).
The meeting will start with a short AGM followed by Caroline’s talk: Herefordshire Meadows – raising awareness of the wider benefits of flower rich grassland for farmers and smallholders
Caroline studied Natural Sciences and Crop Protection and then worked overseas and in UK on entomological research projects. She worked as a FWAG farm conservation adviser in Herefordshire from 2000. For the last 11 years she has been working freelance during which time she helped set up Herefordshire Meadows in 2015. Initially formed as an informal discussion network, Herefordshire Meadows has been a Facilitation Funded group for almost 6 years during which time other funding has helped the group broaden its reach and activities. The team, including 3 part time meadow advisers, has its main focus on meadow restoration and creation so that the wide ranging benefits of flower rich grasslands are being realised by farmers and smallholders and community projects across the County. Caroline will share some recent highlights as well as current challenges and opportunities.
Bridges Centre is located in Drybridge House, Drybridge Park, Monmouth NP25 5AS