Dr Ellie Chowns

for North Herefordshire

Dr Ellie Chowns

for North Herefordshire

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Vote Ellie Chowns on 4th July

Vote Ellie Chowns on 4th July

Bring on the election! Local people all across North Herefordshire tell me they are ready for change. Finally, they will have their chance to vote for it by choosing Green at this General Election. So many local people who voted for the Conservatives, Lib Dems or...

At the Channel 4 local election debate

At the Channel 4 local election debate

I had a great time on Channel 4's local election debate last night. I was pleased to receive the only round of applause from the audience. And I also got to meet another Strictly superfan - Krishnan Gurthy.

Leominster Repair Cafe

Leominster Repair Cafe

What do you do when something in your home stops working, like the hoover or the toaster? Why not take it to a Repair Cafe, where it could be fixed by volunteers for free! There are thousands of repair cafes across the country and we are lucky to have have two of them...

Meeting NFU farmers

Meeting NFU farmers

Very positive meeting with more than a dozen local NFU members on Ed Godsall’s farm recently. Our constructive and in-depth conversations over several hours covered a wide range of issues in farming including land tenure, shifting subsidy regimes, supermarket power,...

The Hillside Centre

The Hillside Centre

The Hillside Centre provides care and rehabilitation - ‘re-ablement’ - to Herefordshire residents who need a bit of extra help in between hospital and home. I was very impressed by the facility and the wonderful caring atmosphere at the centre - the thank you cards on...

DIY at Sheds Together

DIY at Sheds Together

Sheds Together is a brilliant initiative that brings people together to work on DIY projects using shared space, skills and tools. I popped in to the Bromyard Shed, hosted by The HOPE Centre and funded by Age UK, to meet coordinator Keith plus Shed users Vince, Bob...

Monkland Cheese Dairy

Monkland Cheese Dairy

Herefordshire is well known for our amazing local food, and Monkland Cheese Dairy is a a key part of that heritage. It’s been going strong for decades and specialises in Little Hereford and Monkland cheeses. I was lucky to get a personal tour with new owner and chief...

St Michael’s Hospice 40th Anniversary

St Michael’s Hospice 40th Anniversary

The wonderful St Michael's Hospice is celebrating its 40th birthday this year! I took my mum to the fundraising afternoon tea last Sunday to help them celebrate. They provide amazing care both in the hospice building and through ‘hospice at home’. So many people in...

Visiting Ben Andrews’ farm

Visiting Ben Andrews’ farm

It was fascinating to visit Ben Andrews' organic farm near Leominster this week and learn about the brilliant work he's doing. We spoke about how farmers like Ben can grow great food and support local nature, the impact of flooding and a warming climate on Ben's farm,...