Big Conversation 2017- taking up your concerns
I’ve published my update on how I’ve been taking up issues raised during last year’s Big Conversation. Read it here. My next Big Conversation will be from 14th September to 6th October. Get in touch if you have an idea for an event.
I spoke at the opening of the Harry Harpham Community Centre, and the launch of the Harry Harpham Foundation, honouring the former MP for Brightside and Hillsborough. For details about the foundation and how to donate, click here.
Great Get Together
I was pleased to call in at events organised in Broomhill by St. Mark’s Church and Friends of the Library as part of the Great Get Together in honour of my murdered former colleague Jo Cox.
I joined clients at Ben’s Centre for lunch to discuss homelessness and the work of the centre in supporting street drinkers.
World Refugee Day
I highlighted the role of Sheffield in leading the City of Sanctuary movement in a debate on refugee family reunion and joined an event to mark World Refugee Day. Read more.
Jobs, training and wellbeing event – For job seekers of all ages, including anyone recently made redundant and those looking to change career. Wed 27th June, 10am – 1pm. Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA. More details here.
Training & Advocacy Workshop on Universal Credit – In work or out of work/retired – know how Universal Credit rules will affect people. Organised by Disabled People Against Cuts Sheffield. 14th July, 10am – 4pm. Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2HH. More details here.
Work for a school in Sheffield Central? – Apply for the International School Award and get support and accreditation for international work. The next deadline is 15 July. Apply now here.
ADIRA Young Gifted and Black Awards – Celebrating the achievements of young black people and children. For more details and how to nominate someone click here.
11-16 MegaTravel Pass online applications – This free pass entitles school pupils to travel for a concessionary fare of 80p per journey on bus/tram, and half fare on Northern Rail services in South Yorks. Full details here.
Free football activities for children – Multi Courts, Saxonlea Avenue, Lower Manor every Friday at 5pm – 6.30pm. Open to all children ageing from 8 – 16 boys and girls. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield Esteli Society are organising a fundraising Ceilidh with the Welldressed Band, on Sun. 1st July at the Broomhall Centre , Broomspring Lane . Children of all ages welcome (& free). Real Ale Bar. Bring food to share. Tickets £8 on the door, £7 in advance and £6 for students and concessions. Also they’re holding a public meeting on recent repression by the Ortega Government with two young women activists from Nicaragua – at the Friends Meeting House, St James St. on Tues. 10th July.
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.