I’m finalising plans for my community consultation, the Big Conversation, which will be taking place from 9th September to 8th October. There’ll be public meetings, themed discussions, café drop ins, school visits and more. I’ll be sending out full details in August.
Women in Construction
I met with the Chair of WICAT (Women in Construction, the Arts and Technology), a brilliant Sheffield not-for-profit group providing training and volunteer opportunities in plastering, plumbing, electrics, tiling, dry stone walling, DIY and decorating. They depend on donations and volunteers - read more here.
Help us Help
Last November I launched Help us Help, to provide advice on how to support rough sleepers in Sheffield. They’ve just updated their website, with lots more information. Have a look here and share it on social media.
I took the Chief Executive of Museums Sheffield, Kim Streets, to meet Arts and Culture Minister John Glen MP to discuss ways of enhancing financial support for museums and galleries.
24 hour off-licences
I met with local Councillors to discuss the development of a ‘cumulative impact policy’ to deal with the proliferation of 24 hour off-licences on and around West Street and its impact on antisocial behaviour - an issue raised with me by local residents.
I met with the Obesity Alliance, as well as Sheffield’s Director of Public Health and Clinical Commissioning Group, over services for obese children – following concerns raised by Manor-based SHINE Health Academy.
Send My Friend to School
I met with King Edward VII students who were in Parliament to promote the Send My Friend to School campaign – and I’ve pressed their concerns on the rights of all children to an education with International Development Secretary Priti Patel.
Everyone’s Festival - 19thAugust 2017, 1 pm - 8 pm – Manor Fields Park. More details here.
The Big Ride – 4th – 6th August – A three-day cycling demonstration to fundraise for children in Gaza and raise awareness of the situation in Palestine, particularly Gaza. Read more.
MASKK Summer Programme – Activities for children and families in Manor and Castle. Please find details here.
Save Mental Health Action Group Sheffield’s Drop-in Centre - MHAGS is a user-led & run organisation for those who suffer or have suffered from a mental illness. Help stop it from closing in four months. Find out more here.
Let me have any notices for the next newsletter by Friday 18th August.
Keeping in touch
My office is open every weekday and if you have any questions or need any help please ring 0114 272 2882 or email me.