Dr Ellie Chowns

for North Herefordshire

Dr Ellie Chowns

for North Herefordshire

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Chatting with voters in Leominster

Chatting with voters in Leominster

I had a brilliant time campaigning in Leominster this weekend. Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who came out to talk with voters. We had a great turnout and an even better response on the doorstep - more and more people are saying they'll vote for me in the...

Up to Herefordshire Beacon

Up to Herefordshire Beacon

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to 2024! I started the year in my traditional way, with a lovely windy walk on the Malverns and up British Camp and Herefordshire Beacon with some of my oldest friends!

A Boxing Day walk

A Boxing Day walk

On Boxing Day there's nothing I like more than a good long walk in the countryside, so this seems like a great day to post about Ali Allen's wonderful Walking Hub in Kington! The Hub has everything a walker needs and Ali is a real mine of information on all things...

Leominster Food Bank doing amazing work

Leominster Food Bank doing amazing work

The team at Leominster Food Bank are just amazing! Kathy, David and other volunteers told me about their inspiring work when I visited recently. The foodbank has dozens of volunteers, and supports hundreds of people. It's open every Tuesday and Friday, and offers free...

The best AGM ever!

The best AGM ever!

ECHO is a brilliant Leominster-based charity run by and for people with disabilities. Last night was the AGM and Christmas party, brilliantly hosted by the team from Radio ECHO! Lots of participants made great presentations, there were brilliant videos about ECHO...

Bosbury Brew cafe is brilliant

Bosbury Brew cafe is brilliant

Bosbury Brew cafe is brilliant! It’s been going for about 6 years, and is now one of the Talk Community hubs. The lovely team of volunteers put on a free cafe (donations gladly accepted) in the church every Tuesday from 12.30-15.00. The team are super friendly and...

Ellie’s running for St Michael’s Hospice this Christmas

Ellie’s running for St Michael’s Hospice this Christmas

It's December! Which means Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the Santa Run for St Michael's Hospice Hereford. St Michael's does such important work in our community, providing free care to people living with a terminal illness, and support for their...

Support your local businesses this Saturday … and every day!

Support your local businesses this Saturday … and every day!

It was lovely to catch up with Christine Hope of Hopes of Longtown: a really fabulous village shop and so much more! Christine's an inspiring businesswoman, totally rooted in her local community and providing a fantastic service in a very rural area! This coming...

Rural Business Advice Day

Rural Business Advice Day

The Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day was absolutely buzzing! Brilliantly organised by Herefordshire Rural Hub and partners, there were dozens of stalls offering support to local businesses. And super-helpful advice sessions too, on topics like sustainable...