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Foodhall update - Summer 2021

Over the summer, Foodhall people have been busy moving from Eyre Street to Brown Street, ready to open a social eating space after the pandemic. They now have a kitchen installed and have run inductions with volunteers. Foodhall Community Radio has released a new podcast including interviews with Foodhall’s team. It gives an impression of the latest developments and the…
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Brambles Housing Co-op seeks new members

  Enthusiastic, communally minded, interested in joining a friendly vegetarian housing co-op? Brambles Housing Co-operative in Burngreave offers secure, affordable housing and a supportive community. They particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the co-operative movement. For more information please visit tinyurl.com/BramblesHousingCoop or contact brambles@riseup.net. Current deadline: 11th June 2021.  
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Festival of Debate 2021 announced

Festival of Debate this year will run from 4th May – 6th June 2021, as as series of online events. The full line-up has now been announced. Speakers include Yanis Varoufakis, David Lammy, Jackie Weaver, Maya Goodfellow, Santham Sangera, Natalie Bennett, John McDonnell and many others. Full details here: https://festivalofdebate.com
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Call for Sheffield to declare an Ecological Emergency

Sheffield Friends of the Earth, Sheffield Green Parents and Sheffield Greenpeace are supporting Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s call for Sheffield City Council to declare an ecological emergency. The climate crisis is speeding up, some ‘solutions’ to it are actually making ecological and biodiversity issues worse. We need natural climate solutions and nature’s recovery to be a priority in tackling…
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Foodhall plans for 2021

Foodhall is having a period of reflection and exchange at the end of January/beginning of February 2021. At the end of the  winter pause, looking forward to the year ahead they will be putting together a programme of talks, workshops, and social events to take place from the final week of January, to the beginning of February. All of the…
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Extinction Rebellion's new must-see booklet

With Covid-19 dominating the news, the oil industry would like governments to forget the climate emergency. Extinction Rebellion has produced an excellent booklet to help people to ‘follow the science’ on climate change, Science, Demands, Politics – an XR Primer. It is 16 pages, easy to read, and available as a free PDF download.  
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Covid-19 and Debt

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has put online a webinar discussion of the current situation. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on debt both in the UK and around the world. Loss of work and economic damage mean personal debt levels increasing. Debt levels for countries in the global south have soared, but campaigners managed to win £12 billion…
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Support the growing calls for a Basic Income

There are growing calls for a Basic Income to support people in the recovery from the pandemic. A petition has reached the threshold for a parliamentary debate and there is cross-party support for an Early Day Motion. Sheffield MPs Gill Furniss (Brightside and Hillsborough), Clive Betts (Sheffield South East), and Miriam Joy Cates (Penistone and Stocksbridge) still haven’t signed. If…
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② Community mutual support groups

Including charities, community and voluntary sector, and especially for elderly and vulnerable people.  SHEFFIELD-WIDE:   Sheffield Mutual Aid Facebook group has a lot of discussion and questions answered.   Sheffield City Council Have a special page of information and updates on Council services affected by Coronavirus.   Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) has a Covid-19 help page. VAS is coordinating Voluntary…
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⑨ Where to find medical supplies, food, etc.

This list under construction, please add suggestions of useful info. (See also ① Health, during Coronavirus and lockdown).   Sheffield Markets: The Moor Market is now closed, following the decision of many traders not to take the risk of contact with coronavirus. Crystal Peaks Market is also closed until further notice. Updates will be provided about market changes on the Sheffield…
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