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Friends of Castle Green have taken over the lease of The Pavilion on Castle Green on Midsummer Day.  Herefordshire Council has agreed to lease the Georgian building on Castle Green to the community group for 25 years.  The group want to restore The Pavilion to reflect its historic past and recreate it for use as a sustainable community asset.  Amanda Attfield, Chair, said the group was absolutely thrilled with the transfer.  “As a group, we have worked very hard over the last four years to prove to Herefordshire Council that we are a sustainable community interest company that has the future of Castle Green at its heart” she said.  “We’re delighted that the council has recognised the dedication of the local community and trusted us with the future of the Pavilion and the surrounding area.  We are now committed to realising some of the aspirations of the residents of Herefordshire for this beautiful park in the heart of the city”.

Council Project Officer, Dave Tristram, also said they were extremely pleased.   He said “During the process FOCG showed themselves to be a very capable and resourceful group of people with the interests of their community at heart and it is reassuring that this splendid historical building will be well looked after and utilised for the public good.  We’d like to offer both our continuing support and to wish them all the very best for the future”

The community group has an excellent record of success rate in grant applications.  Last year it received £10,000 from Awards for All to consult the community on the future of Castle Green and the surrounding area..  It has also recently received £4,000 from Welcome to Our Future, allowing the restoration of two original sash windows, preserving the heritage of the Grade II listed Pavilion building.

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer of The Pavilion

Friends of Castle Green have taken over the lease of The Pavilion on Castle Green on Midsummer Day.  Herefordshire Council has agreed to lease the Georgian building on Castle Green to the community group for 25 years.  The group want to restore The Pavilion to reflect its historic past and recreate it for use as

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Bulb Planting & Tidy Up

On Sunday,12th November our stalwart garden volunteers planted 1000 bulbs in the beds leading down to Victoria Bridge and around Castle Green.  Thank you all very much & Spring will be beautiful next year.

Community Consultation Survey

If you were unable to join in the World Cafe events and give us your ideas for the future use of the Pavilion and its setting, Castle Green, please take a little time to let us know what you think using this survey link  Only two weeks left to get your advance wristbands for our

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Friends of Castle Green AGM 2017

The AGM of the Friends of Castle Green will be held on Thursday, 19th October 2017 at 7.00pm in The Pavilion on Castle Green.    Any member who wishes to stand for election to the Board of Directors should notify the FoCG Secretary, at 7 St Ethelbert Street, Hereford HR1 2NR in writing with the signatures

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Event Cancellation

Unfortunately, due to a licensing issue,  Illyria’s production of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ on Sunday, 1st August on Redcliffe Gardens, Hereford has had to be cancelled.  With many apologies to all.

Easter Saturday Car Boot

Easter Saturday, 15th April  –  11am to 2pm Car Boot Sale The car boot sale has been cancelled.  With the additional 17 events linked to the Capital Asset Transfer & Awards for All consultation grant on all the exciting possibilities now open to us, we just couldn’t muster the volunteer time.  We will continue to

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Important Funding Update

Friends of Castle Green has been awarded a £10,000 grant from Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund) to run city-wide consultation events , based primarily in The Pavilion.   Specifically : 2 project promotion days in the High Town area of Hereford city centre 14 World Cafe events 3 x Planning for Real consultations. Read

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Annual General Meeting

Thursday 20th October, 2016   Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 20th October at 7pm at The Pavilion, Castle Green, followed by a light supper provided by the Friends – bring a bottle.   Any member who wishes to stand for election to the Board of Directors should notify the FoCG Secretary, at

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