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Stopping the council mowing grass verges

July 2019

A new petition aims to stop Sheffield City Council mowing grass verges at the sides of roads, where there is no foot traffic or safety concern. Long grass is an important habitat for many insects; we need to create more such areas due to climate change. Ro...

Housing co-operative vacancy at Share Instead

June/summer 2019

Share Instead Housing Co-op has a vacancy, and another one very likely soon.Share Instead is a five-member mutual housing co-op living in a spacious old house in Sharrow/Nether Edge with a large garden. They make decisions by consensus and aim to keep ren...

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17th October 2019

Film: "The Spider’s Web"

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 7pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Screening of a documentary on "Britain’s second empire" - the web of off-shore financial institutions that have a toxic effect on the global economy. Guest Sam Al-Hamdani from the Equality Trust and Fair Tax Mark will introduce the film and answer questions.

Organised by Global Justice Now. Free to attend. Refreshments available. All welcome. Full details below. (Note: Global Justice Sheffield’s AGM will be held in the same place, Norfolk Room, from 6.30pm to 7pm.)

Global Justice Now

What is a Green Space Really Worth?

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Julian Dobson of the University of Sheffield Department of Landscape. She asks if we love our parks and green spaces, how can we give them the investment they need?

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

Talk: The History of Migration to Sheffield

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 6pm, Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey St. S1 1WB

A talk on a new book, "Welcome to Sheffield" on the history of migration to Sheffield, by the author David Price, a founder member of SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group).

Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words. Tickets on the door £7/£6 concessions, or in advance £6/£5 concessions, at the link below.

Off the Shelf

Banner making session for Morton Hall protest

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 5-6pm, Activities and Sports Zone, Sheffield Students Union

Shut Down Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre is a protest against this prison/detention centre contracted to the Home Office, where four people have died this year. For full details, see Saturday 20th October, below.

Many people are travelling from Sheffield. If you want to prepare and attend, this banner making session is free. Details on Facebook.

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