Dr Ellie Chowns

for North Herefordshire

Dr Ellie Chowns

for North Herefordshire

Engaging young people in politics

Engaging young people in politics

How can we support and encourage young people to get more engaged with politics? That was the theme of this workshop in Hereford last week facilitated by local arts project Rural Media. It was great to chat with colleagues from all sorts of organisations – and...
Helping people to live independently

Helping people to live independently

It was a pleasure to sit down with Euan McPherson, chief executive of Services for Independent Living (SIL) to learn more about the organisation. SIL is a Leominster-based charity and company that supports many local people to live independently. With nearly 150...
Visit to Hereford Sixth Form College

Visit to Hereford Sixth Form College

I visited Hereford Sixth Form College last Friday where I spoke with the wonderful students of the debate society and had an interview with the student newspaper. It was brilliant to meet such engaged young people with a real interest in the things that matter most...
Rural mental health awareness

Rural mental health awareness

It was great to spend yesterday morning at a mental health awareness training workshop run by the brilliant local charity We Are Farming Minds. They do fantastic work around mental health in the farming community here in Herefordshire. It’s impossible to overstate the...