August 2020 Newsletter


You are receiving this newsletter because we have been in touch about supporting a transition to socially regenerative and ecologically focused land-management at Bartonsham Farm. Thank you.

We acted swiftly in the last few months to set up a Friends of Bartonsham Meadows group which you can check out here Our primary objectives are to promote environmental and social welfare benefits through the restoration of these historically important flood-plain meadows to environmentally sustainable management.

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. The History Group have produced a fabulous history of the meadows. Please check it out here

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 the Row Ditch. For more information contact
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  • Get in touch to volunteer your time and share  your views