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December 2018

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Food Works Not Food Waste Campaign

Deadline 4pm on 24th December 2018

The Real Junk Food Project has been working for the last three years as collecting and redistributing perfectly good food that would have gone to waste, turning over 300 tonnes into thousands of meals. Their strong community of volunteers, suppliers and sp...

Sheffield hostel fears for migrant children

December 2018

Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to accommodate children of migrants and refugees. The guest house houses single homeless men, and concerns have been expressed at the safe...

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Events Listings

23rd October 2018

History of Allotments

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 7pm, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road S11 8BU

Margaret Boulton presents a history of the peoples’ allotments in Sheffield from the 18th century through to the present day. Margaret is from the Sheffield Allotment Federation and author of "A History of Allotments in Sheffield". Free to attend, details and RSVP to reserve a place below.


What’s in Our Water?

Tue 23 Oct 2018 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

How is drinking water quality controlled to prevent public health risks? A talk by Dr Isabel Douterelo Soler of the University of Sheffield Department of Civil and Structural Engineering.

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

Escaping from the Amey PFI maze

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW

A meeting about the £2.2B Amey PFI contract with the Council to repair Sheffield roads and cut down thousands of trees. Dexter Whitfield of European Services Strategy Organisation, a leading activist campaigner and researcher on privatisation and the negative effects of PFI contracts, will be speaking.

This is a participatory event, open to all, explaining how PFI works and how contracts can be challenged. Free admission (donations welcome).

Note: organised by Alan Story/No Stump City, which is a small group (no known website) for independent action to save Sheffield street trees. It is separate from STAG, Sheffield Trees Action Groups, the main umbrella campaign against the tree felling. For details please email

Volunteering with ASSIST - Information session

Tue 23 Oct 2018 5.30 to 6.30pm, Room 43, Victoria Hall, Chapel Walk entrance S1 2JB

A short presentation about ASSIST’s work and a chance to find out about the volunteer roles that are currently available, and how to apply for them. All welcome.

ASSIST Sheffield supports some of the most vulnerable people who have been unsuccessful in their applications for asylum and as a result have been made destitute. Many of them have escaped the unimaginable horrors of war, violence and persecution. Without refugee status, asylum seekers are not allowed to work. Once their initial application for asylum has been turned down many are left homeless and destitute with no right to housing, benefits or other vital support, so ASSIST is an invaluable lifeline.

ASSIST Sheffield

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