Harry Bott's Wildlife, Farming and Garden Reports for September
Harry Bott DL is a landowner and retired farmer from Benington; he is also a CDA Herts Vice President.
Harry has been regularly writing his knowledgeable and interesting Countryside Matters for the Benington Parish Magazine and these will now be available on CDA Herts website..
Click Here to read Harry's September Countryside Matters
Chance for Hertsmere children to take part in Parkrun
Youngsters in the Hertsmere Borough will be able to take their first steps towards a healthy and active lifestyle by participating in a newly-launched Parkrun aimed at children aged between four and 14.
The new free, fun junior parkrun will launch at King George Recreation Ground in Bushey on Sunday 16 September at 9am and the 2km distance has been set to make it easier for youngsters who might find the longer 5km distance of the adult run too demanding.
Entrepreneurs Event at Hertford Castle ‘Social PR’
Hertford Town Council will be hosting the next Hertford Entrepreneurs event on Thursday 18th October at Hertford Castle, from 18.30 until 20.00. The event will start with wine, nibbles and networking from 18.30 – 19.00 followed by an hour talk on ‘Social PR’. Tickets, which are limited, are on sale now. Multi award winning experts within the PR and Social Media industries, owner of Cariad Marketing, Justine Perry and owner of Best of Both Worlds Ltd, Mary Sykes, will join forces to share their industry secrets and ‘top tips’ to entrepreneurs during evening event.
Click Here to find out more and book or call 01992 584322
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust Hobby Watch
Now is the time to look skywards and try and spot one of our smaller migratory falcons, the Hobby. These birds can only be seen over summer and will be returning to sub-Saharan Africa for the winter soon. This summer a pair of hobbies successfully bred at Panshanger Park, owned by Tarmac, and the three chicks have just flown the nest.
The best time to see hobbies is on a sunny afternoon around woodlands, wetlands and heathlands, as they feed mainly on dragonflies and damselflies. Hobbies catch their prey mid-air and feed on the wing. They are a joy to watch; capable of rapid bursts of speed and breath-taking turns as they hunt.
In this months Rural Funding Digest there is information on many grants and funding opportunities. This edition details the Building Connections Fund set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, a Community Housing Fund, details on Restoration Grants, a Garden Communities Programme, the Emergency Essentials Programme, information on Website Grants, the Community Maintenance and Repair Grants and so much more!
Hertfordshire Community Foundation Sustainable Funding Fair
9.30 am—2.00 pm Friday 14th September 2018 University of Hertfordshire
The Fair provides a great opportunity for voluntary and community groups from across Hertfordshire to come together for the morning to find out about new and existing funding and support services available to groups in Hertfordshire. The Funding Fair is FREE to attend and aimed at those who work or volunteer for community groups, charities, voluntary organisations, sports clubs and social enterprises in Hertfordshire.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Professor Sarah Skerratt of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are delighted to publish our latest research, Recharging Rural. This vital research looks into what can make rural communities in the UK sustainable, in spite of the adversities they face.
We wanted to find out the different ways in which the challenges of ‘remote rural’ are being experienced by people and communities across the UK. More than 3000 of you filled out our #HaveYourSay survey, and we now have a wealth of new evidence directly from people's lived experience. In this, we see people's concerns, their resilience, and their ideas for the future of their rural communities.
How IT Can Save you Time and Money - 27 September 2018 Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers - 22 October 2018
GDPR - Have You Got It Sorted - 7th November 2018
Creating a Fundable Project 28 November 2018
Marketing Your Organisation via Facebook and Twitter 6 February 2019
Flyer WH BS Focus on Trust and Foundations 14 March 2019
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Confidence and Resilience Building course
For people who have, or previously have had, addiction issues At: The Living Room, 8-10 The Glebe, Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0DJ Dates: 27th Sept, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October and 1st November 2018 Time: 10 am – 3pm This course is run by people with a lived experience and will look at: Goal planning Assertiveness & Boundaries Identifying your strengths and resources, Creativity
This month we feature Sarratt in the south west of the county. Sarratt is an historic village which sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by fields which roll down to the enchanting Chess Valley riverbed. Sarratt is loved by its residents and visitors alike for its stunning landscape and fantastic walking, some 30 miles of footpaths, cycling and horse riding. Besides excellent transport links Sarratt benefits from a Community Shop, Post Office, Primary School, Church, Doctors and various welcoming Public houses.
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Hertsmere are celebrating 20 years of Fishers Field at the Fishers Field Picnic to be held on Sunday 9th September 12 - 3pm.
The Friends of Fishers Field Committee will be there to welcome visitors of all ages, together with an exciting team of interesting exhibitors including:
Childrens' Nature Crafts, Affinity Water, Wildlife Trust, Learn about Bees, Animal Rescue, Bee-friendly plants, Woodland Trust, RSPB, CMS, Learn about Bats, Maple Lodge, Recycling.
Homemade cakes, sandwiches and soft drinks available,
bring your own Picnic.
Guided Wildlife Walk with the Countryside Management Service at 1.30pm.
Fishers Field is located at the end of Fishers Close off Bendysh Road WD23 2GY
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