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Brilley And Borders Environment

Brilley And Borders Environment (BABE) aims to build an informal network of people with a shared interest in the environment. Through the network it wants to support existing local eco organisations and actions and hopes to engage local residents in some new BABE specific activities.

This initiative was started with a "Green Day" event at Brilley Village Hall on 19th March 2017. (See separate page in Environment dropdown list). This was followed up with the creation of the environment section of the new Brilley website which went live on 1st of June. 

The environment section now holds a (long) page with information and contact details for all local(Both sides of the Border) environment groups and initiatives. The Brilley calendar is populated with upcoming local environment events and activities for groups that do not have their own website. Information about the summer programme of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust local groups of Kington and the Black Mountains can be found there. Take a look !

We are also very pleased to have enabled, very recently, the formation of Friends of Brilley Green Dingle, a group of volunteers who, in partnership with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, will help to manage and monitor the reserve. More details about the Dingle on separate page - to be updated soon with more information on Friends' activities and wildlife - 

More BABE activities are planned. To stay in touch, please subscribe to the email alerts on the Brilley website so you can receive news items from Brillley.

If you are interested in helping the BABE initiative forward or for more information contact Els on 01497 831743 or email

31-07-2017 at 2:49 PM


We announced it early at the Brilley fete , now the competition is open !!!

We invite you all ,young, old and in between, to really get out there and explore the local woods and trees in the Brilley and Borders environment. Capture the magic and share it with us all !

This is a FREE ENTRY - OPEN TO ALL photo competition running from 1 Aug 2017 to 21st November 2017.

We have some great eco prizes ....more on that later 

Please click here to see full details of  the competition categories and terms and conditions.


22-07-2017 at 11:46 AM


We had our first meeting on Friday 14th July and achieved a great deal in terms of making the Reserve more accessible to all. The top path has been cleared, fences and gates fixed and some of the boardwalks secured.  So, if you have never visited Brilley Green Dingle before now is a good time to do so !

Our next 'working' meeting will be Tuesday 1st of August, our first 'monitoring' meeting will be Friday 25th of August.

If you are interested in joining this volunteers group please contact  

16-07-2017 at 10:28 AM

GREENPEACE Hay on Wye ** Fundraising Gourmet Dinner Clifford 26th August**

Hay-on-Wye Greenpeace is pleased to announce a fund-raising supper by the Off Grid Gourmet in the beautiful setting of Walkers Cottage, Clifford on the 26th August from 7pm with guest speaker Anthony Perrett, one of the Arctic 30 who faced the prospect of 15 years in a Russian prison following a Greenpeace protest on an Arctic oil rig.

The vegetarian menu is set in advance but if you have any food allergies or specific requirements, such as being a vegan, please let us know when you book. No licence so bring your own drink.

£30 per head, please contact or phone 07837322140 to book.

Limited availability. All profits to Greenpeace UK.



11-07-2017 at 9:47 AM



Finally, it is here ! Your definite up to date guide to local eco organisations and initiatives !


The new page contains brief summaries and links to organisations' websites. These in turn will give you up to date information about the numerous events and activities that are organised for you all to enjoy throughout the year.


02-07-2017 at 7:56 PM

Join Friends of Brilley Green Dingle !



In case you missed this announcement last week at the Brilley fete.

Brilley And Borders Environment have organised in partnership with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust the set-up of a new group of volunteers to

  1. Help with the practical management and care for the Brilley Green Dingle AND
  2. Become involved with monitoring and getting to know the wildlife, aquatic life in Millhalf Brook, evolution of plants and trees in the Dingle


This is a unique opportunity for anyone who uses and loves the Dingle already to help it to flourish and for anyone who has not ventured there to get to know it from the inside out !

We hope to have volunteer sessions both practical and monitoring This Month. So if you are interested and not on the contact list yet please email or phone 01497 831743. There will be a 1 page form to fill in for each volunteer to be properly insured and a few pages with more information on what volunteering means. This information will be sent out to you on contact. 



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