THE chief executive of a group that has raised £50 million for regeneration is coming to Hereford to explain how the city can do the same.

Mike Loveday, chief executive of the Norwich Heritage and Economic Regeneration Trust, will be the main speaker at an event being organised by the Hereford Regeneration Group.

He will tell a selected audience of planners, politicians and opinion formers how his group has raised the money and undertaken the regeneration of historic buildings and public spaces in the East Anglian city.

The symposium, on Tuesday, March 20, will also report on the outcome of an event staged a year ago at the Left Bank Village.

Members of the Birmingham School of Architects will summarise the ideas they have developed on the masterplan and phasing of the Edgar Street Grid.

Jesse Norman, the prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hereford, will also describe the setting up of a Historic Building Trust for the Round House in London.

There will also be an exhibition of "images of Hereford" taken by the photographer Chris Preece.

The Hereford Regeneration Group has been shortlisted for a sustainable communities award for partnership working from the Academy for Sustainable Communities and British Urban Regeneration Association.