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Sheffield housing co-operative seeks investors

If you are in a position to have some spare savings that you would like to invest usefully and ethically, or you know someone who is, please consider investing in ‘Share Instead’. This is a long-established Sheffield housing co-operative working on eco-development. Part of the aim is to provide affordable rented accommodation. They offer interest at the end of a…
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Free e-cycle tryouts and loans in Sheffield

Cycling UK (a charity also known as the Cyclists’ Touring Club) is offering free e-cycle tryouts and one-month loans to communities in Sheffield. Electric cycles can help people to travel easily, and avoid having to pay for expensive fuel and car repairs. They also bring mental and physical health benefits and contribute to a cleaner environment. Loans and tryouts are available…
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Petition for Sheffield action on migrant and asylum seeker rights

Local authorities around the UK are taking a stand against the government’s terrible policies on asylum and migration. To fight for change, many have now appointed Councillors to act as Migrant Champions. Sheffield City Council has not done so. A petition is calling for Sheffield City Council to take action on Migrant and Asylum Seeker Rights, by signing the national…
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Catch up on Festival of Debate 2022

Did you miss out on an event you wanted to see at the Festival of Debate 2022? Many of the 2022 online events are now available for you to watch again. Catch up now at https://festivalofdebate.com/2022  
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Sheffield Hackspace

Sheffield Hackspace is based in the cooperative-run Portland Works on Randall Street S2 4SJ, quite close to Sheffield city centre. It is run voluntarily and cooperatively by a group of Sheffield hardware hackers and makers. Members are free to use the hackspace facilities to make or mend whatever they would like. DIY/do-it-ourselves in action! Make, Share and Learn new skills.…
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Farm volunteers wanted

Regather co-operative’s organic farm is on Lightwood Lane, just off the ring road between Gleadless and Norton. On Mondays and Fridays volunteers who can spare a little time are welcome to help, and very much appreciated. Volunteers can learn skills at all levels, seed sowing, planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables and many other odd jobs. If you’re interested find out…
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Sheffield Council use of Monsanto poison opposition grows

Sheffield Council uses hundreds of litres of dangerous Glyphosate herbicide on the city’s pavements and greenery, (according to a freedom of information request). This toxic substance, best known as Monsanto’s ‘RoundUp’ is very dangerous to insects, plant life and humans. It has been described as ‘The most toxic product ever invented’ and a documentary by Australian public broadcast service ABC shows…
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Peace in the Park is coming back!

Peace in the Park is a Sheffield festival that promotes peace and understanding by bringing together communities through artistic, musical and vocal expression. It’s organised by a group of artists, musicians, students, events organisers and other everyday Sheffield folk, working together in a not-for-profit collective. Due to covid-19 it’s been cancelled for a couple of years, but now they are…
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New Sheffield newspaper launch

The Sheffield Tribune is a new online newspaper created in 2021 responding to the declining quality of local journalism. It promises “quality not quantity. Fewer stories, less noise … a slower, more considered and thoughtful journalism that aims to inform and entertain readers without bombarding them.” It focuses on politics, crime, culture, education, health, history and environmental issues. The plan…
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Co-operatives for Climate Action video now online

Co-operative College marked International Day of Co-operatives this year with a special webinar on climate action. Led by Ruth Hayward, an environmental educator, researcher and organiser, the webinar explored the reasons why co-operatives should engage in climate education and how taking climate action can have a positive impact on their local communities. If you weren’t able to join in this,…
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